• 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

    (27 Sep 2011) 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...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Introducing Strawberries to Iraq

    Learn more at http://www.Inma-Iraq.com

    published: 22 Nov 2012
  • China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

    China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms

    published: 09 May 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Flame Weeder

    Using the flame weeder to prepare salad mix beds for seeding.

    published: 24 May 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Date Palms in Iraqi Countryside - 3D SBS

    published: 11 Nov 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Baghdad Market

    http://baghdadmarketelcajon.com/ Baghdad Market is a International hub where one can find the Mediterranean & Arabian flavors all under one roof. Straightforward ad that invites customers to visit your grocery store for the finest in fresh foods. Everyone knows fresh tastes best. That's why we offer the widest variety of fresh foods available. We also know fresh doesn't just taste better, it's better for you too. Quality foods -- fresh and delicious. Right in your neighborhood.

    published: 22 Jul 2011
  • Farmers ask government for help with dates industry

    (22 Sep 2016) LEAD IN: Farmers are calling on the government to save Iraq's diminished dates industry, which once led the world market. They're asking for loans for farmers and help to combat pests. STORY-LINE: Row upon row of elegant palm trees. After years of wars, sanctions and drought, farmers say it's time to save Iraq's fruit palm industry, which was once at the forefront of the world market. They're especially calling on the government to play a greater role in reviving Iraq's lost golden-age of dates. They want loans for farmers so they can launch new nurseries and buy pesticides. ''Most of the orchards in Iraq have been damaged due to agricultural pests, insects, drought and shortage of electricity. In addition to that, the authorities concerned are no longer able to prov...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
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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(27 Sep 2011) 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. But the mood is now more positive with the government keen to redress this migration. 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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Introducing Strawberries to Iraq

Introducing Strawberries to Iraq

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  • Updated: 22 Nov 2012
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Learn more at http://www.Inma-Iraq.com
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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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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
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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Flame Weeder

Flame Weeder

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Using the flame weeder to prepare salad mix beds for seeding.
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Rooftop greenhouse takes organic to new heights

Rooftop greenhouse takes organic to new heights

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  • Updated: 06 Apr 2011
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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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Pasture Raised Chickens for Sale

Pasture Raised Chickens for Sale

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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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Date Palms in Iraqi Countryside - 3D SBS

Date Palms in Iraqi Countryside - 3D SBS

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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
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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
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Troops help Iraqi farmer harvest dates

Troops help Iraqi farmer harvest dates

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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
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.
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Baghdad Market

Baghdad Market

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http://baghdadmarketelcajon.com/ Baghdad Market is a International hub where one can find the Mediterranean & Arabian flavors all under one roof. Straightforward ad that invites customers to visit your grocery store for the finest in fresh foods. Everyone knows fresh tastes best. That's why we offer the widest variety of fresh foods available. We also know fresh doesn't just taste better, it's better for you too. Quality foods -- fresh and delicious. Right in your neighborhood.
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Farmers ask government for help with dates industry

Farmers ask government for help with dates industry

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
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(22 Sep 2016) LEAD IN: Farmers are calling on the government to save Iraq's diminished dates industry, which once led the world market. They're asking for loans for farmers and help to combat pests. STORY-LINE: Row upon row of elegant palm trees. After years of wars, sanctions and drought, farmers say it's time to save Iraq's fruit palm industry, which was once at the forefront of the world market. They're especially calling on the government to play a greater role in reviving Iraq's lost golden-age of dates. They want loans for farmers so they can launch new nurseries and buy pesticides. ''Most of the orchards in Iraq have been damaged due to agricultural pests, insects, drought and shortage of electricity. In addition to that, the authorities concerned are no longer able to provide farmers with pesticides," explains farmer Firas al-Lami. During its heyday, in the 1950s and 1960s, Iraq was the world's biggest date producer and exporter, boasting 32 million date palms. At that time, Iraq produced about one million tonnes of dates per year, according to official reports. But by 2003, after the U.S.-led invasion of the country, the number of trees halved and production fell to 200,000 tonnes annually. The southern province of Basra was worst hit by the slump, having only about a quarter of the 12 million date palms it once had. Being renowned for dates is also a point of pride. Iraqis honour the date palm as a blessed plant. It is mentioned many times in the Quran, which at one point states that Mary gave birth to Jesus under a palm tree and she 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 Muslims around the break their daily sunrise to sunset fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Iraq is now focussing on the date industry as one of several sectors, including oil, agriculture and infrastructure, it wants to develop. However the effects of recent conflicts, including the fight against the Islamic State group, are still being keenly felt. ''Due to seizure of the country's western areas, Anbar and Hit by Daesh (Islamic State group), Iraq has lost so many quantities of rare and important kinds of dates," explains date seller, Shihab Malik. Chronic problems in Iraq, such as lack of water, electricity, fuel, and storage have forced many farmers to abandon cultivation and find other jobs. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb4cfc56d16f2a879b2129abe5a03dde Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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