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Jimmy's Global Harvest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erik van den Elsen   

Jimmy's Global Harvest is a program broadcasted by the BBC on global food demand and security. Jimmy Doherty sets out to discover if the world's farmers will be able to feed us in the future.

Demand for food is expected to double within the next 40 years. Yet we can only grow food on four per cent of the earth's surface, the climate is changing and resources like water and fuel are under threat. Jimmy meets the men and women who claim to have new techniques and new technologies that will help meet these challenges.

Jimmy starts his journey in the giant of South America - Brazil. He discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugar cane cutters to see how Brazil has replaced half of all its petrol use with biofuel, and finds a way to save Caiman alligators from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rainforest. See the fullsize trailer HERE.


Additional episodes (trailers):
1. Wild Cayman farming
2. Wild Goat muster in Australia
3. Kenyan Camel Farming
4. Californian Tomato Picker

The official BBC website for 'Jimmy's Global Harvest' can be found HERE.

Unfortunately, at the moment, the BBC will not allow viewing the complete episodes (60 minutes) outside of the UK. Possibly, later the episodes will appear on YouTube. More episode trailers to follow.

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