- 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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Please see our Indiegogo campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/9d8f3d6a. to help farmers in Oku, Cameroon obtain USDA organic certification, and gain access to their local credit union. We have various rewards for every contribution. The amazing music was used was provided by Blick Bassy . http://www.blickbassy.com/. Thank you Blick Bassy ! ! ! Mocha Joe's Coffee Roasters is a small, independently owned business in Brattleboro Vermont. We have helped 54 small family coffee farms in Oku, Cameroon, get USDA organic certification. Please see our Indiegogo campaign. https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/9d8f3d6a The amazing music was used was provided by Blick Bassy . http://www.blickbassy.com/. Thank you Blick Bassy ! ! ! Mocha Joe's Coffee Roasters is a small, indepen...
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
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
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.
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