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Rencontres Sols et Climat 2018: Capsule "Gestion de l'Eau" (Français)

La disponibilité d'une eau accessible représente l'une des plus grandes contraintes en agriculture Aujourd'hui. La gestion d'eau précieuse et de plus en plus rare est primordiale dans l'approche Agroécologie. A travers la Rencontre Africaine des Sols et du Climat, Terre et Humanisme Maroc, Terre Humaine PESI avec la Fondation du...
Morocco
2018 - Terre et Humanisme Maroc

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Killing fall armyworms naturally

In this video, we learn from farmers in Kenya how we can kill fall armyworms in a natural way. The leaf damage caused by fall armyworms often looks worse than it is. Birds, spiders, rove beetles, ants, wasps, and diseases kill the fall armyworm and can greatly reduce its damage....
2018 - AccessAgriculture

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Strengthening the strategic role of women in rural communities

The Common Agricultural Policy, particularly in its second pillar, contains measures and resources to improve gender equality and women’s access to work and economic activity. The gender equality gap is wider in rural areas than in cities. More and more women are finding empowerment through agriculture. In turn, they guarantee the survival of...
European Union
2017 - EurActiv

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Grafting mango seedlings

With grafting, a young shoot from a preferred mango variety is attached to a seedling. The seedling will develop the root and base of the tree. This is called the rootstock. The young shoot that is grafted onto the rootstock is called the scion. This will develop into the canopy....
Bangladesh
2017 - Access Agriculture

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Farming for Success

In Zambia, FAO has stepped up its efforts to promote sustainable innovative practices and principles of agricultural production and post-production processes. One of the main factors driving this initiative is integrated programming. Winston is one of over 20 000 contact farmers in (Zambia) who were selected and equipped with Conservation...
Zambia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

The solution to these global challenges rests upon unlocking the full potential of women in the world of work. Did you know that 52% of Zimbabweans are women, and yet there are fewer women being represented in parliament (32%), local Authority (16.7%) and in managerial positions in the private sector...
Zimbabwe
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Promoting weaver ants in your orchard

Weaver ants help to protect your fruit and nuts from fruit flies and many other pests. If you don’t have weaver ants in your orchard yet, collect all the nests from an ant colony and transfer them to one of your fruit trees. Help the ants to spread to more...
Benin - Ghana
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Preparing cashew apple juice

People enjoy cashew nuts, whereas cashew apples are less valued. Leaving cashew apples on the land is an enormous loss of money. However, cashew apples can be processed into a nutritious juice which can be consumed throughout the year.
Benin
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Preventing fly-borne illness in donkeys and horses

Donkeys, mules and horses are important working animals, many diseases are transmitted by insects such as flies. Flies can transmit a parasitic worm called Habronema that causes several problems in horses and donkeys. There are many precautions which you can take to ensure that your donkeys and horses stay free...
Egypt
2016 - Access Agriculture

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FAO-Dimitra Clubs in Niger: Access to Water and Land

This video shows how the clubs in Niger have been crucial in ensuring women’s access to land and water, while contributing to nutrition, food security, gender equality and the reduction of rural poverty at the same time.  Access to Water and Land” is part of a series that illustrates the...
Niger
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Transforming Cooperatives and Farmers' Lives - Viet Nam

Nguyen Thi Hoi is a woman farmer in the province of Thai Binh, Viet Nam. She is one of many smallholder farmers whose lives have improved thanks to a project implemented by FAO and IPSARD (the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development). Through the local farmers' cooperative, the...
Viet Nam
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Preparing low-cost concentrate feed

In this video, we will learn from farmers how one can save money by making their own concentrate feed for their livestock and fish. Many farmers do not have enough good feed, they can buy concentrate feed that is rich in nutrients, but such feed is costly. By making a base...
2016

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Working together for healthy chicks

In this Video, we will visit the city of Fayoum where a group of women are collaborating in raising chicks by paying close attention to the chicks’ housing, feed and vaccination programs.
Egypt
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Making a business from home raised chicks

In this video, we will visit the rooftop brooders of the women in Fayoum – and we will learn from them the key steps for a successful household chick raising business.
Egypt
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Monitoring to make rabbit breeding profitable

In this video,  we will learn how to monitor the performance of a rabbit farm. By filling out monitoring sheets with accurate information and by keeping a notebook to systematically record all expenditures. This  will enable better management of the farm and ensuring its profitability.
Benin
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Animals & trees for a better crop

In semi-arid West Africa, farmers and herders explain why and how trees and livestock play a crucial role in obtaining a productive soil and crop. In Niger and Ghana this is one of the strategies of integrated striga and soil fertility management that has a positive effect across agroclimatic zones....
2016 - AccessAgriculture

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Preventing diseases in rabbits

Coccidiosis and colibacillosis are the most dangerous diseases in rabbits because they are highly contagious. Veterinary products cannot cure rabbits that have been infected with these disease. Luckily, they can be prevented, as we will listen in this video.
Benin
2016 - Access Agriculture

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Cashing in with parboiled rice

Although rice is highly nutritious, a lot of the quality is lost during processing. This results in poor-quality rice on the market, so consumers turn to imported rice. In this video you can learn about parboiling, a way to improve the quality of rice by treating the paddy with warm...
2016 - AccessAgriculture

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Grow row by row

Farmers in northern Nigeria are changing the way they intercrop their sorghum and millet with cowpea. By planting both crops at higher densities and in separate rows, and by applying some organic and mineral fertilizer, they harvest more and reduce damage by the parasitic weed striga. It is one of...
Nigeria
2016 - AccessAgriculture

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Drip irrigation for tomato

Farmer groups and individuals in Burkina Faso explain the benefits and challenges of a low-cost drip irrigation system, and show how such a system is set up. A social innovation is included that relates to organic matter management.
Burkina Faso
2016 - AccessAgriculture
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