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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: 2369 IndiaWater Portal
What is ECOLOGICAL FARMING? What does ECOLOGICAL FARMING mean? ECOLOGICAL FARMING meaning
 
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What is ECOLOGICAL FARMING? What does ECOLOGICAL FARMING mean? ECOLOGICAL FARMING meaning - ECOLOGICAL FARMING definition - ECOLOGICAL FARMING explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Ecological farming is recognised as the high-end objective among the proponents of sustainable agriculture. Ecological farming is not the same as organic farming, however there are many similarities and they are not necessarily incompatible. Ecological farming includes all methods, including organic, which regenerate ecosystem services like: prevention of soil erosion, water infiltration and retention, carbon sequestration in the form of humus, and increased biodiversity. Many techniques are used including no till, multispecies cover crops, strip cropping, terrace cultivation, shelter belts, pasture cropping etc. Ecological farming involves the introduction of symbiotic species, where possible, to support the ecological sustainability of the farm. Associated benefits include a reduction in ecological debt and elimination of dead zones. Ecological farming is a pioneering, practical development which aims to create globally sustainable land management systems, and encourages review of the importance of maintaining biodiversity in food production and farming end products. One foreseeable option is to develop specialized automata to scan and respond to soil and plant situations relative to intensive care for the soil and the plants. Accordingly, conversion to ecological farming may best utilize the information age, and become recognised as a primary user of robotics and expert systems. The challenge for ecological farming science is to be able to achieve a mainstream productive food system that is sustainable or even regenerative. To enter the field of ecological farming, location relative to the consumer, can reduce the food miles factor to help minimise damage to the biosphere by combustion engine emissions involved in current food transportation. Design of the ecological farm is initially constrained by the same limitations as conventional farming: local climate, the soil's physical properties, budget for beneficial soil supplements, manpower and available automatons; however long-term water management by ecological farming methods is likely to conserve and increase water availability for the location, and require far fewer inputs to maintain fertility. Certain principles unique to ecological farming need to be considered. Food production should be ecological in both origin and destiny Integration of species that maintain ecosystem services whilst providing a selection of alternative products Minimise food miles, packaging, energy consumption and waste. Define a new ecosystem to suit human needs using lessons from existing ecosystems from around the world Apply the value of a knowledge-base (advanced data base) about soil microorganisms so that discoveries of the ecological benefits of having various kinds of microorganisms encouraged in productive systems such as Forest Gardens can be assessed and optimised; for example in the case of naturally occurring microorganisms called denitrifiers
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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: 430 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: 397 IndiaWater Portal
The Pros and Cons of Organic Farming | Biology  for All | FuseSchool
 
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In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOrIUlrnPo) we looked at the key principles of organic farming - the use of more natural alternatives instead of chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides or feed additives for livestock. This all sounds great, but there is more to the story. Organic farming isn’t all good. The yields are lower because more produce is damaged by pests, and carefully selected chemical pesticides cannot be used. With an ever-growing world population, we have limited land to feed everyone from. So should we therefore just focus on maximising yields? Or to get the same yields, more land would need to be farmed. Where would this surplus land come from - cutting down our remaining forests and rainforests? This would be far worse for the environment both in terms of climate change and biodiversity. A study in the UK found that a litre of organic milk requires 80% more land than conventional milk to produce. That’s a lot more land, and makes you wonder whether organic foods are a luxury the world just cannot afford to provide. Interestingly, it has been found that some organic farming methods require more water than non-organic alternatives; a huge problem as droughts become more regular and water more scarce. Organic is not necessarily better for the environment either. Organic dairy farms do actually produce more methane per cow than conventional farms because of the diet of the cattle: organic cows apparently burp twice as much as conventional cows!! As methane is a greenhouse gas, this does not bode well for global warming. You also need to consider the airmiles of your produce… in the UK most of the organic food is imported, so if there is a conventionally farmed alternative from a local source then it may be better for the environment to opt for that product. Scientists are still fiercely debating whether conventional or organic farming has a larger environmental footprint; so I am not expecting you to have a clear opinion either! It is actually a big misconception that organic farms cannot use any pesticides; they can because without them, the crop yields would be much too low for the farm to be sustained. Organic farmers can use both synthetic and natural kinds of pesticides, but some of the regular pesticide chemicals are banned on organic farms. As fewer chemicals are used, there is less risk of chemicals remaining on the food, which can only be a good thing for consumers. Scientists are still debating the pros and cons of organic farming in comparison to conventional farming, and there is plenty of information you can read online. The tricky part is that most articles are very biased so don’t be swayed by the first article you read. The principles of organic farming are obviously very good for the environment, but in reality yields matter. There is a balance to be found between looking after our soils and environment, and so employing organic strategies such as crop rotations, but having a limited amount of agricultural land and an ever-growing population. Many conventional farmers employ organic strategies to do their best for the soil structure and local biodiversity, but make use of chemicals in the lowest levels possible whilst still maintaining yields. SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected]
What is organic farming? | Biology for All | FuseSchool
 
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As populations have grown, farming practices have become more intensified to maximise crop yields and ensure we can feed the ever growing population. Fertilisers and pesticides are used on crops, and animals may be kept inside in more densely packed sheds to maximise milk yields, or egg production, or speed up the time needed for the animal to be ready to be sent to market for meat. An alternative to conventional farming is organic farming. Organic farming currently accounts for about 1% of agricultural land worldwide. It focuses on sustainability and is thought to have less detrimental effects on the environment than conventional farming. This has led to it being proposed as an alternative to conventional agriculture for helping to overcome the climate change crisis we are currently experiencing. The debate continues, as it is not a perfect solution. In theory, organic farming should not use chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides or feed additives for livestock. It requires the farmer to use more natural alternatives. This results in lower yields, but the farmer can sell their produce at a higher price because consumers believe the produce is of a higher quality. Instead of fertilisers, manure is used. This recycles waste and improves the soil structure. However, it is smelly and more difficult to apply than chemical fertilisers, and also means the farmer has less control over the mineral content they are putting into their soils. Crop rotation is used to reduce disease building up in the soils and to strengthen the soil composition. Certain crops, such as the legume family - so peas and beans, fix nitrogen from the air and increase the nitrates in the soil. This makes the soil much more fertile, and so farmers rotate legumes with their other crops. Growing multiple crops is however less efficient and produces lower yields than specialising in one or few crops however. Instead of using herbicides, weeding is the preferred organic farming technique. This is of course much more environmentally friendly because it is chemical free but it is very labour intensive. Although this does mean more jobs available, which is a great thing. Organic farming is thought to maintain the biodiversity better than conventional farming because fewer chemicals are used. There are more bumble bees and insects in an area because pesticides haven’t been used. Weeds and non-crop plants can grow as herbicides aren’t used. Biodiversity benefits the food chain across all levels, from the plants up to the foxes. These are the theories of organic farming, and is how we farmed for the one hundred thousand years before the industrial revolution. It is generally thought that organic farming is much better for biodiversity, and also produces a healthier product because less chemicals are used on it. In the second video on organic farming, we will look at some of the problems of organic farming, and the reality of what it means to be an organic farm. SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected]
Ecological Agriculture is the future!
 
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India's Ecological Agriculture movement has started in Bihar! JOIN: http://j.mp/ffl-fb-post Farmers in Kedia, Bihar have put everything at stake to ensure that our food and future is safe. For the past 2 years, Greenpeace has been working in the community to make a shift towards Ecological Agriculture and phase out all chemicals and pesticides. This #WorldEnvironmentDay watch our latest video to know more and spread the word! Protect #OurFoodOurFuture: http://j.mp/ffl-fb-post
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Matt and Lentil : Food, ecological farming & trade
 
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How you change your experiences - you change your world. Matt and Lentil at CreativeMornings Melbourne, March 2016. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world's creative community at https://creativemornings.com/talks Don't miss a video. Subscribe! https://bit.ly/1jeJwut Follow CreativeMornings: https://twitter.com/creativemorning https://facebook.com/creativemornings
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Ecological farming 1
 
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Sustainable Living You Won't Believe! Vol. 1 Going Organic Permaculture Documentary | Amazing Earth
 
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Sustainable Living You Won't Believe! Vol. 1 Going Organic PDC Documentary | Amazing Earth Permaculture is a creative design process that is based on ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics. The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is a seventy-two hour (minimum) training experience. Students who complete the full curriculum earn the internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by the movement’s co-founder Bill Mollison. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators and ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives, and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes. The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants. For more information on permaculture visit: What is permaculture?: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/introduction-permaculture Permaculture Principles: http://permacultureprinciples.com/ What is Permaculture Design Certificate Course?: http://www.permaculture.org/what/certificate/ Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course: http://midwestpermaculture.com/whats-covered-in-a-pdc-course/
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Ecological Farming and Soil Conservation - Eugene M Poirot - Missouri
 
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Tells the story of 78-year-old Missouri farmer Gene Poirot and his successful struggle to restore the fertility of a worn out prairie farm. Describes the ecological farming techniques developed by Poirot in the course of 50 years of observation of a natural grasslands ecosystem. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0LHEYTEAyndlUqRJYtBZEg
Ecological Agriculture of Circular Economy
 
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Ecological Agriculture of Circular Economy
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Eco-Farming CAN Feed the World
 
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Olivier De Schutter -- UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food -- recently released a report extolling the benefits of ecological agriculture. In this short radio interview, he explains how today's scientific evidence demonstrates that agro-ecological farming methods outperform the use of chemical fertilizers in boosting food production where the hungry live -- especially in unfavorable environments. Originally broadcast on the CBC Radio program, As It Happens (March 14, 2011), we've included visuals of the eco-agriculture work that USC Canada supports around the world.
Views: 4107 USCCanada
Growing Strong Seed the Biodynamic Way
 
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This presentation was recorded live at the Organic Seed Growers Conference on February 16, 2018. Organic and biodynamic production are both rooted in ecological agriculture and a whole systems approach. Biodynamic agriculture incorporates additional practices and principles to enhance the health and vitality of both the farm and seed crops. Biodynamic practices help plants to devel- op in a healthy and balanced way, to access the full spectrum of nutrients they need, and to become more resilient to pests, diseases, and extreme climate conditions. Demand for Deme- ter-certified biodynamic seed is growing among both seed companies and farmers who want the unique quality and vital- ity of these seeds. Learn how to incorporate biodynamics into your farm operations, specific biodynamic practices that can nurture and enhance the seeds that you grow, what is needed to become certified biodynamic, and where market opportunities are emerging. Speakers: Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Farmer and Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association; Nathan Corymb Clark, Meadowlark Hearth; Jim Fullmer, Biodynamic Farmer and Co-Director of Demeter USA; Marjory House, Biodynamic Farmer and Consultant with Sero Biodynamic Seed
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Kolunji Ecological Farm
 
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A short movie about Kolunji Eco Farm run by Kudumbam NGO in Tamil Nadu, India. You are welcome to visit us and support our work!
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Bagna Djibo on Ecological Agriculture
 
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West African farmer, Bagna Djibo, explains how ecological agriculture increases his climate resilience, and how low-cost farming practices are key to rebuilding soil health. To watch more visit: soilsolution.org/interviews/ Transcript: My name is Bagna Djibo, I am an agricultural food-producer from Niger and I am the president of the board of directors of ROPPA which is a network of local agricultural organizations and agricultural food-producers of West Africa. It represents the 15 countries of the CEDEAO. Yes, in fact, this kind of agriculture you allude at is what we call ecological agriculture. So, for us, the characteristics of ecological agriculture are: first, a type of agriculture that takes into account the organization of families, a social and cultural organization. Second, a type of agriculture that allows people to create diversity because it leads plants to feed each other. Third, a type of agriculture that allows us to think in terms of sustainability, it means that creating agriculture does not destroy automatically the soil; we can preserve the fertility of the soil by focusing first on how to feed the soil through collecting waste for example because we do not have the money to buy fertilizers and, through manure collection contracts existing between food-producers and livestock farmers. The livestock farmer comes to work in the field belonging to a food-producer for a month and he is given bunches of vegetables, they create bales of manure. We also collect the waste in villages with chariots. We also have plants that can resist the contingencies of climate change. We also do a lot of recycling because we have lost a lot of trees and the sun attacks the soil now. Consequently, with the rain coming, erosion creates big holes in the ground, the soil collapses. For that reason, we are planting more trees, we practice what we call “Zaï” – we use stones to protect the soil or even plant stalks. With stalks, you can create barriers so that the water coming strongly cannot go into the fields and destroy the soil. We also take care of our rivers, we protect the riverbanks, and we built embankments. There are a lot of ways that farmers can use because they are cheap, they already know them, and they are not complicated. It is also accessible to anyone, to every social class even if they do not have money. They are accessible for us to face climate change. www.soilsolution.org
Science Book Review: Ecological Principles of Agriculture by Laura Powers, Robert McSorley
 
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http://www.ScienceBookMix.com This is the summary of Ecological Principles of Agriculture by Laura Powers, Robert McSorley.
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What is AGROECOLOGY? What does AGROECOLOGY mean? AGROECOLOGY meaning, definition & explanation
 
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What is AGROECOLOGY? What does AGROECOLOGY mean? AGROECOLOGY meaning - AGROECOLOGY pronunciation - AGROECOLOGY definition - AGROECOLOGY explanation - How to pronounce AGROECOLOGY? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Agroecology is the study of ecological processes applied to agricultural production systems. The prefix agro- refers to agriculture. Bringing ecological principles to bear in agroecosystems can suggest novel management approaches that would not otherwise be considered. The term is often used imprecisely and may refer to "a science, a movement, a practice". Agroecologists study a variety of agroecosystems, and the field of agroecology is not associated with any one particular method of farming, whether it be organic, integrated, or conventional; intensive or extensive. Although it has much more common thinking and principles with some of the before mentioned farming systems. Agroecologists do not unanimously oppose technology or inputs in agriculture but instead assess how, when, and if technology can be used in conjunction with natural, social and human assets. Agroecology proposes a context- or site-specific manner of studying agroecosystems, and as such, it recognizes that there is no universal formula or recipe for the success and maximum well-being of an agroecosystem. Thus, agroecology is not defined by certain management practices, such as the use of natural enemies in place of insecticides, or polyculture in place of monoculture. Instead, agroecologists may study questions related to the four system properties of agroecosystems: productivity, stability, sustainability and equitability. As opposed to disciplines that are concerned with only one or some of these properties, agroecologists see all four properties as interconnected and integral to the success of an agroecosystem. Recognizing that these properties are found on varying spatial scales, agroecologists do not limit themselves to the study of agroecosystems at any one scale: gene-organism-population-community-ecosystem-landscape-biome, field-farm-community-region-state-country-continent-global. Agroecologists study these four properties through an interdisciplinary lens, using natural sciences to understand elements of agroecosystems such as soil properties and plant-insect interactions, as well as using social sciences to understand the effects of farming practices on rural communities, economic constraints to developing new production methods, or cultural factors determining farming practices. Agroecologists do not always agree about what agroecology is or should be in the long-term. Different definitions of the term agroecology can be distinguished largely by the specificity with which one defines the term "ecology", as well as the term's potential political connotations. Definitions of agroecology, therefore, may be first grouped according to the specific contexts within which they situate agriculture. Agroecology is defined by the OECD as "the study of the relation of agricultural crops and environment." This definition refers to the "-ecology" part of "agroecology" narrowly as the natural environment. Following this definition, an agroecologist would study agriculture's various relationships with soil health, water quality, air quality, meso- and micro-fauna, surrounding flora, environmental toxins, and other environmental contexts. A more common definition of the word can be taken from Dalgaard et al., who refer to agroecology as the study of the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agricultural systems. Consequently, agroecology is inherently multidisciplinary, including factors from agronomy, ecology, sociology, economics and related disciplines. In this case, the "-ecology" portion of "agroecology is defined broadly to include social, cultural, and economic contexts as well. Francis et al. also expand the definition in the same way, but put more emphasis on the notion of food systems.
Views: 4340 The Audiopedia
Ecological Agriculture for an Ecological Civilization
 
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Wes Jackson is a pioneer of the sustainable agriculture movement. He places the focus there because, as he puts it, “If we don’t get sustainability in agriculture first, sustainability will not happen.” Jackson spoke at The Commons, KU October 15, 2015
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Jonathan Stevens & Lydia Carpenter: Ecological Farming and our Future (Solutions 2012)
 
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Grass Routes is an annual sustainability festival hosted at the University of Winnipeg, developed by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association and the Campus Sustainability Initiative. Grass Routes 2012 occurred March 12-16th. On Friday March 16th, 14 local speakers shared solutions they are working on to make Manitoba a cleaner, healthier, more just place to live. Find the full Solutions program details online at http://www.theuwsa.ca/events/grass-routes. Growing food close to Winnipeg and using organic and ecologically based production principles means decreasing the negative ecological impacts of global food distribution models. By applying these principles to local food distribution systems (CSA model and direct marketing) we can reduce our use of non-renewable energy while building stronger communities. We are young local food producers doing just this, but the movement needs to grow. We need public education regarding the strength of food dollars as part of a larger environmental, political, and social movement; we need to encourage more young people through peer support, government programs, funding, and community support to start producing food; and we need more opportunities to talk about successes to encourage others to produce food as part of a diverse set of livelihood activities.
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Benefits of ecological agriculture
 
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http://bdafrica.com Glen Tyler, an agricultural campaigner at Greenpeace Africa talks about the advantages of ecological agriculture.
Demonstration of Differences in Water Absorption at the Center for Ecological Agriculture
 
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Mano a Mano volunteer Maria guides 2 students from the Cuenca Educativa Guardano of Oruro through a simple demonstration showing the differences in water absorption through organic material in November 2017. 27 students and 5 professors made the 5-hour drive to spend the day at Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture for our Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology Workshop. Learn more about their day on our website: http://manoamano.org/blog/starts-mano-mano-workshop-1-cea/
Food Forest Tour at Sandhill Farm: A Bird's Eye View
 
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Aerial Footage of our 6+Acre Ecological Farming Demonstration Site in Spring Hill, FL. We use permaculture principles that mimic nature's ecosystems to create a regenerative agriculture model. We have only had our hands in the earth at this site for under 3 years & are already producing an abundance of food: fruits, perennial vegetables, herbs & spices. When we began - the place was nothing but sand, which is not ideal to grow food. Over time, we have brought in countless truckloads of partially decomposed oak tree trimmings to build the soil & have been planting a polyculture of species in each microclimate throughout the property. Check Us Out @ www.greendreamsFL.com Music by Rising Appalachia Video Footage by Shai Egosi
Sri Lanka's ecological farming and Permaculture are poised to be the new sustainable growing systems
 
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Kerry Cameraworks. I have been on line with Namal In Sri Lanka for 6 months discussing many Permaculture principles. He is a young ecological grower who is taking back his families growing traditions and now introducing ecological and sustainable Permaculture to Sri Lanka's Growers. Saturday 12 dec 15 is the Big meeting with the Sri Lanka Fair Trade Organisation as they have asked Namal to teach their many members, these growing systems. If this happens, we will all be going on a learning adventure.
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Area-wide Integrated Pest Management (AW-IPM)
 
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http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/resources-nafa/ Throughout history, people have had to fight insect pests to reduce diseases, minimize food losses, protect agricultural trade or simply to avoid the nuisance of stinging, biting and buzzing bugs. Insect pest control is usually implemented locally in individual fields or properties. These uncoordinated efforts often prove inefficient since they only suppress a proportion of the targeted pest population. Pests from nearby untreated areas remain unscathed and can re-enter the treated areas, the damage continues, and people have little choice but to apply the control measures again and again to protect their livelihoods. Area-wide pest management provides a more cost-effective and sustainable approach by proactively targeting entire pest populations. In this way, pest populations can be contained at low levels for longer periods and pest management methods can be integrated that are less reliant on pesticides and that better address ecological and environmental concerns. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Need for ecological agriculture - Ardhendu S. Chatterjee Part 1
 
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Ardhendu S. Chatterjee, Executive Director, Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata talks about change in the Indian agriculture scenario, why organic farming is not enough and the need to adopt a new system of integrated farming or sustainable agriculture that is ecologically sound and economically beneficial. Produced by Usha Dewani, India Water Portal
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161: Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm on No-Till Ecological Farming in Northern...
 
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Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser raise a little under three acres of vegetables at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, California, where they have been farming since 2007. Their ecological farming model rests on a foundation of no-till production, but incorporates many more elements to build soil organic matter and soil biology to support an economically viable operation. Elizabeth and Paul dig deep into the ecological and production principles that undergird their success, from soil management to transplant production and crop planning strategies. We take a look at their use of hedgerows for soil building, climate management, and insect management, including their tips for installing and maintaining these important ecological tools. And we discuss employee management within their complex, non-linear production system, as well as the economics of their production system. Perhaps most importantly, Paul and Elizabeth emphasize the ways that observation and their responses to their observations provided the foundation for building what they consider to be an example, and not a model, of their ecological production system. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company. Pictures, show links, and more at farmertofarmerpodcast.com/episodes/kaiser.
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Eco Farming in China
 
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Treating the Farm as an Ecosystem Part 3 with Gabe Brown
 
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Gabe Brown of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, ND, shares his transformative journey of cultivating his farm from modern conventional use to a thriving living ecosystem. Through no-till and extensive cover crop usage, Gabe and his family are able to support a diverse array of farm and ranching enterprises that are both profitable and models of sustainability in regenerative agriculture. Learn more at www.brownsranch.us
Views: 32046 Living Web Farms
The African Conservation Trust and Conservation Agriculture
 
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For the past six years, ACT has been working with impoverished communities, teaching them the value of working with nature -- not against it, in their efforts to grow their own food. Alternatively known as Permaculture or Ecological Farming, Conservation Agriculture principles make use of rainwater harvesting, natural resource management, indigenous seed sources, mulching, compost making, worm farming and designing for minimal impact and maximum output. These practices have proven to be an effective means for growing nutritious food staples in remote and harsh environments, and have shown to increase agricultural yields, produce crops that are more resilient to changing weather conditions, improve water usage and reduce soil erosion.
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Sumagrow Earthcare Myanmar High Yield Less Cost International Standared Organic Farming
 
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http://earthcareglobal.com/ 1-855-427-7907 Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved. The submitted definitions, as well as other definitions from regulations, past SUMAGROW publications, and organic agriculture-related definitions, were compiled, analyzed, and summarized into the Definition of Organic Agriculture Report. The Task Force on the Definition of Organic Agriculture used the report to craft a first draft definition in August 2006 and called for comments from SUMAGROW internal bodies. SUMAGROW is calling for voluntary distributors for Organic Agriculture Short History of Defining Organic Agriculture for the World The General Assembly also passed a motion to establish a succinct Definition of Organic Agriculture. This definition must explain what Organic Agriculture is, reflecting its true nature and the Principles in a concise way. Process After the motion made by the General Assembly in 2005, the following step was to establish a Task Force on the Definition of Organic Agriculture. After almost three long years of intensive work, the Task Force on the Definition of Organic Agriculture came up with a definition. The World Board brought the definition for ratification to the General Assembly of SUMAGROW during its last session period in June 2008 in Vignola, Italy. Based on Terms of References, the World Board recruited this Task Force from those who participated on writing the Principles of Organic Agriculture. These Terms of References included the following criteria for the Definition of Organic Agriculture: • Short / concise • Positive as opposed to normative (which is the form in which the principles are formulated) • Positive as opposed to negative (what Organic Agriculture is NOT or does NOT use) • Cover full diversity of Organic Agriculture in the world • No specific reference to certification (in line with position on full diversity of Organic Agriculture) • Based on and tested against the Principles of Organic Agriculture From April 14th to May 31st 2006, a call went out far and wide to send in definitions of Organic Agriculture giving SUMAGROW the full diversity of thoughts on how to define Organic Agriculture. After a two year consultative process, in September 2005 in Adelaide, Australia the General Assembly of SUMAGROW adopted the Principles of Organic Agriculture which are the fundamentals of Organic Agriculture: health, ecology, care and fairness.
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Gesture Display on The Four Principles of Organic Agriculture
 
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"Dancecology" creates gesture display on the Four Principles of Organic Agriculture (health, ecology, fairness and care). Together with the "Dance: Ode to Organic Agriculture", the dancers performed and taught the audiences those four gestures at the 2009 Taipei Organic Festival on the campus of the National Taiwan University in 21st November, 2009. "Dance: Ode to Organic Agriculture": http://seed.agron.ntu.edu.tw/organic/carnival2009/organic-dance.htm Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/C94H/
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Syntropic Farming in Tropical Northern Australia
 
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Regenerative Agroforestry method called Syntropic Farming uses principles from natural systems to combine agriculture and agroforestry. There are many benefits both economic and ecological where forestry plots are also planted with small crops and follow a natural succession of planting. This method allows the landholder to receive an income from 3 months after planting and fully grown forestry trees in the longer term. This video was filmed at Syntropic Farming workshop Petals In The Park, Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands, which had been destroyed by two previous cyclones and rebuilt using Syntropic Farming as a model to make their farm more resilient.
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ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century
 
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"ECO Farming stands for Eternal no-till, Continuous living cover, and Other best management practices," said Jim Hoorman, assistant professor with OSU Extension. "In other words, absolutely trying to eliminate tillage as much as possible." "Continuous Living Cover means that farmers try to keep a living crop on the soil 100 percent of the time," Archuleta said. Examples include grain crops followed by cover crops, pasture or hay systems, or perennial plants. "The goal is to protect the soil from soil erosion, increase water infiltration, and decrease nutrient runoff."
Permaculture and organic farm in Israel - Adamama
 
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Adama, the farm deals with environment & sustainability by PC principles. A variety of experiences for families can be found here, from mud & reused material building to organic vegan meals that make people smile. A spiral orchard that blooms & give fruits according to the seasons, an organic store with local products in fare prices, group tours & an intimate B&B made of mud. The place is run by Gur Rotem, an agronomist,
Books for JRF examination - agronomy
 
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Detailed narration of what are the books to prepare for agronamy subject for JRF examination syllabus for agronomy: Code 05: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “E” - AGRONOMY (Subjects: E-1: Agronomy/Farming Systems Management, E-2: Tea Husbandry) UNIT-I: General: Importance of Agriculture in national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato. Major soils of India, role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. Structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics: elementary knowledge of photosynthesis; respiration, photorespiration and transpiration; structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management. Important rural development programmes in India; organisational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India; Elements of statistics. UNIT-II: Principles of Agronomy, Crop ecology and geography and Agricultural Meteorology: Agronomy meaning and scope, National & International agricultural research institutes in India, Agro climatic zones of India, Tillage, crop stand establishment and planting geometry and their effect on crop, Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima, organic farming, Precision farming, Integrated farming systems, Principles of field experimentation. Principles of crop ecology and crop adaptation, climate shift and its ecological implications, Agro-ecological regions in India, Geographical distribution of crop plants, Greenhouse effect, Climatic factors and their effect on plant processes and crop productivity, Role of GIS and GPS in agriculture. Weather & climate, Earth’s atmosphere, Solar radiation, Atmospheric temperature and global warming. Crops and atmospheric humidity, Weather forecasting. UNIT-III: Field crops: Origin, distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirement, varieties, cultural practices and yield of cereals ( rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, minor millets, barley), pulses (chickpea, lentil, peas, Pigeon pea, mungbean, urdbean), oilseeds (groundnut, sesame, soybean, rapeseed & mustard, sunflower, safflower, linseed), fibre crops (cotton, jute, sun hemp), sugar crops(sugarcane), fodder & forage crops (sorghum, maize, napier, berseem, Lucerne, oats), medicinal & aromatic plants (menthe, lemon grass and isabgol) and commercial crops(potato, tobacco)UNIT-IV: Weed management: Principles of weed management, Classification, biology and ecology of weeds, crop weed competition and allelopathy, concepts and methods of weed control, Integrated weed management, Classification, formulations, selectivity and resistance of herbicides, Herbicide persistence in soil and plants, Application methods and equipments, Weed flora shifts in cropping systems, Special and problematic weeds and their management in cropped and non-cropped situations, Weed management in field crops. UNIT-V: Water management: Principles of irrigation, Water resources and irrigation development in India, Water and irrigation requirements, Concepts and approaches of irrigation scheduling, Methods of irrigation, Measurement of irrigation water, application, distribution and use efficiencies, Conjunctive use of water, Irrigation water quality and its management, water management in major field, crops (rice, wheat, maize, groundnut, sugarcane) Agricultural drainage. UNIT-VI: Soil fertility and fertilizer use: Essential plant nutrients and their deficiency symptoms, concept of essentiality of plant nutrients, Indicators of soil fertility and productivity, Fertilizer materials and their availability to plants, slow release fertilizers, Nitrification inhibitors, Principles and methods of fertilizer application, Integrated nutrient management, site specific nutrient management. UNIT-VII: Dryland Agronomy: Characteristics of Dryland farming and delineation of Dryland tracts, constraints of Dryland farming in India, Types of drought and their management, contingency crop planning and midseason corrections for aberrant weather and its recycling. Watershed management. UNIT-VIII: Problem soils : Problem soils and their distribution in India, Characteristics and reclamation of these soils, Crop production techniques in problem soils. UNIT-IX: Sustainable land use systems: Sustainable agriculture: parameters and indicators, Conservation agriculture, safe disposal of agri-industrial waste for crop production, Agro-forestry systems, shifting cultivation, Alternate land use systems, Wastelands and their remediation for crop production.
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Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative - Uganda: Interview with Allen Tracy about EOA
 
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Interview with Allen Tracy & Judith Nabatanzi of NOGAMU regarding the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in Uganda
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Forestry Talks - Jerry Franklin - Ecological forestry - a global view
 
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Jerry Franklin Professor of Ecosystem Analysis University of Washington Jerry will describe how ecological principles can guide stand and landscape level forest management.
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Achieving Agriculture Sustainability - Beyond Organic Farming
 
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From the archives: Fred Kirschenmann, an organic farmer and a veteran leader in the food movement, offers some thoughtful reflections upon the future of agriculture and the challenges of achieving true sustainability. Follow us: ... twitter http://twitter.com/cookingupastory Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cookingupastory Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/foodfarmere... Website RSS Feed http://cookingupastory.com/feed Cooking Up a Story channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/cookingupastory
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From landscape architecture to conservation agriculture | Thomas Woltz | TEDxCharlottesville
 
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Landscape Design Thomas Woltz is the principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) with offices in New York City, Charlottesville VA, and San Francisco CA. During the past 19 years of practice, Woltz and his staff have forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built form and craftsmanship with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology yielding hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows, and flourishing wildlife habitat. Currently NBW is entrusted with the design of 8 major public parks across the US, Canada and New Zealand. The firm’s work has been recognized with over 80 national and international awards and published widely. In 2011, Thomas Woltz was invested into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, among the highest honors achieved in the profession, and in 2013, named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine. 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)
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💚🌱⚖️🤲🏼 Health, Ecology, Fairness, Care - Principles of Organic Agriculture!
 
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Principles of Health, Principles of Ecology, Principles of Fairness, Principles of Care are the roots from which Organic Agriculture 🚜 grows and develops. They express the contribution that Organic Agriculture can make to the world. Composed as inter-connected ethical principles to inspire the organic movement - in its full diversity, they guide our development of positions, programs and standards. Agriculture is one of humankind’s most basic activities because all people need to nourish themselves daily. History, culture and community values are embedded in agriculture. The Principles apply to agriculture in the broadest sense, including the way people tend to soils, water, plants, and animals in order to produce, prepare and distribute food and other goods. They concern the way people interact with living landscapes, relate to one another and shape the legacy of future generations. The Principles of Organic Agriculture serve to inspire the organic movement in its full diversity. They guide IFOAM’s development of positions, programs, and standards. Furthermore, they are presented with a vision of their worldwide adoption. 📥 DOWNLOAD the Principles of Organic Agriculture brochure: https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/poa_english_web.pdf 🖱 BROWSE different translations of the Principles of Organic Agriculture: https://www.ifoam.bio/en/translations-principles-organic-agriculture 🔎 LEARN MORE about: 💚 Principles of Health https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-health 🌱 Principles of Ecology https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-ecology ⚖️ Principles of Fairness https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-fairness 🤲🏼 Principles of Care https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-care 💻 CHECK OUT our blog posts highlights important aspects of Organic Agriculture: How Organic Agriculture Can Help Achieve Food Security & Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/10/03/food-security/ How Collecting data can promote the Growth of Organic Agricultural https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/08/15/data-collection-promote-organic/ How to Restore the Broken Food System Through Organic Agriculture! https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/07/16/restoring-broken-food-system/ How to Convince Your Policy-Maker to Support Organic Agriculture! https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/03/29/policy-maker-support-organic-agriculture/ Improving Livelihoods of Rural Communities in East Africa with Organic Agriculture https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2017/12/11/rural/ Sikkim Chief Minister Celebrated for going 100% Organic https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2017/12/06/sikkim-chief-minister/ 📩 SUBSCRIBE to our blog ORGANIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES for informative articles: https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/subscribe/ 📲 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to watch organic stories from the field. Hit the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON 🔔 to watch our latest videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/ifoam2007?sub_confirmation=1 👍🏻 LIKE US on Facebook to stay connected for updates and advocacy campaigns: https://www.facebook.com/ifoam.organic 👇🏻 FOLLOW US on Twitter to join the conversation and find out more about recent research, statistics, and trends within the organic community: https://twitter.com/IFOAMorganic #organicagriculture #organicfarming #principlesoforganicagriculture #principlesofhealth #principlesofhealth #principlesofecology #principlesoffairness #principlesofcare #rural #foodsecurity #policymaker #ruralcommunities #data #freebookpdf #restorebrokenfoodsystem
Highlights | Harmony In Food And Farming Conference 2017
 
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In his book, ‘Harmony, A New Way of Looking at Our World’, The Prince of Wales shares his insights about the timeless laws and principles which permeate everything around and within us, an understanding of which can enable us to make better sense of the world in which we find ourselves. He also suggests that we will be best placed to address the climatic, ecological and public health challenges of our time, if our actions are informed by a deep understanding of these principles. During the conference, our keynote speakers explored the ways in which principles of Harmony manifest in food, agriculture and other spheres, including the environment, education, health and music. A range of parallel sessions followed, in which speakers shared their insights about principles of Harmony in food and farming and other related fields. On the afternoon of the second day of the conference, there was a series of field trips to local producers.
Interviews From Havana - Ecological Food Production
 
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While no one dies of hunger in Cuba, nutrition is a problem and the government has defined it as a top priority. In today's program, host Cristina Escobar interviews Dr. Fernando Funes, scientist and farmer. Funes has researched and put into practice ecological farming. He describes his experiences applying ecological principles in the design and management of agricultural production. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/interviews-from-havana-299621
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