Search Results for Tag: agriculture
Young organic farmer fights for her land
We like buying “organic” food because it sounds like it must be better for our health and for the environment. Admit it – buying “organic” makes us feel good.
But in Germany, young organic farmers like Julia Bar-Tal don’t feel good about the rising price of the land they need to produce the local organic products their peers want to buy.
Julia and other young farmers blame multinational and German companies for buying up land for speculation purposes. This has led to price increases – especially in eastern Germany – of up to 300 percent.
Julia helps run an organic farm collective outside of Berlin with 14 other farmers. Her farm is successful, but she says she can’t expand because the land has simply become too expensive. So she and her group have decided to fight back. She is a leader in a movement that aims to enlist the help of customers who buy organic food to stop industrial giants from bidding up the price of land.
Listen to the report by Michael Scaturro in Berlin:
DateTuesday 14.01.2014 | 13:31
Resuscitating a Portuguese ghost town
Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
Listen to the report by Guilherme Correia da Silva in Querença, Portugal:
DateTuesday 13.11.2012 | 13:19
African livestock insurance scheme pays out first claims
Andrew Mude, the man behind an innovative livestock insurance program, reflects upon the scheme’s successes so far – and its future potential.
Check out DW’s interview with Andrew Mude.
Here’s more about the International Livestock Research Institute.
What kind of unique insurance program would your community need? Share your thoughts!
DateFriday 28.10.2011 | 14:35
Young Swede lends a hand on traditional Japanese rice farms
Richard, a 20-year-old Swede, is dedicated to learning the traditional art of harvesting rice in Japan and helping farmers get back on their feet after the tsunami disaster.
DateTuesday 18.10.2011 | 15:31
From inner-city LA to the farms of Nepal
Roxy Cruz, a 22-year old Mexican-American, spent a year in Nepal working with peasant farmers and migrant workers. She’s now an environmental activist in Los Angeles.
DateMonday 08.08.2011 | 14:53