HOMESTEAD GARDENING. What is new in LRAP? RSDA on behalf of local NGOs. The story from local NGOs. Rural Self-help Development Association (RSDA) Machobane Agricultural Foundation (MADF) GROW Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) Lesotho National Volunteers Commission (LNVC)
What is new in LRAP?
RSDA on behalf of local NGOs
Homestead gardening has always been a common feature in Lesotho. So what is new in LRAP’s homestead gardening?
LRAP has helped to bring together knowledge, experience and good practice on improved homestead gardening in Lesotho
LRAP helped to bring awareness of the links between gardening and HIV/AIDS. The importance of vegetables and herbs in providing micro-nutrients to boost the immune system in the context of HIV and AIDS.
LRAP has improved understanding of living positively. This has contributed to both local NGOs and farming households thinking practically about how to deal with the epidemic – working with individual households and new community groups eg support groups, OVC gardens etc
In summary LRAP has brought a new meaning to food gardens.
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