Agriculture and Livestock

Photo essays/Agriculture and Livestock

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Achillée en biodynamie

The yarrow-based preparation 502 has a role in the soil, it makes it possible to mobilize elements such as sulfur and potash so that the plants can assimilate them. To prepare it, compress yarrow flowers in moistened male deer bladders. These are suspended all summer, in a place as sunny as possible before being buried during the whole winter.

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Biodynamie: préparation 500

Biodynamie was born in the 1920s, it is a branch of organic farming. It is based on the use of almost a dozen "preparations". Here is the preparation 500 called "horn dung" which is obtained by the fermentation in the soil during the winter period, of good cow dung which has been introduced into cow horns. In the spring, a black-brown soil appears, with a slight humic odor of undergrowth. The preparation should then be diluted in rainwater and vigorously stirred for exactly one hour before being sprayed on the plants.

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Manon in the farm

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Taleyrac Onion

In the spring, the transplanting of sweet onions from Taleyrac transforms the Cevennes landscape into terraced cultivation similar to the Asian rice fields. This sweet onion seduced cévénols, languedociens and today all the french.

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Ferme du Brukiza

Come and discover the farm of Brukiza, in the Basque Country, where Laurence and Mathieu, goat farmers in organic farming, work in pairs. All milk from their goats is processed on site at their cheese factory and sold largely by Laurence and Mathieu. We find a whole range of fresh and refined cheeses (dung, logs, faisselle, fromage frais).

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Easter Beef Fair

The Easter Beef Festival in Laguiole takes place every year in March, the third weekend before Easter. For two days, the Aubrac animals are exposed and sold. An event that values the meat sector, breeders, buyers and butchers and allows an exchange between consumer and producer.

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Culture de la cacahuète

Burma is one of the 10 largest peanut growing countries. It is also the 3rd most cultivated agricultural product in Burma. The Burmese use it a lot, both for the oil that is extracted and to integrate them whole in different dishes. Peanuts can be cooked but also sprinkled crushed on noodles, salads, infused in soups ... They are also often served at the end of the meal with a mixture of green tea leaves, peas, ginger and various other ingredients that make up the thok lephet. The growth of peanut farming to make oil is such that in 2009, more than 730,000 hectares of Burmese land were exclusively dedicated to it. Burmese are now importing palm oil from Malaysia or Indonesia and peanut cultivation may be in danger.

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Vintage boilers in Isère

Gilles Gaudet is a traveling distiller. Every year, around January or February, it passes in the village of Revel in Isère. The inhabitants bring their fruits which are transformed into alcohol at 50 degrees, delicately perfumed.

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Elevage amateur de poules

The return to nature pushes more and more French towards the breeding of chickens. Henhouse with automatic or manual opening, cleaning of the latter ... the constraints are present and it is not impossible to find a dead hen in the morning killed by a predator. But what a pleasure to recover fresh eggs every day!

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Tea, green gold from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is poised to become the world's third largest tea producer, ahead of Kenya. The first two remaining China and India. Last August, our photographer followed Tamil women who work more than 1,200 meters in the Haputale region harvesting tea that is classified as high-grown from high altitude. The harvest of tea leaves is done mainly by hand. The men are in charge of the maintenance of the plantations and a foreman takes care of the weighing. Women must harvest a minimum of 20 kg of leaves a day. A kilo is paid 40 Sri Lankan rupees, or about 20 cents. At the end of an exhausting day climbing up and down the plantations and carrying the bags, a picker earns 4.50 euros for the 20 kg harvested.

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Anny lamas

At Anny, the Lamas welcome visitors. They discover everything we can do with their wool, the llamas have nothing to envy to the Montes! Anny Carde, spin to the wheel and finally the wool becomes sweater...

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Vignoble du vin jaune

The yellow wine that is found in the Jura does not do anything like everyone else! beyond its golden color, it is the only one to be bottled in a clavelin, which is 62cl. His "Saint-Vincent" is called the Yellow Breakthrough that we do not hesitate locally to call "the gold of the Jura"!

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Retour à la campagne basque

Brother and sister, Mathieu and Laurence Bessouat chose to return to the family farm and become farmers by creating a goat farm and an organic cheese processing workshop. Goats have daily access to the wood of Brukiza and graze all day. Goats are cared for by homeopathy, aromatherapy and herbal medicine.

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La forêt prête pour l'été

The branch DFCI (Defense of Forests Against Fires) of the National Office of Forests works all the year to maintain or to realize accesses to the different massifs, (as here in the Pyrénées-Orientales), by cutting, pruning or brushing the carriageways and their aisles.

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Des fraises d'île-de-France

60km from Paris, in the Vexin Park, 2 Ha of strawberries delight the gourmands. Since 1996, the Ravary family has been offering their strawberries since the end of May on the edge of departmental 14. The great-grandparents of maraicher already produced strawberries!

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Drôle d'incendie

Fire in the south? no, this is a sugar cane burning technique in Australia to remove excess organic matter to facilitate harvesting.

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Début des vendanges des Côtes du Rhône

In Chavanay and Ampuis, the harvest of the Côte du Rhône will begin. Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph take the elevator down the slopes.

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Un moulin en activité dans le "93"

After a slow death, this mill has been rebuilt and turned its wings since 1988, almost thirty years. the house of the miller can be transported in this life of work.

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Fair trade cocoa in Mexico

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Haut de gamme de Collioure

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Vendée: terre nourricière

Vendée: Mother Earth

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Du fromage de brebis

Live sheep's cheese

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Pod with beans, trail cocoa in West Africa.

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Tis the season for asparagus

Follow in the moors, the culture of asparagus, planting of the "claws" at harvest.

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The Spanish strawberry is already in our plates

La province de Huelva, en Espagne est devenue en l’espace de 30 ans, LE producteur de fraise de l’Europe. Elles se récoltent de janvier à juin par 100 000 saisonniers, majoritairement des femmes, provenant de Roumanie, Pologne ou Maroc. Proche du parc naturel de la Doñana, cette culture est notamment critiquée pour sa consommation d’eau puisée dans des nappes phréatiques quasiment à sec.

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To the small care of the spring Côte-du-Rhône

Le printemps réveille les coteaux qui se reflètent dans le majestueux Rhône. les viticulteurs se mettent aux petits soins des vignes d'appellation Côte-Rotie et Condrieu en liant les branches naissantes.

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The Manech of the Pyrenees

Originaire du pays basque, les moutons manech à tête noire produisent le lait du fromage AOC d'Ossau-iraty.

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A little cognac bio?

Dans les vignobles des "Fins Bois" dans les Charentes, Mr Ramnoux fabrique du Cognac et du Pineau certifiés AB. Il pratique des vendanges manuelles et une agriculture en bio-dynamie.

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Sri-lanka thea

De la feuille à la tasse, le thé passe dans de nombreuses mains avant d'arriver dans notre sachet matinal.

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Culture of traditional banana Guadeloupe

Our bananas are still, mostly, treated. Pesticide spill in small helicopters ..

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Organic Henna is grown in Morocco

In Morocco, farmers began to grow organic henna for export abroad and for the benefit of their community. They use organic seeds and fertilizers and a drip system. Unlike other cultures, it is the women who harvest. Aside from the hair coloring and decorations on the skin, it is used to cleanse and beautify the skin.

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We must save the soldier Potato

The Andean region is the world center of domestication of the potato. Scientists at the International Potato and indigenous Quechua are racing against the clock to preserve the genetic diversity of native potatoes in the region so they do not disappear as suddenly as the Inca Empire.

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The rum road

Follow the steps in production of rum, cane alcohol.

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Espelette pepper: red gold of the Basque Country

In the Basque Country, it's not just the cap, there is also the Espelette! Holder of an AOC, red gold grows in a greenhouse before being transplanted into the ground. Harvesting is done on a staggered basis from August to frost. Powdered, it will delight Bayonne ham!

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Hurdles: a solution for campaigns

Hedges back in our country! They protect from runoff, provide shelter and food resources for small animals (birds, small mammals) and have a pretty landscape! Their cut is used to provide wood chips for boilers. Farmers replant hedges in collaboration with the Chamber of Agriculture, such as the Bray.

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AMAP new consumption Popular

New agriculture, new consumers: AMAP (Association for the Maintenance of farming) can have fresh vegetables close to home and mostly organic. Members of the AMAP receive a weekly basket with seasonal vegetables.

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Original apple!

Apples marked it out of the ordinary! a simple stencil sticker during the ripening of fruit here and carry the message. Find Chavanay producers in the Loire and exploitation.

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The life of a winegrower of Côte du Rhône

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Tabacco culture