1. ICT implications in rural India - eKutir social business model


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    The majority of the food in the world is produced by micro farmers in developing countries such as India. Ironically enough the steward of our food is struggling to feed his family. Over half of the India's 1.1 billion people are micro farmers living in rural areas. The majority of rural population in India is sustaining life at very low cost. People do not have access to proper sanitary conditions, safe drinking water and sufficient food. Only very few of these people have access to education and healthcare systems. eKutir is a social enterprise that envisage a world of equal opportunities for development for the people at the bottom of the economical pyramid. eKutir uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to gather and deliver knowledge to the farmers' communities. A network of local entrepreneur-driven minds is employed to spread the knowledge and thus enable the growth in the rural communities. Learn more about the eKutir social business model at: http://ekutirsb.com

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    • Les Paniers de la Sèvre - épisode 01 : Maraîchage


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      Premier épisode d'une petite série présentant l'AMAP de Niort "Les Paniers de la Sèvre", située aux Brizeaux. Jean-Fabrice Mimeau et Geoffrey Trouvé sont les producteurs de fruits et légumes.

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      • Let's cultivate diversity - Peccioli, Pisa, giugno 2013


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        Appuntamento a Peccioli, tra le colline pisane. Agricoltori, artigiani panificatori e pastai, e ricercatori di tutta Europa riuniti per tre giorni di lavoro collettivo, riflessione, discussione, laboratori, cibo e musica insieme. Let's cultivate diversity è un'esperienza unica per chi lavora nel campo dell’agricoltura biologica ma anche per chi vuole conoscere meglio il cibo che finisce ogni giorno sulle nostre tavole e tutte le alternative possibili. A disposizione dei partecipanti un immenso campo-catalogo, diviso in più di 200 parcelle da 3 metri quadri l’una di frumento duro e tenero, farro e altri cereali: varietà locali, di antica costituzione e nuove popolazioni. E così, a Peccioli, c'è uno sguardo alla storia per raccontare il miglioramento genetico del frumento tenero e di quello duro ma c’è anche una parte riservata al futuro, sulle prove sperimentali del progetto di ricerca europeo sul miglioramento genetico partecipativo (SOLIBAM) e sul lavoro fatto insieme ai ricercatori dell’Università di Firenze.

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        • Northampton Farmer's Market - Every Saturday!


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          The weekly Northampton Farmers Market has been going on downtown for almost 40 years! See why people love attending this fun and relaxing event, and what the vendors have to say about their farms and participating in the market each week. Occurring every Saturday on Gothic Street between 7 am - 1 pm. Come support local farmers!

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          • Aftermarket Leadership®


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            This video describes a call to action to join the Aftermarket Leadership courses offered by Jerkins Creative Consulting.

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            • SD "SPEKTR" Profile


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              • Iowa Learning Farms' Conservation Station


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                This short documentary was a freelance project for the Iowa State Extension Office's Iowa Learning Farms' Conservation Station.

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                • Farm-City, State - Trailer VOD


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                  Please visit http://www.farmcitystate.com/ for more information What would a city look like if local farmers could feed the entire population of that city with healthy, organic, local food? How would this new-found bounty affect the local economy, the health of its citizens and help shape the community? What would need to happen for a community to produce and distribute enough food for the entire metropolitan area? Follow us into Austin, TX, a growing local food scene, which hopes to to build a community that will feed and educate as many people as possible. We will explore Austin through three storylines. We invite you to follow Brent Johnson, of Johnsons Backyard Garden, the largest urban farm in Austin, as he guides us through the farm's history, future plans and his goals for food in the Austin area. His goal is not only to feed Austin, but to educate its citizens about what they eat and how that food is grown. We will explore the social, political, economic and daily problems with achieving this goal. JBG's growth over the past 6 years symbolizes the growth of Austin's food economy and community. Also, we plan on following a local family through a 30 day adventure of sourcing and eating a local foods diet Their trials and tribulations will become an important test case for the market as a whole. A family of five will show us how to source, what are the issues and of course - how much does it cost? Most importantly, our overarching objective is to create a film that can be used to educate people in other cities on how to do something similar with their land and communities. Food moves through cities in many ways; In Austin food distribution, food accessibility, land preservation and consumer education are driving how food moves through the community.

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                  • Offstage: a minute with Alex Epstein


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                    Alex Epstein explains the long-term impact of reclaiming urban land for farming and shared space.

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                    • Science Bulletins: Dung Beetles Mediate Methane


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                      Agriculture produces enormous amounts of animal waste, which in turn emits great quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. But the dung beetle, which lives and feeds in feces, brings an unexpected breath of fresh air to decomposing cow dung. As the beetles tunnel through the dung they enable oxygen’s flow, limiting the production of harmful methane. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. RELATED LINKS PLoS ONE: Quantifying Beetle-Mediated Effects on Gas Fluxes from Dung Pats http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0071454 University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences: Spatial Foodweb Ecology Group http://www.helsinki.fi/foodwebs/index.htm BBC Nature: Dung Beetles Videos, Facts, and News http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Dung_beetle Science Bulletins: Dung Beetles Help from the Ground Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yscLQNHrowc

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