Monthly Archives: July 2013

If groundwater resources are overexploited, aquifers will be unable to recharge fast enough to keep pace with water withdrawals (Worldwatch Institute)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.worldwatch.org/global-irrigated-area-record-levels-expansion-slowing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%29 Global Irrigated Area at Record Levels, But Expansion Slowing In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million…

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The future lies in Vertical Farming

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
More and more the talk of the global agriculture diaspora centres on the ever increasing global population and the threat of food insecurity. Currently the global agri food system is steeped in money, food wastage and…

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Extremely drought-resistant Sahara olive tree against drought and desertification (Science Daily)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130503094711.htm Sahara Olive Tree: Genetic Heritage to Be Preserved (Olea europaea subsp. laperrinei) The Saharan cousin of Mediterranean olive trees remains largely unknown. However, this subspecies (called the Laperinne’s olive tree) is of…

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United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: African nations strive to stem desertification with a ‘Great Green Wall’

United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: African nations strive to stem desertification with a ‘Great Green Wall’.    

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Grow good food for all : every school its schoolyard farm (Fresh Roots Urban Farm)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Read at : http://freshrootsurbancsa.wordpress.com/ Let’s Grow A Schoolyard Farm! Let us build a farm! Changing one school at a time Grow good food for all Tulip…

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Food security by combatting desertification (Google / Mareeg)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.mareeg.com/fidsan.php?sid=27932&tirsan=3 Somalia: the EU enhances food security by combatting desertification in Puntland Mareeg.com-Today, the European Union and its partners, Adeso and CARE, have signed two contracts allowing them to…

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Mapping of desertification severity (Google / IJETAE)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.ijetae.com/files/Volume3Issue6/IJETAE_0613_97.pdf International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering http://www.ijetae.com (ISSN 2250-2459, ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2013) 568 Mapping of desertification severity using expert…

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Small farms that grow food for sale within city limits : a fertile future (City Farmer News / Vancouversun)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.cityfarmer.info/2013/05/29/urban-farming-promises-a-fertile-future/ http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Urban+farming+promises+fertile+future/8443121/story.html Urban farming promises a fertile future Cities have become incubators for the farmers of tomorrow. By Ngaio Hotte President of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society Vancouver Sun May 28, 2013 Excerpt:…

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| World Agroforestry Centre

Originally posted on Dr. Bukar Ali USMAN, mni:
See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Research centre (aka ICRAF) putting trees on farms to raise farmers’ income and reduce poverty, working between agriculture and forestry See on http://www.worldagroforestry.org

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Trees and food security in Africa; what’s the link? | Agroforestry World Blog

Originally posted on Dr. Bukar Ali USMAN, mni:
See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security See on blog.worldagroforestry.org

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The Great Green Wall goes forth

Originally posted on Third World Goes Forth:
This is a fascinating idea. Spearheaded by Senegal’s Abdoulaye Wade (he of the infamous African Renaissance statue), African leaders agreed last year to the establishment of a “Great Green Wall” across the Sahel…

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Sustainable agriculture in the Sahel (AfricaFiles)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
AfricaFiles  Title: Niger-Chad: Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel? Author: IRIN Category: Food and Land Date: 4/16/2012 Source: IRIN Source Website: http://www.irinnews.org <http://www.irinnews.org/&gt; Summary & Comment: The Sahel continues to experience severe drought year after…

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Sustainable Agriculture Efforts in Drylands (Land-l.IISD)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://land-l.iisd.org/news/icarda-newsletter-documents-sustainable-agriculture-efforts-in-drylands/ ICARDA Newsletter Documents Sustainable Agriculture Efforts in Drylands The March Newsletter from the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) describes ICARDA’s efforts to encourage long-term salinity management investments…

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A family farmer in transition toward agroecology (IPS)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/living-laboratory-for-coping-with-drought-in-brazil/ Living Laboratory for Coping with Drought in Brazil By Mario Osava The first surprise on arriving at Abel Manto’s farm is how green it is, in contrast with the dry brown surroundings.…

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COST Action ES1104 : Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub (COST)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Desert Restoration Hub Newsletter Issue No. 1 Summer 2013 Editorial COST Action ES1104 was launched in April 2012. This first year has been busy and productive, with three Management Committee (MC) meetings, the organisation of an…

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