Yemen: Home Gardens for Food Security

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013 by GFA

The project aims at assisting poor households in Hodeidah with vitamin and mineral rich vegetable seeds to establish home gardens. Young local volunteers will learn sustainable gardening skills which they will later share with their families and other local households in an effort to improve community food security. The project was developed in preparation of the International Youth Action Day for Climate Justice 2013, an initiative of German youth and church organizations.

Yemen is very vulnerable to climate change impacts and among the most food-insecure and poverty-stricken countries in the world. The youth project will work at a local and practical level, building on a recently completed GIZ food security program. The home gardens will be self-sustained as households provide land, natural fertilizers, and water. Volunteers and steering group will be in charge of contributing to the training, establishing home gardens, and ensuring sustainability through follow-up visits.

>> You can watch a short movie about the project on Youtube

>> More information and photos on facebook seeds for hope

This project was undertaken by Ms. Hanan Khaled, Team Leader Assistant in the GIZ Sustainable Food Security project in Yemen.