Archive for the ‘Nourishing the Planet TV’ Category

Sep05

Nourishing the Planet TV: Aqua Shops

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses FARM-Africa’s aquacultural initiative in western Kenya, which has established an Aqua Shop franchise that provides farmers with technical advice about aquaculture practices and give them the necessary materials to set up and maintain healthy fish ponds.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOR8RJC9BSk&feature=plcp

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE.

Jul19

Nourishing the Planet TV: Taking Breadfruit from the Lab Into the Field

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses how the Breadfruit Institute is working to provide farmers with a sustainable, low-input, and nutritious crop.

 

Video: http://youtu.be/wylO9wAhyVs

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Apr25

Nourishing the Planet TV: Better Cotton, Better Livelihoods

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses the Better Cotton Initiative—an international membership association made up of cotton retailers, producers, and non-profit groups—that is working in Pakistan, IndiaBrazil, and West and Central Africa (Benin, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso) to promote sustainable cotton cultivation that is less damaging to the health of farmers and the environment.

Video: http://youtu.be/TnVt_Y6Ysdg

To read more about the Better Cotton Initiative, see: Innovation of the Week: Better Cotton, Better Livelihoods.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Apr04

Nourishing the Planet TV: Teaching Sustainable Practices to Sustain Livelihoods

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses how the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) is working to teach farmers in Zambia low-cost and sustainable agricultural practices. KATC offers a variety of short courses, lasting from three days to two weeks, which allow participants to gain experience in agroforestry, conservation tillage, and organic pest management.

Video: http://youtu.be/bnigw5UGMF0

To read more about the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre, see: Innovation of the Week: Teaching Sustainable Practices to Sustain Livelihoods.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

Mar21

Nourishing the Planet TV: Improving the Harvest, From the Soil to the Market

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In this week’s episode, we discuss a program helping farmers in Tanzania work together to earn a sustainable living, while healing the land. CARE International’s Equitable Payment for Watershed Management (EPWM) program encourages, and works closely with, smallholder farmers to use intercropping and terraces to help restore—and hold in place—the soil.

Video: http://youtu.be/wGyTtJeuxkA

To read more about CARE International’s EPWM program, see: Innovation of the Week: Improving the Harvest, From the Soil to the Market.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Jan25

Nourishing the Planet TV: Creating Farms that Produce Food and Energy

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In this week’s episode, we discuss how incorporating an Integrated Food and Energy System (IFES) can give rural and impoverished communities better access to food and reliable energy. Farmers can incorporate IFES in two ways–by using intercropping methods and growing food and fuel-generating crops, such as acacia trees, or by integrating livestock onto their farms and using biodigesters from their manure to generate energy.

Video: http://youtu.be/gPlSroOqNaY

To read  about IFES, see: Innovation of the Week: Creating Farms that Produce Food and Energy.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Jan18

Nourishing the Planet TV: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change

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In this week’s episode, we discuss how Land O’Lakes’ International Development program is tackling poverty through educational programs focused on dairy and livestock production and cooperative initiatives.

Video: http://youtu.be/EO_Z1mNLtrE

To read about Land O’Lakes’ International Development program, see: Innovation of the Week: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

Jan11

Nourishing the Planet TV: World Neighbors, Communities, and Sustainable Agriculture

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In this week’s episode, we discuss World Neighbors, a non-profit that works in farming communities around the world to teach sustainable agricultural practices, including drip irrigation and terracing techniques. With help from World Neighbors, these farmers are learning how to overcome challenges, including drought and poor soil, to feed their families, while conserving valuable natural resources.

Video: http://youtu.be/vhtMtOWmttw

To read more about World Neighbors work, see: Innovation of the Week: World Neighbors Relies on Community Participation for Sustainable Agriculture.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Jan04

Nourishing the Planet TV: Empowering Impoverished Communities with Compatible Technologies

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses how Compatible Technology International (CTI) is providing rural farmers with technologies—such as cool storage sheds and food processing grinders—to better help them harvest, store, and sell their crops.

Video: http://youtu.be/2a5de7BnBYU

To read about CTI’s work, see: Innovation of the Week: Empowering Impoverished Communities with Compatible Technologies.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec21

Nourishing the Planet TV: Taking Farming to the Sea

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses farming seaweed, an environmentally friendly crop that holds promise of mitigating greenhouse gases while supplementing incomes, providing dietary protein, and offering a sustainable source of biofuel.

Video: http://youtu.be/tG3vV_p2DzU

To read more about seaweed farming, see: Innovation of the Week: Climate Smart Seaweed Farming.

Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.