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Going organic in Kenya’s biggest slum


A group from east Africa’s biggest slum has proved that you don’t need a big farm in the countryside to produce food crops for sale.

They’re planting organic vegetables on a small allotment in the middle of Nairobi’s Kibera slum that his been cleared out of an old rubbish tip.

A year ago, nothing grew on their patch of land. Today, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins and kale flourish.

Kibera is home to nearly one million people, who mostly live in corrugated iron shacks with no running water.