Gardens in the Desert (You Tube)

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For me it’s a real pleasure to discover this nice video featuring the initiatives of my good friend Eng. Agron. Taleb BRAHIM. I have a lot of excellent memories about our cooperation within the UNICEF-project “Family gardens in the refugee camps of S.W. Algeria”.

The results of that project were very promising in 2005-2007, with hundreds of small family gardens installed in different camps.  Unfortumately, UNICEF stopped this project in 2008 for undisclosed reasons.

I feel happy that Taleb BRAHIM continued to fight for his dream : a kitchen garden for every refugee family.  May his dream come true !


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.