Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tree plantation and natural forest

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Google Tree Plantation Bangalore – Turahalli Forest 07-07-2013 Do tree plantations support forest conservation? Key messages Tree plantations potentially support natural forest conservation. The main hypothesis for this effect is that tree plantations substitute…

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Agribusiness versus Great Apes

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Google Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon – Human and Natural Africa: Agribusiness Companies Destroying Vital Rainforest Habitat of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes Greenpeace International (Amsterdam) ? Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest…

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The Budongo Forest Landscape: Balancing competing land uses

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
In several blogs we’ve discussed topics around minimising trade-offs and balancing competing land uses at a landscape scale, particularly in terms of agriculture and environmental goods and services. Many…

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From cow to electricity: Using biogas beyond cooking and lighting in Ethiopia

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Biogas electric generator being tested in Sebeta town, Ormia (photo credit:ILRI Solomon Gizaw). Tadesse Abebe, a farmer with a medium-sized dairy farm in Sebeta, in Ethopia’s Oromia region has installed a biogas plant with a 10 m3…

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Desertification: 20 year old publication

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: WVC 1998-02 Niamey, Niger – Reforestation project “Friendship Wood” 1997 Desertification – a threat to the Sahel EXCERPT Desertification is a man-induced process that leads to soil nutrient depletion and reduction of biological productivity.…

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