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Practical live training http://watermelonbusinesssecret.com/workshop.htm Here's 75 - 80days 7 hectares (17acres) mechanized commercial watermelon farm in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria. A commercial watermelon fruits production farm that has been setup without ever using cutlass or hoe other than mechanical and chemical means. First, the soil was prepared and tilled (ploughed) with a tractor that was hired from the agencies Second, the specialized seeds variety were planted between 19th of March to 22nd of March for this season in batches. We used herbicides to kill and get rid of weeds without having to use do anything clearing. We applied our treatments (insecticides, pesticides fungicides, foliar and liquid fertilizers) in the right quantity and measurement. We continue monito...
This is the cattle section of I.o farms. This is a video of the cattle in the ranch
Five youths from Benin and Niger are testing and advising farmers on agro-ecological techniques. With a background in organic agriculture, Souleymane ABDOU-BAHAR understood the importance of eating safe and healthy vegetables. When he arrived in Benin, he noticed that farmers were not using pesticides correctly. And this presented a danger for the farmers themselves, the consumers and also the environment. So, together with a group of youths, he started the association “The gardens of hope”, whereby they experiment on agro-ecological practices and provide advisory services to farmers on sustainable agriculture. “Going back to the land is good, but we have to do it in a dynamic that preserves the environment,” says Oluwafèmi KOCHONI, secretary general of the association.
Alain AYENA, 38 years, is an accountant since 2001 in a big company in Benin. In 2014, he decides to leave all and venture into agriculture. "About 10 years ago, I noticed that some lorries were leaving the north of Benin with cargos of tomatoes, chillies, and other vegetables. I have asked some people to know whether all these products are cultivated in the north of Benin. They told me no, that it came from Burkina Faso. So, I said to myself that this is serious. If our country, Benin, that has rainfall from north to south, and from east to west, and that we buy products from Burkina Faso, it means that there is a problem. We have to think differently. It is not by working as an accountant in a company that I will make myself useful to my country. I want to produce!”
Save Songhai Farm Lagos, an Abandoned Goldmine Songhai Farm Lagos is an Initiative of the Lagos state Government and Songhai farm Portnovo, Benin Republic. This facility was started in 2012 by the Lagos state government under the former Governor Babatunde Raji Fasola. The farm is popularly known as Fasola farm, located at Avia – Igborosun Badagry. The aim was to train farmers on integrated farming and sustainable Agriculture. I attended a five days advanced training programme on Organic Agriculture and Green Economy, organized by LASU in conjunction with FUNAAB at Songhai. The experience was awesome but to my dismay Songhai has been abandoned since the end of Gov. Fasola’s tenure in office. The facility was formerly sitting on 379 hectares of land but presently remaining just 25 acr...
A lot of hard work is producing awesome organic produce on this small farm (or is it large garden). As I said in the video this guy is very proud of himself and he has every right to be proud. The asparagus is delicious.... Life in Thailand is now on Facebook, Check it out. https://www.facebook.com/fishermantofarmer
This video presents the SONGHAI center, a sustainable center of micro-enterprise which also trains many young Africans. It is considered as a model of best practices for rural development, sustainable development, employment and training of youths, and self-financing of a company. This sustainable African initiative is recognized as a 'centre of excellence'. It employs over 400 people and trains more than 500 students and receives more than 20,000 visitors a year. SONGHAI has trained more than 2,650 people, most of whom have created their own companies. In addition, the center has created a network between local farmers, which provides training and knowledge sharing. Apart from the original center in Benin, there are four more in Benin, five in Nigeria, two in Congo, one in Liberia, and on...
Benin vet Michel Babadjide’s sustainable animal husbandry ensures food security for local farmers. It’s finally being taken seriously by science and catching on in villages around the country. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
How to make millions from 'Ugwu'/pumpkin farming
On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of life for many Africans is often difficult, there are success stories to share and inspire others. This 13-part televsion series, produced in cooperation with IFAD, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Dev.tv, presents just a few.
Seventy percent of people in the West African state of Benin live in the countryside. Most of them don't have any electricity. North of the capital Porto Novo, the French organization Geres is overseeing a project that makes life a bit easier, by helping people to process their food with the help of machines. The project is primarily targeted at women in the Zou region, who have got together to form cooperatives. Geres has set up 35 plants where women can process their foodstuffs. As diesel is expensive, the machines are run on biodiesel. Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Corporate Social Responsibility and familiy farming.
This 8-minute documentary is about Volta Presentation, a small and developing farm in the Volta Region of Ghana that's recognized as one of the only farms in West Africa that practices healthy, sustainable and biodynamic agriculture in its growth and distribution of produce without chemical pesticides.
Result of the Fieldworks - City + Agriculture - Berlin Cotonou - citizens' science project. Participants from Benin documented agricultural farming in and around Cotonou. The results were presented at the AgriKulturForum Berlin Cotonou in September 2014 in Berlin. The project was part of the COMENGA Programme of the Partnership with Africa Foundation.
26TH JULY 2012 Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that has created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally grown product say an apple. On the other, you have one that is organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which would you choose and why? On Green Quest tonight, Shem Oluchiri tells us the story of organic farming and its growth.
It all started, in part, with Thomas Chevallier growing his own organic veggies and realising the benefits of following a system that reflects the natural world, not only in the healthy food that was being produced, but the lesson of everything's interconnectivity. A platform was created so as to discuss topics concerning the environment thereby learning from each other, informing others and ultimately taking action, and it was called the Sustainable Brothers. Though it started among students and was based in Stellenbosch in South Africa, it is growing and we invite YOU, whoever you may be, to join us. We are a group uniting likeminded individuals with different expertise, held together by a purpose, which is to create a meaningful and sustainable future for ALL in this miracle that is l...
There is a revival of Ginger farming decades after it was overshadowed by the oil boom in 1960s in Nigeria. Nigeria ranked among world biggest ginger producers in 1930's but it registered a sudden fall soon after the discovery of vast oil deposits. Now some farmers have gone back to ginger farming and they are making a fortune out of the spicy herb. CGTN's Kelechi Emekalam has more
Food security is a challenge in Kenya despite agriculture being the backbone of the economy. Organic farming is seen as a solution to curb this threat and also advocate for healthy living. Claire Muthinji reports. CNBC Africa's Claire Muthinji filed this reports.