FAO's Gender pages now feature the Flooded Cellar video, 'Seedlings of Hope'
8th March, 2017
Happy International Women's Day!! Celebrate by buying SRI rice from Lotus Foods
, produced on family farms with respect for women, water, soils and communities.
Oh - and check out the video
we made for them!!
Women's Day also being celebrated Flooded Cellar-style at FAO
FAO video published
on women's empowerment and climate change: Small holder farmer, Mrs Ssekide, joined the Balyejjusa farmer field school and convinced of the
benefits persuaded her husband to join too. She tells her story of how successful working as a team has proven to be.
In Uganda, almost 80% of households rely upon agriculture for their livelihood, and following her example could prove highly beneficial for the nation’s well being
Flooded Cellar commissioned by FAO to shoot in Uganda and edit videos on the Global Climate Change Alliance and the national adaptation plan for agriculture. Official video
for GCCA side event at COP 22
in Marrakech. Additional videos on climate adaptation and gender also commissioned.
Video series produced by Flooded Cellar and Cornell's SRI-Rice Center now being used by USAID's Peace Corps to educate on the benefits of SRI to 'Feed the Future'
Production of English and Lao language videos for IFAD's FNML programme in Laos: Improving market access for ginseng
and An overview of the FNML programme in Laos
Produced a series of teasers for the World Health Organisation's Codex Trust Fund
Codex in the US videos: Long version
and Short version
May 2nd, 2016
Flooded Cellar's Sue Price and Declan McCormack to hold a series of workshops at Cornell University on video for development,
including 'Championing the Champions:
Filming SRI in the Global South'
Flooded Cellar commissioned to shoot video on the work of the Codex Alimentarius in the United States.
Flooded Cellar's portfolio of photography
Video highlighting the work of the joint FAO/IAEA division
and the ways in which nuclear science contributes to the work of Codex Alimentarius' food standards
Final videos on Codex in Lebanon include videos on safety and standards in the olive oil sector (Long
and an overview of the institutional approach to applying Codex standards at a national level
Shoot in Laos covering IFAD's FNML and SNRMPEP projects. Videos produced on the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
and In the Land where the Bong Tree Grows
about the Pacoh ethnic group
Flooded Cellar Productions shoot in Lebanon
Best practices in food safety highlighted in Flooded Cellar latest video from Bangladesh
Flooded Cellar educational video series on SRI promotes the Best Practices praised at Milan Expo2015
Flooded Cellar Productions provided video services to the Codex Alimentarius at their annual CAC Conference in Geneva.
Edit of Honduras melon videos now available as a short version
and a long version.
SRI-Rice Center at Cornell wins the Olam Prize for work on SRI. Read Farming First report
, which includes Flooded Cellar video introduction to the practice.
Flooded Cellar SRI training videos being used by WAAPP project and SRI-Rice Center in West Africa for farmer training.
See SRI West Africa
for English versions and SRI Afrique Ouest
for French versions
Flooded Cellar's Declan McCormack awarded the Kathleen Barker Award by the Society for Theatre Research to support his
PhD research project at York University, UK
Flooded Cellar website now updated to include a dedicated page on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
See Declan McCormack's Guardian (UK) contributor page
Flooded Cellar-produced video for WFP Uganda now available on
Shoot and edit for Codex Alimentarius on the successes of the melon production chain in Honduras
Return shoot to Kenya for Tech 4 Trade (T4T) on upscaling Transaction Security Services
December 2014-January 2015
Production of short video for World Food Programme in Uganda and work on Purchase for Progress (P4P) scheme
Flooded Cellar video produced for FAO ICN2 side event on food safety and food security
Edit on gender and land in the Balkans
Flooded Cellar hired to shoot in Bangladesh for a video about nutrition and the link between food security and food safety. The video will be screened at FAO's
International Conference on Nutrition being held in Rome 19th-21st November where 4,000 attendees from around the world including many of the world's Heads of State
will discuss issues relating to improving nutrition
A video has been produced about NCDs and nutrition in the Cook Islands, highlighting work done by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to help address the issues.
An article written by
Declan McCormack for the Guardian newspaper includes the video
Flooded Cellar crew visit to the Cook Islands
hits the local news
New videos being planned for the Codex Alimentarius with a visit to the Cook Islands to document their National Food Safety System and further shoots planned to look at food fraud and food safety and nutrition.
April & May 2014
Flooded Cellar shooting in Sierra Leone for FAO's International Year of Family Farming
Flooded Cellar's Declan McCormack on shoot for International non-profit, Tech 4 Trade, in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Flooded Cellar produced a video for the FAO about their operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Completed an ongoing project to produce video for International Farmers' Organisations involved in the Farmers' Forum in Rome.
Flooded Cellar produced short videos clips for PROCASUR
Flooded Cellar produced language versions of all Codex Alimentarius videos. They are now available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, with Russian and Chinese soon to come.
Production of a report on 'Foodlinker' - an app developed by a small company in Barcelona, Spain which matches patient records to food product bar codes, helping help people suffering from allergies to shop worry-free
The Pearl of Africa Child Care Charity
works to improve the health, education and welfare of people suffering through disease, war and poverty in Uganda. The charity
supports the Molly and Paul Foundation in Uganda that runs 7 schools and homes for orphans throughout the East African country. Flooded Cellar has now provided Pearl of Africa
with a promotional video for their Children's Choir that visits the UK from Uganda from September to December each year. The video can be seen
In addition, a full playlist can be found here
that also contains videos about the stories of individuals in the choir, Paul, the founder of the schools, volunteers from America
and Faridah Walden, former Molly and Paul student - and now a Ugandan popstar!
The full video produced by Flooded Cellar for the Codex Alimentarius Commission 50th anniversary celebrations can be seen here
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is holding a conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation 1st-5th July to celebrate 50 years of food safety. Flooded Cellar-produced video news
reports can be seen on the FAO website: India - organic farming and the food we eat
Uganda - fisheries and the food we eat
Short video on remittances to Nepal and the social benefits they bring, used at IFAD & the World Bank's Global Forum on Remittances: Sending money home to Asia conference in Bangkok,
May 2013 - now available
The playlist for our Rural Finance video series from Mozambique is now live in English here.
Portuguese versions to follow!
SRI in Nepal video for Cornell University is now online at : SRI NEPAL - Long version.
It will be used at a Swedish parliament seminar on Global Food Security in the context of Agricultural technologies and is already being used by the Himalayan Permaculture Centre to
demonstrate the advantages of the SRI methodology.
Cornell University's SRI Rice Center has asked us to edit some of the material we shot in Nepal about the SRI trials and impacts at NARC and FFS schools.
The final video will be used by Shrikrishna Uphadhay of the SAPPROS NGO to present SRI at a seminar on "Global Food Security in
the context of agricultural technologies" hosted by the Swedish Parliament in June
March to June 2013
Flooded Cellar has been hired to produce the 50th anniversary video on the Codex Alimentarius for the FAO and WHO
Our SRI video series has now been launched on Cornell University's SRI-Rice site
and IFAD's dedicated pages on the SRI methodology
Our latest set of videos - from Nepal - are now available for viewing here
Flooded Cellar's SRI series
to be used as a teaching tool this spring, on international development courses at Reading University
Global Soil Partnership video "Soils: a hidden resource"
can be seen in English, French and Spanish on the
Flooded Cellar Productions is producing a video series on micro finance tools in rural Mozambique - from the beach to the bank.
Flooded Cellar has been asked to produce a video for the upcoming Global Soil Partnership conference being held at FAO on 5th December
Declan McCormack is shooting in Nepal, covering international development in the isolated communities of western Nepal,
remittances and migration as well as baseline material for the nascent SRI research work going on around Nepalgunj.
November 14th, 2012
The Qatar National Food Security Programme's International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands kicks off today. Flooded Cellar's video made for the event can be seen on their website at
October 15th, 2012
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16th October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
This year is designated as the International Year of Cooperatives and Flooded Cellar Productions produced the material about a fishing cooperative in northern Morocco for their World Food Day video.
See the video on the FAO website
September / October, 2012
Flooded Cellar hired to produce video for upcoming conference in Doha on
Food Security in the Dry Lands
Broadcasts for Flooded Cellar productions include The Return of the Exorcists
on Brazil's GNT TV and our news feature about the benefits of SRI in Madagascar on
Flooded Cellar's first newsletter of the year is now available here
Flooded Cellar report 'Sowing the Seeds' about the impact of European Union funds in Senegal aired on Voice of America on Thursday June 12th -
and has been picked up by SABC (South Africa), UN radio and UN in Action among others
Sofala Bank artisanal fisheries project closer video (IFAD) now available in English and Portuguese: Mozambique playlist
May / June, 2012
EUFF materials now complete in English, French and Portuguese - available on youtube EUFF playlist
Gambian footage included in Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon's address on sustainable development at Rio+20: see video
FAO VNR / feature edit for Rio+20
Contracted to produce series of learning videos on SRI (System of Rice Intensification) for IFAD with technical input from Cornell SRI Rice experts Prof. Norman Uphoff and Dr. Erika Styger
FAO shoot in the Gambia covering Sahel Crisis and projects targeting waste reduction for upcoming Rio+20
March 19th, 2012
Flooded Cellar Productions is celebrating 10 years of documentary and video making this week. Here's to the next
Flooded Cellar-produced news features, Mali Youth
and Ghana Entrepreneurship
are broadcast on Voice of America / TV2 Africa
Sue Price produces closer documentary on successful 10-year fisheries project in Mozambique in English and Portuguese for local broadcast and international distribution
Declan McCormack produces final video about EUFF in Senegal for Burkina Faso workshop
Declan McCormack produces knowledge management video on learning routes across Madagasar, Rwanda and Burundi and how the SRI technique is being spread by farmers themselves
October to December, 2011
Sue Price produces a series of videos on Food Security about the work of the EUFF in West Africa
October / November, 2011
Declan McCormack produces final documentaries on EUFF in East Africa
Declan McCormack produces news reports for IFAD on their work with the rural poor in Mali and Ghana
Sue Price produces video for Bamako international workshop about Ghanan food security.
FAO hires Flooded Cellar to help with production of World Food Day 2011 video material in Rome.
Flooded Cellar in Mozambique for Phase II shoot on EUFF impact.
Flooded Cellar in Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Benin for EU Food Facility in partnership with IFAD and ECOWAS.
Flooded Cellar in Madagascar for Phase II shoot on EUFF impact.
Declan McCormack and Agrivisual shortlisted for AfDB financed tender for SFD in Egypt. Sue Price attends Cairo conference.
Flooded Cellar in Burundi for Phase II shoot on EUFF impact
Declan McCormack hired to provide AV training on location in Morocco for FAO
February / March, 2011
Flooded Cellar's Declan McCormack hired by RAVInvest and Traidcraft to shoot / edit in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Flooded Cellar produces video illustrating results and impact of Belgian Fund for Food Security partnership in Mozambique fisheries project.
Flooded Cellar provides crew to cover IFAD's 'Conference on New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture', 24th / 25th January, with final videos to follow
CNN to air "Teatime with Bernadette" featuring the work of IFAD in Rwanda in preparation for the publication of the Rural Poverty Report
Flooded Cellar Productions on shoot to cover work of EU Food Facility in Mozambique and Belgian Survival Fund and Global Environment Facility in Eritrea
October 23, 24, 25, 2010
"Reviving an Oasis"
, a short report produced by Declan McCormack to air on CNN's "World view".
Flooded Cellar Productions was hired to provide material highlighting the European Union's Food Facility work in Burundi.
A series of films about IFAD projects in Madagascar are now on line in English, French and Malagasy at:
June 3, 2010
UK Guardian features an article about ICTs in East Africa written by Declan McCormack which also links to the video Brave New Swahili World. It can be seen at:http://www.guardian.co.uk/katine/2010/jun/03/mobile-revolution-east-africa
May 4, 2010
Brave New Swahili World
a news report featuring RAVI's network in East Africa is taken up by Reuters, APTN, EBU, UNIFEED and South African broadcasting Corp. The broadcast has been timed to co-incide with the World Economic Forum on Africa 2010 which is
taking place in Tanzania May 5 -7. See the report at World Economic Forum
April 2, 2010
The Return of the Exorcists
to air on ABC Australia's flagship religious affairs strand, Compass
on Sunday April 18th, at 10.20pm. See http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide
March 22, 2010
SABC broadcast of 'FirstMile@Kilosa', a 20-minute feature on the RAVInvest sponsored Tanzanian entrepreneur, Mark Farahani. See release
March 16, 2010
Distributed today to Reuters, Euronews and AP, a Flooded Cellar produced video report about IFAD's PROSPERER project in Madagascar. See release
March 14, 2010
SABC to air Flooded Cellar produced documentary report on KIRSEC, the RAVInvest funded Tanzanian rural internet cafe - the first in Africa. Details to follow.
March 9, 2010
21.30 tonight, FloodedCellar's The Return of the Exorcists
airs on 'Koppen XL', Eén TV www.tv-visie.nl
July 27, 2009
Flooded Cellar Productions' documentary 'The Return of the Exorcists'
has been signed up by international factual distributor, TVF International.