"By growing bananas & coffee, it is possible for farmers to earn an income on a daily, weekly & monthly basis"
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how to make films and share your stories!
We know that finding the right way to express yourself can often be a challenge, whether you are writing an article, doing a photo story or making a video. We therefore put together some tips and tricks we hope will help.
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Firstly, decide what is at the heart of the message you want to share. Do you want to tell us about the changes you have noticed in your soil, how you have more wildlife on your farm or the effects of climate change? Perhaps you prefer to talk about the impact organic has had on your livelihood, food security or why it is important to empower women farmers? Keep reading, you will find some supporting facts for these and more!
As a general rule, try to shape your video around the following:
“Did you know that smallholders provide up to 80 percent of the food supply in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa?
Hello, my name is Sara and I am one of the smallholder farmers, growing your food. I am from Namibia and I decided to use organic methods instead of chemical pesticides on my farm. The pesticides poison the soil and also kill other important living organisms living in it like the earth worms.
I chose to adopt organic methods because it improved the soil quality and made my crops rich in nutrients and healthier to eat. I now make sure to use natural methods like crop rotation and manure application to control pests and fertilize the soils. I also inform my customers about the benefits of eating organic food and encourage them to visit my farm to see where their food comes from.
I encourage more citizens to choose organic food because it is not only healthy for humans, but also for the environment; and it ensures that even our children and grandchildren will be able to benefit from the same land.”