Monthly Archives: November 2014

The World Food Preservation Education Foundation to support Post Harvest education in developing countries

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
The World Food Preservation Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships and research funds to young scientists from developing countries who are seeking to reduce post harvest losses of food.…

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Desertification is currently one of the most serious threats facing humanity (Google / Reset)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://en.reset.org/knowledge/desertification-11192014 Desertification Considering that during the past 25 years, over a quarter of the earth’s land has been degraded due to drought, there is no doubt that desertification is…

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There is a shopping list of [hundreds of] indicators of land management (SciDevNet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.scidev.net/global/forestry/news/land-management-drowning-data.html Land management is ‘drowning in a sea of data’ Speed read There are too many indicators for collecting data on effective land use Land management will likely be a priority for the…

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How to harvest rainwater ? (Practical Action)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/rainwater-harvesting-1 Rainwater Harvesting Rainwater can be collected as it falls from the roofs of houses and buildings. It can also be collected underground in tanks and from other sources. The water can be…

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Greenery in the Sahel has been advancing (Google / Daily Maverick)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-11-04-the-planet-is-getting-greener/#.VFijRlPF-sU The planet is getting greener By IVO VEGTER Remember when the Sahara’s sand dunes were marching unstoppably southwards across the Sahel, and desertification was a bogeyman we caused by…

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Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – (UNCCD / IISD)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : IISD http://land-l.iisd.org/news/unccd-provides-information-on-land-degradation-neutrality-in-sdgs/ UNCCD Provides Information on Land Degradation Neutrality in SDGs The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has published a webpage with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the…

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