Once upon a time, there was someone working and traveling in semi-arid to arid landscapes in Arabic countries. He was there to work for peace, against the land degradations at the source of wars, according to the article in the ecologist linked below.
As he was invited to quite some houses, to drink tea under pictures of Sadam Hussein, to carefully eat meat with the right hand using bread instead of a fork, he noticed that even people with a very low income had a television, and most of them a DVD-player. This got him thinking that to share information with this mostly analphabetic population, videos could be a way. But this guy does only know a few other languages, no Arabic...
Does anyone have good videos to burn into dvds? Like: Allan Savory's movies; Geoff Lawton; Stefan Sobkowiak’s "Permaculture Orchard"; Yacouba Sawadogo; Dirt; etc? Mainly on rangeland management, agroecology, maybe community forestry... Would probably be better than the soap operas and ads for plastic wrapped products seen daily on TV now.
Why land degradations lead to war:
It seems that this area could also become like this, according to the land degradation.
One of the videos to burn on dvd (Arabic with english subtitles)
Thanks for your help, and peace