tv Eco Africa Deutsche Welle October 26, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am CEST
take. your reading with a little. to make some special. feeling a. little. more than subtle on line. good. did you know that one can serve the entire harvest spawn dummies with the help of drones we didn't know either but now we do and we'll show you how it's used on welcome to another edition of equal off make up i'm sanda to know they're coming to from kampala here in uganda. hello sandra and hello everybody thank you for joining us live today show i am now outside we have the fossil park in lagos nigeria and today's program
will pay a visit to cote d'ivoire for that story on drone technology revolutionizing farming and i want to talk to visit a company that is trying to tackle the country's mountains of trash finally with a whole bunch of germany to look at the business of bees and how important they are . i hope that wakes you up or type for what's coming up on the program now let's head 1st to cote d'ivoire just one of many countries across africa where soledad good ation and extreme weather conditions mean have us are declining so it's all the more importance to make the best use of resources and optimize farming practices and to a book or karim and his drawings they help the yard one of us to watch over an improved crops out in the field i'm there bowen believes that the technology can help to lead his country into a more bountiful future. oh. these
tomato plantation is money tied no thanks from one cause by theodore over and you have the size of a small football pitch east to be born in point c. t. . the drone idea was knowledge of a local's tartuffe set up by. he wants to use the new surveillance technology to make traditional farming move productive and move sustainable and. sent by example let's say a plot of land has an irrigation problem when one of its 5 hacked has that something you can't make out with your own eyes but a drone can identify the area in question in this case and that makes it easier to resolve the problem and at the same time increase your yeah it will be when you know that you're and i mean really look after us. thing off the draw news is it's coming read to create digital aerial ops these are in turn relayed to a computer done on the ground to detect t.v.
larry to use or other issues on plantations it's part of a new i t assisted form of farming called position agriculture. it means that we can use the technology to determine exactly where plants have been afflicted by a disease and instead of treating an entire process offline we can focus on the specific area actually affected. has shown so far surpassed. that's also good for the environment fuel pesticides mean healthier soil on less pollution on plantations. from a fungus and what began walking together with the start up about a year ago in addition to the environmental aspect he also sees another crucial advantage for his country's agricultural industry.
we have a lot of land and a lot of options for expanding off our land but it's physically demanding market and very tricky to implement which has put a lot of people off farming but this technology is extremely efficient and it can also tend to young people back to farming. the beauvoir. much of the deforestation is done to provide space for huge new plantations ivory cost is the biggest cocoa producer in africa according to figures from the wild bank over the last half a century ivory coast has lost around 80 percent of its forests. ordered by his own court and we are fighting the 1st question a lot of farmers think they need to continue i thought in order to ensure because of a start but we showed them how they can get similar with one head or just $5000.00 square metres
a little later the 2nd drawn is ready to take to the skies it has almost 10 liters of liquid best to say the board which will be applied exactly where it is needed. deploying drones also prevents damage to the plants roots from the heavy farming machines normally used. i reckon the wind dies off with one drawn you can spray 2 hacked has been under 12 minutes with conventional means you'd need an entire day to cover one or 2 hectares of. he now has a dozen strong team of prominent stuff out on 40 customers already using their farms digital solution although attracting a clan tells wasn't easy at fast. food for the farming sector has been around for a long time what when new technologies are introduced is tax i worry for people to be convinced of the benefits with the cost of being
a major fatah money timing from seed to harvest cost between $4.80 euros which for many farmers initially seems a big bow to the startups lentil now extending $2000000.00 send a gun that drones would be touching down father a food too. let's stick with agriculture for the moment another major danger for food production where have all the bees got any answers so i'll go well near to experts say a number of things pose a threat to the busy insects in many parts of the world among them one of cultures pesticides and the climate crisis without these pollinators farmers will suffer along with entire ecosystems some enterprising as in germany has come up with some clever ideas on how to keep these buzzing.
a company that aims to get bees to where they're needed and from one of the truth i was it wasn't easy to wind people over we were total strangers walking up to be keepers saying we want to be as many were skeptical. but it soon caught on one beekeeper has let neil's gabber take a 100 of his hives to this auction in northern germany to pollinate apple trees gather lands out beehives to farmers throughout germany it's his contribution to the fight to stop economies collapsing whenever farmers need bees to pollinate their crops they can go to his website an algorithm that matches each farmers need with the available hives this option owner ordered $100.00 hives the bees only show up if the conditions are right socially. and that's just sides are an issue which has to be addressed openly. so that means we've agreed to only use products that don't harm be. things which don't harm beneficial creatures and we've shifted some
tasks to the evening hours so we don't hamper the bees activities $100.00 been focused the population suffer from urban encroachments epidemics and agricultural monocultures so in effect. it initiative companies like the hero are developing technological solutions to help the market. the pendency of be huge we're talking about $100.00 of of billions of dollars so that was genetically. change in order to not be dependent people the nation actually can grow better if we put the bees in the field so our soil is also a very interesting market for us peace get agitated when they keep it as make their presence felt so it's a good idea to leave them in peace for days on end but the 2 can be risky if the
queen the whole colony can die. this is our product it has sensors inside. multiple sensors and we just put it inside her in the main kong and it just we put it inside and it morning towards the hive 247 then we take this there are we are loaded to the to the cloud and then to our algorithms and we are able to understand what's going on in the hive. but the hero will still need to develop the rescue system further before it's fully ready to go. unlike neil scabbard the german businessman has already found his niche. be sharing services cost fruit farm okra zelda's downman $6000.00 euros a quarter of which goes to the company.
we're very fortunate that our land is quite some way away from other orchards. so we decided to try out this pollination service. and i must say it's gone very well but the travelling be spend 2 weeks here after that their work is complete and they can return home. conversely i have been under my. announced with. the sharing harnesses the resources of small scale beekeepers across germany to maintain and promote key services to farming and it's important work without babies there'd be no pollination and no bio diversity. in many african countries that are experiencing economy growth forming populations. of the nation west monism and was stunned into a major ongoing problem the amount of stuff produced by our visibility to recycle republics or even properly disposed of but lucky for all of us this to plenty of
people ready to take the challenge to the top of the company because local recycling is the root cause and again it is making a profit recycling sorting and reselling west to asia and europe. this printing press runs almost nonstop silly death freak son of africa is one of the busiest printing houses in rome a the capital of togo. but what about the paper waste the printing how it's used to just dump it somewhere where waste collectors would come by ok surely and charge to take it away. now it's the other way around the african global recycling company regularly picks up the old paper and even pays for us. from his orders it was embarrassing to see the waste pile up in our print shop collects it now and gives us money for it and that money goes towards paying for ink and other
things it helps a lot of water in the body added facility in low made african global recycling receives about $350.00 tons of waste a month from businesses schools and government offices. the paper is weight on those who produce the waste get one or one of the hot the euro cents per kilo it may not sound like much but it all adds up. founded a.g.r. in 2013 after working in recycling in europe. his vision goes far beyond just recycling. waste is a great opportunity for development on the african continent corporate formal market there's also a social aspect because we offer employment to people who didn't complete their
schooling or learn a trade we train them for. life shaping is a private school in may 1 of 40 schools where a.g.r. has installed recycling bins for metal paper and plastic the pupils have been taught to separate the trash. left i see it in the plastic and the paper will be transformed into new things that's why we put it here and the bins so it can all be recycled for. soup he said of. the school's collaboration with the recycling company brings in money which it can spend on say teaching materials. it's also a way of teaching the kids to take care of the environment with sorting trash is like a game for the kids that's the main motivation for them especially for the little ones so. when the bins are full the school calls the company and a team comes to collect the trash. the children evidently find the whole process
interesting and thus has a ripple effect because. the kids talk about it at home and help make the parents more aware of the year shares. once a parent told me they had started to recycle at home to another parent called me and asked if we could come in collect their old magazines and newspapers. a.g.r. thorfinn planes the wasted collect and sells a lot of it to money factories in europe they transformed paper into cardboard and glass into new bottles for example. 80 or 90 percent of my recycled african waste in europe because it's well sorted and fulfills international standards. so for european recyclers my materials are as good as or maybe even better than those collected on their continent.
sorted cleaned and pocked the waste is ready to be transported overseas it's raw material for new and useful objects. these wicks doing a bit also deals with plastic in this case plus the collection. which means ocean child is convinced that all of us can do all of these to clear all the streets forests and what a waste of rubbish a recent project initiative by the german environmental activists is in cooperation with the. schools on the tiles on an island off sunset that. zanzibar an island off the coast of tanzania has beautiful beaches and a major problem with plastic trash.
but kids from 2 schools are now collecting old plastic bottles the project was started by the n.-g. o. kand an organization that was founded by marina and boat from germany. the fact that these huge amounts of cancer of its kenny elected by the case is shocking white in the kids find it in their right. to carry shows that when you know your actions education is key. the kids also tell their friends and family that plastic spoils the environment. a recycling company pays the school's $0.08 a kilo for the plastic. thing
but i'm lightly hussein by yeah and i think collecting plastic is a good project but it brings in money to pay for new school books that are not but that run by them. and can supports clean up projects in over 30 countries. and how about you. if you are also doing your bit tell us about it visit our website or send us a tweet hash tag doing your bit. we share your stories. at on monkeys are closest on the relatives but up under threat in many places in africa so protected areas are needed to help these primates of life one of the
biggest song turris use in uganda can you tell us more about that smear to yes sandra kibali national park has an especially high density of primates 13 different species that's made the part one of uganda as the most important tallest attractions we join a tour that i will bring it to you. you have to head deep into the forests here if you want to catch a glimpse of key ballet national parks famous inhabitants such as the red color boss monkey. no where would you find a higher density of primates then here in western uganda it boasts 13 species in all not including humans. but where are the chimpanzees chimp trackin is one of the park's most popular attractions up here we have a cure for this but nest the chimpanzees build each night is the 1st sign of their presence so far and making the mists is really
a very point done on befalling priss because this is one way of avoiding the enemies. or predators and also continuous for human beings what we can find in bird feeds on our beds over the net but you keep changing this after more than an hour of tracking the group discovers the chimpanzees or rather the chimps discover that. and they call out to notify the are that. was. was. for this group of having to eat animals it's not their 1st contact with tourists they are still they could be dangerous so visitors have to follow the rules like maintain a distance of at least 8 me to. 000000000000000
. 00 chimpanzees eat on send termites but also fruits and even me. yes. they are fairly safe in key bali because the local people benefit from their being protected. 20 percent of the pac entry and other fees goes to the local community. and residents get controlled access to the forest. grasses. vo come forth. for specific trees species we come right through the management. and must be. given and given truth going to for this. day once. this is end foods eat the leader of the chimpanzee troupe.
their mother when you were young and it was both the. first because. they speak in depth and there was a $150.00 tracking fee tourist an important source of income for the national pack and when after their talk they understand the try to species better they are more likely to take a stand for their protection. it was a great experience this goes back to the look at us they relax in their trees like we do at the beaches at home they help forward their living from it is it was a great experience to know i didn't know that and the other thing is i liked how they put in it they kept making funny noises they're going to get to themselves. he values 1450 chimpanzees are uganda's not just population of this endangered species the closest living relative of humankind but.
when it comes to coffee experts say it has enormous potential for growth in africa many countries on the continent already exported all over the world and global demand is warming mozambique we simply jumped on the coffee bandwagon i mean all goes well the region around mount go wrong goes or could soon be enjoying widespread reforestation and employment opportunities for the locals all facts to the humble coffee be. thinking about the thank you can read about in cleaner sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun hadn't clean has been growing coffee for 4 years on the upper slopes of mount good little goes a. little game like that over. the reason why i like green coffee is because. the money enables me to buy all
sorts of things for my family like cooking oil school books for the children and other household goods. in the last decades much of the capital rain forest at man got to go into has been cut down by local farmers who wanted to grow crops after the local wildlife was also poached matthew jordan works for the garden gosa national park encourages local farmers to plant coffee trees together with indigenous trees in order to stop deforestation and bring life back to the park. what this is made of hardwood trees planted alongside the coffee trees and what that does is it provides its shade about 60 percent 6040 percent shade for the coffee and that creates this really high quality coffee big beans delicious delicious coffee beans 20 years ago on goes a national park was derelict as
a result of the country's devastating civil war rebel forces use the park as a base for their real war against the government even recent years have seen sporadic fighting but this summer the 2 sides signed a peace agreement now the government the pocket ministration and an ngo can focus on efforts to revive the park jordan thinks that the projects need for farmers will give rebels motivation to give up their weapons what we've seen is that hope is really transformative and people are really believing it and that's why they keep coming back to us that's why they keep promoting it and we see that every year we're on boarding more and more farm folk read about and cleaner the coffee has been a blessing the newly reforested plantations could also persuade many young people to stay in the region strengthening the coffee industry. because i
would love my kids to have the prospect of growing coffin manual i know because of a source of hope like a. pocket of ministration is planted over 300000 coffee and indigenous trees hundreds of thousands more not to follow over the next few years the climate that money is perfect for shade grown coffee with the reforestation program mozambique might even become a major coffee producer like ethiopia or kenya. that's all for a coffee cup this week i hope you found the show helpful i'm in from a trip thanks for watching i'm bob i from the fossil park i'm now outside when lagos nigeria so the bill be sure to join us once again next week for another edition of it off because your environment magazine or visit a website on social media platforms until then i am son getting a little son and go from kampala here in uganda.
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