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Principles of sustainable agriculture/ecological agriculture- Part 1
 
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Ardhendu Chatterjee from Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata explains how one can integrate local plants, birds, animals and insects to create a sustainable farm. Watch the video to know more.
Views: 2527 IndiaWater Portal
Principles of sustainable/ecological agriculture- Part 3
 
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Ardhendu Chatterjee from Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata explains how one can integrate local plants, birds, animals and insects to create a sustainable farm. Watch the video to know more.
Views: 435 IndiaWater Portal
Principles of sustainable/ecological agriculture- Part 2
 
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Ardhendu Chatterjee from Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata explains how one can integrate local plants, birds, animals and insects to create a sustainable farm. Watch the video to know more.
Views: 457 IndiaWater Portal
Launch of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles)
 
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Launched at the United Nations in September 2014, the Food & Agriculture Business Principles respond to calls for a common language and framework to achieve food security through more sustainable agriculture. In this video, leaders from business, government, civil society and the UN share their perspectives on the importance of the FAB Principles to help realize the goal of sustainable development. www.unglobalcompact.org/FABPrinciples
Applying the principles of biomimicry to business: Wiebke Liu at TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen
 
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Wiebke Liu is a Fortune 500 executive, McKinsey-trained strategist, consultant, entrepreneur, and proud mother. She combines her passion for business with her love for nature into a quest to help businesses shift to sustainable process and product design. She believes we must leave behind the straight-line industrial age methods of production, and embrace closed-loop processes with zero waste. This is how we will stop maximizing for just a few and start optimizing for all. Wiebke's business career started in corporate finance at Deutsche Bank and spans consulting at McKinsey & Company, growing internet start-ups, running her own marketing consultancy, and leading marketing functions at Apollo Group, the world's largest online education provider. She has developed consumer brands including Apollo's Balloon.com, an online skills marketplace, and Innovator's Accelerator, the IDEO-designed innovation course with Harvard's Clayton Christensen. She has also designed sales and marketing programs for market leaders including Adobe, AT&T, Expedia, Microsoft, Peet's Coffee, Sun, Target, and the occasional winery. In her TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen talk, Liu explores nature as the ultimate R&D lab and systems designer. Using examples including slime mold and honey bees, she shows how businesses can drive innovation by studying and mimicking nature. Liu urges businesses to apply nature's blueprints to create win-win value chains with the power to restore our planet. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 7285 TEDx Talks
Sustainable agriculture
 
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Sustainable agriculture is the act of farming using principles of ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. The phrase was reportedly coined by Australian agricultural scientist Gordon McClymont. It has been defined as "an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will last over the long term" For Example: This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
Views: 23 Audiopedia
Measuring Sustainable Agriculture (Webinar)
 
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Current and future demands for sustainability information are presenting opportunities and challenges for the Canadian grain industry. Over the past five years, Pulse Canada has been working with a number of industry stakeholders to understand the demand for sustainable products by the food sector globally. IN this webinar, you will hear how sustainability can be measured in Canadian grain production. Denis Trémorin, Director of Sustainability for Pulse Canada, explains how this information and other tools can help the Canadian agriculture industry position itself as a reliable source of sustainable food products.
Views: 220 PulseCanada1
Agricultural Practices & Watershed Management
 
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Watershed Management by Dr. T.I. Eldho,Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Bombay.For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.ac.in
Views: 3646 nptelhrd
Joel Salatin in Idaho: 10 Big Concepts for Agriculture
 
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This video was recorded on Nov. 18th 2014 at the Sustainable Agriculture Symposium sponsored by the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture. This is segment 2 of 3 of a lecture by Joel Salatin.
Views: 13270 Transcend Productions
Adrienne Gardaz, "The Food and Agriculture Business Principles", at the RT9
 
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SESSION I: Governance & Innovation Adrienne Gardaz Policy Adviser & Programme Manager, "Business & Peace" - "Sustainable Agriculture" UN Global Compact "The Food and Agriculture Business Principles: a holistic approach to corporate sustainability"
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Principles of Profitable Ruminant Livestock Production
 
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Presentation given at the Tri-County Ruminant Livestock Production Meeting in Southside Virginia on 12-10-14. Table of Contents: 01:29 - 02:11 - Sustainable Forage Systems 05:47 - Fall Calving on Hay Ration 06:28 - Tall Fescue Hay @ 3 ton/A 09:18 - SPA Record Summary 11:13 - 12:27 - Principle 1: Set a Sustainable Stocking Rate 12:40 - 14:04 - Getting Stocking Rate Right 15:56 - Principle 2: Build and Maintain Soil Fertility 16:21 - Soil Defined 16:54 - 17:51 - Soil Test Pastures 19:04 - Liebig’s Barrel 21:03 - 22:22 - Soil Acidity and Liming 23:25 - Soil pH and Nutrient Availability 23:26 - Soil Acidity and Liming 23:37 - Soil pH and Nutrient Availability 24:39 - 26:04 - Grazing Redistribute Nutrients 27:56 - Nutrient Removed by Hay 29:42 - Value of Nutrients in Hay 30:57 - Principle 3: Manage for Legumes 31:21 - Legumes and Grazing Systems 33:20 - Nitrogen Fixation 35:15 - Managing for Legumes 37:07 - Principle 4: Rotationally Stock Pastures 37:30 - Subdivide Pastures 39:51 - Subdivide Pastures 40:34 - Subdivide Pastures 41:13 - Subdivide Pastures 42:03 - Defoliation 43:22 - Location of Carbohydrate Reserves 46:07 - Carbohydrate Cycling in Alfalfa 46:19 - Carbohydrate and Leaf Area Interactions 47:47 - What is going on Underground? 48:40 - Botanical Composition 48:43 - Principle 5: Stockpile Tall Fescue for Winter Grazing 49:06 - Tall Fescue 49:14 - Stockpiling Cool-Season Grasses 49:41 - Stockpiling Cool-Season Grasses 49:53 - 50:20 - Nitrogen Rate and Source 50:21 - Nitrogen Source Effects on CP 50:22 - Nitrogen Rate and Source 50:36 - Nitrogen Source Effects on CP 50:40 - Nitrogen Source Effects on TDN 52:30 - What does it cost? 52:45 - Putting Ideas into Motion 53:19 - Questions?
Views: 5166 KYForages
Better Harvest for Farmers in Developing Countries
 
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In Food Chain Partnerships Bayer connects local farmers in developing countries with international trading companies. As part of the program Bayer is training indian famers in sustainable agriculture principles to enhance product quality and increase agricultural yields. Visit our channel for more interesting science videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/BayerTVinternational
Views: 961 Bayer Global
Career Opportunities in Sustainability
 
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Explore opportunities in the field of sustainability and discover what skills are needed to launch or further your career. Learn more about the Sustainable Business Practices professional certificate program and how it can help you reach your professional goals. Recorded on 09/18/2014. Series: "The Career Channel" [11/2014] [Business] [Show ID: 28565]
Consultation on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles, Brussels
 
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The Consultation on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles) was hosted by Paolo De Castro, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, in Brussels on 11 February 2014. To advance the positive impact that business can have on sustainable agriculture, the UN Global Compact is facilitating the development of voluntary FAB Principles in collaboration with the private sector, key civil society organizations and experts. The FAB Principles will articulate a common understanding on the resources, ecosystem services and socio-economic impacts needed to build resilience into agricultural supply systems and the markets that they serve. The Principles will support the objectives of relevant UN agencies by offering a basis for responsible businesses to align to the goals of the UN as articulated in the Rio+20 outcome document "The Future We Want", and provide a framework for furthering good practices, and for developing effective private and public sector policies and partnerships. The Principles, and knowledge arising from the process that generate them, will underpin the UN Global Compact's submission on the theme of 'Food Security and Nutrition' in the post-2015 development agenda. For more information and to share your views on the draft FAB Principles, please visit: http://unglobalcompact.org/Issues/Environment/food_agriculture_business_principles.html
Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil
 
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This video features Gabe Brown and his Keys To Building a Healthy Soil, filmed on Nov. 18th 2014 at the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture's annual symposium.
Views: 182912 Transcend Productions
Agricultural Water Management Practices under Limited Water Supply: Lessons from Recent Droughts
 
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James E. Ayars, Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS
Views: 10469 UCANR
How Sustainable Farming Can Be Better than Organic Agriculture
 
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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits his friends farm to share with you how sustainable farming can be better than simply organic agriculture. In this episode, John shares with you a small farm on Maui that is growing food in the most natural, "organic" and sustainable way as possible with primary focus on reusing on-site materials vs bringing in external inputs such as fertilizer as much as possible. In this episode you will learn about many of the elements of this sustainable farm that make it a viable family business operation in the tropics with year-round growing conditions. You will discover some of the lesser known and uncommon crops that can be easy to grow in places that do not get a freeze. You will also discover different growing techniques that will allow you to grow more diversity on your farm by providing different environments to your plants. Finally, John will interview Ryan and ask him about why he has been successful quitting his job to work on the farm full time as well as some tips that will help and make you a better gardener or farmer. After watching this episode, you will be more familiar with a more sustainable way of farming besides most industrial organic agriculture as well as learn many tips, and techniques that you can put into practice to grow food more sustainably, locally, and organically for you, your family, your community and the world. Watch the original episode at Ryan's place at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUY8KdODlIA Watch the other episode in Hawaii where NO animal manures are used on a sustainable permaculture homestead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uAmdB7nxuc
Joel Salatin in Idaho: 10 Threads to Farming Success
 
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This video was recorded on Nov. 18th 2014 at the Sustainable Agriculture Symposium sponsored by the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture. This is segment 3 of 3 of a lecture by Joel Salatin.
Views: 50243 Transcend Productions
CIAT Values and Principles - Episode #1
 
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CIAT has just launched its Strategy 2014--2020. With the aim to meet our goals and objectives, we have decided to further strengthen our core values, which are based on a set of shared ethical principles, leading us to work together in teams and with partners in a pragmatic and efficient way, to achieve high-quality research, which is innovative and impact oriented. Below is a small example of how we together are the Change that strengthens science.
Soil Health Principles - Ray Archuleta
 
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A presentation by Ray Archuleta of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service at the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round, and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures. Learn more at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference.
Views: 44795 SARE Outreach
AGROECOLOGY IN MOVEMENT
 
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Donizete Vicente Lopes is a successful small scale farmer in Minas Gerais in Brazil. He believes in and acts according to the principles of agroecology. In this video Donizete shows how with listening to nature and with preserving, degraded land can be turned into very fertile land. Farmers often know sustainable solutions to todays problems in agriculture. The agroecological movement is necessary to bring different types of knowledge together, to work together, and to spread the sustainable solutions all over the world. Agroecology in movement makes part of a bigger project in which farmers from around the world give their perspectives on agriculture in general and show their successful agroecological cultivation systems.
Views: 1005 FSE Wageningen UR
Intro to Cost-Benefit Analysis
 
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This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund's collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. In this video, you will be introduced to the concept of a cost benefit analysis. You will learn the difference between decision making from the perspective of a private firm vs. a larger society and how this applies to environmental conservation. To follow this series, subscribe to our YouTube channel. For more information on these and other trainings from Conservation Strategy Fund, check out: http://www.conservation-strategy.org/ For copyright information on all sound effects, see http://www.conservation-strategy.org/en/page/csf-economic-video-lessons-sound-references
Who's Your Farmer California? Cover Cropping with Martin Burger
 
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Sustainable World Media traveled to the 300 acre Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility in Davis, California to speak with agroecologist Martin Burger. Russell Ranch investigates dry land and irrigated farming in California's Mediterranean climate. In this video, Martin Burger explains the many benefits of cover cropping on farms. These benefits include nitrogen fixing, carbon sequestration, water retention and conservation, erosion control and increasing soil fertility. Russell Ranch is conducting a 100-year study called LTRAS- Long Term Research in Agricultural Sustainability. Learn More at http://asi.ucdavis.edu/rr
Views: 1436 SustainableWorld
Agricultural Water Management 101
 
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Agricultural Water Management 101, by Prinsco, a family owned company innovating to impact agricultural efficiency since 1975. This presentation will take you through the basics of effective water management in an agricultural application, how it works and why it has the potential to dramatically improve crop health and productivity. www.prinsco.com
Views: 60408 Prinsco Inc
Unconventional Agriculture | The Lexicon of Sustainability | PBS Food
 
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Today, half the world's food production—what we eat—depends on chemical fertilizers and herbicides. These are the foundation of Conventional Agriculture, but they pollute our soils, drinking water, waterways, and oceans. Unconventional farmers focus on building soil fertility by working with nature, not against it. The Lexicon of Sustainability's Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat. Visit http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com to learn more. PBS Food celebrates a love of food and cooking with the best recipes and fresh ingredients. No gimmicks, just food. Find recipes from your favorite cooking shows and more: http://www.pbs.org/food Follow PBS Food on Twitter: @PBSFood
Views: 5448 PBS Food
Forage Production and Grazing Browsing Management
 
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Educational video for Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management for Goats in the Southern Region, USA developed by Dr. Uma Karki at Tuskegee University in collaboration with experts from Langston University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Mississippi State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service, and PadmaDal Memorial Foundation. Dr. Karki is an Associate Professor/State Extension Livestock Specialist in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, Cooperative Extension Program. For more information on this topic, contact her at [email protected] or (334) 727-8336. Development of this video was made possible with the funding support from Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE), Professional Development Grant, grant number ES11-107.
Moving agriculture into the 21st century: Dr. John Reganold at TEDxWSU 2014
 
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Agriculture in the United States and many other countries is at a critical juncture. To feed a growing world population, producing adequate crop yields is vital but only one of four main goals that must be met for agriculture to be sustainable. The other three are enhancing the environment, making farming financially viable, and contributing to the well-being of farmers and their communities. Conventional farming systems have provided increasing sup-plies of food and other products, but often at the expense of the other three sustainability goals. Alternative systems, such as organic and integrated farming, better blend production, environment, and socio-economic objectives. Yet, no one of these systems alone will produce enough food to feed the planet. Rather, a blend of these innovative farming approaches is needed for future global food and ecosystem security. The slow expansion of such innovative farming systems in the United States and elsewhere is as much a policy and market problem as a science and technology problem. And you, as a consumer, play a vital role in the foods you choose to eat, which in turn can hasten implementation of more sustainable agricultural systems. Bio- Dr. John Reganold is a Regents Professor of Soil Science at Washington State University. He founded the first organic agriculture major at a university in the United States and one of the nation's largest certified organic teaching farms. His research has appeared in the world's top journals and documented the improved soil health, environmental quality, and economic impacts of organic and other innovative farms on four continents. Each year, thousands of college students learn from his two textbooks, Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective and Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future, now in its fourth edition. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 3143 TEDx Talks
Organic Farming, Australia - Learn how to farm organically
 
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Learn the secrets of Australia's Top Organic Farmers. Organic farming is currently receiving a lot of attention. Many farmers are keen to give organics a go but are unsure about the process involved and it's viability. Our one hour video hopes to demystify organic farming by bringing together some of Australia's top commercial organic and non-toxic farmers, and ask them how they manage their enterprises without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Mark joined a tour led by Nuffield Farming Scholar Don MacFarlane which took in ten different properties including the Victorian Agricultural Research Centre. The great thing about the one hour video is that it allows the farmers involved to tell their own story on why they went organic, how they went about it and whether it has been a viable move. The video covers such diverse farming enterprises as organic cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs, grain, wine, fruit and vegetables. Some of the farms included in the video are: The Druce family farm "Green Grove" which produces it's own flour and confectionary at their Junee flourmill. Alan Druce has been organic since 1962 and the success they are having with their Green Grove Organics operation in Junee is a fine example to country towns everywhere of what can be done to bring life back into the country. The Statham Family property "Rosnay" near Canowindra which is setting up a grower-marketing group for organic wine, olives, potatoes and pastured poultry. The Statham's wish to form an organic farming community at Rosnay, with 20 acre blocks available for purchase. Nick and Fiona Chambers of 'Fernleigh Farms' near Daylesford, who farm organic vegetables, beef and grazing pigs. They have developed an export market to Japan. Fiona is a senior consultant with Rendell McGuckian Agricultural and Management Consultants and is involved in developing the organic dairy industry. The Johnson's of Wombat Wholefoods near Young show farmer's how even with limited acreage, non-toxic farming can be successful. Sam Johnson runs laying and meat chickens in movable pens, free range turkeys, pigs, cattle and fruit trees. Sam has an on property abattoir and direct markets his produce to consumers and restaurants. An amazing system whereby any waste from the abattoir is used to fertilize his fruit trees and any spoilt fruit is fed to his pigs. The Snowy Mountain Organic Dairy Farm near Cooryong. Stephen Whitstead was recently awarded Victorian Farmer of the year for his initiative in filling a niche market with low fat milk and cream. Weekly times Farmer of the year nominees Gerry and Terry Browning of Yarrawonga, who have had great success using organic principles to rotationally graze their 350 cow herd in a single mob. The video is full of good advice and good ideas. It is refreshing to hear farmers themselves talk passionately and succinctly about their operations. Producer: Mark Shea B.A.(Psych.Soc) Music: Ross Williams Aprenda los secretos de Top Productores Orgánicos de Australia. Imparare i segreti della Top Organic Farmers in Australia . ऑस्ट्रेलिया के शीर्ष कार्बनिक किसानों के रहस्यों को जानें . Apprenez les secrets de Top agriculteurs biologiques de l'Australie .
Views: 55202 Overlander.tv
Gauranga Das: "Greed to Green: The Art of Sustainable Living" | Talks at Google
 
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What do the following have in common: Global warming, energy crisis, urbanization, global water shortage, nuclear proliferation, loss of biodiversity, high unemployment rates, unstable economy, war and terrorism ? Answer: Our attitude - the greed with which we deal with nature and one another in an exploitative manner instead of in a mood of sharing and serving. As a Native American proverb goes, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, but we borrow it from our children"! Inspired by that vision, the Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) project began near Mumbai as a humble but bold attempt to solve these tough global problems by highlighting the importance of living a life in harmony with nature and to create a model of a community based on the principles of sustainable living. Integrating traditional Vedic wisdom with modern approaches, GEV has made tremendous innovations in multiple areas such as alternate energy, water conservation, green sewage management, soil biotechnology, green building technologies, organic farming and animal care. GEV has won many accolades, most recently: the five-star rating from GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), the best paper award at the 2014 International Conference on Agricultural, Ecological and Medical Sciences, and the prestigious SKOCH award - India's highest independent civilian honor. In this talk, Gauranga Das, an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) graduate and Director of Govardhan Eco Village, will present a deep-dive on some of the indigenous technologies used in this project and the art of sustainable living based on their decade-long experience.
Views: 5190 Talks at Google
Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project
 
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The Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project, funded by the European Union from 2012 to 2014, aimed to raise agricultural productivity and promote effective market linkages in order to improve the nutrition or poor households in the south of Bangladesh and Nepal plains. This film tells the project's story. ANEP was a project consortium of eight partners: International Development Enterprises (iDE), WorldFish, Save the Children, CIMMYT, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), CODEC, CEAPRED, and BES.
Managing for Soil Health on an Organic Farm - A Farmer's Perspective
 
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Presented by Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, NY View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Our presenter, Klaas Martens, Penn Yan, NY, uses a diverse crop rotation to farm over 1,400 acres of organic corn, soybeans, small grains, a variety of peas, and cover crops. By adhering to one simple principle - every crop follows a suitable predecessor - Martens has improved soil health and function to cycle nutrients, increase water infiltration and availability, and eliminate both weed and disease pest problems. In this presentation, Martens will focus on the use of plants to change the soil and how soil biology can perform the services that are expected from tillage. He will also cover relay cropping, or starting one crop before the previous crop is harvested, and how this practice allows him to maintain a living root and cover on the soil all year. Can tillage be part of a soil health building system? Join the webinar to learn more. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the producer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USDA.
Training Women Farmers for the Future
 
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One of Agile International’s highest priorities is training farmers in Mali in sustainable agriculture principles that can feed families now and in the future. Through our partnership with Colorado State University and your help, Agile International will bring graduate students to Mali to train trainers and farmers in modern soil management principles. Connect with Agile International at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgileWestAfrica Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgileWestAfrica Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104089216894151423804/posts Linked In: http://linkedin.com/in/agileinternational
Views: 112 Agile International
What do we mean when we talk about sustainable intensification? - Charles Godfray
 
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Plenary lecture by Charles Godfray, University of Oxford entitled 'What do we mean when we talk about sustainable intensification?' This lecture took place during the New Phytologist next generation scientists conference, held at the John Innes Centre in July 2014 (http://www.newphytologist.org/nextgensci). New Phytologist next generation scientists was a unique event, fully funded by the New Phytologist Trust and Wiley, which aimed to provide the next generation of plant scientists a chance to share their work with their peers and leading international scientists in a stimulating, supportive and exciting environment. Video filmed and produced by Leeds Media Services http://www.leedsmediaservices.co.uk
Views: 1541 New Phytologist Trust
Online Permaculture Design Course with Scott Pittman from the Permaculture Institute
 
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This permaculture design course was filmed in Costa Rica with Scott Pittman. Click here: http://organiclifeguru.com/course/permaculture-design-course/ This course teaches the principles and foundations of sustainable design. Permaculture is an ecological design system. It is an approach to finding solutions for sustainability in all our undertakings – a way of looking at such questions as “How do I build an ecologically sound home?” “How do I decrease my own ecological footprint?” “How do I direct my money to do good work that restores communities and local economy?” “How do I grow my own food and create life-affirming conditions for other living things, instead of relying on commercial food supply and all its vices?” Permaculture teaches us how to design natural homes, how to create abundant gardens, plant food forests, how to include backyard animals, how to build biodiversity to protect wildlife, regenerate degraded landscapes and ecosystems, harvest rainwater, develop ethical economies and communities, and much more. As an ecological design system, permaculture focuses on the interconnections between things more than individual parts. Permaculture relies on ethics, design methodology and numerous design principles. Course content includes: Principles of Natural Systems Sustainable Design Methodologies Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society Reading the Land & Understanding Natural Processes Large Scale Land Restoration Techniques Water Harvesting Techniques Design Principles of Sustainable Human Settlements Grey Water Recycling Natural Building Strategies Cultivated & Productive Ecologies Food Forests, Plant Guilds, Gardens for Self-Sufficiency Energy Conservation Technologies Appropriate Technologies and Renewable Energies Urban Environment Permaculture Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control Land Arts and Community Activism Invisible Structures: EcoVillages & Credit Unions Community Supported Agriculture Strategies for an Alternative Nation Click here to get more permaculture design videos like this: http://organiclifeguru.com/organic-life/enjoy-the-organic-life-guru-sampler-on-your-organic-growing-journey/
Views: 3135 Chris Badgett
Grass Fed
 
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Most cattle are finished on industrial feedlots, where they are fed a mix of antibiotics, hormones, protein supplements and corn. Farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia raise their cattle on grass, using rotational grazing and other fundamental principles of pasture management. Learn more about the difference between grassfed and cornfed beef. To know more visit http://thelexicon.org A Rumplefarm, LLC Production Produced by Laura Howard-Gayeton Written and Directed by Douglas Gayeton Edited by Pier Giorgio Provenzano "Grass Farmer" Joel Salatin Polyface Farm Swoope, Virginia Joel Salatin is a farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents' ideas. A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from "creating the farm your children will want" to "making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country." Grass farmer -- "Grass is a solar collector. It uses photosynthesis to transform the sun's rays into chlorophyll. When cows eat grass, they convert this energy into protein and fat." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton Grass fed -- Grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning. -USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service Carbon sequestration -- "Excessive carbon in our atmosphere is considered a major contributor to climate change, so practices that remove carbon from the air and capture it in the soil are increasingly in vogue among progressive farmers." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton Rotational grazing -- "Rotational grazing is periodically moving livestock to fresh paddocks, to allow pastures to regrow. Rotational grazing requires skillful decisions and close monitoring of their consequences. Modern electric fencing and innovative water-delivery devices are important tools. Feed costs decline and animal health improves when animals harvest their own feed in a well-managed rotational grazing system." -The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FGn4/
Views: 4507 The Lexicon
Main Principles of EU Environmental Law- seminar training
 
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8-9 October 2015, EIPA Luxembourg http://seminars.eipa.eu/
Diesel Engine, How it  works ?
 
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Help us to make future videos for you. Make LE's efforts sustainable. Please support us at Patreon.com ! https://www.patreon.com/LearnEngineering Diesel engines are the most versatile IC Engines. With help of animation working of Diesel engine is elaborately explained in this video. Here the basic construction of diesel engine, its working and mechanical design aspects are covered. Starting from working of single cylinder diesel engine, working of a four cylinder engine is logically explained here. Like us on FB : https://www.facebook.com/LearnEngineering
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Delicious, GMO free organic products delivered to you!
 
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When you buy from us, you support the principles that we stand for: sustainable agriculture, respect for the environment and supporting the natural habitat. This video is from our series of trendy adverts that talk about the work we do - to deliver fresh, delicious organic food straight from the farm to your door.
Seeds | The Lexicon of Sustainability | PBS Food
 
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In the last century nearly 75% of our agricultural crops have disappeared. Learn the importance of protecting the culture and biodiversity of seeds. The Lexicon of Sustainability's Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat. Visit http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com to learn more. PBS Food celebrates a love of food and cooking with the best recipes and fresh ingredients. No gimmicks, just food. Find recipes from your favorite cooking shows and more: http://www.pbs.org/food Follow PBS Food on Twitter: @PBSFood
Views: 153214 PBS Food
Agroecology, initiatives in Australia, India, Japan (permaculture, organic and natural farming)
 
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A year to meet people from agroecology through Australia, India and Japan. An overview in 20 minutes. Project "Tour du Globe Agricole" by the association "Terre d'Initiatives" https://assoterredinitiatives.wordpress.com/
Planting Hope - The Story of Sustainable Harvest International
 
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In a poverty-stricken land where survival is a daily battle, 78 year-old farmer Don Cheyo departs from tradition to make a better life for his family. To do this, he must make the difficult transition from destructive agricultural techniques to more sustainable methods. With the help of his Field Trainer, Juan Carlos, and Sustainable Harvest International, Don Cheyo works to provide his family with organic fruits and vegetables that were previously non-existent in his rural village. They face a huge challenge: How do you go against an entire nation's culture? How do you lead the younger generation away from slash-and-burn farming when it's all they know? Planting Hope is a colorful look into the Honduran landscape, and a call for grassroots agricultural reform--for the sake of humanity and the environment at large. Myriad Media http://www.myriadmedia.net Media Type: Documentary Producer: Ricardo Roberts and Tony Cope Director of Photography: Tony Cope Editor: Daniel Cook, Tony Cope, Ricardo Roberts Motion Graphics: Jennifer King Music & Sound: Mixed and mastered by Blazing Music and Sound. Music by various artists