Tag Archives: Environment

Intercropping in upland Burundi, central Africa

Intercropping in upland Burundi. Banana, manioc, maize, amaranth, etc, are regularly intercropped by smallholders.  This is a traditional method of augmenting soil fertility and porosity, and of assuring seasonally appropriate crops. As well, problems of  brief, radical climate shifts are … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies (on Saturday): Global Warming

A Republican Case for Climate Action : As administrators of the E.P.A under Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush, we held fast to common-sense conservative principles — protecting the health of the American people, … Continue reading

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Radio COBAM: Information on climate change and its links with forests

See on Scoop.it “Information on climate change and its links with forests are not readily available in Central Africa. The concept of climate change and its processes evolve so quickly that decision makers are hard pressed to keep up. In … Continue reading

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Agriculture; Livestock; Indigenous Plants; Agroforestry – Links

  FAO will be convening an International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, that aims to: … increase understanding of the crucial role that forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems can play in improving the food security and nutrition … Continue reading

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Fasting and Feasting in Africa – Reasoned Responses to Radical Changes in Climate and Crops

“The quantities of meat our men devour is quite astounding. They boil as much as their pots will hold, and eat till it becomes physically impossible for them to stow away any more…” See full blog here: Fasting and feasting … Continue reading

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What 5% of the World’s Global GDP can Accomplish

Random thoughts about global warming, colonialism, ‘Darkest Africa‘, & Others Today I came across a wonderfully sobering piece by Nate Silver entitled: How To Destroy (Almost) Half the Planet for the Low, Low Price of Just 5% of Global GDP. … Continue reading

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