Kenya’s highlands farmers embracing fish farming as an alternative source of income
Farmers in Kenya’s highlands are now embracing fish farming as an alternative source of income, thanks to the Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan. The funds have been channelled towards start-up of modern fish farms and purchase of fingerlings, which have in turn propped the country’s fish production capacity. ABN’s Beatrice Gachenge tells us more.

Ten Acre Organics – Urban Farm With Aquaponics

Ten Acre Organics, LLC is an urban farming company based in Austin, TX. Our goal is to design and build the most sustainable and productive ten-acre farm in the world, as a model that can be adapted and replicated on the edges of cities everywhere, to provide the freshest, healthiest, most local, and most sustainable foods possible. Our ten-acre farm model is an integrated, diversified farming and food production system, which includes aquaponics greenhouses, an organic crop field, chicken coops, an apiary, mushroom production facilities, composting facilities, and a commercial kitchen. We will strive to create a zero-waste facility. 10% of profits will be shared among employees and 5% of profits will be donated to charity.

H2O Farm on BBC’s Countryfile
H2O FARM were very excited to be featured on Countryfile 15th January 2012. We had welcomed Adam Henson and the Countryfile team to our facility at the Spanish bit riding school in Dorney prior to Christmas to film the piece and the system looked fantastic on the TV. Adam took a keen interest in the concept of reliably producing tons of high quality fresh fodder every day and we explained the entire process along with actually showing him how we harvested and re-seeded the system.

“I really enjoyed meeting Adam and taking part in the piece for countryfile” commented Howard Campion Director of H2O FARM. “The whole process was very interesting with filming taking over 4 hours and covering everything about the system and the value of the feed. Seeing his bulls devour the fresh fodder on prime time TV was a highlight of the 5 minute feature and we have already received numerous enquiries with regard to the hydroponic system”.

Barley sprout superfood for livestock

Uploaded on 25 Jul 2009 Marcel Moise grows barley sprouts as a superfood for his beef cattle year round in a greenhouse. The cattle provide the warm, carbon dioxide and methane to grow vigorous sprouts, and the sprouts are a nutrient rich (better than grain, better than hay) food for the cattle. If you have questions about the system, you can email Marcel Moise’s daughter: [email protected]

BBC Future of Food

Future of Food -Part 3: Cuba
In the final episode George Alagiah heads out to Havana to find out how they are growing half of their fruit and vegetables right in the heart of the city, investigates the ‘land-grabs’ trend — where rich countries lease or buy up the land used by poor farmers in Africa — and meets the Indian agriculturalists. please see Playlist for all 3.


Interview with John Doe

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