The researchers have designed a vertical garden made out of wood, forming a rectangle with a number of staircases. Each staircase is designed with 12 holes to support planting of vegetables. In the middle of it is designed a decomposing chamber that generates organic fertilizers.
Researchers at the National Forestry Resources Research Institute-NaFRRI
under the National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO have improved the
micro garden system to support farming in urban areas.
have now designed a vertical garden made out of wood, forming a rectangle with a
number of staircases. Each staircase is designed with 12 holes to support
planting of vegetables. In the middle of it, is designed a decomposing chamber
to generate organic fertilizers.
Goretti Naiga one of the researchers notes that the system is intended to help
urban dwellers carrying farming in limited space.
explains that the vertical garden is portable in case one intends to shift from one
place to another.
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Research Director Barbra Zawedde says that the garden will accommodate
mostly vegetables and Irish potatoes. She says it has been piloted in Buganda regional
and soon shall be introduced to other parts of the country.
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Agaba the Executive Director NaFFRI says as the institute they are coming up
with new seeds to ensure that those that are not disease resistant are
not brought back on the market.
“Covid 19 has not spared research, laboratory based work as we
had to allow minimum staff to come and work which has stalled the research," he said. "However, we have been able to work with ICT to do what is possible."