Cultivating Prosperity: Markets & Opportunity [PHOTOS]

31 Oct

The Anam people are successful farmers who produce an estimated 70% of the food in Anambra State in yams, cassava and fish. For these farmers, the urban market is the cornerstone of economic activity and livelihood as it facilitates diversity and opportunity. In order to compete with a globalized marketplace, the Anam City project team is working with the community to grow more resilient agricultural systems that can integrate technology with sustainable land use. In particular, the October 2010 site visit included dedicated research in the local market at Otuocha, and the regional market in Onitsha. The Onitsha Market is the largest in West Africa and admired by Anam people for its high level of organization and legibility. The Anam City market under development will also demonstrate exemplary design while providing innovations in storage, circulation and information technology.

The photographic slideshow above includes portraits from the Markets in Otuocha and Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria in October, 2010.

3 Responses to “Cultivating Prosperity: Markets & Opportunity [PHOTOS]”

  1. Emma.Chiezie November 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Abena, DK and Stacy,

    Thank you for the good work you are doing in my community and congratulations on a job well done. This is really a good start, keep it up!

  2. ANIJAH AUGUSTINE IFEANYI November 8, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    Each time i reflect on the journey so far, the success attained over the period, It gives me the course to believe because all causation is mental. Your thougts as a team has been so creative! thank u all for bring to my community a WHOLE NEW WORLD. Ranking from the pilot(Dr. Aloy Chife) to the least person in the team, i say kudos to you all.

  3. rose chy offor February 8, 2011 at 11:20 am #


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