Sociology of Small Scale Farming

Woman farmer in Sapa, Vietnam

By 2013, Vietnam had halved malnutrition by investing in small scale (family) farming in just 12 years. Can the same happen in other nations? The United Nations believes so. What are some of the sociological considerations to boost the success of small scale farming? While this agricultural enterprise may be able to help families reduce hunger, it may not necessarily help households rise above the poverty line, unless social issues such as gender inequality are also addressed.

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Based upon a Maasai folktale, ‘The Legend of Ngong Hills’ is the creation story of these magnificent hills that backdrop present day Nairobi, Kenya…

The humongous and frightful Ogre of the forest, who has a habit of attacking the Maasai village, falls in love with the beautiful young maiden…a story of greed, tyranny and courage.

Running time: 9 min 30 sec

Directed by Kwame Nyong’o
Original Score by Jim Pywell
Produced by Apes in Space © 2011