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Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

argylesock says… I wasn’t going to read this article, because I don’t believe in God. But lots of people do, and anyway the ideas now labelled ‘Farming God’s Way’ sound very sensible.

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Cash crops vs cattle pastures: Converting pastoral lands into irrigated croplands in Africa benefits few

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Ethiopian rangeland (photo credit: ILRI/Dave Elsworth). ‘Cotton, sugar, palm oil… you name it. Most governments in the developing world believe such plantation cash crops must be a better use of land, and must deliver greater…

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WATER : We never know its worth until the well is dry.” ~ Julie Hancher

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
From elephantjournal: When I was only four or five years old, I was trained to just rinse my toothbrush at the beginning of brushing my teeth and after I was finished. Running the water…

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Food for Britain when in drought

Here’s my entry for last year’s Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize. The deadline was 25 April 2012. As you can see, I wrote about the way things were in the spring and I assumed that when my article would win, … Continue reading

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