The recent frontline article Whose Land is it Anyway? exposes what can happen when land is extorted from common ownership to private hands – but in parts of rural Gambia the opposite is happening. Young people are returning to their ancestral lands to recreate the lifestyle of their forebears, after the glamorous lure of life in the coastal tourist hotspots loses its appeal. However, with the visionary help of UK permaculturalist Sandy Martin, whose charity oversees the Home Farm projects, these young people are not just subsisting but they are creating flourishing organic gardens and selling ...


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