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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.
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.
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
The Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOA) - Uganda Best Practices. The EOA is an initiative of the African Union Commission with the overall goal of mainstreaming organic agriculture into national programs and promoting ecologically sound practices and food production systems in Sub Saharan Africa.
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...
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...
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...
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.
ACAP - African Caribbean Aloe Products (formerly Aloway) is a young, dynamic company specializing in the cultivation, production & supply of a premium range of Natural & Organic Raw Material Ingredients into a wide variety of industries, such as the Cosmetic, Complementary Medicinal & Food & Beverage Industries. Aloway is strongly committed to the principles of organic farming and the implementation of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices). We use methods that do not involve synthetic pesticides nor chemical fertilizers. Weeds are cleared by manual labor and only certified organic fertilizers are used. All our aloe vera leaves are manually harvested and processed within 2 hours of harvesting to conserve all their natural bio-active components. To fine out more about us and our products, visi...
In Europe, the land dedicated to organic farming has grown annually by 400,000 hectares over the past decade.VIDEOGRAPHIC
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
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
Interview with Peter Murage, founder of MOOF (Mount Kenya Organic Farming). MOOF is a farm and demonstration/training center for small holder farmers located in Nanyuki, Kenya. Margie Bushman and Wesley Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network join Jill Cloutier and Peter Murage for this interview.
SHOT LIST AP Television News November 2008 1. Wide shot of farm and shacks in background 2. Mid shot of farm worker and street in background 3. CU of hands picking vegetables 4. Wide of farm and vegetables growing 5. Wide of people walking in Kibera 6. Mid shot of Kibera shacks 7. Mid shot of rubbish dump 8. Wide shot of vegetable sellers 9. Mid shot of women vegetable seller 10. CU women seller face 11. CU of Green Dreams sign above shop 12. Wide of organic shop and Su Kahumbu walking in 13. Su Kahumbu stacking shelves with papayas 14. SOUNDBITE: Su Kahumbu, Managing Director of Green, Organic Company: "It started with an idea that I had to produce a hundred thousand seed packs to get distributed by the red cross to the IDP's in the country just after the post electoral ...
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