dinsdag 7 september 2010

Agriculture conference in Addis Abeba

In the film below we see and hear Gerda Verburg, our government minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Security. She's showing all good plans; let's hope this conference will add to solving major problems, mainly in Sub Sahara Africa and South East Asia. Most images in this small film look like they are of well fertilised crops in European glasshouses. But especially African arable land looks much poorer. For making these plots more fertile and producing higher yields we need smart, sustainable solutions. Also to improve people's daily lives as small farmers. Good examples are the biogas cookers in Rwanda, solar cookers, organic manure and irrigation.
Also in Malawi we are working on these matters, in coöperation with Izaak Kazinga, a local specialist.To be continued!

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