In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.
Volunteers preserving the ecosystem through water conservation
Yesterday, many people celebrated World Water Day with various movements and activities. The international event highlights the importance of fresh water, while celebrating the strides of water stewards around the globe. Cox Conserves Heroes are individuals recognized for dedicating their time and resources as environmental volunteers. Here are five Cox Conserves Heroes whose efforts serve to preserve rivers, oceans and shorelines in their communities.
And so I settled in to watch a baseball game last Wednesday evening, like millions of other Americans. I figured it would be historic, and I didn’t want to miss out.
Yes, I know it’s been the dominant non-political news story of the past week, but I’m going to write about it anyway. Given my post last week, I felt compelled to write a follow-up. And this post will be about twice as long as most, so feel free to skip this week if it isn’t your style.
“Anytime we engage with a developer or business owner to undertake a project, we recommend that National Grid be one of the first calls that they make.” Ben Walsh, Deputy Commissioner Neighborhood & Business Development, Syracuse says matter-of-factly. He explains that National Grid knows best about the state of the electrical infrastructure, available upgrades, and feasibility of projects.
In honor of World Environment Day, Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer at AECOM, discusses his thoughts on the potential for humans to improve their security and quality of life.
I am really happy to see that this year’s World Environment Day theme — “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” — puts the human element firmly back into the equation.
On Friday 27 March, 40 of the best developers, designers and entrepreneurial brains from across Europe will climb aboard HackTrain – Europe’s first train travel-focused hackathon – for a unique and inspiring three-day journey powered by Bloomberg.