Hands on Special: Food Works (2000)

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Five 5-minute reports profiling United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation field projects. Each one focuses on a small, community based project that has helped raise the nutritional standards and incomes of rural families in developing countries. They are: `Radio Lang An Le' in Vietnam, the FAO works with local volunteers and a community radio station to spread the word about the benefits of growing a variety of different vegetables; `The Knowledge' in refugee camps in Tanzania, the FAO is involved in a pilot project that helps refugees set up small household vegetable gardens; `Shortage to surplus - surviving Mitch' in Honduras, a FAO rural development project has succeeded by placing the emphasis on grass-roots participation; `A Jab in time' in Vietnam, the FAO trains small-scale farmers in beekeeping and livestock breeding; `Safe saving' in Madagascar, the FAO assists rural men and women to find safe ways of protecting their hard-earned income and improving their access to credit.

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