- 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.
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...
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 group of entrepreneurs from Zimbabwe and Zambia recently travelled to the U.S. state of Colorado for intensive trainings in fields ranging from organic farming to corporate communication. It was an opportunity for the visitors to learn the latest American strategies when it comes to business and technology. CCTV's Mary McCarthy met up with two of them as they discovered two very different American companies.
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...
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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
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.
Bambay Sawaneh gives extremely valuable grass roots insights into the importance of organic farming and HOW and WHY organic farming is the ONLY viable, sustainable agriculture solution for our planet. Organic is cheaper, healthier and more sustainable than all other forms of farming. http://www.elysiumcharity.org/
This Video is about, The Organic Farmers Market, Located in Karen, Nairobi-Kenya. It is more than a place to stock up on organic products. Proudly hosted by Purdy Arms in Karen, we are dedicated to promoting the organic lifestyle in Kenya. Our farmers are certified organic.
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
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...
A community celebrating a bountiful harvest after support by our micro finance project. You can change by change.