Initiative promotes sustainable ideas of young adults

Vertical vegetable cultivation in Rwanda

In Rwanda, farmland is scarce: the East African Commonwealth is about the size of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and has 13 million inhabitants. The mountainous landscape severely restricts agriculture, and even private vegetable cultivation is hardly possible in the densely populated capital of Kigali.

The 18-year-old student Kajyibrami Ghilain has set himself the goal of finding a solution for the city dwellers in his home country. For several months, he has been working on the "Green Wall", a vertical greenhouse and irrigation system that can be attached to the walls of houses.

The system consists of a kind of flower tubs - cut open - and upside down plastic bottles. Through a pipe, the plants are supplied with water.

Ghilain's project is part of the African Union Youth for Change (AUY4C) initiative, launched last October. The Rwandan government wants to promote ecological projects by young people. The leader of the project is Diane Mushimiyimana.

Source: TAZ

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