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Cultivating Sustainability: Yelagiri's Boutique Farm Project

The Yelagiri farm project is a multidisciplinary endeavor that addresses the challenges and opportunities of a boutique coffee and spice farm in the picturesque Yelagiri region. DesignOGC conducted thorough research into the unique issues faced by small-sized coffee plantations in this area, shedding light on high production costs, low profit margins, and labor attrition. This research informs project decisions while contributing to a broader understanding of sustainable agriculture and community development. The core of the project lies in community-led spatial design and planning, which involves close consultation with local organizations to create a functional and culturally rich farm layout. The long-term vision includes diversification into sustainable, high-value crops and artisanal products, revitalizing traditional craftsmanship and supporting economic sustainability within the community.

Aromatic Harvests, Artisanal Excellence

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LOCATION

YELAGIRI, INDIA

YEAR

2018

Through these services, DesignOGC transforms the Yelagiri farm into a thriving community-built environment, setting an example of sustainable agriculture, community engagement, and cultural preservation for the region's betterment.

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Celebrating and empowering the remarkable women of Manyatta, Kenya, through creative planning strategies and inclusive policies, fostering a positive transformation within the community and opening doors to new opportunities and prosperity.

Cultivating Sustainability: Yelagiri's Boutique Farm Project

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This project focuses on the future of Manyatta, Kisumu's largest informal settlement, examining its rapid growth, development pressures, and untapped human capital. Rather than employing a rigid "master planning" approach, the project advocates for "pilot planning" to allow flexible, short-term goals that don't limit long-term options, emphasizing infrastructural and gender-specific issues. Acknowledging the significant role of women in Manyatta's micro-economy, the project aims to empower them and change cultural perceptions, while also highlighting the importance of social spaces and policies to reinforce the settlement's socio-economic identity.

When Women design their cities

LOCATION

TAMIL NADU, INDIA

YEAR

2018

PARTNERS

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In Manyatta, a Kenyan informal settlement, women face significant challenges that hinder their empowerment and recognition. They endure limited access to education, poor health conditions, and barriers to capital and job opportunities. Regrettably, their contributions to the workforce are often overlooked, impeding their economic and social development. This pressing issue calls for urgent action.

We must implement pilot planning strategies and gender-inclusive policies to create social spaces and support systems that empower women. By fostering gender equity, economic prosperity, and social integration in Manyatta, we can transform lives and build a brighter future for the community.

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In Manyatta, a Kenyan informal settlement, women face significant challenges that hinder their empowerment and recognition. They endure limited access to education, poor health conditions, and barriers to capital and job opportunities. Regrettably, their contributions to the workforce are often overlooked, impeding their economic and social development. This pressing issue calls for urgent action.

We must implement pilot planning strategies and gender-inclusive policies to create social spaces and support systems that empower women. By fostering gender equity, economic prosperity, and social integration in Manyatta, we can transform lives and build a brighter future for the community.

SPREAD THE WORD

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