High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Global Envision   
June 5th, 2013

Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Currently, there is vicious cycle of poverty in developing countries that originates with agriculture. The present practice of irrigating crops by the mass majority of poor farmers is extremely ineffective. The SunWater project combines efficiency, affordability, and sustainability for poor farmers who desperately want to eliminate this cycle of hardship.

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Supporting Women In Agriculture For A Prosperous Africa

allAfrica   
January 30th, 2013

Supporting Women In Agriculture For A Prosperous Africa

The African Union may be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but its chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is determined to keep the focus on a prosperous future. The success of this future is dependent upon human and agricultural development, and more specifically, the expansion of women’s rights and roles in society.

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Microinsurance For The Developing World

Solutions   
November 30th, 2012

Microinsurance For The Developing World

When a natural disaster strikes in the West, farmers can turn to their insurance companies for aid. In the developing world, where the dangers are often more acute, and risk of failure grim, there is no such safety net. However, technological innovation may reduce this risk.

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Fighting Poverty Without Rapid Growth: Bangladesh Shows How It’s Done

globalenvision   
November 23rd, 2012

Fighting Poverty Without Rapid Growth: Bangladesh Shows How It’s Done

Bangladesh is living proof that empowering and assisting the poor can sharply cut poverty even without rapid growth.

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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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Zimbabwe’s Farmers Dig In To Capture A Deluge

AlertNet   
April 11th, 2013

Zimbabwe’s Farmers Dig In To Capture A Deluge

Heavy rains in Zimbabwe first presented a challenge to farmers, but innovation has allowed communities to thrive and grow crops more successfully.

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The Next Step In Eliminating Hunger: Teaching Kids How To Cook

OdeWire   
January 24th, 2013

The Next Step In Eliminating Hunger: Teaching Kids How To Cook

In America, 17 million children are malnourished- a statistic that hasn’t changed in years. A new emphasis on teaching kids about food practices and nutrition in school could help combat this issue.

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Growing Food In The Desert: Is This The Solution To The World’s Food Crisis?

OurWorld 2.0   
November 29th, 2012

Growing Food In The Desert: Is This The Solution To The World’s Food Crisis?

Growing food in a desert, especially in a period of sustained drought, is a pretty counterintuitive idea- but one company is defying the odds.

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Five Reasons Why Urban Farming Is The Most Important Movement Of Our Time

GOOD   
November 20th, 2012

Five Reasons Why Urban Farming Is The Most Important Movement Of Our Time

The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues like economics, health, and politics at the same time because food is an essential focal point of human activity. As the urban farming movement grows, here are five ways that it will transform our world.

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