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What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
. BY Kate Douglas | 23 May 2014 ? One Acre Fund is a non-profit organisation serving smallholder farmers (typically living on one acre of land) in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and…

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Trade across the Pond

The World Development Movement (WDM) wants poverty to end. ‘WDM campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality. We are a democratically-governed movement made up of local campaign groups based in towns and cities around the UK. Our staff … Continue reading

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Tyto alba

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
A few posts ago in ‘The Owl and the Woodpecker‘ I mentioned that a pair of robins may have started getting fruity in my garden as early as the begining of January. And then last…

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Food sovereignty: the next big idea

The Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) shows us an article by Raj Patel. Mr Patel says that ‘food sovereignty’ is the next big idea. My fellow blogger Noah Zerbe at Global Food Politics explains the difference between … Continue reading

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How do you get people to give a damn about climate change?

Originally posted on Grist:
Skeptical ScienceScientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are causing global warming. But does telling conservatives this actually make a difference? This episode of Inquiring Minds, a podcast hosted by bestselling author Chris Mooney and neuroscientist and musician Indre…

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Schools celebrate Biology Week with assemblies about wasting food

Originally posted on Green Living London:
http://youtu.be/ioCzxxqgLf0 Schools around the UK celebrated Biology Week 2013 yesterday with assemblies about food waste, starting with an animated video produced for the event. UK households throw away 20% of the food they buy,…

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Poverty impairs mental functioning

Here’s some new evidence about how poverty impairs mental functioning and promotes risky decison-making. You can scroll down that article to see how sugarcane farmers were less able to think clearly when poor. The article also mentions brain damage that … Continue reading

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