• CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

    Cuban tobacco growers welcome chance to sell cigars to Americans CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports. To License This Clip, Click Here: http://collection.cnn.com/content/clip/370258197_001.do

    published: 21 Jul 2016
  • Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

    Feb. 26 -- The best-known tobacco grower in Cuba grows leaves that are used in some of the island's finest cigars. The government is the only buyer, so while Cuban growers are excited about potentially selling Cuban cigars to American smokers, the Cuban state may be the biggest beneficiary. --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies a...

    published: 27 Feb 2015
  • Home Grown Cuba

    I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on

    published: 01 Mar 2011
  • Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

    Hirochi Robaina is one of the most esteemed tobacco growers in Cuba, coming from a long heritage in the industry. During a recent trip we took to Cuba, Mr. Robaina showed us around his farms. Not only does he make top-shelf Cuban cigars, he also has a factory in Nicaragua where he practices the art of cigar-making. You can find them here: https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/CIGAR-BRANDS/HIROCHI-ROBINA/11830/pc/9833.uts

    published: 28 Sep 2017
  • Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

    Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbour as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway`s local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better: three year old white rum, lime juice, soda, sugar, ice and mint. Whether it be the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi house, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table. Pinar Del Rio is a small but...

    published: 21 Jun 2014
  • Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

    Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbor as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway's local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better. Whether it is the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi House, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table.Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are o...

    published: 12 Aug 2013
  • Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

    Senior Latin America Correspondent Michael Voss tours a tobacco factory in Cuba, where growers carefully put together -- one leaf at time -- the famous Cuban Cigar.

    published: 21 Aug 2012
  • Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

    I plant some sugar cane in Florida as relayed to me by one of my Dad's neighbors who used to be a farmer in Cuba.

    published: 17 Dec 2013
  • Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

    A rare glimpse into Cuban mountain life. Homegrown, homemade, and organic mountain grown coffee.

    published: 15 Feb 2016
  • Cocaine production in Colombia

    You can watch the full documentary on DocsOnline https://goo.gl/a0FLIL or on our OnDemand Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thecocaineroute By buying this documentary on Vimeo you help us making these videos. Feel free to share our work! THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "THE COCAINE ROUTE" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact the distributor Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story Cocaine production and trade are extremely high risk businesses. Nevertheless, in the past decennia, cocaine has become increasingly popular around the worl...

    published: 15 Apr 2014
  • Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative - Our Story

    published: 09 Jun 2015
  • US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

    Many Americans in rural parts of the United States voted to elect Donald Trump as president in 2016, despite his stance against trade agreements. In the wake of the President Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, and now curbing trade with Cuba, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports on how farmers in the Midwest state of Illinois are reacting, and adjusting, to the uncertain road ahead. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3920826.html

    published: 29 Jun 2017
  • Cuba promotes fish farms

    (11 May 2009) Havana, Cuba - April 17, 2009 1. Wide shot small fishing boats anchored in Havana with Morro Castle in background 2. Medium shot fishermen on boat returning to Havana 3. Zoom out fishermen tying boat with Morro Castle in background 4.Pan right Mamposton Aquaculture Center breeding tanks 5.Medium shot man starting pump 6.Medium shot pumps aerating breeding tanks 7.Wide shot water pumping into tank and worker feeding fish in background 8.Close up catfish jumping in tank while being fed 9.Medium shot worker feeding catfish 10.Wide shot net-covered breeding pools 11.Medium shot worker opening water spigot 12.Medium shot catfish in tank 13.Close up same 14.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Julio Baisre, Cuban Ministry of Fisheries: "Our ocean fishing resources are exploited to...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Heitkamp Calls for Support for her Bipartisan Bill to Expand Agriculture Exports to Cuba

    On the floor of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp calls on her fellow members to support and pass her bipartisan bill that would open up important trade opportunities for North Dakota farmers in Cuba on February 4, 2016.

    published: 04 Feb 2016
  • First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

    It's the first direct link to the Caribbean from anywhere in Asia. Senior Cuban government officials greeted the first direct flight from China to Cuba when it landed in Havana. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.

    published: 28 Dec 2015
  • Tobacco Growers Learn About Research, Management Practices On Annual Tour

    While they can't match states like North Carolina and Kentucky when it comes to quantity, growers in South Georgia are able to produce some of the highest quality tobacco in the country. Recently, a number of those producers and industry leaders took part in the annual Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour. Damon Jones was on the tour, and he explains why growers are so optimistic about this year's crop despite the slow start.

    published: 19 Jun 2014
  • Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

    Join me while I explore a tobacco farm in Vinales, Cuba. For more about my experience, check out my blog post: http://wanderlustmegan.com/vinales-cuba-cigars/ Follow along on more of my adventures by following the links below: Facebook - WanderlustMegan: http://www.facebook.com/wanderlustmegan Twitter - http://twitter.com/WanderlustMegan Instagram - http://instagram.com/WanderlustMegan Travel Blog - http://www.wanderlustmegan.com

    published: 16 Feb 2015
  • Missouri Rice Farming

    Whether you eat it stir fried or steamed, in pudding or alongside a plate of spicy food, there’s a chance your rice originated in Missouri. Rance Daniels, a third-generation farmer from Dunklin County, began growing rice in the Missouri Bootheel in 1992.

    published: 04 Jan 2016
  • Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

    Mexican farmer leaders gathered in Havana with their fellow farmers from Cuba to exchange experiences regarding agricultural systems. During the meeting, the Mexican representatives criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed by Mexico, Canada and the United States. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net

    published: 18 Jul 2012
  • Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

    SHOTLIST Alamar, Cuba - 8 December 1. Exterior agricultural cooperative with sign reading: (Spanish) "Organic greenhouse Alamar: Point of Sale" 2. Woman selling vegetables in cooperative 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Expensive, expensive, very expensive, yes expensive." (Question: And the quality?) "Average." 4. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Given the quality and quantity of the products, it's pretty good." 5. Tilt up of vegetables and fruit on display 6. Various of farm workers picking lettuce Havana, Cuba - 7 December 2012 7. Wide exterior of "Le Chansonnier" restaurant 8. Various of kitchen staff preparing food 9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Laura Escobar, Co-owner of Le Chansonnier restaurant: "In some cases,...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • Organic Farming Techniques & Methods Documentary (Biodynamic and Practical Sharing From Farmer)

    Discover tips and advice for Organic Farming Techniques and Methods Documentary In relation to the Biodynamic method. Following on, A Actual farmer shares his practical experience in a 4 part series. Hope You find it helpful to You and enjoy watching this video compilation. Warmly Invite You to subscribe to my Video Channel: http://goo.gl/wdCj68 Video Credits to owners who generously contributed knowledge and experience to the community. 1. Biodynamic method Emerson College UK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGUPnHwFQE_P3b3l1eTkyIg 2. Practical Sharing Part 1 and Part 2 Knowpod videos https://www.youtube.com/user/knowpod Video is licensed by: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Joyfully Inviting You To My Mu...

    published: 23 Aug 2016
  • Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

    (9 Aug 2009) SHOTLIST AP Television San Diego de los Banos, August 6, 2009 1. Zoom out farmer with oxen to tractor in field 2. Close up plow tilling soil 3. SOUNDBITE Omar Andalio, 37, Farmer: "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen." AP Television Los Palacios, 06 August 2009: 4. Pan right man steering oxen-driven plow through filed 5.Tilt up from plow tilling to two sets of oxen and plows crossing in field 6. Zoom out farmers planting seeds in plowed field 7. SOUNDBITE Ricardo Martinez, 59, Farmer: "I think our Commander-in-Chief Raul Castro stated it well. We need to keep the land...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

    Exceptional soil conditions, a particular climate and the long experience of tobacco growers make the San Juan y Martinez massif the best land for the production of the leaves, which make Cuban cigars so admired. Participants in the XVIII Habano Festival toured on Tuesday the fields of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, considered as the place where the best tobacco leaves are harvested. The tour allowed visitors to appreciate the different stages of the tobacco crop, such as the sorting of leaves, their selection, the planting of seeds, and the drying process. Furthermore, they were able to appreciate the experience of the farmers, whose families have been in the business for years and uphold indisputable traditions that give the cigars their stamp of distinction. (Soundbite,...

    published: 03 Mar 2016
  • Prisoners, War on Heroin Growers, Refugees and hunger

    (31 Dec 2002) Prisoners Allied troops in Afghanistan faced the difficulty of looking after and punishing the enemy troops captured over the past year. Detainees in Sheberghan prison, the largest Taliban detention facility in Afghanistan, endured a grim reality. The cells were damp, wet underfoot and freezing cold. The US army identified every prisoner using DNA and photographs. In March several hundred prisoners were freed after spending five months in Sheberghan The US said they were young men recruited by the Al Qaida network, but who had never actually taken part in fighting. The worst offenders were sent to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The camp, which became known as 'Camp X-ray', was of growing concern to human rights groups. Inmates, dressed in bright orange jump...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
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CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

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Cuban tobacco growers welcome chance to sell cigars to Americans CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports. To License This Clip, Click Here: http://collection.cnn.com/content/clip/370258197_001.do
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Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

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Feb. 26 -- The best-known tobacco grower in Cuba grows leaves that are used in some of the island's finest cigars. The government is the only buyer, so while Cuban growers are excited about potentially selling Cuban cigars to American smokers, the Cuban state may be the biggest beneficiary. --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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Home Grown Cuba

Home Grown Cuba

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I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on
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Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

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Hirochi Robaina is one of the most esteemed tobacco growers in Cuba, coming from a long heritage in the industry. During a recent trip we took to Cuba, Mr. Robaina showed us around his farms. Not only does he make top-shelf Cuban cigars, he also has a factory in Nicaragua where he practices the art of cigar-making. You can find them here: https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/CIGAR-BRANDS/HIROCHI-ROBINA/11830/pc/9833.uts
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Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2014
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Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbour as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway`s local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better: three year old white rum, lime juice, soda, sugar, ice and mint. Whether it be the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi house, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table. Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are displayed for all to see. In the old town, colourful houses with beautiful pillared corridors demonstrate the former wealth of the country’s independent tobacco growers. Time means little here. While observing life on the streets, one begins to think in the same relaxed tempo of the leisurely-smoked cigars. A visit to a tobacco factory is a must. Cuba’s cigars are world famous. Together with sugar, tobacco is the country’s most important export. The oldest geological formation in Cuba are the Mogotes, well-weathered limestone peaks which, supported by pillars, once covered a large complex of caves. Over many decades, subterranean rivers flooded the earth below and thus created these gigantic grottos. On seven manmade islands in the centre of the Cienaga De Zapata National Park, is the Indian village of Guama. This swampy nature reserve with its dense mangrove forest vegetation offers an ideal sanctuary for many rare water birds. No Cuban town has changed as little in two hundred years than that of Trinidad. In the 18th century, the city experienced great wealth and recognition due to the cultivation of sugar cane and the luxurious palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city. Rich green tropical forests, tobacco country at the foot of mysterious mountain caves, humid tropical swamps, history, cigars and rum. Cuba is a colourful cocktail
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Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

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  • Updated: 12 Aug 2013
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Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbor as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway's local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better. Whether it is the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi House, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table.Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are on display for all to see. In the old town, colorful houses with beautiful pillared corridors demonstrate the former wealth of the country’s independent tobacco growers.A visit to a tobacco factory is a must. Cuba’s cigars are world famous. Together with sugar, tobacco is the country’s most important export.The oldest geological formation in Cuba are the Mogotes, well-weathered limestone peaks that, supported by pillars, once covered a large complex of caves.On seven manmade islands in the centre of the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, is the Indian village of Guama. This swampy nature reserve, with its dense mangrove forest vegetation, is an ideal sanctuary for many rare water birds. Legend has it that the Siboney Indians sunk all their possessions in the Laguna Del Tesoro to protect their gold from the Spaniards.No Cuban town has changed as little in 200 years than that of Trinidad. In the 18th century, the city experienced great wealth and recognition due to the cultivation of sugar cane and the luxurious palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city.Rich green tropical forests, tobacco country at the foot of mysterious mountain caves, humid tropical swamps, history, cigars and rum. Cuba is a colorful cocktail.
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Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

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Senior Latin America Correspondent Michael Voss tours a tobacco factory in Cuba, where growers carefully put together -- one leaf at time -- the famous Cuban Cigar.
https://wn.com/Americas_Now_On_A_Roll_Light_Me_Another_Cuban.
Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

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I plant some sugar cane in Florida as relayed to me by one of my Dad's neighbors who used to be a farmer in Cuba.
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Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2016
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A rare glimpse into Cuban mountain life. Homegrown, homemade, and organic mountain grown coffee.
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Cocaine production in Colombia

Cocaine production in Colombia

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You can watch the full documentary on DocsOnline https://goo.gl/a0FLIL or on our OnDemand Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thecocaineroute By buying this documentary on Vimeo you help us making these videos. Feel free to share our work! THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "THE COCAINE ROUTE" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact the distributor Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story Cocaine production and trade are extremely high risk businesses. Nevertheless, in the past decennia, cocaine has become increasingly popular around the world. How does this drug get from the producer to the consumers? For the last 40 years, Colombia has been the green heart of global cocaine production. The camera records the journey of the processed cocoa leaves from the jungles of Colombia to uptown Paris, resulting in dangerous situations and expressive footage.
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Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative - Our Story

Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative - Our Story

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  • Updated: 09 Jun 2015
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US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

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Many Americans in rural parts of the United States voted to elect Donald Trump as president in 2016, despite his stance against trade agreements. In the wake of the President Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, and now curbing trade with Cuba, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports on how farmers in the Midwest state of Illinois are reacting, and adjusting, to the uncertain road ahead. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3920826.html
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Cuba promotes fish farms

Cuba promotes fish farms

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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(11 May 2009) Havana, Cuba - April 17, 2009 1. Wide shot small fishing boats anchored in Havana with Morro Castle in background 2. Medium shot fishermen on boat returning to Havana 3. Zoom out fishermen tying boat with Morro Castle in background 4.Pan right Mamposton Aquaculture Center breeding tanks 5.Medium shot man starting pump 6.Medium shot pumps aerating breeding tanks 7.Wide shot water pumping into tank and worker feeding fish in background 8.Close up catfish jumping in tank while being fed 9.Medium shot worker feeding catfish 10.Wide shot net-covered breeding pools 11.Medium shot worker opening water spigot 12.Medium shot catfish in tank 13.Close up same 14.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Julio Baisre, Cuban Ministry of Fisheries: "Our ocean fishing resources are exploited to the maximum. It is not possible to continue exploiting them because we run the risk of over-exploiting them. So we must move toward aquaculture. Between both types of aquaculture, the freshwater kind and the ocean variety, the freshwater one has a precedent, more advanced technology and it is easier." 15. Close up workers getting Tilapia fish from cage in tank 16. Medium same 17. Medium shot workers skimming indoor pools containing young catfish offspring 18. Close up workers using skimmers in pools 19. Close up young catfish 20. Medium shot water pipe dripping into tank 21. Close up small catfish in tank 22. Wide shot workers and scientists walking outside near large breeding tanks LEAD IN : Cuba is famous for its coastline and beautiful sea. But concern about the island's ability to feed its population in the future has led to the authorities investing in developing aquaculture with freshwater species, to replace imported fish. STORYLINE: The "Mamposton Aquaculture Center", consisting of 17 hectares in San Jose de las Lajas (30 kilometres outside of Havana) is a centre of excellence for fish farming, especially the catfish and the tilapia. "Mamposton" produces 300 metric tons of fish yearly. Of the 26 fish farms on the island, it is the largest. Authorities are hoping to save millions of dollars by replacing costly imports with locally produced fish. So why cultivate freshwater fish in reservoirs and tanks when approximately 6-thousand kilometres (3728 miles) of coastline surround the island? It may seem paradoxical, but local authorities assured AP that it is all "part of a strategy". According to Julio Baisre, special assistant to the recently restructured Fisheries Ministry of Cuba, the Cuban coastline is rich in beauty but poor as a food source. The ocean's greatest fish reserves are limited to four specific zones: South America, southern Africa, the Mediterranean, and the coast of California. More than 50% of the world's catch comes from those specific areas that amount to only 1% of the world's bodies of water. According to the last official numbers available from 2008, the volume of capture in Cuba for the year was 60,900 metric tons of fish (both freshwater and saltwater) and seafood (lobster and shrimp). In addition another 30,500 tons, came from freshwater fish farms. Cuba buys 30,000 additional tons on the international market to satisfy the country's needs. Authorities indicated that in 2007 Cuba spent 48-million U.S. dollars importing fish mostly destined for sale in the locally subsidised market. According to a recent report from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, F.A.O., Cuba lacks "sufficient infrastructure and qualified personnel" to work towards the promotion of aquaculture in the future. Cuba exports 81-million U.S. dollars in fish products, primarily lobster and shrimp. The island cultivates 3.6 tons of farmed shrimp destined for Europe. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1676932e4002f94eb0b4a30608cb4f3a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Heitkamp Calls for Support for her Bipartisan Bill to Expand Agriculture Exports to Cuba

Heitkamp Calls for Support for her Bipartisan Bill to Expand Agriculture Exports to Cuba

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On the floor of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp calls on her fellow members to support and pass her bipartisan bill that would open up important trade opportunities for North Dakota farmers in Cuba on February 4, 2016.
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First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

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  • Updated: 28 Dec 2015
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It's the first direct link to the Caribbean from anywhere in Asia. Senior Cuban government officials greeted the first direct flight from China to Cuba when it landed in Havana. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.
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Tobacco Growers Learn About Research, Management Practices On Annual Tour

Tobacco Growers Learn About Research, Management Practices On Annual Tour

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2014
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While they can't match states like North Carolina and Kentucky when it comes to quantity, growers in South Georgia are able to produce some of the highest quality tobacco in the country. Recently, a number of those producers and industry leaders took part in the annual Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour. Damon Jones was on the tour, and he explains why growers are so optimistic about this year's crop despite the slow start.
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Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

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Join me while I explore a tobacco farm in Vinales, Cuba. For more about my experience, check out my blog post: http://wanderlustmegan.com/vinales-cuba-cigars/ Follow along on more of my adventures by following the links below: Facebook - WanderlustMegan: http://www.facebook.com/wanderlustmegan Twitter - http://twitter.com/WanderlustMegan Instagram - http://instagram.com/WanderlustMegan Travel Blog - http://www.wanderlustmegan.com
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Missouri Rice Farming

Missouri Rice Farming

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Whether you eat it stir fried or steamed, in pudding or alongside a plate of spicy food, there’s a chance your rice originated in Missouri. Rance Daniels, a third-generation farmer from Dunklin County, began growing rice in the Missouri Bootheel in 1992.
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Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2012
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Mexican farmer leaders gathered in Havana with their fellow farmers from Cuba to exchange experiences regarding agricultural systems. During the meeting, the Mexican representatives criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed by Mexico, Canada and the United States. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
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Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2015
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SHOTLIST Alamar, Cuba - 8 December 1. Exterior agricultural cooperative with sign reading: (Spanish) "Organic greenhouse Alamar: Point of Sale" 2. Woman selling vegetables in cooperative 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Expensive, expensive, very expensive, yes expensive." (Question: And the quality?) "Average." 4. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Given the quality and quantity of the products, it's pretty good." 5. Tilt up of vegetables and fruit on display 6. Various of farm workers picking lettuce Havana, Cuba - 7 December 2012 7. Wide exterior of "Le Chansonnier" restaurant 8. Various of kitchen staff preparing food 9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Laura Escobar, Co-owner of Le Chansonnier restaurant: "In some cases, in the city, there are some small open spaces that sometimes we can pay someone to produce something for us, they can grow something under cover, cultivate a few things for us. But it's very complicated." 10. Wide interior of people eating in restaurant Havana, Cuba - 11 December 2012 11. Wide of private taxi stand in central Havana 12. Wide set-up shot of Antonio Leyva (left) walking 13. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Antonio Leyva, taxi owner: "Well, if the agricultural cooperatives do it, then I suppose they are getting some earnings out of it." 14. Wide interior of barber shop 15. Wide set-up shot of Teresa Ponte (centre) cutting hair 16. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Teresa Ponte, hairstylist: "I think the system of renting is very good. We will all benefit, the country as well as us individually. It's a good system." 17. Wide interior of barber shop 18. Wide of people walking in street past figure of St. Lazaro STORYLINE Cuba formally authorised the creation of its first non-agricultural cooperatives on Tuesday, a measure expected to permit the growth of midsize businesses as part of President Raul Castro's plan to open the economy to some liberalisation. While agricultural collectives have been around since the 1990s, these will be the first worker-run non-farm co-ops to exist after decades in which the Cuban state has controlled nearly the entire economy. It's too early to say whether Cuba's move towards more capitalism will pay off. The average salary for workers remains very low, with the average wage around 20-30 US dollars per month (15 to 23 euros/month). The low pay makes shopping at agricultural cooperatives a challenge for some. More than 200 co-ops will be established in an initial trial period in sectors from transportation and construction to fishing and services, Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. The state will also lease out businesses such as restaurants and repair shops for their employees to run cooperatively. The rules say a cooperative can be formed by three or more Cuban nationals. For restaurant owners, the challenges of finding goods and services make running a business highly unpredictable. "In some cases, in the city there are some small open spaces that sometimes we can pay someone to produce something for us. They can grow something under cover," said Havana restaurant owner Laura Escobar, "but it's very complicated." For other services, like hairdressers or barber shops, where the workers will be allowed to rent the establishments from the state, the picture is a bit brighter. "I think the system of renting is very good. We will all benefit, the country and us individually," said hairstylist Teresa Ponte while she gave a man a trim a barber shop in central Havana. Castro's five-year plan of gradual reform has seen other measures like the leasing of state land to independent growers, the legalised sale of cars and real estate and eased restrictions on travel. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ab25270a8b917b0f4abedf51c0a8d067 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Organic Farming Techniques & Methods Documentary (Biodynamic and Practical Sharing From Farmer)

Organic Farming Techniques & Methods Documentary (Biodynamic and Practical Sharing From Farmer)

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Discover tips and advice for Organic Farming Techniques and Methods Documentary In relation to the Biodynamic method. Following on, A Actual farmer shares his practical experience in a 4 part series. Hope You find it helpful to You and enjoy watching this video compilation. Warmly Invite You to subscribe to my Video Channel: http://goo.gl/wdCj68 Video Credits to owners who generously contributed knowledge and experience to the community. 1. Biodynamic method Emerson College UK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGUPnHwFQE_P3b3l1eTkyIg 2. Practical Sharing Part 1 and Part 2 Knowpod videos https://www.youtube.com/user/knowpod Video is licensed by: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Joyfully Inviting You To My Mum’s and also My http://plus.google.com and Twitter profiles. 1. My Mum Stella San https://plus.google.com/114512468123776014795 https://twitter.com/StellaSanLF https://twitter.com/StellaYeahilike 2. Anthony Zheng https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ZhengGaoAnthony https://twitter.com/Yeahilike
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Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

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(9 Aug 2009) SHOTLIST AP Television San Diego de los Banos, August 6, 2009 1. Zoom out farmer with oxen to tractor in field 2. Close up plow tilling soil 3. SOUNDBITE Omar Andalio, 37, Farmer: "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen." AP Television Los Palacios, 06 August 2009: 4. Pan right man steering oxen-driven plow through filed 5.Tilt up from plow tilling to two sets of oxen and plows crossing in field 6. Zoom out farmers planting seeds in plowed field 7. SOUNDBITE Ricardo Martinez, 59, Farmer: "I think our Commander-in-Chief Raul Castro stated it well. We need to keep the land producing, we need to keep planting so our country can continue to move ahead." 8. Medium shot woman harvesting sunflowers 9. SOUNDBITE Zenaida Leon, 52, Farmer: "We have to work a lot. We have to be in the sun from 7am until noon. If conditions were better, we would work until 5pm because we need to help the revolution. The revolution needs us more with every passing day." AP Television San Diego de los Banos, 06 August 2009: 10. Medium shot billboard on highway (Spanish) "Everything for the Revolution. Summer 2009" 11. Travelling shot from ox to tractor plowing field 12. Tilt down from passing tractor to plow being pulled 13. Zoom in tractor leaving filed followed by oxen STORYLINE Can an ox be a hero of the Cuban Revolution? Omar Andalio thinks so. The 37-year-old farmer with a state-run cooperative is proud of the two government-owned beasts he is coaxing through a sugarcane field in western Cuba. For reasons no one can remember, the plumper one is named Caramel, even though he's white, and his caramel-hued field-mate is known as Lightweight _ never mind that he's nearly 1,000 pounds. In China, 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The animal could be in for a big year in Cuba too, if Raul Castro has his way. "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen" Andalio says. As the cash-strapped government looks to slash deficits and pay down debt, the president has said a yoke of oxen can often do the same work as gas-guzzling farming equipment. In an address before parliament, Castro said officials plan to expand a pilot program promoting small-scale farming which began last year. "For this program we should forget about tractors and fuel, even if we had enough. The idea is to work basically with oxen," he said. "An increasing number of growers have been doing exactly this with excellent results." Cuba gets nearly 100,000 free barrels of oil a day from Venezuela, but it can't afford to import more and thus has begun an aggressive campaign to conserve crude. "The whole topic of fuel is chaotic now and we are moving forward with Oxen," says Andalio, wearing a sweat-stained straw hat and nearly knee-length, black-rubber boots. He and 300 other state employees grow cane, low-quality tobacco, sweet potatoes and bananas in San Diego de los Banos, a town 95 miles (150 kilometers) west of Havana with stunning views of limestone mountains in the distance. The cooperative has 24 oxen and eight tractors _ two of which are clawing through nearby terrain cooked hard by a recent drought. Each tractor can do the work of five teams of oxen, according to Andalio Aid from Venezuela and governmental reforms have revived Cuba's economy, and this summer's austerity programs pale in comparison to the sacrifices of the 1990s. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4ef92e0c2d0d6227d350c0363dc9ab53 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

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Exceptional soil conditions, a particular climate and the long experience of tobacco growers make the San Juan y Martinez massif the best land for the production of the leaves, which make Cuban cigars so admired. Participants in the XVIII Habano Festival toured on Tuesday the fields of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, considered as the place where the best tobacco leaves are harvested. The tour allowed visitors to appreciate the different stages of the tobacco crop, such as the sorting of leaves, their selection, the planting of seeds, and the drying process. Furthermore, they were able to appreciate the experience of the farmers, whose families have been in the business for years and uphold indisputable traditions that give the cigars their stamp of distinction. (Soundbite, Spanish) Jose Hernandez, tobacco farmer "I have been surrounded by tobacco since I was a child. I have always known tobacco. Now, I think that things will change. The relations with the United States are changing so I think things will get better. " voiceover The Habano Festival is organized by Habanos SA, a joint venture between state-owned Cubatabaco and Altadis, the Franco-German subsidiary of British multinational Imperial Tobacco.
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Prisoners, War on Heroin Growers, Refugees and hunger

Prisoners, War on Heroin Growers, Refugees and hunger

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(31 Dec 2002) Prisoners Allied troops in Afghanistan faced the difficulty of looking after and punishing the enemy troops captured over the past year. Detainees in Sheberghan prison, the largest Taliban detention facility in Afghanistan, endured a grim reality. The cells were damp, wet underfoot and freezing cold. The US army identified every prisoner using DNA and photographs. In March several hundred prisoners were freed after spending five months in Sheberghan The US said they were young men recruited by the Al Qaida network, but who had never actually taken part in fighting. The worst offenders were sent to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The camp, which became known as 'Camp X-ray', was of growing concern to human rights groups. Inmates, dressed in bright orange jump suits and knitted caps, were kept in open cages and interrogated for long periods of time. They were not allowed access to their families or lawyers. But officials who visited the camp said they were in good health and able to talk freely and openly. (a) Sheberghan - January 19, 2002 Close up prisoners peering out of prison doors Prisoners staring out from behind prison bars Prisoners' footwear Prisoners standing in pools of water in cells (a) Sheberghan - March 22, 2002 Prisoners looking through bars and barbed wire (a) Guantanamo, Cuba - January 16, 2002 Watch tower (k) Guantanamo, Cuba - January 19, 2002 Various stills of Al Qaida prisoners at Camp X-ray (a) Guantanamo, Cuba - January 26, 2002 Wide of US soldiers in formation (a) Guantanamo, Cuba - February 10, 2002 Guard Tower Prisoner being taken to interrogation room War on Heroin Growers The new Afghan administration was keen to prove to the world that it was taking action against the country's notorious heroin trade. Following the fall of the anti-drugs Taliban, tens of thousands of farmers rushed to start growing poppies again. Afghanistan regained its title as the world's biggest opium producer. When Karzai took office, he was quick to introduce a poppy ban, and moved to crack down on violators. (b) Kandahar - February 15, 2002 Various of Kandahar police standing with pile of confiscated drugs Close up heroin Police setting fire to the pile of drugs (a) Outside Jalalalabad, Nangrahar Province, Afghanistan - April 11, 2002 Various of crops being destroyed, including soldiers using rocket-propelled grenade to knock heads off poppies Refugees and hunger A combination of the years of Taliban control and a devastating drought left many people in remote areas on the brink of starvation. In the Hindu Kush area, thousands of people were found living on grassy roots and plants to survive. Abdul Ghias was one of those who had nothing with which to feed his family before aid arrived in the villages further down the mountain. He was able to fetch a sack of wheat for his family. But other more remote villages remained out of the reach of aid. Those displaced by the years of war faced a long struggle to rebuild their lives. Despite the new administration and a fragile peace, for many life continued as before, inhabiting sprawling refugee camps, their homes destroyed. (a) Bonavash, Balkh Province - January 6, 2002 Man on donkey moving slowly along barren hillside Cracked barren ground Woman pours food into large bowl and stirs Woman holding up the shirt of small child to show swollen stomach (a) Zari, Balkh Province - January 6, 2002 Abdul Ghias taking grassy clovers and eating them Zari, Balkh Province - January 7, 2002 Abdul Ghias taking sack of food from free wheat distribution (a) Tasadi Refugee Camp - January 27, 2002 Various wide shots of the camp Close up little girl (a) Villager carrying sack of wheat You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/60f280aeda704ce9b3bbf396e5ba729b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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