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Gender Relations and Gaps in the Cocoa Value Chain in Peru

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Working with smallholders in the region of the Valleys of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene and Montaro (VRAEM) in Peru is a challenging task. The region produces approximately 70% of Peru’s illicit coca and is home to the last remnants of the Shining Path, an armed group that has fought a war against the state between the 1980s and early 2000s.

Duke Energy Using North Carolina-based Renewable Natural Gas in First-of-its-kind Project

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

Mundo Latino: Initiative Aids Microenterprises in Central America

Por: Rodrigo Martinez
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Originally Published on mundolatinomedia.com

El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos anunció el lanzamiento del concurso “El Poder de Crecer”, impulsado por la Red de Innovación e Impacto para identificar, premiar y apoyar microemprendimientos dentro de Centroamérica.

Global Transition to Halophyte Agriculture

Fresh Water Saving, Salt Water Loving Plants
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By Hazel Henderson

Post-secondary Students in Ontario Recognized for Their Efforts to Build a Greener World

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Working with local potters in Gujarat and Delhi India, Ryerson University students developed a reusable water filter using local materials that eliminates bacteria, organic compounds, and can filter 20 litres of water a day.

In northern food-insecure communities, students from the University of Ottawa are manufacturing commercial grade hydroponic systems housed in shipping containers enabling communities to grow their own food locally.

Discovery Education and Nutrients for Life Foundation Host Exclusive Virtual Field Trip at Texas A&M to Connect STEM Concepts to Curriculum and Real-World Agricultural Careers

LIVE Virtual Field Trip from Texas A&M Offers Middle School Students Nationwide a Deeper Understanding of The Science Behind Sports Turf Management
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SILVER SPING, Md., March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/- The Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that educates students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will host a LIVE Virtual Field Trip for students nationwide from Texas A&M on March 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

World Agroforestry Centre Publishes a Climate Change Atlas for Central America

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Lima, Peru – December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in collaboration with Bioversity International and The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) today published an Atlas titled ‘Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates’.

Peru’s Integrated Approach to Nationally Determined Contributions Can Boost Agroforestry’s Role in Fighting Climate Change

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Agroforestry’s ability to produce multiple benefits can make it a key feature of Peru’s innovative and multi-sectoral approach to NDCs. What is needed to fully harness it?

Climate action is increasingly a country-led and country-driven process. Through their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), each country articulates how they will meet targets set out in the Paris Agreement.

General Mills Deepens Investment in Soil Health With $735,000 Contribution to National Wheat Foundation

Research and education outreach on soil health practices to benefit 125,000 wheat farmers, environment in Great Plain states
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MINNEAPOLIS, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Mills continues to invest in soil health practices on U.S. agricultural farmland with its latest contribution of $735,000 to the National Wheat Foundation who together with the Soil Health Partnership, will advance widespread adoption and implementation. The funds, equally distributed over the next three years, will be used to conduct soil health research on wheat farms and education outreach to more than 125,000 wheat farmers across the Northern and Southern Plains.

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