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Agro-based Recycling In Slum Environments (ARISE)

develop sustainable,resilient and self relying slum environments by merging 'waste recycling with space independent intensive agriculture'

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

climate change is abroad environmental effect caused by human activities including the burning of wastes which release dangerous fumes in the atmosphere.As a result, there is an elevation in environmental temperatures, global warming, change in rainfall patterns and increase in plant diseases. A combination of these promotes poor crop yields and scarcity of food there by projecting very high prices of food on market .about 90% of the total slum dwellers depend on less than a dollar per day, yet according to the latest UN-Habitat publication regarding Urban Development and Management (November 2013), the absolute number of slum dwellers continues to grow due to the fast tempo of urbanization.this means that with the increasing number of slum dwellers barked by the increasing prices of food, there will be high levels of starvation in slums due to inability to afford food ARISE through partnerships combines bio and non-bio degradable waste recycling with crop production where non biodegradables are recycled into mobile portable vertical gardens that can be suspended along the walls and on roofs of slum houses. these gardens are used for cultivation of vegetables and other food supplements while biodegradable wastes are recycled into manure There will be access to cheaply self cultivated food irrespective of the high prices in market and the surplus sold to earn income As the quantity of wastes in the community is reduced through recycling hence reduced burning of wastes

WHO BENEFITS?

ARISE aims at engaging the poor jobless house wives residing in slums who have the ability to dedicate at least 5 hours per week for attending to their established gardens. will acquire:an extra employment opportunity,life long intensive agricultural skills,waste recycling skills,increased food security, increased savings from costs of food, ability to raise incomes, clean and healthy environment, reduced pollution,etc implemented in Kigobe slum located in the outskirts of Kampala city, Uganda

HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

ARISE patterns with 2 organizations in considering the system i.e. Uganda Micro Gardens Initiative and The Art Planet Academy. these organizations each share a role in the activities of the project where the earlier provides technical knowledge and support about small scale intensive urban farming and the later handling issues related to waste recycling and establishment of proper waste management systems initially a proper waste management system is established in the slum,reducing quantity of wastes whose accumulation would block water paths facilitating flooding in cases of heavy rains,increase susceptibility to diseases.similarly burning of such wastes releases dangerous fumes.wastes are then recycled on a continuous basis to form the gardening equipments from the non bio degradable wastes as the bio degradable ones are decomposed to form manure.These are spear headed by the Art Planet Academy the female jobless housewives are then helped to setup these gardens in their home steads and practically trained in person continually how to best engage in productive all weather agriculture. spear headed by the Uganda Micro Gardens Initiative. using this approach, the effects of increasing temperatures,food scarcity,unemployment are solved by engaging all weather farming practices,while flooding,poor waste management,limited resources is solved by waste recycling as women are highly involved for gender. surplus food from harvests will be sold to other residents of the city.project is implemented in an area where I've grown from thereby designing with and not for

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Yes, for two or more years

EXPERTISE

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for between one and two years

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • Yes

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

Am a volunteer in the Uganda Micro Gardens Initiative as a project coordinator and a co-founder of the Art Planet Academy where i was awarded the youth environmentalist award https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/ahumuza-ignatius-and-alinaitwe-cleofash-student-recycling-award-project/

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Thanks for sharing this interesting idea.

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