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so much different culture between here and there still challenging for if the thing . to do some business i think it was worth it for me to come to germany. to shop my got my license to work as a swimming instructor addition our 2 children 100 adults to swim fast just to swim . what's your story take part cherish on info migron stockmann. hello and welcome to the latest episode of africa this is. coming to you from the fossil park in lagos nigeria and if you ever wanted to know how you can make a difference in view environment stay tuned ok with me is my charming calling from
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south africa for lucia i know there hi everyone my name is felicia industry and i'm joining you guys from johannesburg this week you can learn about how women in kenya are fighting for elephants and that's not all also coming up. a man who is bringing a super food to south africa she has. an organization in cameroon teaching people how to use water responsibly. and i've been farming in madagascar and how it's moving to new livelihoods. mama tembo means mother elephant in swahili it's also an affectionate term some border women call each other and they mean it literally some of them tracked animals and do what they can to keep corridos free for them to move about that helps keep the elephants safe from harm but also
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ensures that both humans and animals have enough access to scarce resources like water. it's only in the morning in some way to come to kenya. taking her family's animals out to the grazing fields but that's just one job. as a fuel sister is for her next job as a wildlife conservation is. she over women group popularly known as mama timbales mother of elephants their task is to monitor the movements of the big animals. at 5 am i do my chores and then get my children ready for school at 8 am i pick up my data forms and the g.p.s.
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and walk to the wildlife corrido we don't just observe elephants but the other animals. the elephants are still their primary interest the paki dams are endangered in kenya alone between the early 1970 s. and 1001000 their numbers dropped 90 percent but here in the columb a community wildlife conservancy numbers are now increasing one reason is that pack of have identified and signposted what life and livestock corridos elephants often pass through the area but left alone use the route they can lead to conflates the mama temple take note of where animals tend to congregate as well as any trace of illegal settlements or traps set by poachers antelope trucks and anyone conservation organization has provided the women with g.p.s. devices and data sheets the fact that antelope came through here is a good sign an elephant is just an umbrella species as
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a big animal and if an elephant has enough space to survive enough space to whom around. no doubt other small animals will go under a fence and this is why we it's been elephant and also the data that we have coming from elephant. things are quiet today but that doesn't mean the women aren't on the lookout they want to protect wild animals but they also have to watch out for themselves. or a number of the animals are dangerous we have lions elephants and other dangerous animals do feel anxious as you walk you can run across and i was at any time and we don't even know what to do to save our lives these are the challenges i don't worry . another source of worry is porches the conservancy collects this kind of slaughter of animals but they are finding fewer and fewer of them.
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life has become a little more secure for the majestic beasts sounds to the presence of drink as. the causality is in fact. of creating a commodious what do you suppose all of us. you know of it is a kind of what i meant. because security is assured. is a concern. troll i just bottle. and there they are an entire herd with a drop in portraying they have become more relaxed in the presence of people. we have discovered that the elephant is a friend here anymore and this has also helps the community because the animals have now become very social in the quest the wouldn't pass new homes because every time they passed the would be killed but nowadays they've passed new homes without any human interference. in the evening and returns to her
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foster job her family depends on it the small sum she receives for monitoring the elephants is a welcome extra income but contributing to the protection of the elephants is very widely felt. maybe you've heard of a plant called chia that comes from central and south america now more and more farmers here in south africa have begun pointing at us well for them it's not just a business opportunity promising good returns the plant is also is it's a cultivate it seeds are packed with protein and this week's doing a bit we introduce a man who had a great idea. according to legend the ancient mayans used the seeds as a source of energy. they gave them the name.
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meaning strength. today people use chia seeds to on proteins in britain means to your goods and cereals. martin tough from denmark thinks the seed can serve as a nutritional meal on its own. it also grows well in our dreams of africa. to finish in 2017 the 2nd year of a terrible drought in africa 98 great pharmacy planters or 50 kilos of seed we brought to them in our suitcases all succeeded at growing chia. chia. encouraged by that success toughed now raises money to provide seeds to thousands of farmers and africa. for free. like them.
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if you're doing your job you tell us about. this is our website or send us a tweet or. do you. think your story. let's stick with farming for the moment while we move north to gonna like other small scale farmers in africa they have a problem marketing their products because they often just don't have the right contacts or enough financial support in the end that leads to food wastage because it spoils before it can be sold that's how it was until recently but then through young men and i had an idea for digital platform their app allows the farmers all of a gun to market their products foster even ones who live in remote areas idea working have a look. caroming is
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a small community in northern ghana. farmer joshua tangay used to struggle to sell his produce but now he and enough to support his wife and 2 children thanks to a digital platform he's able to sell the fruits of his labor on a regular basis and at a fair price. there's my farm about one and half it gets. hard here pear bear bob all eggplant and green bareback and vegetables. at this price is in order here and i just finished have as done my maize. and rice and i sold it out to santa and their payment was done right on my my my phone through mobile money. garners capital acro this is where the digital platform is based that has helped to make joshua's life so much easier. agro center is an agri tech start up that connects rural farmers with big buyers the company takes up to
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30 percent commission from those buyers it's in agra centers own interest to get the best possible prices meaning the small holders also profit so far we've heard about. close to $10000.00 farmers for this from the platform now before that they were making less money now i would trade has helped them to increase their income tremendously so the farmers actually they love us you know that number back in caroming agro center agents are visiting the village. here to teach the farmers not only how to use the check market prices but also how to maximize their output environment we give liam sees and will make sure that we take them through all the activities that they need to know and high oh yeah. we realise that most families do
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a lot of trial and in production and also when they got their greens. libby didn't pay much attention to it didn't care little about where to eat how to drive 8. and because of that they run into sportage and they don't get gold market. she is the agents create profiles of interested farmers what they farm how much they produce the company was founded in 2016 now agra sent to operates in 15 communities in 4 different regions in the nearby town of boulder tangere the startup has an office where the farmers data processed the platform also provides tips on how to farm more effectively. before we didn't know. much of their farming practices that were right for us tanks like our fabulous application. hard left and. storage and
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all those things where very difficult for us and more importantly how to have sold out our produce was a major challenge. this is agro centers regional storage center from here the farmers produce is sold to big food buyers earlier the farmers had to sell their produce to local middlemen often for a 3rd of its real value. the digital platform has helped the farmers to increase their income by about 25 percent. if i may go said to me what happens from as i want to sell at fair market presence and the farmer's market prices are too good with money to be able to tickle your family or to even reinvest apportioning up from 3 just to a tangle is not worried that he now depends on a virtual broker for him the benefits of very real. in our
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next report we take a trip to a german junkyard it might look a bit different from junkyards in nigeria but here it's a place where people try to recycle. as much as possible some german city is forcing bans on diesel vehicles under government has been paying a premium on scrapped diesel cause that means that there are some wonderful auto parts to be had let's go with. 70000 square meters of metal waiting to be scrapped the more than 2 and a half 1000 cars here have been discarded by their own is like this volkswagen the owner of the passat diesel is here to scrap it. in the aftermath of the v.w. use diesel emissions scandal because secondhand value has dropped to just a 1000 euros a scrapping premium on that him around 7000. still works
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perfectly just past its inspection but often at least in your car so this one can go. the junkyard will even pay him something for the used parts but give you 100 euros enough for a nice meal that's on top of the scrapping premium of up to 10000 euros that some comic has ground as a discount when drivers scrap their old diesel car and buy only a new environmentally friendly a one. components like the engine are removed and later sold well at least they're being recycled. and growing pains me because a car like this one it's only got 47000 kilometers on it if it's so clean it could still be on the road for years it works perfectly. that's not exactly
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saving whistle says. after it's been disassembled in the 1st workshop the car is taken to the colleague in the next one usable tires are also kept for every sale. old oil left over fuel cleaning fluid and coolant it's all disposed of. now because of placed out in the junkyard for customers in search of parts about $500.00 hobby mechanics come here every day for components. car in maybe new was lucky he found the back door he needed for a b.m.w. in togo. this was stolen from my brother. so i promised him i'd look for it here. at the junkyard clients pay only 20 to 30 percent of the price for a new part to undermine my couch for today. the simple.
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german drivers own an average of 11 counts in their lifetime that manufacture is a cut something environment but the salvage work here helps improve the industry's recycling balance somewhat. at the end of the day it's time for the road where the white v.w. to be taken apart it's then dumped in the yard to be further devoured by the park minus. from the german junkyard back to the roads of africa where washing cars and other things of course will wish to a lot of water as our next report will show but 2 young men started on these asian that tries to raise the awareness of people about the value of water take a look at this week oh.
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in many parts of come iran's capital young water is often was didn't necessarily but habits are common in many households ses mark and the 32 year old who wants with the energy or water heart. will fulfill a big move for the small little. bomb control if you're washing your plates and letting the want to run the you wasting water so it's a question of being able to wash your plates or clothes in the right ways or telling the children at home to be more careful with water don't listen to. the associations seeks to teach simple ways to save the precious resource for dealing greenwood's has asked friends like mad to refuse and want to hurt out in the field . absolutely we are going to our household now we go door to door to raise awareness in the population even though you should trust us federal set up the
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association nearly 2 years ago every day he works to encourage people to use water more efficiently. this is rain water we need forms you collect it in basins yes exactly and this is tap water drinking water this is where we put our major resides. in the attempts to educate people on how to get water wastage faddle and his colleagues often become involved in exchanges like these sometimes they go on for hours people are generally receptive to the advice he sees but there are many reasons why 7 water isn't easy the people in this neighborhood for example don't even have a regular supply. something we're so happy simply when the water starts flowing because it's not always the case you have to understand. to help with the engine always feels activities fire drill has introduced
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a line of cloth thing called mr portable 3 months after the brand was launched it sold 5000 articles of clothing mr portable is proving popular with young people 30 percent of profits are earmarked for the associations activities. you see this is where we produce all our one mr portable clogs when a customer places the order we send it directly here one. model i'm blessed how order 2 days ago via what's up all she had to do was choose the color and patterns for the t. shirt you want federal tax the opportunity to explain to her the environmental cause behind the fashion statement. you remember because you can still say i received. this charts i've learnt a lot about what is behind this logo things that i didn't know before. so we will go through this in concert. in addition to raising awareness the what
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a heart association advocates for access to water for all by promoting the development of water points like in the air to the district where fighting his friends have repaired a well that has changed the lives of the thousands of people who live in this neighborhood. who are avoiding long to get water we used to have to go very far to get to the spring there is a river flowing down here and the stream there is where we used to frequent our. efforts have been made to make the drinking water point attractive for ideal believes that with the better planning it should even be possible to optimize water distribution to individual households in the district. here the water flows all day and night there's water all the time i asked myself can you find a way to channel the water that comes out here if i don't know maybe we could build
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something to hold it or create a reserve one where we can store water more prominent will be moms drinking water for all that's the idea at the heart of the water heart association and the energy or hopes to soon extend its activities beyond come iran's borders. now in turkey to madagascar fresh stocks have been on the decline for a long time in local coastal waters but in remote brain the country's south the people there may have found an alternative. the marine animals are very popular with chinese gomez who are willing to pay high prices for them all reports are headed to madagascar to meet local aqua farmers and face the fear challenges on the way. it's midnight one kilometer off the coast of madagascar. the aqua farmers of temple of they are signing in as they head out to their sea cucumber pens. it's only during a full moon or
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a new moon that the water is shallow enough for the farmers to go and count their stocks and harvest mature specimens during the day the leathery a kind of germs bury themselves in the sand the farmers have to come out every 2 weeks because the stocks are vulnerable to disease and theft. and the ngo blue ventures helped the village set up their farms about 10 years ago now its employees weigh the sea cucumber to make sure they meet the 400 gram threshold required to send them to market. 1170 grams to divert the biggest. of all known there are rules safeguarding the hatcheries we work this out with the breeders. for example it's forbidden to enter the pens of other farmers without that consent all fishing is also forbidden except for cry fish and you're allowed
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to catch them because they feed on the sea cucumber has. these rules are designed to protect the sea. was unplugged about possible so martin. before the aqua farms were set up over fishing had depleted stocks in the bay of assassins. today this once again a wide variety of fish along with snails and crabs although 70 percent of people in the country live below the poverty line this village is experion. and so your certain degree of prosperity. what. madame seraphin was one of the 1st to start farming in 2009. before the sea cucumber farms i had no way to improve my standard of living. and. by setting up my own pen i've earned enough to send my 2 children to school. so
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that we could. and i've been able to buy some noise and useful things for my house i also have a herd of goats now. when you feed. during the day when the sea cucumbers have buried themselves deep in the sand the farmers come out to clean the enclosures. catherine taylor is one of only a small number of scientists who study c q cumbers. it's a pretty special creature. that they're farming here and it's really valuable on the international market and so bringing it into a community like this and a sustainable aquaculture kind of way makes a huge difference for the people here but at the same time it's also an animal that's vital for the ecosystem in this area it's kind of a natural filtration system for the area because it goes along just kind of hoovers
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up the sand and then it cleans out detritus and micro algate and bacteria and things like that. this is where they breed the animals to be raised in the bay. he. costs the farmers in tampa bay $0.16 after being harvested 9 months later it's worth a $1.30 on average the aquaculture here not only pays off for the farmers but also benefits the entire bay and the other animals that live in. that's all for today i hope you enjoyed the program and maybe learn to thing or 2 i certainly did for now this is felicia n.t.s.b. signing off from joburg south africa see you next time and empty your bag goes for you too. thankfully sure i'll thanks to all our viewers out there for watching if you have questions or comments or just want to know more about our program then
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