Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Apr26

What Works: Media for Agricultural Innovation and Empowerment in Kibera

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By Amanda Strickler

This post is part of a series where Nourishing the Planet asks its readers: What works? Every week we’ll ask the question and every week you can join the conversation!

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Voice of Kibera is part of the Map Kibera media initiative. It works to connect members of the poorest community in Nairobi by hosting events, posting news, and disseminating information. (Credit: voiceofkibera.org)

The Nourishing the Planet team has cited several success stories in agriculture coming from Kibera—the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Residents in the slum are finding creative approaches to urban livestock and crop production. Dissemination of these innovations is critical to developing sustainable food production systems. But as many development practitioners know, a lack of communication systems can hinder scaling-up efforts.

As part of the Map Kibera project, the Voice of Kibera is an interactive community news and event website. Project operators use YouTube, Twitter, maps, calendars, and photos to empower citizens through access to participatory social networks. To encourage attendance at community events, the website offers times, dates, locations, and event descriptions.

Although Voice of Kibera provides broad coverage of community events, one sector receiving attention is agriculture. (more…)

Feb19

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features one of our favorite videos from our travels and events where we share our findings with agricultural stakeholders around the world. Check out Nourishing the Planet’s YouTube channel to see more.

In this week’s video co-Project Director Brian Halweil discusses how reducing food waste has the potential to improve food security at our New York launch of State of the World 2011.

Or click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Feb13

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s YouTube channel to see more.

In honor of our trip to India, this week’s video highlights an episode of Nourishing the Planet TV on Bridges to Understanding, an organization working to empower students in Kalleda, a small village in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Or click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Feb06

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

This week’s video features Dale Lewis, Director of COMACO (Community Markets for Conservation) in Zambia.

Or click here to watch the video on Youtube.

Jan30

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

This week’s video introduces a cassava processing center project lead by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria that is helping to improve livelihoods and diets, particularly for women farmers.

You can also watch the video here on YouTube.

Jan02

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

To celebrate the new year we are sharing the very first video we posted in January of 2010, featuring an interview with Kristof Nordin at his permaculture garden in Malawi.

Dec11

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

In this week’s video Farmer Brown, from NAGRAFA in Ghana, explains  how raising grasscutters, or greater cane rats, instead of hunting them in the bush is benefiting the environment and farmers.

Dec04

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

In this week’s video from the Tufts 2010 Friedman School Symposium on Nutrition Security, co-project director Danielle Nierenberg highlights some of the innovations taking place on the ground in Africa today  that help to better manage existing water, which can make a big difference in the livelihoods of small scale farmers across the continent.

Nov27

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

In this video a farmer at ECOVA Mali tells  Nourishing the Planet co-Project Director, Danielle Nierenberg, how the organization teaches farmers to use compost made from available materials as opposed to expensive chemical fertilizers in their gardens.

Nov20

Video Spotlight of the Week

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Each week Nourishing the Planet features a video to give you the inside scoop on the different projects we see on the ground that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We showcase past favorites and some brand new videos you’ve never seen.  Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel to see more.

This week’s video features an interview with Michael Rudolph from the School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, a fellow of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, on an initiative to grow food gardens in city parks in partnership with the government.