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Video contest results

And the winner is...

The first prize goes to Aynoqás y Taqanas from Bolivia from Bolivia with 1,246 likes!

Second and third prize to The story of a reinvigoration in Karapınar, Central Anatolia from Turkey and to The impact of olive cultivation on soil erosion in the Mediterranean from Spain, respectively.

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The video contest on soil erosion is now closed. A FAO/GSP panel of experts shortlisted six finalists based on adherence to the theme, technical validity of the practice, scientific accuracy, creativity and video quality.  Which video deserves to win? You have until 16 May to vote for your favorite video by ‘liking’ it here.

Winners will be announced on 17 May 2019 at the closing ceremony of the Symposium. 

The six finalists are:

1. Aynoq'as y Taqanas (Bolivia) 

Anthropogenic Soil Project IIDEPROQ – UMSA, in collaboration with Sociedad Boliviana de la Ciencia del Suelo (SBCS) 

Farmers in the Andean Highlands explain how Aynoq'as (long rotation practices) and Taqanas (terraces) reduce the effects of soil erosion in the region. Watch here

2. The signs of soil erosion (Burundi)

Aad Kessler; PAPAB – Burundi, in collaboration with Wageningen UR - IFDC - RBU2000+

Bélyse, a farmer from Burundi, points out the signs and effects of soil erosion in her field. Watch here 

3. Mother Earth (Nepal)

Prodèép Nëpalënsis; Sub-Tropical Horticulture Development Centre, Government of Nepal

A young boy watches his mother prepare a piece of land for cultivation and observes the soil’s fragility as it is blown away by the wind and washed away by water.
Watch here 

4. Promoting environmentally sustainable agriculture in Rwanda (Rwanda)

Jean Claude Habimama; RECARWANDA24 (Rwanda Environment Communicators Association)

A farmer and an agricultural extension officer explain how sustainable soil management practices like agroforestry and terracing are making a difference in Rwanda. Watch here

5. The impact of olive cultivation on soil erosion in the Mediterranean (Spain)

Alejandro Gallego Barrera; SLU (Tekieroverde)  

The intensive cultivation of olive trees in the Mediterranean basin increases the risk of soil erosion. Sustainable soil management practices can protect soils in the area. Watch here

6. The story of a reinvigoration in Karapınar, Central Anatolia (Turkey)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies; Konya Soil, Water and Combating Desertification Research Institute

The Karapınar Region in Turkey experienced severe wind erosion due to deforestation but the area is coming back to life thanks to the work of the Konya Soil, Water and Combating Desertification Research Institute. Watch here