• Iraq, Baghdad | The land of palm trees imports dates

    Dates are the most typical fruits in the country yet it is still being imported by the Iraqi government.

    published: 26 Jun 2016
  • Dates rise from the ashes of Iraq violence

    AP Television Baghdad, September 25, 2011 1. Wide of date-palm farming 2. Various of date trees 3. Exterior of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board 4. Sign reading: (Arabic) ''''''''The Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board station in Rashdiya district'''''''' 5. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Kamil Mikhlif al-Dulaimi, head of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board: "Bombing is one of the most important factors that caused huge damage to these orchards. The drought has also had a great impact on date farming despite the fact the river is near by. But water pumps are unable to operate because of outages of electricity. All these factors have negatively affected the orchards.'''''''' 6. Mid of date trees 7. Mid exterior of the Iraqi State Company for manufacturing a...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Blann Bazar: Striving to be the first brand in Iraq

    Learn more about how USAID-Inma is helping to support free enterprise in Iraq at http://Inma-Iraq.com

    published: 21 Nov 2012
  • Apple farmers losing core business through IS threat

    (21 Oct 2015) LEAD IN: Apple farmers in the Northern Kurdish region of Iraq are struggling to harvest their crops due to Turkish airstrikes. Warplanes are attacking on two fronts, one of them targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which controls much of the apple farming area. STORY-LINE: Tree branches at an Iraqi apple farm are heavy with fruit. But many are likely to go unpicked. The farm's owner considers the job to be too dangerous. This orchard is in the Northern Kurdish region and in an area controlled by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Turkey has been carrying out airstrikes against the group since July. "It affected us because we cannot go to our farms, we cannot go to our planted gardens up in the mountains, and it affected us because we can not take our livesto...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Seeking saigas in Kazakhstan | Global 3000

    The vast grasslands of the Kazakh Steppe are home to the saiga antelope. When the Soviet Union collapsed, all hunting regulations disappeared. People used the antelopes for food and sold their horns. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/global-3000-the-globalization-program-2016-07-04/e-19333180-9798

    published: 05 Jul 2016
  • The Stream - The GMO debate

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe On The Stream: A discussion about the impact of genetically modified foods. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs ch...

    published: 12 Jun 2015
  • China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

    China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

    published: 09 May 2011
  • Pasture Raised Chickens for Sale

    For Sale: Whole chickens, raw, eviscerated; from free-range, pastured chickens, raised on Manitoulin Island, Northern Ontario, Canada. Chickens were inspected & processed under the Ontario Government Meat Inspection system. During the raising of these chickens, we used no hormones, no antibiotics, no drugs, and no chemicals; just as Mother Nature intended. The chickens receive fresh water and fresh hay every morning, and a top-up of their feeders. Their natural foraging is supplemented by a commercially prepared chicken feed (corn, roasted soybeans, wheat, and vitamin-mineral supplement). The chickens are free to come and go from the barn to the pasture whenever they please; all hours of the day & night. On nice days, the chicken love to explore the outdoor pasture in the sun and wi...

    published: 21 Dec 2015
  • Rooftop greenhouse takes organic to new heights

    VIDEO: It boasts tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons and other organic edibles, but the commercial garden that has sprung up in Montreal is like no other -- since it's located up in the air. The greenhouse sit on the rooftop of a massive office building, and offers a model of farming that takes "green" architecture to a new level. Duration: 02:07

    published: 06 Apr 2011
  • DATE CULTURE IN IRAQ

    Reel 1, dates are picked, pressed, and boxed near Basrah and Baghdad, Iraq. Includes shots of date workers dancing an Arab war dance. Reel 2, date palms are pruned. Bags are plaited from the date leaf pinnae. Dates are transported on camels. A date garden is cultivated. Date: ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 Creators: Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. 1/2/1954-4/13/1970 (Most Recent) From: Series: Motion Picture Films, ca. 1915 1888 - ca. 1959 2000 Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000 localIdentifier: 33.357 naId: 7313 More at http://www.FLYKVNY.com

    published: 05 Nov 2015
  • Nigerian farmers returning from Cameroon sow seeds of hope

    A wide area of northern Nigeria is suffering the effects of fighting between Boko Haram and Nigerian armed forces. More than 40,000 people fled to neighbouring Cameroon. By the time they returned, crops and food stocks had been raided. The ICRC responded by distributing seed and fertilizer to more than 3,500 returning farmers, so they could restart their lives. Ref: AV380A

    published: 09 Dec 2015
  • From rice to rags in heart of Iraq's parched breadbasket

    It was once called the Fertile Crescent. The Najaf area south of Baghdad used to feed most of Iraq but this year many farmers didn't even bother to cultivate their fields. Drought has brought water levels to dangerously low levels and with no irrigation, the fields are too parched to plough. A natural sound version of an AFPTV report.

    published: 10 Dec 2009
  • This man from "Art of Living" conveys a important message to all Indians...

    I saw this video on storypick. It was truly inspiring. To make sure this message reaches to more people I added subs. I hope we all Indians follow this message to the core.

    published: 10 Sep 2015
  • Webb Farm Shelby County Ky - Tobacco

    The Webb Farm on Woodlawn Road Shelby County Kentucky. The Family farm has been in the family since 1957.

    published: 04 Sep 2014
  • Troops help Iraqi farmer harvest dates

    Army Sgt. Collin Black reports on U.S. Forces helping an Iraqi farm owner with his date harvest. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Brooks, Iraqi Federal Police Sgt. Kareem, and Dr. Muayad Hamad, the date farm owner, share their thoughts.

    published: 16 Sep 2010
  • Rick Steves' Iran

    Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.

    published: 14 May 2014
Iraq, Baghdad | The land of palm trees imports dates

Iraq, Baghdad | The land of palm trees imports dates

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Dates are the most typical fruits in the country yet it is still being imported by the Iraqi government.
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Dates rise from the ashes of Iraq violence

Dates rise from the ashes of Iraq violence

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  • Updated: 30 Jul 2015
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AP Television Baghdad, September 25, 2011 1. Wide of date-palm farming 2. Various of date trees 3. Exterior of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board 4. Sign reading: (Arabic) ''''''''The Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board station in Rashdiya district'''''''' 5. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Kamil Mikhlif al-Dulaimi, head of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board: "Bombing is one of the most important factors that caused huge damage to these orchards. The drought has also had a great impact on date farming despite the fact the river is near by. But water pumps are unable to operate because of outages of electricity. All these factors have negatively affected the orchards.'''''''' 6. Mid of date trees 7. Mid exterior of the Iraqi State Company for manufacturing and marketing dates 8. Sign reading (Arabic) ''''''''The Iraqi State Company for manufacturing and marketing dates'''''''' 9. Wide of women canning dates inside the company 10. Close of woman''''s hands canning date 11. Mid of woman putting dates in can 12. Mid of women removing centres using knives 13. Close of woman''''s hands removing centre 14. Mid of man placing dates into box 15. Close of women labelling cans filled with dates 16. Mid of cans being packed for delivery 17. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Mohammed Suleiman, Director of the Iraqi State Company for manufacturing and marketing dates: ''''''''Iraq was once the leading date-producing and exporting country. It was first in producing dates and it was the first in the number of date trees. It was also the leading date-exporting country.'''''''' 18. Wide of factory production line floor LEADIN: Iraq was once the world leader in date production and export. But years of war, bombing, drought and power shortages have left the industry struggling. Now the Iraqi government is reinvesting in date farming to help the industry get back to its heydays of the 1950s. STORYLINE This date palm farm in Iraq is one of the lucky ones. Many similar plots have been destroyed by years of war, sanctions and drought. The date crop has always been important to the Iraqi economy. During its heyday, in the 1950s and 1960s, Iraq was the world''''s No. 1 date producer and exporter and boasted 32 million date palms, more than any other nation in the world. At that time, Iraq produced about 1 million tons of dates annually, according to the head of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board. But by 2003, there were only half that number of trees and production fell to 200,000 tons. The southern province of Basra was the worst hit by the slump, with only about a quarter of the 12 million date trees it once had. Now the new government is taking its own action to revive Iraq''''s lost golden age of dates, supporting farmers with loans and launching nurseries. It''''s not just an economic issue of getting a bigger slice of a date export market that nets big producers like Iran and Pakistan millions of dollars a year. Being renowned for dates is also a point of pride. Like all Muslims, Iraqis honour the date palm as a blessed plant. It is mentioned many times in the holy book of Quran which, at one point, states Mary gave birth to Jesus under a palm tree and ate its fruit to ease the pain of childbirth. And the prophet Mohammed stressed the benefits of dates as a medicine for several human diseases. A date is the traditional way for Muslims around the world to break their daily sunrise to sunset fast during the holy month of Ramadan. But the important crop has suffered in Iraq. Kamil Mikhlif al-Dulaimi, head of the Agriculture Ministry''''s Date Palm Board, explains why. It is aiming to develop tree varieties that produce fruit within two years rather than the four or five it usually takes. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/662d45f07f445971a7449dc81102b8bc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Blann Bazar: Striving to be the first brand in Iraq

Blann Bazar: Striving to be the first brand in Iraq

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  • Updated: 21 Nov 2012
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Learn more about how USAID-Inma is helping to support free enterprise in Iraq at http://Inma-Iraq.com
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Apple farmers losing core business through IS threat

Apple farmers losing core business through IS threat

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
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(21 Oct 2015) LEAD IN: Apple farmers in the Northern Kurdish region of Iraq are struggling to harvest their crops due to Turkish airstrikes. Warplanes are attacking on two fronts, one of them targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which controls much of the apple farming area. STORY-LINE: Tree branches at an Iraqi apple farm are heavy with fruit. But many are likely to go unpicked. The farm's owner considers the job to be too dangerous. This orchard is in the Northern Kurdish region and in an area controlled by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Turkey has been carrying out airstrikes against the group since July. "It affected us because we cannot go to our farms, we cannot go to our planted gardens up in the mountains, and it affected us because we can not take our livestock for breeding in the open lands. It all affected us," says Selim Ahmed, the apple farmer. So apples fall from branch to ground, rotting where they land. But Ahmed's livelihood faces more problems than just the Turkish jets. The Islamic State group controls large swathes of the country - areas his farm used to supply. So the market is now much smaller and there's an over supply of apples in Dohuk and Zakho. "It's because it can not be sent to any place, it can not be sent to Mosul. It can not be sent to Baghdad either, plus the impact of the war with Daesh, and the government here doesn't help us to cope with these circumstances," Ahmed complains. He owns three apple farms in the area. Ahmed says he used to make nine to ten million Iraqi dinars per year (7,578 - 8420 US Dollars). This year he won't even make one million dinar (842 US Dollars). The 66-year-old says the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) needs to provide help. They already provide essential public services in the area, so the farmers want to know why can't they help the crucial agricultural situation. "We don't have refrigerators to keep the product. The government should bring refrigerators to us in order to preserve the apples, or to be canned in an apple canning factory," Ahmed says. In the nearby village of Maii, the Kani Masi Agricultural Department has been monitoring the situation. Its director, Abdul Aziz Mohammed, says apple sales have been devastated. "I'd say from 2013 we used to export 6,000 to 7,000 tonnes of apples per year," he says. "This year the production is not good at all because of the air strikes. More than 13 to 14 villages were evacuated by the farmers because of the air strikes. Which is why there are hardly any sales and harvesting. I'd say they aren't even able to sell 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes to the local market," Mohammed continues. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and Western countries. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7bd77393fc2189c244dc14c7422371b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Seeking saigas in Kazakhstan | Global 3000

Seeking saigas in Kazakhstan | Global 3000

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  • Updated: 05 Jul 2016
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The vast grasslands of the Kazakh Steppe are home to the saiga antelope. When the Soviet Union collapsed, all hunting regulations disappeared. People used the antelopes for food and sold their horns. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/global-3000-the-globalization-program-2016-07-04/e-19333180-9798
https://wn.com/Seeking_Saigas_In_Kazakhstan_|_Global_3000
The Stream - The GMO debate

The Stream - The GMO debate

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  • Updated: 12 Jun 2015
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe On The Stream: A discussion about the impact of genetically modified foods. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

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  • Updated: 09 May 2011
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China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms
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Pasture Raised Chickens for Sale

Pasture Raised Chickens for Sale

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  • Updated: 21 Dec 2015
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For Sale: Whole chickens, raw, eviscerated; from free-range, pastured chickens, raised on Manitoulin Island, Northern Ontario, Canada. Chickens were inspected & processed under the Ontario Government Meat Inspection system. During the raising of these chickens, we used no hormones, no antibiotics, no drugs, and no chemicals; just as Mother Nature intended. The chickens receive fresh water and fresh hay every morning, and a top-up of their feeders. Their natural foraging is supplemented by a commercially prepared chicken feed (corn, roasted soybeans, wheat, and vitamin-mineral supplement). The chickens are free to come and go from the barn to the pasture whenever they please; all hours of the day & night. On nice days, the chicken love to explore the outdoor pasture in the sun and wind, find a bug or two, eat some hay seeds, or the grasses in the pasture. The chickens are raised in a low stress environment, and treated with dignity and respect. We follows the animal care guidelines of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, as well as the more stricter Mission, Vision, Philosophies, and Recommendations of the Small Flock Poultry Farmers of Canada (see http://canadiansmallflockers.blogspot.ca/p/sfpfcs-principles.html ). The Mission of Black's Bay Farm is to produce safe, nutritious, affordable, locally produced food that tastes great. We are followers of sustainable agriculture, as exemplified by Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms, and other similar leaders in sustainable agriculture. We have 4 years experience in farming with chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, and sheep. It's important to know where your food comes from, and how it was produced. It's essential that it's tasty and good for you. After watching this video, we welcome you to put our meat to the taste test. After that, we hope that you will be ready to buy with confidence. Black's Bay Farm is an applicant to CFO's Artisanal Chicken Program, which enables us to grow 3,000 chickens per year. That means we seek to be the chicken supplier for 60 to 100 families.
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Rooftop greenhouse takes organic to new heights

Rooftop greenhouse takes organic to new heights

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VIDEO: It boasts tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons and other organic edibles, but the commercial garden that has sprung up in Montreal is like no other -- since it's located up in the air. The greenhouse sit on the rooftop of a massive office building, and offers a model of farming that takes "green" architecture to a new level. Duration: 02:07
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DATE CULTURE IN IRAQ

DATE CULTURE IN IRAQ

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Reel 1, dates are picked, pressed, and boxed near Basrah and Baghdad, Iraq. Includes shots of date workers dancing an Arab war dance. Reel 2, date palms are pruned. Bags are plaited from the date leaf pinnae. Dates are transported on camels. A date garden is cultivated. Date: ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 Creators: Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. 1/2/1954-4/13/1970 (Most Recent) From: Series: Motion Picture Films, ca. 1915 1888 - ca. 1959 2000 Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000 localIdentifier: 33.357 naId: 7313 More at http://www.FLYKVNY.com
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Nigerian farmers returning from Cameroon sow seeds of hope

Nigerian farmers returning from Cameroon sow seeds of hope

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  • Updated: 09 Dec 2015
  • views: 697
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A wide area of northern Nigeria is suffering the effects of fighting between Boko Haram and Nigerian armed forces. More than 40,000 people fled to neighbouring Cameroon. By the time they returned, crops and food stocks had been raided. The ICRC responded by distributing seed and fertilizer to more than 3,500 returning farmers, so they could restart their lives. Ref: AV380A
https://wn.com/Nigerian_Farmers_Returning_From_Cameroon_Sow_Seeds_Of_Hope
From rice to rags in heart of Iraq's parched breadbasket

From rice to rags in heart of Iraq's parched breadbasket

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  • Updated: 10 Dec 2009
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It was once called the Fertile Crescent. The Najaf area south of Baghdad used to feed most of Iraq but this year many farmers didn't even bother to cultivate their fields. Drought has brought water levels to dangerously low levels and with no irrigation, the fields are too parched to plough. A natural sound version of an AFPTV report.
https://wn.com/From_Rice_To_Rags_In_Heart_Of_Iraq's_Parched_Breadbasket
This man from "Art of Living" conveys a important message to all Indians...

This man from "Art of Living" conveys a important message to all Indians...

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I saw this video on storypick. It was truly inspiring. To make sure this message reaches to more people I added subs. I hope we all Indians follow this message to the core.
https://wn.com/This_Man_From_Art_Of_Living_Conveys_A_Important_Message_To_All_Indians...
Webb Farm Shelby County Ky - Tobacco

Webb Farm Shelby County Ky - Tobacco

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The Webb Farm on Woodlawn Road Shelby County Kentucky. The Family farm has been in the family since 1957.
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Troops help Iraqi farmer harvest dates

Troops help Iraqi farmer harvest dates

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2010
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Army Sgt. Collin Black reports on U.S. Forces helping an Iraqi farm owner with his date harvest. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Brooks, Iraqi Federal Police Sgt. Kareem, and Dr. Muayad Hamad, the date farm owner, share their thoughts.
https://wn.com/Troops_Help_Iraqi_Farmer_Harvest_Dates
Rick Steves' Iran

Rick Steves' Iran

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  • Updated: 14 May 2014
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Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.
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