Video resources

Investing in agriculture for food sovereignty

Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food giving the keynote address at the Investing in Agriculture for Food Sovereignty conference on 16 January 2014. This conference was organised by the UK Food Group ( ), co-sponsored by the EuropAfrica project ( ) and held at Friends House, London.

Seeds of Freedom by the Gaia Foundation

The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story. Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN. 

Fruit & vegetable post-harvest management

guidance on how to care for fruit and vegetables after harvest in order to ensure minimum wastage when preparing and transporting to market.

Marketing organic products in Africa

In Africa, the demand for organic products has been growing steadily over the years. Many grass-roots initiatives in Africa have started to sell organic products in neighbourhood shops, street markets or in organic shops in a town. Organic food offers multiple benefits and attractive income potential for producers, processors and trading companies all over the world.

Garden Africa's training film: Black Gold: The Secrets of Compost

Black Gold: the Secrets of Compost was filmed on location in Swaziland, and is the first in the Living Classroom series.

The Living Classroom is the result of GardenAfrica’s training programmes that have been successfully developed and implemented over the past ten years with sustainable agriculture & permaculture specialists. 

It was built around GardenAfrica’s partnership project with Vusumnotfo and Guba, called ‘Food Security in a Changing Environment’. Having demonstrated the impact of these workshops, this series is the next step – exposing these techniques to a wider audience. Using course graduates as presenters and cast members, each film will be shot at a different location, with a different central character who acts as the presenter and storyteller. 

The series will present 11 key themes:

  • Homestead Design & Planning
  • Water Management & Use
  • Soil Conservation
  • Compost & Natural Fertiliser
  • Bed Preparation & Tree Planting
  • Seed & Plant Propagation


  • Companion Planting
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Small Livestock Integration
  • Processing & Value Addition
  • Growing Income

Alongside supporting materials to aid facilitation, the series aims to provide much needed visual and textural support for NGOs – to stimulate thinking, discussion and adaptation. In addition to this English language version, the series will be dubbed into a further 5 local languages for use by training organisations & institutions in Southern & East Africa.

Audio Resources

Listen to episodes from a BBC series exploring the complex interface between a growing human population and wildlife


Building in Wildlife

With increased urbanisation around the world, can wildlife be let in?

What is sustainability?

Is it possible for seven billion people to live with nature sustainably?

Valuing Nature

Is the only way to preserve nature to show that it can pay its way?

Crops and wildlife

is it possible to feed the world and still have wildlife?

Religion and Nature

Can the major religions of the world play a role in conserving the natural world?

Community Protection

Can local initiatives be developed into wider protection for a species?

Medicinal Planet

Discovering new medicine in the natural world.

Soil Science

The impact of human population pressure on soil fertility