Combatting malnutrition in Niger through courtyard gardens

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Show simple item record Bramsen, Nathan 2015-05-07T18:41:57Z 2015-05-07T18:41:57Z 2015-05-07
dc.description.abstract We live on a planet where every three point six seconds, a life is taken from starvation or malnutrition (Millennium Development Goals, 2005). One epicenter of this tragedy is Kwara Tagi, Niger in Africa. Superficial fixes seem to leave the infrastructure of such a place in greater shambles than the original condition. The focus of this work addresses the question, “What is the potential for significantly reducing malnutrition in Kwara Tagi through sustainable intervention using Moringa trees in courtyard gardens in a manner accessible to all, without dependence on outside resources, while providing an outlet for new economic opportunity?” Rather than artificially attempting to sustain life, this work researches, articulates and suggests the potential found in a simple and strategic path of implementing Moringa trees in courtyards for the purpose of eradicating malnutrition and providing new economic opportunities. Requiring little initial funding and using resources that already exist and are not currently being utilized, this approach empowers the local people without creating any dependency on outside intervention. Furthermore, this plan would provide an economic boost to families, increase community capital, begin the reversal of desertification, work towards eradicating malnutrition, all while engaging youth in envisioning the possibilities surrounding them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Malnutrition en_US
dc.subject Moringa en_US
dc.subject Niger en_US
dc.subject Courtyard gardens en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.title Combatting malnutrition in Niger through courtyard gardens en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Huston Gibson en_US
dc.subject.umi Agronomy (0285) en_US 2015 en_US August en_US

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