Sustainable Agriculture | Urban Farming Tour

Growing food in the city where people live is critical to a more sustainable agriculture system. Today’s video is an urban farming tour of Benison Farm which is a volunteer based farm that grows enough food to sell 50% & donate 50% of its produce to the local community. This inspirational example of growing food… Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture | Urban Farming Tour

Human Population Growth – Crash Course Ecology #3

If being alive on Earth were a contest, humans would win it hands down. We’re like the Michael Phelps of being alive, but with 250000 times more gold medals. [ad_2]

Sustainable Agriculture in Tapachula, Mexico

While traveling through Mexico to collect raw ingredients for making a chocolate bar from scratch, Andy George connects with a forest engineer who has developed a unique agroforestry system in his back yard. He shows how his diverse forest filled with fruits and vegetables creates a sustainable method of agriculture that is beneficial to both… Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture in Tapachula, Mexico

Sustainable Agriculture in Tapachula, Mexico

While traveling through Mexico to collect raw ingredients for making a chocolate bar from scratch, Andy George connects with a forest engineer who has developed a unique agroforestry system in his back yard. He shows how his diverse forest filled with fruits and vegetables creates a sustainable method of agriculture that is beneficial to both… Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture in Tapachula, Mexico

FAO Policy Series: Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Agriculture is feeding the world’s 7.3 billion people but at an unbearable social and environmental cost. Clayton Campanhola, Director of the FAO Plant Production and Protection Division, explains the need for sustainable food and agriculture on a global scale. He describes the FAO policy work, including key policy messages, to achieve this goal. This video… Continue reading FAO Policy Series: Sustainable Food and Agriculture

The great death of insects | DW Documentary (ecology documentary)

Insects are dying out and scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm. Our film team meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies … [ad_2]

Sustainable Farming Techniques: What are our options?

Did you know that our current farming processes are unsustainable? In this video we will provide a little background on current sustainability problems, and then compare the alternatives. At the end, we’ll tell you what our pick is for the most sustainable farming system. Sources: Baraniuk, Chris. “How Vertical Farming Reinvents Agriculture.” BBC, 6 April… Continue reading Sustainable Farming Techniques: What are our options?

Sustainability in modern farming part 1

Since early Spring, Farmers Weekly has been visiting Adam Henson’s Gloucestershire farm, exploring the theme of sustainability in modern farming. The first programme in the series asks “What does sustainable farming actually mean?” In this series of articles we’re trying to explore just what that familiar buzzword means when it gets mud on its boots.… Continue reading Sustainability in modern farming part 1

Sustainable Agriculture Practices at Harborview Farms – ForwardFarming

Farmer Trey Hill shares sustainable agriculture techniques used at Harborview Farms in Maryland: Harborview Farms is a fourth-generation family operation managed by farmer Trey Hill and located in the United States, outside the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. Harborview Farms is among the independent farms that comprise the ForwardFarming network. Learn more at Innovative technologies… Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture Practices at Harborview Farms – ForwardFarming

ESA shows 30 years of deforestation in Amazon rainforest

Deforestation near the northwestern Brazilian city of Rio Branco has made its mark on the rainforest over the last 30 years. By comparing a Landsat-5 image from 1985 with a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 2016, we can see where vegetation has been cleared away for logging, farming, and other activities. Rainforests worldwide are being destroyed… Continue reading ESA shows 30 years of deforestation in Amazon rainforest

Pamela Ronald (UC Davis) Part 1: Sustainable agriculture

In Part 1 of her lecture, Ronald emphasizes the importance of developing sustainable agricultural practices that will allow the world’s population to be fed without destroying the Earth. Ronald demonstrates that modern genetics approaches have facilitated development of new crop varieties that can increase crop yields while reducing insecticide use. She proposes that the judicious… Continue reading Pamela Ronald (UC Davis) Part 1: Sustainable agriculture