- published: 02 Feb 2016
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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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
Peter is not your average small scale farmer. On his father’s quarter acre piece of land in the rural town of Thika, Kenya, he ventured into Strawberry farming, planting 500 strawberry plants. At 33 years old, Peter wasn’t getting any younger. After college, his efforts to get a decent job did not bear any fruits, having to settle for low paying jobs that did not match is qualifications. His forays into different types of businesses to complement his income were not bearing much fruit either. It was getting frustrating. That was 2 years ago. Then in 2014 he came across Farm Capital Africa, applied for expansion Capital funding, got it, all $25,000, more than he could have dreamed of, moved his operations to Athi River, set up a 6,000 Strawberry plant Farm, 15 times larger than his previ...