July 20, 2007
GREEN Foundation’s Ramachandrappa shows Ramegowda how to transplant chili and tomato saplings that he purchased for Rs. 0.25/sapling from Narayanaswamy in Marasahalli, Karnataka. At Ramegowda’s farm in Bhanavasi, Karnataka, Ramachandrappa shows the importance of using jevamrutha, an organic fertilizer, during transplanting.
(This is a howto video distributed across the Digital Green agricultural extension system, see more at http://www.digitalgreen.org)
July 19, 2007
The festival of harvest, Sankranti, as celebrated in Bhanavasi, Karnataka. Cows are decorated and stampede through a bonfire. This clipping is distributed to nearby villages using DVDs across Microsoft Research India’s Digital Green (http://www.digitalgreen.org) agricultural extension system.
July 6, 2007
The moving diary of Angelina Jolie and Dr Jeffrey Sachs while visiting some projects in Africa that make a real difference in combatting poverty. Their visits illustrate not only the necessity but also the feasability of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, agreed on by all the member states in 2000.
As the forum where the voice of all nations — great and small — can be raised and heard the UN (minus the Security Council) is the hope for the world and must be the agency through which all major international problems will be resolved.
Also watch “Fight Terrorism? End Poverty?”
July 5, 2007
In this video, Midge Ure, Save the Children Ambassador and Band Aid Trustee travels to Sierra Leone a year after his involvement in Live8 and Make Poverty History to see whether the promises of world leaders – particularly the promises on free healthcare – have reached the world’s poorest. On his journey he discovers that even small fees for healthcare are beyond the means of the world’s poorest. As a result, they avoid seeking help until it’s too late.
Every year, a quarter of a million children die in Africa, simply because they can’t afford to see a doctor or a nurse. Save the Children UK is campaigning for free healthcare for the world’s poorest children. The lives of hundreds of thousands of children in Africa could be saved each year by abolishing fees for healthcare. What’s more, it would cost relatively little.
Save the Children UK estimates that the lives of 285,000 children in Africa could be saved every year by abolishing healthcare fees. Thousands more children would lead healthier lives without healthcare fees pushing their families into poverty.
To find out more about Save the Children and their campaign for free healthcare in Africa, visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk
For more videos on human rights, sustainable development and environmental issues visit the OneWorldTV open documentary platform – http://tv.oneworld.net
July 4, 2007
South Africa has the highest number of people affected with HIV, with about 5 million people in that country being HIV+. The only real applied treatment for HIV at this point is currently the use of antiretroviral therapies (ARVs) which allow those infected with HIV to live normal lives. This piece documents the efforts of various organizations in facilitating the use of PDAs, or Palm Pilots, in tracking those receiving ARV in the Free State.
Podcast courtesy of Rana Ghose.