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Integrated approach against fruit flies

Fruit flies inject their eggs in fruit. A single fruit fly can lay hundreds of eggs, which turn into white worms that eat the inside of fruit. If no action is taken, fruit flies quickly increase in numbers and can destroy your entire crop. Always combine different methods: • Place...
Benin - Ghana
2016 - Access Agriculture

Collecting fallen fruit against fruit flies

One fruit fly can lay a few hundred eggs during her life. Fruit flies puncture the skin of fruit to lay their eggs, which cause the fruit to drop prematurely and rot. The worms that hatch from these eggs leave the spoilt fruit after one week and crawl into the...
Benin - Ghana
2016 - Access Agriculture

Weaver ants against fruit flies

It takes a few minutes for a fruit fly to find a suitable spot on the mango and inject her eggs under the skin of the fruit. But even in that short time, the weaver ants will have either chased her away or have captured her. Their scent also helps....
Benin - Ghana
2016 - Access Agriculture

Cash scheme rekindles hope in Somalia's drought-hit regions

Cash-for-work interventions implemented by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization are providing an income lifeline to communities affected by the ongoing drought in northern Somalia. While putting much needed cash in people’s pockets to buy food, the work is empowering communities to rebuild vital infrastructure with their own hands. ...
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Farming as a Business in Eastern Africa

Success stories from the FAO Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture (FSCA) Programme funded by the Italian Development Cooperation in Eastern Africa. Supporting market oriented production and value addition. Facilitating business linkages and access to fair markets. Promoting efficiency and professionalization of value chain actors.
Burundi - Rwanda - Uganda
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In the words of family farmers: Ethiopia

76% of the world's poorest people live in rural areas of developing countries. Many, like Boru Gudo, depend on agriculture - and irregular rainfall - to survive. Boru explains how regular access to water has change his life.
2014 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement

This film examines a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for...
2014 - SSJAgroecology
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