- 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.
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.
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...
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.
In recent years the world has become increasingly aware of health and environmental issues...Around the world consumers have concerns about the quality and safety of the food they eat. Pesticides, fertilizers and veterinary drugs all impact on the food we eat each day, in response organic farming has blossomed. Organic farming refers to farming practice done without the use of synthetic chemicals like pesticides, fungicides, insecticides or any genetically modified seeds, organic farmers use a variety of techniques that sustain ecosystems and reduce pollution while they improve the production and quality of nutrition from the produce we consume. This includes crop rotation, natural composting, environmentally friendly pest control and homeopathy in order to produce foods that are free of a...
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
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.