Daily Archives: January 31, 2022

World Soil Day Promo

Composting Council Research and Foundation– Dec 5, 2014

Halt Soil Salinization, Boost Soil Productivity: #WorldSoilDay 2021

Soils4Africa– Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Rahma Zoghlami from Institut des Régions Arides, Tunisia, on the nature and extent of soil salinization as a threat to agricultural productivity and food security. And how better soil information can help manage the threat better

Soil Matters — Presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation and Kiss the Ground

University of California Television (UCTV) – Mar 18, 2016

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Soil really does matter! Join our distinguished panelists and learn about climate change’s hottest topic – Soil! Find out how soil’s ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere may hold the key to solving the massive environmental problems caused by climate change. Panelists include: Ryland Engelhart and Calla Rose Ostrander of Kiss the Ground; Scott Murray, organic farmer and resource conservationist; Pablo Rojas, rancher,El Mogor Ranch, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California; Keith Pezzoli, Director of Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego; David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; Justine Owen, soil scientist, UC Berkeley; and Michelle Lerach, Founder of the Berry Good Food Foundation. Series: “UC Climate Solutions Channel ” [3/2016] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Agriculture] [Show
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A New (Re)Generation

Kiss The Ground

Premiered May 7, 2021

When Carrie Richards was growing up, she always had a feeling she’d end up taking over the ranch that her family had owned and operated since 1941. What she didn’t expect was to do so in her 30s, with a husband and two kids in tow, and to radically change the way her family had managed their land for generations. Through research, trial and error, and a tireless multi-generational effort, Carrie has been able to implement regenerative farming methods that build back soil and revitalize the land. By stewarding the land regeneratively – focused on the full spectrum of health from soil to cattle to community – Carrie is bringing new life to the family ranch and illustrating the wonderful possibilities of regeneration.

Learn more about Richards Grassfed Beef & purchase their products at http://www.richardsgrassfedbeef.com
Learn more about the benefits of regenerative agriculture & download free educational resources on Kiss the Ground’s website: http://www.kisstheground.com


Changing Paradigms | Regenerative Agriculture: a Solution to our Global Crisis? | Full Documentary

Tom’s Outdoors – May 10, 2021

Tom’s Outdoors is based in Tumut nestled in the Snowy Valleys, enclosed by Kosciusko National Park and rural farmland. Our home in the outdoors is our lifeblood and the lifeblood of our beloved home is agriculture. The climate crisis concerns us deeply and we are passionate about the longevity of our rural country town and its neighbours.

“Changing Paradigms” explores the power of regenerative agriculture in improving the natural environment, human health, and reliable profit in sheep farming. We, as humans, have an innate attraction to the natural world. But, the way we currently interact with the environment is unsustainable and causing a disconnect with nature. We have one generation, our generation, to take action and change the paradigm.

Charles Massy (author of “Call of the Reed Warbler”) and Norm Smith both take a sustainable, systems thinking approach to sheep farming. They have moved away from industrial practices of land clearing and using chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Now they work with nature rather than against it, in turn, reviving the once over-grazed land. The power of regenerative agriculture is even greater than improving the profitability and resilience of family farms, the implications on planetary and human health are tremendously positive.

Filmed and directed by Henry Smith

Filmed and directed by Henry Smith
Learn more: How regenerative farming can help heal the planet and human health
Charles Massy | TEDxCanberra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et8YK…

Regenerative farming: A ‘natural way’ to help counteract drought | Charlie Massy |
Australian Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58G9h…

Cows, Carbon and Climate | Joel Salatin |
TEDxCharlottesville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z75A…

Running out of Time |
Documentary on Holistic Management – Allan Savory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7pI7…


The 10 Elements of Agroecology: Enabling transitions to sustainable agriculture and food systems

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Jan 26, 2022

Agriculture and food systems are facing wide-ranging and interlinked challenges that demand urgent actions. The 10 Elements of Agroecology have been internationally endorsed as a framework to support research and development efforts in the design of differentiated paths for agriculture and food systems transformation.
The 10 Elements are interlinked and interdependent and represent a simplified, yet holistic, way to think about reality. They are a useful analytical tool to facilitate decision-making when planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating agroecological transitions by policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders in differing contexts and at different scales.
This video highlights Agroecology as an integrated approach that simultaneously applies ecological and social concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food and agricultural systems.



The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

– Jul 13, 2020

We are facing a global fight to address one of the biggest challenges of our time.
Five years after committing to eradicate hunger we are not on track to reach our goals by 2030.

Chronic hunger is up by 10 million people in one year and up by nearly 60 million in five years.
Almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, with numbers highest in Asia [381 million] and rising fastest in Africa [250

If these trends continue, more than 840 million people will be hungry by 2030, with Africa overtaking Asia as the region affected most.
The COVID-19 pandemic could add over 100 million people to this distressing toll.
Overcoming hunger is just one part of the problem. Two billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
In 2019, 144 million children [21.3%] under the age of five were stunted, while 47 million [6.9%] were affected by wasting.
We are not on track to meet our 2030 targets for child stunting, low birthweight and exclusive breastfeeding.
Countries are also facing the growing burden of obesity linked to poor quality diets, with 676 million of adults [13.1%] obese.
Around the world, many people are suffering from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition because they cannot afford healthy diets.
Even the cheapest healthy diets are out of reach for more than 3 billion people in the world.
In sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, around 57% of the population cannot afford nutritious food.

Our current dietary patterns are also taking a heavy toll in terms of health costs and the environment.
By 2030, diet-related health costs linked to mortality and non-communicable diseases could be more than 1.3 trillion US dollars a year. While diet-related costs of greenhouse gas emissions could be more than 1.7 trillion US dollars a year.
As the world fights COVID-19, we cannot allow the pandemic to stop the global fight on hunger and malnutrition.
To achieve a world free from hunger and malnutrition by 2030, countries must transform food systems and increase the affordability of healthy diets.
Shifting to healthy diets could reduce direct and indirect health costs by up to 97%, while reducing the social costs of greenhouse gas emissions by up to 74%.
We must ensure the cost of nutritious foods comes down.

If the whole world shifts towards a healthy diet, we have a real chance at ending hunger and malnutrition, once and for all.
We must act now, to build back better and make a difference in lives and communities everywhere.


Let’s talk about soil

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Dec 4, 2014

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
© FAO: http://www.fao.org


Jim Richardson talk on the Origins of Agriculture

Beach Museum of Art– Sep 25, 2020

Sep 25, 2020
Keynote talk by artist and National Geographic photo-essayist Jim Richardson at the April 28, 2016 Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium.

A collaborative program of:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Beach Museum of Art
Prairie Studies Initiative
Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

The Big History of Civilizations | Origins of Agriculture | The Great Courses

Wondrium – Dec 15, 2016

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What makes the Big History approach so unique? Whereas a traditional survey might take you through the major events of a period and introduce you to key dates and people (the “kings and battles” approach), Big History zooms out to bring larger trends into focus, from the type of geography best suited for civilization to the way climate patterns drive human activity like the transition into agriculture.

00:00 Transition From Foraging to Farming
03:42 How Foraging and Farming Differ
08:18 Remains of Ohalo II and Domestication
12:37 Climate Change Facilitates Transition to Farming
19:01 Humans Adopt Less Nomadic Lifestyles
22:48 The Trap of Sedentism and Its Consequences
25:33 Ways of Increasing Productivity for Land
27:41 Evidence of Transition to Farming

One major trend you’ll uncover is that, regardless of time or place, civilizations require certain “Goldilocks factors” to succeed. At all scales—the cosmic, the planetary, the ecological, and the human—you can view moments where a combination of just-right ingredients creates the necessary conditions to cross the next threshold of complexity. A few such unique conditions that Professor Benjamin examines are:

-Climate changes during the Paleolithic Era
-The relationship between the agricultural revolution and human population growth
-The relationship between power and the rise of early city-states
-The spread of ideas along Silk Roads and other trade routes
-The Industrial Revolution and the development of consumer capitalism
-Peak oil, climate change, over-population, and other near-future scenarios