Super Vegetable Gardens aims to help small-scale farmers throughout Senegal and in tropical areas around the world by tackling food security, poverty and climate change.

Underneath the blistering African sun and seventy kilometers northeast of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, ten vegetable gardens with green leafy vegetables line a highway to the nearby Keur Madaro village. Super Vegetable Gardens aims to help small-scale farmers throughout Senegal and in tropical areas around the world by tackling food security, poverty and climate change. A collaborative agriculture project launched last June by international aid organization Pro-Natura and JTS Seeds has seen 150 gardens sprout throughout the country a year later. Each farmer is given a starter kit, containing soil conditioners, fertilizers, and an array of organic, non-genetically-modified seeds for fruits and vegetables including cabbage, tomatoes, carrots and melons.

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