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What Samuel Baker, Explorer, Can tell Us about Gum Arabic 1 of 3

Gum arabic, the resin of certain acacia trees, has been an important product of east Africa and the Sahel for millennia.  In addition to being traded as far away as India, it is eaten by local animals and has also been a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Adventures – and A Military Coup – in Sudan

Sharing with you an earlier post about Thanksgiving, people and work conducted in western Sudan; Please have a joyous Thanksgiving, my friends!   In 1988 I became COP (Chief of Party) of the field component of a large natural resource management … Continue reading

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Posted in Environment, Food, Food & Politics, Humanitarian Assistance, Research & Development, Social Life, Sudan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments