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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
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.
(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...
China news:prospects remain bleak for organic farms
Police said twelve people were killed and 39 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq Sunday. Xinhua quoted a police source as saying, five people were killed and 15 injured when two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests tried to break into the Shiite college of Imam Kadhim in Ur district of Baghdad. Police said, In Iraq's Muthanna province, three people were killed and 20 others wounded when two car bombs went off near the provincial capital city of Samawa, some 270 km south of Baghdad. https://in.news.yahoo.com/12-killed-attacks-across-iraq-163615103.html http://www.wochit.com
(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...
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
(6 Apr 2009) SHOTLIST Shenxi village, north east Sichuan - March 2009 1. Close of Xu Guiqiong pulling vegetables 2. Wide of Ms. Xu working in the field 3. Tilt up of loan officers walking away from the camera to farmhouse in Shenxi Village 4. Wide of loan officers walking 5. Medium of Ms. Xu and loan officers talking 6. Over the shoulder of Ms. Xu and loan officer, Chen Jin 7. Close of Chen Jin taking notes 8. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Chen Jin, Loan Officer for Association for Rural Development of Yilong County (ARDY): "We will visit the neighbours in the area to get a general feeling about the borrower. For sure, some will speak good and some will speak bad of them. Then we can make our own opinion. Basically, in every village we can find someone who knows everybody." 9. Tilt u...
Farmers in areas earmarked for large irrigation projects will also receive training on the maintenance of the projects to cut on costs. This is part of the 8.5 billion shillings set aside for irrigation in this financial year. This is in an effort to stop the country's reliance on rain fed agriculture. And with the recent warning from the meteorological department that there would not be enough rains during the long rains season, the government is keen that farmers are equipped with skills to run and maintain the irrigation projects. Andrew Ochieng reports on the latest government efforts to increase food production.
(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...
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Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Pete Seeger's Legacy, Creationist Biology, Protection from GMO Contamination, and the Crypto-Currency of Today LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin pays homage to the late folk singer and American activist, Pete Seeger, highlighting his personal achievements and lasting legacy. Abby then remarks on a Louisiana ACLU lawsuit against a high school teacher who told a student to change his Buddhist beliefs to conform to the school's creationist curriculum, or transfer to a school with "more Asians". Abby then speaks with Scott Kinnear, director of the Safe Food Foundation, about the case of Steve Marsh, an Australian organic farmer w...
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It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again. Duration: 02:06
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