Tag: Farming

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Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India

Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

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Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yo...

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Armenia: A Fruitful Partnership

United Nations - When Meghri Cannery in Southern Armenia almost closed its doors five years ago due to aging equipment and its remote location, Director, Grigoryan Grisha struggled to find capital to save the business...

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KENYA: WHITE GOLD

United Nations - Kenya has one of Africa’s largest dairy sectors, and milk consumption here is the highest in the developing world. Some 80% of this milk is provided by small holder farmers. Increasing demand offers a...

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Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

United Nations - After a vicious ten-year war which has left a devastated people, courageous women are now taking the lead to rebuild - from a vegetable farm to the whole country. UN in Action, Episode #1490 Script...

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Bolivia: Potatoes in peril

United Nations - Potatoes originated in the Andes where more than 4,000 different varieties are grown. A changing climate in Bolivia has put this staple food at risk. The International Fund for Agricultural Developme...

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Moldova: Coming home

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova continues to struggle economically, with 25 per cent of the population forced to work abroad. The exodus has halted investment in local infrastructure, but now ...

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Egypt: Youth Unemployment Rising

Egypt dominated the headlines at the beginning of the year when an unprecedented display of people power toppled 30 years of autocratic rule. But will the elections planned for later in the year solve Egypt's problems...

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Kyrgyzstan: Finding a Place to Feed

The traditional lifestyle of nomadic shepherds in Kyrgyzstan is threatened by climate change. Herders are hoping that through reviving ancient practices, their grassland will survive to support their way of life. ...

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Malawi: Standing Up for Women’s Land Rights

In many traditional cultures, women aren't allowed to own or inherit property. Losing a husband through death or divorce can be a guarantee of poverty. But one woman in Malawi has defied that fate. UNIA Programm...

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Kenya: Mobile Weather Forecast Helps Farmers

Farmers in Kenya are reaping better harvests with mobile phones carrying weather forecasts. It is an initiative sponsored by the International telecommunication Union, ITU, to bring up-to-date techniques to the poores...

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Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water

The United Nations has named 2010-2020 the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. A phenomenon unknown to many, desertification threatens almost half of the world's land. If left unchecked, its ef...