- published: 02 Feb 2016
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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.
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...
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
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.
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
Touring Leopard Tree June 25 A great friend of mine in this video (Zain) is working to establish a volunteering lodge up in the mountains near Nelspruit in South Africa. The location is fantastic, and the property is beautiful as you can see here. There are a variety of houses for volunteers to stay in. As a volunteer, people could learn organic farming of moringa from Zain (a fantastic superfood you should read about!) or could volunteer in the local schools and orphanages (he works with them to do various community projects). South Africa is an incredible country and Zain has a great place for you to come and explore! The farm is located very close to the Kruger National Park, one of my favorite places in the whole world. I have many other videos on this channel from the Kruger so you...
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...
Sylvia Kuria, an organic farmer from Kenya, shares the story of her organic farm. "I’ve got so many reports where they say, you know, your kale, your spinach, your carrots are so sweet. I tell them it’s because they are just growing in the natural way that they were supposed to have grown. We are not altering anything about the plant. It is just growing the way it is supposed to be and that is why it is that tasty." www.sylviasbasket.co.ke
The Green economy is important to Uganda because it gives farmers and traders opportunities to create wealth in a way that sustains and protects the environment. The country's National Organic Agricultural Movement is promoting organic pineapple farming and worldwide export of certified organic products. UNIA Programme # 1304 Transcript (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1304.pdf
Bio Vision Africa, Executive Director-Dr David Amudavi: Organic farming SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: https://www.youtube.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KTNNews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTNNewsKenya For more great content go to http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews and download our apps: http://std.co.ke/apps/#android KTN News is a leading 24-hour TV channel in Eastern Africa with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road, at Standard Group Centre. This is the most authoritative news channel in Kenya and beyond.
Farming the Desert - Transform Desert in Green (Africa) "The necessity to continue support for agriculture and grazing is essential. Farmers must be aware of good seeds and ploughing equipment. The presence of the millet mill will ease the burden of women who serve their families, prepare meals, ensure education for their children and clean the house constantly because of the sand that makes way everywhere. Malouma, head of the Women's Committee of Wabonde in Southern Mauritania, her head, wrapped in flamboyant scarf, sips her tea while reading off a list of village needs. And in a country where silence and patience are synonymous with austerity and hospitality, listening is crucial. The desertification and degradation of natural resources were also threatening arable lands in South-Wes...
Produced by Real2Reel Film Productions, www.real2reel.org African Farmers Service Center is an innovative initiative that aims to raise the standard of living of African farmers and contribute to global food security by providing training, loans and market access to small scale farmers. This documentary was filmed in Uganda and has been translated into Shona and Kiswahili.
How three smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Kenya escaped poverty, hunger and diminishing yields through learning organic farming practises. A documentary made for IFOAM by Maweni Farm in collaboration with the national organic agriculture movements in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
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A Small but growing number of africa are trying to tap into the world market for organic foods. And in kenya...