Monthly Archives: September 2015

How economic resilience can be built in semi-arid regions

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Photo credit: Livestock Systems and Environment Peul herders pump water from a well for their cow herd and families, Niassante Rural Community, Saint Louis Région, Senegal (photo credit: ILRI/Jo Cadilhon). A triple whammy: avoiding a leak future…

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Earthworm technology for the next green revolution

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Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Petterik Wiggers/Panos Earthworms helping smallholders increase crop yields “The next green revolution is going to come from earthworm technology.” – Ephraim Whingiri, Zim Earthworm Farms  Speed read Zimbabwe is suffering from decreased production…

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Cassava in Cambodia: The stakes are high

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? VIDEO: https://youtu.be/tfmbVSEYUGg ? ? On the front line fighting cash crop threats Demand for cassava in Asia is on the rise. As wet or dry starch, it’s in everything from noodles to pharmaceutical products, and has a…

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A small genetic change can cause altering of communities

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Photo credit: Nature World News ? Climate Change and Evolution: Small Changes Can Alter Entire Ecosystems by Samantha Mathewson Even the slightest of changes in one species can throw off entire ecosystems, researchers say, after recently studying…

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A common language for desertification

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Photo credit: Yale Environment Review ? Finding a common language for the study of desertification By COLIN BROWN Desertification is one of the most pressing issues facing the world’s drylands. However, the term “desertification” is only…

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Ambiguity concerning the definition of “desertification”

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Photo credit: Google http://www.forbes.com Drought Stokes California’s Class War Desertification, land use, and the transformation of global drylands by Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, Gregory S. Okin, Michael C. Duniway, Steven R.  Archer, Nathan F. Sayre, Jebediah C. Williamson,…

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Desertification, drought, soils, lack of food and grazing lands, conflicts in Nigeria

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? 53% Nigerians affected by desertification –FG by NigerianNation The federal govern­ment has said about 53 per cent of the total population of Nige­rians are grossly affected by desertification even as 40% of the land mass in…

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