‘Reinventing’ sustainability: A collaborative passion

A portable, lightweight wind turbine to assist with energy demands during a natural disaster; an on-campus food bank for hungry, food-insecure students; greenhouse technology to help small share farmers in Africa grow their own food and diversify their diets; and thousands of photographs taken to document the transformation in our local communities resulting from the Marcellus Shale boom. These are the creations of Penn State students with a passion for addressing sustainability issues — locally, regionally and across the globe — with assistance from the Reinvention Fund, an internal grant program to support collaborative projects by faculty, staff and students that improve and expand sustainability efforts at Penn State. The fund, managed by the University’s Sustainability Institute, invested more than $850,000 in such projects in 2014 and simultaneously provided valuable learning experiences for the participants.

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs – AllAfrica.com


The Nation

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs
AllAfrica.com
This will be harmful for research in agro-ecology, which depends on public sector finance, he said. Agro-ecology embodies techniques in farming that are natural and sustainable, making it essential to protecting soil fertility and boosting food
WEF: 8 ways to ensure innovation benefits all of us PreventionWeb (press release)



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Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project – World Cement


World Cement

Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project
World Cement
The scheme will combine business development objectives with land restoration by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. In the first stage, part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation, which will provide
NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project Global Cement



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How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient – Gizmodo Australia


Gizmodo Australia

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient
Gizmodo Australia
Others call for “agroecological” methods — farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project – Global Cement

NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project
Global Cement
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The first part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation to

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient – Gizmodo


Gizmodo

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient
Gizmodo
Others call for “agroecological” methods – farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient – The Conversation US


The Conversation US

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient
The Conversation US
Others call for “agroecological” methods – farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape … – AllAfrica.com

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape
AllAfrica.com
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The government explained that the first part of the area will be rehabilitated

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa – The Conversation US

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Conversation US
In some other agroforestry systems where crops are grown in association with trees, the trees can outcompete the crops for water and reduce the growth and yield of the crops nearby. In our work, we investigated a process called hydraulic lift, also

Ogun State, NSIA and Lafarge Africa partner on reforestation project – Daily Times Nigeria


Daily Times Nigeria

Ogun State, NSIA and Lafarge Africa partner on reforestation project
Daily Times Nigeria
Vast areas of degraded land mass is set to be transformed into an arable green area following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the joint development of Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project by The Ogun State …

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Plates From Fallen Leaves, Bricks From Plastic Waste and Sight Saving Mobile … – AllAfrica.com

Plates From Fallen Leaves, Bricks From Plastic Waste and Sight Saving Mobile
AllAfrica.com
As the world gears up to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this month, 27 trailblazing eco-enterprises are recognized at the 2015 SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi for employing business models that bring social and environmental …

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The right tree for the right place in Africa – University of Copenhagen News Site


University of Copenhagen News Site

The right tree for the right place in Africa
University of Copenhagen News Site
A new version of vegetationmap4africa makes it easier to select species for agroforestry and land restoration via web, smart phone and Google Earth interfaces with a high resolution map. The map is developed by Department of Geosciences and Natural …
New version of vegetationmap4africa launched Phys.Org


The right tree for the right place: World Agroforestry Centre, University of EurekAlert (press release)

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Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth – AllAfrica.com

Kenya's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth
AllAfrica.com
… the country is already investing in increased geothermal electricity in the energy sector to counter this situation, switching movement of freight from road to rail in the transport sector, reforestation in the forestry sector, and agroforestry in

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Actionaid International the Gambia and Senegal Agree to Strengthen … – AllAfrica.com

Actionaid International the Gambia and Senegal Agree to Strengthen
AllAfrica.com
Staff from ActionAid International The Gambia and ActionAid Senegal have agreed to strengthen relationships in order to achieve stronger results in the second phase of the Agro Ecology and Resilience Project. The project is being implemented in both …

The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade – TakePart


TakePart

The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade
TakePart
… America and East Africa. But this is the first major study on bats and coffee in Asia, and a good example of how principles of agroforestry, or mixing agriculture and natural habitats, can help preserve wildlife and function as a refuge in a

How Growing Trees On the Farm Leads to Food Security – AllAfrica.com

How Growing Trees On the Farm Leads to Food Security
AllAfrica.com
In providing an overview of the link between trees and food security for smallholder farmers, Dr Catherine Muthuri from World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), explains that in a similar project conducted in Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia, sensitising the

Food Forests Could Help End Hunger for Nomads in Arid East Africa – TakePart


TakePart

Food Forests Could Help End Hunger for Nomads in Arid East Africa
TakePart
Initially a community-led effort to reforest a severely eroded parcel of land, their second project, begun in Haiti in 2010, focused on teaching agroforestry methods and reintroducing the Maya Nut tree. The superfood is a complete protein and has

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis – Progressive.org

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis
Progressive.org
A growing worldwide agroecology movement is producing signifcant gains by showing, scientifcally, that diversifed organic farming can in fact “feed the world.” Throughout Latin America, Africa, and South Asia, mass peasant-based movements such as La

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The Future of Food Looks Bad for East Africa—But These Farmers Aren’t Giving Up – TakePart


TakePart

The Future of Food Looks Bad for East Africa—But These Farmers Aren't Giving Up
TakePart
The other farmers in the group now also practice the same agroforestry practices as Mayende, including planting nitrogen-fixing trees and legumes between rows of crops, called intercropping. Her maize production has gone up, and she purchased a cow …

President Lungu advocates for alternative energy sources – Lusaka Times


Lusaka Times

President Lungu advocates for alternative energy sources
Lusaka Times
… representative to COMESA, French President's Deputy Advisor for Africa Thomas Melonio, Scientific Adviser for Environmental, Bioversity and Climate Gilles Boeuf and the Advisor in charge of Bioversity, Landscape and Agro-ecology Vincent Jechoux.

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‘Permaculture the African Way’ in Cameroon’s Only Eco-Village – Inter Press Service


Inter Press Service

'Permaculture the African Way' in Cameroon's Only Eco-Village
Inter Press Service
Scene from Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-village in Bafut in Cameroon's Northwest Region, the country's first and only eco-village which is based on the principle that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming. Credit

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Country’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon … – Inter Press Service

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Country's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon
Inter Press Service
… the country is already investing in increased geothermal electricity in the energy sector to counter this situation, switching movement of freight from road to rail in the transport sector, reforestation in the forestry sector, and agroforestry in

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allAfrica.com: Uganda: Does Farming in Wetlands Contribute to Development? – AllAfrica.com

allAfrica.com: Uganda: Does Farming in Wetlands Contribute to Development?
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Climate-smart agriculture entails agroforestry, rainwater harvesting, irrigation, and absolute observation of all environment protection regulations. It seems fine to dig up trenches in a wetland and do everything possible to set up a crop farm and

Does Farming in Wetlands Contribute to Development? – AllAfrica.com

Does Farming in Wetlands Contribute to Development?
AllAfrica.com
Climate-smart agriculture entails agroforestry, rainwater harvesting, irrigation, and absolute observation of all environment protection regulations. It seems fine to dig up trenches in a wetland and do everything possible to set up a crop farm and

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ESPA Evidence Advisor: East and Southern Africa – SciDev.Net – SciDev.Net

ESPA Evidence Advisor: East and Southern Africa – SciDev.Net
SciDev.Net
This post will report to the ESPA Directorate's management team in the UK and will be employed by The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to be located in Kenya/Nairobi, with a starting salary in the range of Kshs 280,000 and benefits including: medical …

Yaya Touré: Africa’s youth can be driving force to win the development game – The Guardian


The Guardian

Yaya Touré: Africa's youth can be driving force to win the development game
The Guardian
They must keep their promises to invest in agriculture to grow more and better food integrating sustainability, climate resilience and agro-ecology. It is the best way to lift the poorest out of extreme poverty, to feed healthy bodies and minds

allAfrica.com: Africa: Indigenous Knowledge Key to Climate Change Adaptation – AllAfrica.com

allAfrica.com: Africa: Indigenous Knowledge Key to Climate Change Adaptation
AllAfrica.com
Findings also show that farmers who practice agro-ecology draw upon their understanding of local ecologies and biodiversity in their cultivation methods. The most common agro-ecology cultivation practiced entails integration of livestock, crops

The toxic legacy of DDT continues

Last month's groundbreaking DDT study — linking exposure in the womb to increased risk of breast cancer — represents more than an interesting footnote in the story of this legacy pesticide.

Not only is DDT still in our environment more than 40 years after it was banned in the U.S., it also continues to be sprayed inside homes in many African countries as part of malaria control programs — quadrupling the risk, it turns out, of breast cancer among daughters of women exposed to the chemical during pregnancy.

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allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change – AllAfrica.com

allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change
AllAfrica.com
Dr. Mbow, of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, is also an associate professor of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Senegal. Excerpts from his replies: The presentation [to the conference] was about the change in the paradigm of

Charcoal Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Can be Sustainable – AllAfrica.com

Charcoal Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Can be Sustainable
AllAfrica.com
“Authorities tend to view charcoal production and use as an environmental health problem,” remarked Henry Neufeldt, the head of the climate change unit at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). “However, if managed properly charcoal can provide a …

Charcoal Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Can be Sustainable – allAfrica.com – AllAfrica.com


AllAfrica.com

Charcoal Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Can be Sustainable – allAfrica.com
AllAfrica.com
“Authorities tend to view charcoal production and use as an environmental health problem,” remarked Henry Neufeldt, the head of the climate change unit at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). “However, if managed properly charcoal can provide a …

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Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making – Nature.com


Nature.com

Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making
Nature.com
For instance, in our assessment of the viability of agroforestry projects in Africa, we used our experience to set ranges on tree-survival rates, costs of raising tree seedlings and farm prices of tree products. Decision theorists and local experts

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Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making : Nature News … – Nature.com


Nature.com

Policy: Development goals should enable decision-making : Nature News
Nature.com
For instance, in our assessment of the viability of agroforestry projects in Africa, we used our experience to set ranges on tree-survival rates, costs of raising tree seedlings and farm prices of tree products. Decision theorists and local experts

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Yaya Toure: Africa needs to invest in its youth, education and agriculture – Nyasa Times

Yaya Toure: Africa needs to invest in its youth, education and agriculture
Nyasa Times
Leaders in Africa and around the world must do a better job of keeping their promises to invest in agriculture integrating sustainability, climate resilience and agro-ecology. It is still the best investment to lift the poorest out of extreme poverty

Of the Pope’s Visit, Climate Change, and Agriculture – AllAfrica.com

Of the Pope's Visit, Climate Change, and Agriculture
AllAfrica.com
Ahead of the Pope's visit, we should start practicing "climate smart agriculture" by investing in agroforestry and, as indicated by the International Fund for Agricultural Development–water resources management, rainwater harvesting, irrigation

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“It Is Possible to Improve Productivity Without Losing Your Genetic Base … – AllAfrica.com

"It Is Possible to Improve Productivity Without Losing Your Genetic Base
AllAfrica.com
If you go to the website of AFSA, you would see a lot of case studies on agro-ecology. We want to focus on farming ways where farmers are able to produce better without harming their environment. We are going to collect hundreds of cases. We want to

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Government urged NOT to sign Protocol on Protection of new Plant Varieties – Lusaka Times

Government urged NOT to sign Protocol on Protection of new Plant Varieties
Lusaka Times
The Zambia Alliance for Agro-Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation has called on government not to sign the African Region Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) draft protocol on the protection of new plant varieties as it criminalizes small scale …

Smartphone apps series to help maximize land’s productivity, protect resources – High Plains Journal

Smartphone apps series to help maximize land's productivity, protect resources
High Plains Journal
New Mexico State University, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, ISRIC-World Soil Information in the Netherlands, the African Technology Policy Studies Network, World Agroforestry Center, Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for …

Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement – StarAfrica.com


Media For Freedom

Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement
StarAfrica.com
ROME, 04 June 2015 / PRN Africa / — "The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his opening address today at the International …
UN official calls for global movement to end hunger once and for all indiablooms



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FAO Gives D2.7 Million to Nine Forest, Farm Producer Organisations – AllAfrica.com

FAO Gives D2.7 Million to Nine Forest, Farm Producer Organisations
AllAfrica.com
… Rural Development Organisation, Brufut Allatentou Association, Aquaculutre Farmers Association, Tumana Association for Development, Rural Poultry Farmers Association, Bureng Adult Literacy Class, Banjul Community based agroforestry practices and …

Civil Society Groups Say G8 Food Initiative in Africa Will Increase Hunger and … – teleSUR English


teleSUR English

Civil Society Groups Say G8 Food Initiative in Africa Will Increase Hunger and
teleSUR English
Small-scale agricultural producers are estimated to provide 70 percent of the world's food supply. The United Nations has said that traditional agroecological farming practices and small-scale agriculture are key to feeding the world in the face of

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Smart phone apps series to help maximize lands productivity, protect resources – Phys.Org

Smart phone apps series to help maximize lands productivity, protect resources
Phys.Org
New Mexico State University, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), ISRIC-World Soil Information in the Netherlands, the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), World Agroforestry Center, Regional Center for Mapping of …

Prunus africana: a sustainable management reality check – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Prunus africana: a sustainable management reality check
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
“Globally, virtually all major sources of tree bark in commercial trade, such as cinnamon and Cassia, have made the transition from cultivation in agroforestry systems or plantations”, he said. Globally, virtually all major sources of tree bark in

App series to maximize land’s productivity, protect resources – agprofessional.com

App series to maximize land's productivity, protect resources
agprofessional.com
New Mexico State University, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), ISRIC-World Soil Information in the Netherlands, the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), World Agroforestry Center, Regional Center for Mapping of …

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Smart Phone Apps Series to Help Maximize Land’s Productivity, Protect Resources – Agricultural Research

Smart Phone Apps Series to Help Maximize Land's Productivity, Protect Resources
Agricultural Research
New Mexico State University, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), ISRIC-World Soil Information in the Netherlands, the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), World Agroforestry Center, Regional Center for Mapping of …

More money and less risk for African eco-farmers – Greenpeace Africa (blog)


Greenpeace Africa (blog)

More money and less risk for African eco-farmers
Greenpeace Africa (blog)
The approaches, often rooted in traditional farming techniques, include sustainable land management, water harvesting, agroforestry, biological control of pests and weeds, intercropping, organic farming, permaculture, and several others. The 2014 …

Ghana receives financing from UN agency to help smallholder farmers – New Business Ethiopia

Ghana receives financing from UN agency to help smallholder farmers
New Business Ethiopia
It will promote modern forms of conservation agriculture and agroforestry systems to enhance productivity, climate resilience and environmental sustainability of production systems. GASIP will be implemented by a dedicated unit in the Ministry of Food
Ghana Receives Ifad Financing to Help Smallholder Farmers Boost Agricultural AllAfrica.com



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Ghana Receives Ifad Financing to Help Smallholder Farmers Boost Agricultural … – AllAfrica.com

Ghana Receives Ifad Financing to Help Smallholder Farmers Boost Agricultural
AllAfrica.com
It will promote modern forms of conservation agriculture and agroforestry systems to enhance productivity, climate resilience and environmental sustainability of production systems. GASIP will be implemented by a dedicated unit in the Ministry of Food

Wary as Mathenge shrubs Invade Busia County – Africa Science News Service

Wary as Mathenge shrubs Invade Busia County
Africa Science News Service
So is ICRAF (the World Agroforestry Centre that is based in Nairobi) as well as the Centre for Sustainable Development Initiative, a local NGO. KEFRI is also exploring the potential of biological control, and is testing various local insects that can

Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? – GreenBiz


GreenBiz

Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?
GreenBiz
The work is not limited to Africa. Studies have been published on the use of essential oils to fight storage insects in Iran, China and elsewhere. In Nairobi, Kenya, a few hours north of Arusha, the research organization World Agroforestry Centre

Conference highlights agroecological development in Africa – Agri-View


Agri-View

Conference highlights agroecological development in Africa
Agri-View
Mark the calendar for May 7 for a conference featuring speakers working on agroecological development projects in Africa. The conference Community Solutions: The Agroecology of Development in Africa will take place from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the …

Students present wide range of humanities research – Cornell Chronicle


Cornell Chronicle

Students present wide range of humanities research
Cornell Chronicle
Nadile suggested that agro-ecology, in which natural predators are used instead of pesticides and monocultures are avoided, also could help the island gain food sovereignty. Other students discussed the African queer community, how to redevelop a slum

GMO debate outdated, argues food security lobbyist – Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)


Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)

GMO debate outdated, argues food security lobbyist
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Agricultural campaign organisation Green Peace Africa has called on the government to move away from the Genetically Modified Foods debate and invest in ecological farming techniques. Green Peace Agriculture Campaigner …

Environment Minister Seeks Partners for Sustainable Development Projects – AllAfrica.com

Environment Minister Seeks Partners for Sustainable Development Projects
AllAfrica.com
The two agreed on the drafting of a memorandum focusing on the treatment and valorisation of the residues, promotion of rural tourism and ecotourism, agro-ecology, environmental technology and decentralisation policies. In this regard, Morocco has

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FAO and ACP Member States Share Strong Focus On Nutrition and Climate … – AllAfrica.com

FAO and ACP Member States Share Strong Focus On Nutrition and Climate
AllAfrica.com
He suggested some measures ACP countries can take to build resilience and adapt food systems while coping with changing climate patterns. "Sustainable land and water management, and approaches such as climate-smart agriculture and agro-ecology …

Benthic macroinvertebrates based new biotic score “ETHbios” for assessing ecological conditions of highland streams and rivers in Ethiopia

Publication date: May 2015
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, Volume 52
Author(s): Aschalew L. , Otto Moog
The study describes the development of a macroinvertebrate based biotic score system (ETHbios) for assessing the ecological status of rivers in the Ethiopian highlands. The ETHbios is basically developed on the principle of the BMWP approach (version of the South African Scoring System) but excludes taxa that don’t occur in Ethiopia and includes some of Ethiopian fauna. Macroinvertebrates were collected from 104 sites distributed in a total area about 98,000 square kilometers in the upper Awash, Rift-Valley, Wabi-Shebele and Genale basins. A sensitivity score was assigned to 59 taxa based on guide score, taxon distribution across river quality classes, reference score and autecological knowledge. To define the ranges of the five river quality classes (high, good, moderate, poor and bad), the ETHbios values of sites were correlated with the corresponding ecological status of the sites derived by the Ethiopian Multimetric Index. The validation procedure was done by comparing the ETHbios with selected environmental parameters (conductivity, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand and total phosphorus); the analysis showed significantly high correlations ( r > 0.5; p < 0.05). ETHbios can be considered as rapid, inexpensive but scientifically sound monitoring method that can be used to evaluate the ecological conditions of running waters in the highlands of Ethiopia.

Germans admire Rwanda agro-research methods – East African Business Week


East African Business Week

Germans admire Rwanda agro-research methods
East African Business Week
Discussions focusing on crop research, soil conservation and agroforestry. “We do soil conservation by promoting terracing and agroforestry trees in order to improve the soil fertility and reducing erosion,” Uwimana said. The delegation show particular

Empire and Colonialism – Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future – AllAfrica.com

Empire and Colonialism – Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa's Future
AllAfrica.com
Report after report suggests that support for conventional agriculture, agroecology and local economies is required, especially in the Global South. Instead, Western governments are supporting powerful corporations with taxpayers money whose thrust via

World Health Day – GM Crops Are ‘False Miracles,’ Warn Global Experts – AllAfrica.com

World Health Day – GM Crops Are 'False Miracles,' Warn Global Experts
AllAfrica.com
With "Food Safety" being the theme of this year's World Health Day on April 7, 37 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award from across the world have endorsed a declaration on the future of nutrition, denouncing Golden Rice and Genetically Modified

Sustainable Forestry: Credit Suisse/Althelia Ecosphere’s Nature Conservation … – Environmental Finance

Sustainable Forestry: Credit Suisse/Althelia Ecosphere's Nature Conservation
Environmental Finance
The closed-end fund was launched in November 2011, with the aim of investing in agroforestry and other sustainable land use projects, and is due to mature in 2021. The fund extends loans to projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia, backed, in part

Rich men in London still deciding Africa’s future – Starr 103.5 FM


Starr 103.5 FM

Rich men in London still deciding Africa's future
Starr 103.5 FM
Report after report suggests that support for conventional agriculture, agroecology and local economies is required, especially in the Global South. Instead, Western governments are supporting powerful corporations with taxpayers money whose thrust via

Can ‘Down to Earth’ Innovations Keep Hunger At Bay in the Sahel? – AllAfrica.com

Can 'Down to Earth' Innovations Keep Hunger At Bay in the Sahel?
AllAfrica.com
How do you finance Faidherbia nurseries to promote and expand this agroforestry farming system? Good quality compost also adds essential soil nutrients and improves soil structure but labour – time to collect and apply manure – and water availability

Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future – RINF Alternative News


RINF Alternative News

Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa's Future
RINF Alternative News
Report after report suggests that support for conventional agriculture, agroecology and local economies is required, especially in the Global South. Instead, Western governments are supporting powerful corporations with taxpayers money whose thrust via

Africa: Kenya Launches Africa’s First Water Fund to Combat Shortages – AllAfrica.com

Africa: Kenya Launches Africa's First Water Fund to Combat Shortages
AllAfrica.com
Nairobi — Kenya launched Africa's first water fund on Friday, a public-private partnership aimed at raising $15 million to provide clean water to 9.3 million people by protecting the basin of the country's longest river. The Nature Conservancy, a U.S

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