Monthly Archives: January 2016

Moringa seed material can give a more efficient water purification process (Science Daily)

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Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131205092059.htm Better Water Purification With Seeds from Moringa Trees Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water. Uppsala University leads a research group which has discovered that seed material can…

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How thirsty trees pull water to their canopies

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Photo credit: Science Daily Water can be pulled up to as much as 45 feet — well above the barometric limit — overturning the theory proposed by seventeenth century Italian physicist and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli which…

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Agriculture production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet food requirements of growing world population (Food Politics / FAO)

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Read at : http://www.foodpolitics.com/2010/11/climate-smart-agriculture-fao-report/ “Climate-smart” agriculture: FAO report by Marion Nestle The role of agriculture in causing and becoming affected by climate change is, to say the least, of much current interest.  The Food and Agriculture…

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FAO: agriculture in developing countries must become ‘climate-smart’ to cope with the twin challenges of climate change and population growth (UN News Centre)

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Read at : UN News AGRICULTURE MUST BECOME ‘CLIMATE-SMART,’ SAYS UN AGENCY New York, Oct 28 2010 10:05AM A new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (<“http://www.fao.org/”>FAO) <“http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/newsroom/docs/the-hague-conference-fao-paper.pdf”&gt; report calls for agriculture in developing countries to…

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Food security and disasters caused by all types of natural hazards

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Photo credit: FAO A parched field in Kenya. Drought is especially devastating to sub-Saharan agriculture. ? Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security In developing countries the agriculture sector bears much of…

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FAO leader hails role of agriculture in national pledges, applauds the promise to scale up funding

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Photo credit: FAO School children in Tanzania plant and care for trees as part of an FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture project. Breakthrough climate agreement recognizes food security as a priority FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has…

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An innovative method of boosting soil fertility (African Agriculture)

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Read at : http://www.africanagricultureblog.com/2011/02/new-nitrogen-fixing-soil-fertility.html New nitrogen-fixing soil fertility method boosts crop production in Kenya by Bob Koigi An innovative method of boosting soil fertility has increased yields for farmers in Western Kenya by up to 10…

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