Hands On: Plague to Plenty

Earth Report
S10:Ep723 mins2006

Six stories exploring how we can improve agricultural production: new techniques to combat diseases in sweet potatoes, economically one of China's most important crops; developing new hydroponic techniques and mushroom cultivation methods in the UK; in India, a cheap test for fungal crop contamination is making farmers' livelihoods more secure; in Sweden, spiritual biodynamic farming aims to re-establish sustainable small-scale farming at one with the earth; in Turkey and Syria, finding natural ways to control the sunn pest, an insect threat to grain crops.

Video Language: English