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Jakarta – Growing Food Is A Priority

Touch the Soil News #1725  (Feature Photo – Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakartaa –  Public Domain)

Tempo.Co news portal brings an unusual story – making every inch of vacant space in a mega-city agriculturally productive. Spearheading the effort is the Governor of Jakarta. This is an unusual event, as high ranking officials, are not known to make local food security a political priority.

Jakarta is one of the world’s mega-cities with a population of 11 million people. Jakarta is in the midst of a larger metro area of 35 million people who will all take note and be influenced. You can read the story here:

https://en.tempo.co/read/1410146/anies-baswedan-calls-on-jakartans-to-use-vacant-lands-for-urban-farming

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