A documentary about Conservation Agriculture in Africa. Where and how can it work? Conservation Agriculture (CA) as an approach to managing agro-ecosystems helps improve and sustain land productivity, increase profits and food security while preserving and enhancing the resource base and the environment. This documentary focuses on the situation in Kenya, Tanzania and Burkina Faso. Produced by Greendocs (www.greendocs.nl). Made by Melchert Meijer zu Schlochtern and Simone de Hek. Commissioned by The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT).
A large portion of the Namibian rangeland has been incised by erosion gullies down which much of the rainwater flows away, leaving the rangeland drier and less productive than in the past. Application of grazing management is usually insufficient on its own to restore protective grass cover where gullies dry the landscape. Therefore, various restoration techniques have been applied in different sites, relying mainly on local resources.
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Informatieve film over de bouw van zanddammen in Kenia, in opdracht van Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate, UNESCO-IHE en de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
In het door droogte geteisterde Kitui District in Kenia heeft de locale bevolking in samenwerking met de stichting Sahelian Solutions (SASOL), Acacia-Water en het Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (IVM) van de VU Amsterdam door het bouwen van zanddammen een effectieve manier gevonden om zich aan te passen aan de gevolgen van extreme droogte.
Geproduceerd voor Arena Films, 2006
Regie: Eva Zwart & Hans van Westerlaak
Montage & Productie: Eva Zwart
Camera: Frank Lodder
Vormgeving en animatie: Edwin van Seben
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Most parts of Northwestern Somaliland are arid or semi-arid. Water is scarce, acutely so during the summer months.
This has impeded the regions development for several decades in various ways: Agricultural productivity has been low, public health has suffered, and a big part of the workforce (largely women) has not been gainfully employed as they have to spend several hours every day just sourcing water.
Under its Integrated Community Development Program (ICDP), IFAD has supported the construction of 15 sand dams in the region since 2005. The sand dams substantially increased water availability in the region-- more than 1 million cubic metres of water is now available to over 6300 households, shallow wells in the area have been recharged, and agriculture has been boosted from a subsistence activity to a commercially profitable sector.
More info: http://www.ifad.org/bffs/proje....cts/somalia/communit
Produced by: MetaMeta
Language: Somali and English
Region: East Africa, Horn of Africa