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Urban farming lures Indonesia's youth back to the field

Soraya Cassandra, better known as Sandra, has always been passionate about sustainable living. She and her husband are the duo behind a new organization in Indonesia called Kebun Kumara. Both teach volunteers at their garden about modern agriculture and organic planting.

Indonesia is working to achieve self-sufficiency in food. The farming industry has a reputation of being an old-fashioned profession. Such a negative perception has led many of the younger generation to uproot their homes in villages on the outskirts of Jakarta and move into urban areas, leaving the country's agricultural industry in dire need of revival.

Sandra says creating awareness about urban farming has been challenging, but since they started the organization more young people are becoming attracted to farming in the city. 

Read more at CGTN (Silkina Ahluwalia)


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