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A history of farming and the British landscape
A history of farming and the British landscape

Duration: 3:10

A history of farming and the landscape - the patchwork quilt of farming blocks has come to symbolise the British landscape from the air.

 
Agricultural change in the Paris Basin: intensive farming
Agricultural change in the Paris Basin: intensive farming

Duration: 02:12

The Paris Basin is farmed intensively by cereal and dairy farmers and overproduction has led to environmental and financial concerns.

 
An organic farm in the Paris Basin
An organic farm in the Paris Basin

Duration: 02:34

Future European subsidies will be linked to farming methods which improve food quality, animal welfare and the environment - such as organic farming.

 
Changes in British farming - the 1930s
Changes in British farming - the 1930s

Duration: 4:55

Personal accounts, aerial photographs and old maps are used to illustrate what agriculture in 1930s Britain was really like.

 
Changes in British farming - the early 18th century
Changes in British farming - the early 18th century

Duration: 3:10

The familiar farming landscape we see in Britain today is largely the result of changes which occurred in the early 18th century.

 
Changes in British farming - the post-war years
Changes in British farming - the post-war years

Duration: 3:52

After World War Two, farming in Britain underwent enormous changes as modern machinery was introduced and the country became more self-sufficient.

 
Changes in British farming - World War Two
Changes in British farming - World War Two

Duration: 4:37

The medieval farming methods of the 1930s needed to change radically at the outbreak of World War Two so Britain could become more self-sufficient.

 
Changes in the economics of farming - global supply and demand
Changes in the economics of farming - global supply and demand

Duration: 1:54

Changes in the fortunes of UK farmers over recent decades can be linked to changing food supply and demand patterns around the world.

 
Competition from the global market
Competition from the global market

Duration: 04:58

Wheat farming in East Anglia is influenced by local conditions and global markets. Other parts of the world can produce wheat more cheaply than Britain and so farmers must remain competitive.

 
Demands from the market with reference to supermarket chains
Demands from the market with reference to supermarket chains

Duration: 05:40

The production of milk has changed over the years. In the past, milk was sent to a processing company and delivered to the doorstep. By the late 1990s, supermarkets sold over 75% of all milk produced. A dairy farmer's survival now often depends on working with supermarkets.

 
Global meat production - facts and figures
Global meat production - facts and figures

Duration: 02:00

An introduction to how the world's meat production affects the environment.

 
Government policies aimed at reducing the environmental effects of high impact farming
Government policies aimed at reducing the environmental effects of high impact farming

Duration: 05:55

Agricultural policies have changed dramatically. The impact of agricultural chemicals and new technologies on the environment led to a new wave of policies that allowed farmers to encourage biodiversity.

 
Helicopter cowboys in Australia
Helicopter cowboys in Australia

Duration: 04:32

The Australian outback is home to huge cattle stations. In the mustering season, thousands of cattle must be gathered ready for export. To round up such a large amount of livestock, Australian farmers have a very modern approach using helicopters.

 
Improving farming efficiency and crop health with infra-red satellite imaging
Improving farming efficiency and crop health with infra-red satellite imaging

Duration: 4:45

The use of modern infra-red satellite imaging technology can help to increase farming efficiency and improve crop health.

 
Land reform in KwaZulu Natal (pt 1/2)
Land reform in KwaZulu Natal (pt 1/2)

Duration: 07:04

In KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, farming is one of the few ways to make a living. Land ownership is therefore an important issue.

 
Land reform in KwaZulu Natal (pt 2/2)
Land reform in KwaZulu Natal (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:26

In KwaZulu Natal, the South African government is involved in assisting and training farmers to work as commercial farmers.

 
Loch Lomond land use - farming
Loch Lomond land use - farming

Duration: 02:58

Changes in modern farming have led to diversification in the area around Loch Lomond.

 
Lundavra Farm - a hill sheep farm
Lundavra Farm - a hill sheep farm

Duration: 03:22

A farmer and his son outline the trials, tribulations and achievements of running a hill sheep farm in Scotland.

 
Ratho Farm - a mixed farm
Ratho Farm - a mixed farm

Duration: 02:26

A description of the workings and recent changes which have taken place on Ratho Farm in Scotland, an efficient lowland arable and dairy farm.

 
Satellite mapping to improve farm efficiency and productivity
Satellite mapping to improve farm efficiency and productivity

Duration: 04:45

In western France, David Blot's family have farmed the same 3,000 acres for generations. To increase productivity and reduce fertiliser costs, he's now turning to satellites to farm his land from space.

 
The development of agri-businesses
The development of agri-businesses

Duration: 06:14

Farming in the UK has changed. During World War 2 combine harvesters were introduced to increase production. Post-war subsidies meant that investments in machinery continued and in recent years farmers join forces to cut costs.

 
The development of organic farming
The development of organic farming

Duration: 06:07

Dairy farmers have struggled to make profits over recent years. The recent dominance of supermarket-bought milk has meant that prices have declined and are now lower than the cost of production.

 
Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming - global positioning systems
Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming - global positioning systems

Duration: 2:51

Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology can help to increase farming efficiency and reduce crop wastage at harvest time.

 
Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming - unmanned aerial vehicles
Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming - unmanned aerial vehicles

Duration: 2:08

The use of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology can help to increase farming efficiency and reduce fertiliser costs on large farms.

 
Yoghurt manufacture - inputs, processes and outputs
Yoghurt manufacture - inputs, processes and outputs

Duration: 03:05

An overview of the processes involved in the manufacture of yoghurt, from the farm to the dairy and finally the shop.

 
Yorkshire Dales: agriculture
Yorkshire Dales: agriculture

Duration: 04:37

With dwindling incomes from hill farming, farmers in the Yorkshire Dales have had to diversify into providing accommodation and other businesses.

 
Yorkshire Dales: conflict resolution
Yorkshire Dales: conflict resolution

Duration: 04:03

Different land uses can cause conflict and problems of environmental and visual pollution must be resolved.

 
Yorkshire Dales: conflict resolution in the farming community
Yorkshire Dales: conflict resolution in the farming community

Duration: 02:52

Farmers encounter a number of problems resulting from the National Park status of the Yorkshire Dales.

 

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