RUAF Videos

Roof top gardening in Kathmandu, Nepal

This video shows the results of the rooftop gardening project that was implemented by the NGO ENHPO in close collaboration with Kathmandu Municipality and with technical support of RUAF Foundation in the context of the broader project undertaken by these organisations together with UN Habitat aiming at the integration of (intra- and peri-) urban agriculture into the city climate change mitigation and adaptation plans. 

Urban Agriculture: introduction and 2 city cases of participatory planning

This video has been produced by RUAF Foundation in 2001 with financial support from Sida, Sweden. In the first parts of the video (ca 23 min.) the different forms of urban agriculture and the type of people involved, the potential contributions of urban agriculture to urban food security, local economic development and poverty alleviation and sustainable urban environmental management and some risks associated with urban agriculture are presented. In the second half of the video (ca 22 min.) two cities Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Cuenca, Ecuador present what they already are doing to facilitate urban agriculture and the local process of situation analysis, policy design, planning and action regarding urban agriculture is shown.

Strengthening organisations of urban producers

This video (in three parts) analyses the important role of organisations of (intra- and peri-) urban producers by drawing on four case studies from Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Dakar (Senegal), Hyderabad (India) and Rosario (Argentina) by local and national governments, civil society organisations and others to facilitate the development of strong urban farmer organisations. The video is a product of the project "Social Organisations of Urban and Peri-urban Producers" that was implemented by the RUAF Foundation in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, Rome) and with financial support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada).

Harvest of Hope; Urban micro-farming and HIV/AIDS

This 18 minutes video (in 2 parts) presents the story of the role that urban agriculture can play in the context of the HIV/AIDS programmes and shows various local initiatives. The video was made during a regional workshop and study visit in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa organized by the RUAF Foundation, with financial support of the EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Video Part 1 ;  Video Part 2 

Session on urban agriculture at the International Feeding Cities Conference 2013

This video presents three presentations given during a break out session on urban agriculture during the International Feeding Cities Conference (March 2013 in Philadelphia).The first presentation was prepared by Ir Marielle Dubbeling Director of RUAF Foundation but (due to her illness) delivered by Dr Olufunke Cofie from the International Water Management Institute (one of the member organisations of the RUAF Foundation) and deals with multistakeholder involvement in policy and programme design on urban agriculture with examples from various cities in the global South. 
The following two presentations are on urban agroculture in the city of Philadelphia (by) and New York (by Nevin Cohen) respectively. 

Projet Agriculture Urbain "low space no space" in Antananarivo, Madagascar

This video reports on "low space, no space" technologies applied in the AULNA project in Antananarivo, Madagascar, assisted by RUAF Foundation and INRA, France with funding of Ile de France, to improve food security and income of the urban poor, and on the integration of urban agriculture in urban land use planning in order to reduce the impacts of climate change in this city, notably flooding.

Health risk reduction in a wastewater irrigated urban agriculture, Accra - Ghana

This video, produced 2008 by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a member organisation of the RUAF Foundation, shows that farmers in and around the cities in developing countries may use contaminated streams and wastewater to irrigate their fields and for the nutrients such water contains, and discusses a number of measures through which the health risks of such behaviour can be reduced drastically.

Community gardens in Villa Maria del Triunfo, Lima-Peru (Huertas Comunitarias en Villa Maria del Triunfo, Lima-Perú)

This video (in Spanish) reports on the Community gardening project that was implemented by IPES (a member organisation of RUAF Foundation) and the Municipality of Villa Maria del Triunfo (Lima - Peru) in the context of the RUAF Cities Farming for the Future programme. 
The video was produced by the television program "Somos Agro" of Peru TV in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture of Peru.