Progress in Pella

The latest aquaponics and adaptive ag garden harvest by the Pella Food Garden Cooperative in the Northern Cape of South Africa yielded some monster-sized produce. Pella is located near the border of Namibia, where the land is primarily scrub desert with very low rainfall (approximately 16 mm per year) with extreme heat in the summer and frigid nights in winter. The high salt content of the soil slows and stunts the growth of crops. Farmed traditionally, it is nearly impossible to eke a living out of this sun-baked terrain. But through INMED’s climate-smart agriculture partnership with Old Mutual, the all-female farming co-op is on its way to providing a better life for their families and economic development opportunities for their community.

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