– Private: Impact of international voluntary standards on smallholder market participation in developing countries (FAO)
– The Yellow Dragon Threatens Florida Citrus
– Farmland: a real film on the real US agriculture
– Curiosity : a strawberry from flower to fruit : 1 month in 15 seconds (Video)
– To smile (and more…) : correlation is not causation
– To smile: Video WeAreFarming Pharrell Williams – “Happy” PARODY
Private: Impact of international voluntary standards on smallholder market participation in developing countries (FAO)
In this document (104 pages, 1MO, in English), FAO (The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture) offers a good view on every existing voluntary certification scheme: Fair Trade, Organic, Rain Forest, GlobalGAP, BRC, etc. ; And their impacts on small and medium farms, not only in developing countries. Positive impacts: Market access, sometimes higher prices, improvement in the production…
A bacteria may threaten the food security of a whole country. Orange juice prices are rocketing. The reason : the yellow dragon, a bacterian disease, attacks orange trees in Florida. More details on Wikipedia and The American Phytopathological Society Internet site
Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. Farmland will take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their ‘20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Through this film from award-winning director, James…
For plants lovers, “Time Lapse” video of a strawberry from button to maturity. To go further: IFL Science story : an explanation, with an other time lapse video showing decaying strawberries….
Tyler Vigen, a young scientist who works for the US army, has published a huge number (>17000 !!!!) of « spurious correlations ». In fact, it’s real correlations, but without any signification. Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates (Correlation: 0.947091) with number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets…
Farmer Derek, a US farmer, asked farmers all over the world on the first day of spring to send videos of them dancing to “Happy” and selfies from the farm. It gives a funny “Happy” Farming parody with special lyrics.