The Buulo Aruundi community garden is located in a riverine village known as Buulo Aruundi, in the Lower Shebelle region. The garden measures 15 jibaals (1 jibaal, a local measure, is a half-acre), subdivided according to the crops that are grown. The community of Buulo Aruundi – mainly farmers – benefits from the garden, where they produce different crops: cereals, such as maize and sorghum, oil crops such as sesame, and vegetable crops like lettuce, spinach, onions, tomatoes, carrots, water melons and cucumbers. The plan is to increase the productivity of the garden and improve the selling strategies. The exact number of the direct beneficiaries is 19 (9 females and 10 males). The land of the garden is virgin; to preserve its fertility, manure is used and techniques such as crop rotation are applied.
Buulo Aruundi Village, Lower Shebelle region
Shalambood Convivium leader