Ag Literacy Corps: Changing Roles of Women in Agriculture

Hello, I’m Madeline Schultz, and I’m the Women in Ag Program Manager at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Today, I’d like to talk to you about women’s changing roles in agriculture. Now women have always had an important place in agriculture. In 1938, the Farm Security Administration estimated that women earned 40 to 50% […]

Women in agriculture: cooking their way to empowerment and visibility

I am a married woman and a housewife. Our village in the Akkar area is very rural, that means a girl grows up learning how to cook and how to do everything around the house from her youth. The first time I’ve worked in my life has been here in IRC. I learned new types […]

Reshaping The Landscape: Women Impacting Lee County Agriculture

From the earliest days of American agriculture, women have been a cornerstone of everyday farm life. Because of recent shifts toward globalization of markets and an increased focus on operational efficiency, production and marketing; women are now more engaged than ever in the core business of agriculture as farm operators and strategic decision-makers. According to […]

Dr Jaclyn Brown – Mathematician & Digital Agriculture Research

(soft piano music) – In some careers it’s very easy. You study medicine, you be a doctor. You study engineering, you can be an engineer. But if you study maths, what do you do? I’m Dr. Jaclyn Brown, I’m a senior research scientist at the CSIRO in agriculture and food. I’ve always loved maths. To […]

Welcome to Cane Garden Bay, in the British Virgin Islands! (BVI) CARIBBEAN

Today finds us in Cane Garden Bay in the Northwest side of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands Cane Garden Bay has always been a favorite, and home to many things first of all it has one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the BVI and it’s also one other favorite spots among […]

PINE NEEDLE & CHAGA TEA – How to make healthy forest tea

My absolute favorite tea is a mix of pine needles and chaga mushroom. And I’ve been drinking it a lot during this winter. It’s really healthy and it’s really easy to make. And the best thing of all is that it tastes like you drink the forest. I think that the combination of pine tree […]

The View from Here: Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector

[Upbeat guitar music starts] Female narrator: The outlook from Canadian farms continues to be very positive. Farmers are more efficient and innovative than ever… …using increased precision and automation. And they’re taking significant steps to protect the environment. No-till practices are up 16% since 2011… …preserving soil and water on 48.2 million acres. Net greenhouse […]

A Fair Climate: Gender Equity in Forestry & REDD+

A Fair Climate: Gender Equity in Forestry and REDD+ If we don’t have this forest, then we will not have food. If we can preserve the forest, we will have water. We will have food and a lot of things from the forest. Nearly half a BILLION people across Asia-Pacific rely on forests for their […]

Visible Farmer Episode 4: THE ACCIDENTAL FARMER / Ketut Bassett, organic farmer, Carnarvon WA

Hi, I’m Ketut Bassett. A biodynamic organic farmer.We grow more than 20 types of tropical fruitand I truly love what I do.– Very clever. –– I can’t do that. –I grew up in Bali doing rice with my family.– You have to teach me how to do a cart-wheel. –As a young girl, no, I […]

Cutting cane for 2,000 hours: migrant sugarcane workers, Marathwada | Maharashtra

Usha Ashok Pawar, Chhaya Shyam Pawar and Lata Vishnu Pawar At what time does your day begin? At 4 a.m. What’s your daily schedule? We cook food in the morning, have breakfast and go to the fields by 6 a.m. We directly come back at 6 in the evening What do you do once you […]