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This 8-minute documentary is about Volta Presentation, a small and developing farm in the Volta Region of Ghana that's recognized as one of the only farms in West Africa that practices healthy, sustainable and biodynamic agriculture in its growth and distribution of produce without chemical pesticides.
The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.
Creating a precious soil improver from farm waste is a pillar of production of top quality crops. Dorothy Duodu, from fruit-exporting company Blue Skies, is your guide to Ghana's way to make and use compost on a large scale. This film, one of eleven, is being used to share good agricultural practice in Africa. LEAF (http://www.leafuk.org), Waitrose, African fresh produce exporters and Green Shoots Productions (http://www.green-shoots.org) have been working with support of the UK Department for International Development's Food Retail Industry Challenge (FRICH) fund to share good agricultural practice between African farmers.
Uganda is one of the top countries in the world for organic agriculture. More and more farmers in the country are getting certified, but it's not all plain sailing as one coffee-grower explains. http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
Women in Africa have always been at the forefront of providing food and sustenance for their families, and Kenalemang Kgoroeadira is a fine example. Mama Kena, as she is affectionately known, and five other local women planted their first crops in 2009 on a single hectare plot. Now, their small organic farm in the North West Province has become a source of inspiration for many. The Thojane Organic Farming Cooperative is a fascinating smallholder project, producing mainly organic vegetables and herbs for local markets in and around Rustenburg. Their vision is to use their model organic farm to train women and youth in sustainable agricultural production. Two years ago Mama Kena received top honours at the provincial and national Female Entrepreneur Awards, winning the prize for Best Subsi...
How three smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Kenya escaped poverty, hunger and diminishing yields through learning organic farming practices. The Kilimo Hai documentary was commissioned by IFOAM within the scope of the "Regional cooperation for organic standards and certification capacity in East Africa Project" with support from Swedish development cooperation. Produced by Maweni Farm, Tanzania, in collaboration with the national organic agriculture movements in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. www.ifoam.org | maweni.com
In Africa, the demand for organic products has been growing steadily over the years. Many grass-roots initiatives in Africa have started to sell organic products in neighbourhood shops, street markets or in organic shops in a town. Organic food offers multiple benefits and attractive income potential for producers, processors and trading companies all over the world. Certified organic products provide access to attractive local and international markets, where higher prices and incomes are possible. As a result, organic products from Africa are currently exported to many countries, particularly to Europe. Starting organic farming is only the first step - selling the products is another challenge. How can producers, processors and traders in Africa be successful in the organic business? T...
Normally, a tree tomato plant takes two years to bear fruits, but the grafted one matures in nine months. The grafted variety is more resistant to diseases, matures faster, and does well in high altitude as well as drier areas because it acquires favorable traits from indigenous Muthakwa plant.
Climate is changing and biodiversity is diminishing at rate never seen before, and in Africa where majority are smallholder farmers, there is growing anxiety and devastation on how the continent will feed over a billion mouths. let's find out.
Traditional animal feeds are becoming increasingly expensive, but in a desert town in the Western Sahara, close to Morocco, farmers are looking for more efficient alternatives. Here is a look at some farmers who are making their own animal feed, from food waste.
A community celebrating a bountiful harvest after support by our micro finance project. You can change by change.
Tanzanian eco-volunteer Shahaya Shao has spent more than six months at an organic farm in the north of Germany learning more sustainable agriculture methods. Will he be able to stick with organic when he’s back home? More eco@africa reports: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
A Small but growing number of africa are trying to tap into the world market for organic foods. And in kenya...
http://SupremeMasterTV.com • AW1273; Aired on 10 Mar 2010(in Afrikaans) This interview with Paul Roos of Limpopo, South Africa, a successful commercial organic farmer, tells us that he switched from conventional orchards to organic for the purpose of producing a better taste in their fruit. In the process, he has discovered the benefits of organic farming are eco friendly and cost effective which cultivate soil back to its original state. • Please share those videos through facebook and other means. Subscribe, comment and like it are fully appreciated. The videos are in the public domain and free to use in any beneficial way. Download Link: http://video.godsdirectcontact.net/daily/2010.03.10/AW1273.wmv