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Scientists Say Increase In Vegetation In The World’s Desert Regions Is Most Likely Caused By High Levels of Carbon Dioxide

Originally posted on Emerging Truth:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334723/Dramatic-rise-plant-growth-worlds-deserts-rising-C02-levels.html Dramatic rise in plant growth in world’s deserts could be down to rising C02 levels Researchers studied satellite images between 1982 and 2010 Regions which have seen a rise in plant growth include Africa,…

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Reframing the pastoral narrative: Ancient mobile herding strategies to make a comeback in a hotter world

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Fulani boy in Niger herds his family’s animals (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Mobility to unlock scattered food, feed, water and other scarce and scattered essential resources is a human strategy as old as humankind itself—and one that remains…

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Dryland farming

I learned a lot from this article about dryland farming. Since it’s from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) I’m inclined to trust what this article says. But I don’t see a date on the article. It cites 20th century … Continue reading

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22 June, World Camel Day

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock Agenda SLA Raziq‘s insight: Dry lands are judiciously use by well adapted native livestock breeds and camel is one of the most important among those…

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A Unique and Fascinating Creature! The Camel

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock Agenda SLA

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Want to green the world’s deserts? Do the unthinkable: Put livestock back on them — Allan Savory

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Watch this new provocative 22-minute TedTalk by Allan Savory on ‘How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change’. Alan Savory, a Zimbabwean-born biologist/ecologist and rangelands specialist, gives environmentalists pause in a recent TedTalk,…

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The Great Green Wall

Originally posted on Earth Baby:
The Great Green Wall is a long term project in Africa that involves planting a huge ‘wall’ or trees along the Southern edge of the Sahara desert. The picture below is a bit blurry in…

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