Leadership, training and support help overcome challenges in community farming in Kuala Lumpur’s public housing, sowing success.
WITH FOOD prices ever increasing, community farming for food security among lower income city-dwellers is ever more critical. The pandemic saw the media trumpeting the importance of such programmes.
However, as long as 5 years ago in 2017, the local government in Kuala Lumpur started encouraging the residents of both the Public Housing (PA) and the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) to be involved in community farming. And the programme has sowed some success.
(Photo: Successful community farming projects yield healthy home-grown vegetables that feed all the farmers and their families | Image by Tan Kai Ren)