Our prime 10 movies for 2023 vary from numerous Mongabay collection, together with “Chasing Deforestation,” “Consumed,” “Mongabay Sessions,” and “Mongabay Explains,” to participating webinars and brief documentaries.The prime three movies with the very best viewership targeted on sustainable farming in numerous elements of the world.Join us as we rewatch the preferred movies of the previous yr on Mongabay’s YouTube channel.
In 2023, Mongabay launched all kinds of movies, from in-depth investigative collection and informative explainers to fascinating brief documentaries highlighting distinctive conservation tales from throughout the globe. And judging by our prime three movies of the yr, it’s clear that our viewers has a eager curiosity in studying about sustainable farming.
As a token of appreciation for everybody who collaborated with the video group over the previous yr, we current Mongabay’s compilation of the highest 10 movies from 2023.
1. This neighborhood rebuilt its farms with sustainable strategies within the Philippines
After the devastating floods of 2004 in Kiday, Philippines, we observe the neighborhood’s journey to resilience as they rebuild their farms by means of the adoption of agroecology and agroforestry practices to revive and maintain their agricultural panorama:
2. Vietnamese farmers making an attempt high-tech options to develop rice with much less water
Rice farmers within the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam are addressing local weather change and water shortage challenges by means of an revolutionary strategy known as alternate wetting and drying (AWD). AWD presents hope for farmers to proceed rice manufacturing whereas conserving water and lowering greenhouse gasoline emissions:
3. Meet the farmers in southeastern Spain combating desertification
The southeastern area of Spain is experiencing the northward encroachment of the Sahara Desert, resulting in diminished rainfall and soil degradation. In response, native farmers have adopted regenerative agriculture, making them higher geared up to face up to extended droughts and intense rainfall, thereby safeguarding the longevity and sustainability of their agricultural heritage:
4. Mongabay Explains: Why you need to care about backside trawling?
This “Mongabay Explains” episode focuses on backside trawling, a controversial fishing approach the place a internet is dragged throughout the seafloor to seize bottom-dwelling marine life. Objections to this technique have been raised because the 14th century, initially by fishers utilizing various gear and later joined by conservationists and scientists. This video delves into the complexities of backside trawling and explores the the explanation why it’s so contentious:
5. Consumed: What is the environmental affect of wheat?
Wheat, a staple crop cultivated for about 10,000 years, is the main target of this episode of Mongabay’s “Consumed” collection. The video explores the environmental affect of wheat, shedding mild on its implications:
6. Mongabay Sessions: Meet the Oscars 2023 Best Short Documentary director, Kartiki Gonsalves
In this episode of “Mongabay Sessions,” Romi Castagnino speaks with director Kartiki Gonsalves about her Oscar-winning movie, The Elephant Whisperers. The brief documentary tells the story of an Indian couple devoted to nurturing an orphaned child elephant named Raghu, showcasing a rare and distinctive household bond:
7. Chasing Deforestation: The reality about Cambodia’s Prey Lang sanctuary
Cambodia faces a extreme deforestation disaster, significantly in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which has one of many world’s highest deforestation charges. In the newest episode of “Chasing Deforestation,” host Romi Castagnino sends Mongabay reporter Gerry Flynn on a mission to search out out what’s taking place contained in the supposedly protected space:
8. Mongabay Webinar: Investigating Supply Chains & Products
This Mongabay webinar panel options journalists and information specialists targeted on monitoring and reporting on the availability chain of worldwide market commodities. This webinar is for these taken with pitching a narrative thought to Mongabay:
9. ShortDoc: Rice as a peace providing in India’s human-elephant battle capital
Assam state in northeastern India faces a excessive charge of human-elephant battle as either side contend for house and assets. The nonprofit group Hati Bondhu is working with farmers to foster a extra peaceable coexistence. This documentary by Mongabay and Mongabay India, in collaboration with One World Media, captures Hati Bondhu’s efforts to deal with this advanced challenge by dedicating particular fields to rising rice for elephants:
10. Shorts: Migrating orangutan males imitate locals to find out about meals
This brief video delves into how male orangutans relocating to a brand new space exhibit a habits known as “peering,” the place they imitate the actions of an area particular person to reinforce their possibilities of survival:
Banner picture: 66-year-old Virginia Nazareno, a farmer-leader and activist with Kiday Farmers Community Association and nonprofit MASIPAG, is among the many main agroecology advocates within the Philippines. Image by Keith Anthony S. Fabro for Mongabay.