Improved Maize Varieties to Aid Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Three-quarters of the world’s most severe droughts over the past 10 years have occurred in Africa, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers, most of whom are women and rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source. Maize production is severely affected by drought, which can lead to unpredictable and low yields, and at worst, complete crop failure.
Did you see how they covered President Obama’s recent big environmental speech on the Sunday political talk shows? No? That’s because none of the Sunday morning shows discussed it at all. In spite of its paltry coverage on the major networks, the speech is being heralded by some environmentalists as historical, while others are critiquing the president for not going far enough.
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 14th consecutive Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company’s commitment and progress to creating lasting social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.
Mars hosts panel discussion with former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Mars Chief Agricultural Officer, Howard-Yana Shapiro; and 150 of the world's brightest young researchers
July 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Speaking at a panel held during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Nobel Laureate and former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars, Howard-Yana Shapiro, urged an audience of 150 of the world's brightest young researchers to seek multidisciplinary, cross-sector scientific collaborations in order to tackle interrelated and global resource issues, from climate change to nutrition security.
Bonjour, je suis Charlie, le hibou débrouillard de l’Académie de la forêt. Avez-vous visité le site web de l’Académie de la forêt récemment? J’y ai ajouté plusieurs de mes inventions qui devraient plaire aux professeurs comme à leurs élèves.
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The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of the ruling on August 21-22 in Los Angeles, is bringing together the greatest minds in the industry for ground-breaking discussions on current issues and the future of Conflict Minerals.