Item Details

Brazil [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this program, Jimmy Doherty goes to Brazil, where he discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugarcane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of its gasoline use with biofuel, and finds a way to save caimans from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rain forest.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Jimmy's Global Harvest
Contents
  • Feeding the World (2:00)
  • Cultivating the Savannah (2:42)
  • Large Scale Soy Production (4:39)
  • Using Technology in Farming (3:19)
  • Monoculture Farming (1:34)
  • Ethanol Production (3:24)
  • Harvesting Sugar for Ethanol (4:43)
  • Producing Biofuel (4:33)
  • Conservation Farming in Brazil (8:14)
  • Agriculture Protecting the Environment (1:22)
  • Amazon Cattle Ranching (2:04)
  • Life on the Frontier (3:45)
  • Carbon Credit Market (3:09)
  • Environmental and Economic Solutions (3:47)
  • Balancing Farming and Nature (1:21)
  • Credits: Brazil: Jimmy's Global Harvest (0:41)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 52532s Films Media Group
  • 52533 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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