Monthly Archives: October 2014

Seed-planting robot to fight off desertification (Google / Inagist)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://inagist.com/all/526854505036783616/ Do you think this seed-planting robot can fight off desertification? bit.ly/1rXRNJr pic.twitter.com/ZgvveOhNb7 Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco…

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Mini-greenhouses, first step to combat desertification (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : https://www.scribd.com/doc/44604434/Mini-greenhouses-first-stdep-to-combat-desertification Mini-greenhouses, first step to combat desertification By Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (University of Ghent – Belgium) This is the first part of a description of ‘mini-greenhouses’, made of simple and cheap materials like…

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Use plastic bottles instead of polybags for reforestation (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Video : http://youtu.be/txiYPde2sgM PLANT YOUR TREES WITH THE PET BOTTLE  Instead of using polybags for growing saplings, we grow young trees in plastic bottles.  After cutting off the bottom part of the bottle, thus setting the…

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From trees and shrubs to grasses and low-growing ground cover (The National – UAE)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/home-garden/native-plants-make-a-welcome-comeback-to-abu-dhabis-streets Native plants make a welcome comeback to Abu Dhabi’s streets By Nick Leech Hussam Ali first embarked on what he now describes as his “love affair” with the UAE’s native plants five years…

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Interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands (You Tube)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Seen at : http://youtu.be/27dBvxZQ2zk Spineless Opuntia to combat desertification  This spineless, edible cactus is a very interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands.  Easy to grow from vegetative paddles, growing with a minimum of water…

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Small farmers can look to options without necessarily turning to climate-smart agriculture (IPS)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/ Family Farmers Don’t Need Climate-Smart Agriculture By Emilio Godoy “There are two approaches to grow production, intensification of conventional agriculture and agroecology. In the last 20 years food production has doubled, but…

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