- published: 11 Feb 2013
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In Africa, the demand for organic products has been growing steadily over the years. Many grass-roots initiatives in Africa have started to sell organic products in neighbourhood shops, street markets or in organic shops in a town. Organic food offers multiple benefits and attractive income potential for producers, processors and trading companies all over the world. Certified organic products provide access to attractive local and international markets, where higher prices and incomes are possible. As a result, organic products from Africa are currently exported to many countries, particularly to Europe. Starting organic farming is only the first step - selling the products is another challenge. How can producers, processors and traders in Africa be successful in the organic business? T...
The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.
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How three smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Kenya escaped poverty, hunger and diminishing yields through learning organic farming practises. A documentary made for IFOAM by Maweni Farm in collaboration with the national organic agriculture movements in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
Normally, a tree tomato plant takes two years to bear fruits, but the grafted one matures in nine months. The grafted variety is more resistant to diseases, matures faster, and does well in high altitude as well as drier areas because it acquires favorable traits from indigenous Muthakwa plant.
Strange how our grandfathers used to eat organic food: We hated the taste of their food. We went for junk in a big way. Strange how we want to go back to it. If only we had taken it seriously from the word go. But then, as usual, we have to learn our lesson first before we understand. Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN), together with other organic organizations in the region, outlines the importance of organic food and also launches the organic certification Mark for Eastern Africa.
Climate is changing and biodiversity is diminishing at rate never seen before, and in Africa where majority are smallholder farmers, there is growing anxiety and devastation on how the continent will feed over a billion mouths. let's find out.
This 8-minute documentary is about Volta Presentation, a small and developing farm in the Volta Region of Ghana that's recognized as one of the only farms in West Africa that practices healthy, sustainable and biodynamic agriculture in its growth and distribution of produce without chemical pesticides.
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Tanzanian eco-volunteer Shahaya Shao has spent more than six months at an organic farm in the north of Germany learning more sustainable agriculture methods. Will he be able to stick with organic when he’s back home? More eco@africa reports: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686