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Can Technology Get Agriculture Out of its Climate Hole?

Conservancy Talk

The projections jump around, but the essential warning they are sending us is the same: agriculture is in a hole and the world needs to double food production over the next generation or Bad Things Will Happen. It was a natural conclusion as food prices fell and agricultural productivity rose.

Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

Green Prophet

Today, he has returned to Kenya as a private businessman with food and agriculture on the agenda. Governments and businesses around the globe are now looking to make stronger connections with Israeli agriculture , water and alternative energy experts.

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New Green Roofed School in Kuwait Will Promote Hands on Agricultural Learning

Green Prophet

Kuwait used to have a strong agricultural movement, which this new school will hopefully help to revive. Educators are hoping to reinvigorate “the Cradle of Civilization” with a new green roofed school designed by Perkins + Will that promotes hands-on agricultural learning.

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

Green Prophet

The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools.

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Zionists Group Seeks Agricultural Homestead Where Jesus Traveled

Green Prophet

Even so, given our collective agricultural brain drain, the small country could definitely benefit from a resurgence in small-scale, cooperative farming. Calling themselves “Israeli idealists,&# the Zionist group seeks to redeem and manage agricultural land in the North West Galilee.

Agriculture and Energy Education

The Green Changemakers

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) has an online resource for integrating energy into agriculture lessons. Check it out at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/Resources/Agriculture/index.htm This site is dedicated to strengthening the connection between agriculture education and energy. The choices they will make in the future will have an impact on the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

Good News for Elephants: How These Communities Reduced Poaching by 35 Percent

Nature Conservancy - Science

It has to affect peoples’ incomes, their healthcare, their education,” says Brown. Wildlife Agriculture Grasslands Human Well-Being Mammals Nature + People

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Reviving the Commons: Using Incentives to Protect the Nation’s Sources of Fresh Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

They also have been used throughout human history to carry household, agricultural, and industrial wastes downstream; and if we do not overload them, our streams and rivers are capable of processing the pollutants we discharge into them and cleaning their own waters.

The Embarrassingly Simple Solution to Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) environment food green industrial agriculture land mindfulness permaculture water "You can solve all the world''s problems in a garden" ~ Geoff Lawton.

Egyptian Organic Farm Declared Sustainability World Leader

Green Prophet

Today the company is run by Dr. Abouleish’s son Helmy and what started as a 70-hectre organic farm is now a several thousand hectres farming community which champions sustainable agriculture.

The Future of Education

The Green Changemakers

Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, now is the time to decide how we will change the education of the indigos and crystals that have more strands of DNA activated than any other humans on the planet. Education Future Holistic Education Sustainability

New Jersey kids doing hydroponics? forghedaboudit!

Green Prophet

Montclair is a Manhattan suburb where primary education is taught at “magnet schools”, each with a specific focus supported by programs bespoke to that school. Cities Design aeroponics aquaponics hydroponics precision agriculture smart farms

Arab and Jewish Teenagers Grow Algae for a Greener Future

Green Prophet

Established in 2008, the Micro Algae Educational Project packs two important imperatives into one succinct program for high school students: ecology and social healing. “From year to year the greenhouse expanded,” Educational Manager Noam Geva told Green Prophet.

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Could Phones Revolutionize Palestinian Agriculture?

Green Prophet

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization recently reported that world food prices soared over 6 percent in July. A recent report by the World Bank found that mobile and digital technologies have immensely positive impacts on a developing community’s agricultural industry.

Modular off-grid LivingBox grows fresh food without soil

Green Prophet

The Challenge welcomes submissions that address health, education, agriculture, water, ICT, and clean energy. Cities aquaponics green living hydroponics LivingBox Pears Challenge urban agriculture

The cruel life inside a factory farm

Green Blog

The emergence and intensification of agriculture is the basis for human development as we know it. But our path towards a more intensive farming system has made factory farming or industrial agriculture the norm in "civilized" high-tech nations.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

Four Keys The "Four Keys to Sustainable Settlements", or just "Four Keys" are four booklets planned for publication by the Gaia Education Communications Committee to supplement the EDE course material. This statement is about the pedagogy and the context of educating.

Discovering Modern-day Racial Segregation in the U.S. Agricultural Industry.

Elephant Journal

agricultural industry. Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains (Executive produced by Eva Longoria | produced by Smriti Keshari) shares with us in the first episode of “SRO Conversations” how he uncovered modern-day racial segregation and slavery in the U.S.

Beehives stolen by Dept of Agriculture of Illinois?

Green (Living) Review

Terry Ingram is a well-educated farmer who holds degrees in physics and mathematics, with minors in history, biology and education. Recently, however, Terry Ingram's beehives mysteriously disappeared from where they have been situated and he believes his bees were confiscated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture because he was developing a glyphosate resistant bee. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What happened to Terry Ingram’s beehives?

Sustainable Agriculture A-Z

The Green Changemakers

What is Sustainable Agriculture? A food system is the inter-relationship of agricultural systems, their economic, social, cultural, and technological support systems, and systems of food distribution and consumption. Sustainable agriculture uses these same practices. Tags: Sustainable-development Food Green Agriculture

Sow Much Good farmer a CNN hero for spreading her seeds at the urban farm

Green Prophet

Middle East urban farming has caught on in Egypt , where urban agriculture as a movement is now taking place. The NGO also provides education and guidance to people wanting to plant their own urban gardens and grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Date Palms, Palmaculture and Greening the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

Indeed these man-made ecosystems have been vital centres of agricultural productivity in otherwise hostile and arid environments. Bryant adds that the palm groves can serve as test sites for sustainable agriculture whilst promoting bio-diversity and conservation of the natural world.

Sustainable Fields of Knowledge Campus Evokes Israel’s Agricultural Roots

Green Prophet

If there’s something that the Israelis do as well as or even better than clean tech , it is agriculture. SHaGa Studio from The Netherlands collaborated with Israel’s Auerbach Halevy Architects to design a sustainable education campus in Ramat Efal called Fields of Knowledge.

Scientific Facts on Agriculture & Development

The Green Changemakers

[link] Context - Agriculture is closely linked to many concerns, including biodiversity loss, global warming and water availability. This International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development ( IAASTD ) focuses on how to make better use of agricultural science, knowledge and technology to reduce hunger and poverty, improve rural livelihoods, and foster equitable and sustainable development. What challenges does agriculture face today?

Morocco celebrates its certified nuts in 11th annual Asni Festival!

Green Prophet

Built by the Ministry of Agriculture and HAF, and co-managed with Idrarn Cooperative, partners who are pioneers in developing organic agriculture in Morocco. Increased profits help support community investment in education, and projects focused on water, women and youth.

Compostory.org Launches First Digital Learning Center to Educate the World on Organic Waste Management

Green (Living) Review

Educating communities on the benefits of recycling organic waste just became a whole lot easier, thanks to the digital age. A first free online course aims to educate local governments and the agricultural sector on “organic waste management as a driver of local opportunities.”

Educational resources for Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

SECOND PLACE VaReane Heese's Lesson Plan [PDF] In VaReane Heese's lesson plan, students imagine they have just been recruited by a company to research one of the issues relating to sustainable agriculture. VaReane Heese's future sustainable agriculture experts show off their Meatrix gear.

Environmental Education

The Green Changemakers

Environmental education projects are an ideal way to diversify your curriculum, try group teaching strategies, and bring the real world into the classroom in a strong academic context. What kinds of support are available in your school, district and community for supporting environmental educational activities? In what ways can environmental education activities enhance learning? Technology in Environmental Education Clancy J. Tags: Environment Education

Urban Agriculture And Sustainable Cities

The Green Changemakers

Days spent in glass towers, crawling traffic and crowded supermarkets do not facilitate an understanding of the extent to which city dwellers depend on a hidden, external agricultural system. Urban agriculture is beginning to be viewed as an alternative with enormous potential, and not merely as a contradiction in terms. Definitions of urban agriculture range from simple to complex, and often include relationships between the city and its hinterland. Urban Agriculture.

U.S.: Community in Crisis Looks to its Agricultural Roots

Green (Living) Review

But the region was once the breadbasket of northern New Mexico, and a grassroots movement is seeking to position it as a model for sustainable agriculture. higher than at any time in recent memory, revitalization of community-based agriculture may not come a moment too soon. During the counter-cultural movements of the 1960s more came, formed communes, and began to farm in the traditional ways later branded "organic" Challenges to sustainable agriculture are numerous.

Education for Rural People

The Green Changemakers

[link] This ERP Tool kit provides education and training materials for rural teachers, technicians, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers, extensionists and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people. The Tool Kit draws on the experience, knowledge and skills of a wide range of experts involved in fields relevant to Education for Rural People and these technical inputs have been acknowledged.

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security Edited by Mark Redwood Earthscan/ IDRC 2008 ISBN 978-1-84407-668-0 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-427-7 272 pp. Urban Agriculture as a Livelihood Strategy in Lima, Peru Luis Maldonado Villavicencio 1 2008 4.

Sustainable Agriculture and Industrial Ecology

The Green Changemakers

What industrial sectors have strong self-interest in furthering the transition to sustainable agriculture? Why "industrial " ecology for sustainable agriculture? Agriculture and food processing is the industry with the most immediate dependence upon ecological systems; so the industrial ecology approach of modeling human systems upon ecosystems seems particularly applicable to this field. Industrial agriculture and food processing is not a sustainable means of production.

Resource Center for Urban Agriculture and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

What is urban agriculture? In many places urban agriculture is also closely linked with recycling and use of urban organic wastes and wastewater. Urban agriculture is one such strategy. However, urban agriculture activities can create problems.

Food Geo-politics Hits Middle East Streets

Green Prophet

The international aid and development organization Oxfam recently revealed some alarming facts and future predictions on world hunger, warning that the world faces a real crisis in agricultural production and nutrition, with climate change exacerbating the crisis.

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What Became of Hassan Fathy’s New Gourna Model Village?

Green Prophet

Architecture & Urban Egypt Hassan Fathy Luxor mud architecture mud building New Gourna sustainable agriculture vernacular architectureIn 1946 Hassan Fathy, Egypt’s Green architect, built a model village near Luxor called ‘New Gourna’ out of mud.

Climate Change Adaptation for Managing Agricultural Water

The Green Changemakers

Climate-change Education[link] More Self-learning E-course at WBI: [link].

Community Supported Agriculture in local neighborhoods

The Green Changemakers

Community Supported Agriculture in local neighborhoods Neighborhoods are the center of unity in many areas; interpersonal relations, emotional support, community safety, healthy recreational activities, and the provider of healthy local food for all its citizens. By bringing back community supported agriculture, local citizens would actively support local farmers who grow food organically and sustainably. Tags: Food Urban Green Community Agriculture

Centre for Essential Education (Texas)

The Green Changemakers

The CFEE is not simply, then, a school or an educational institution (though it is both of these) but a direct and natural outgrowth of this unique community. These include studies in culture, in education, in history, in literature and in other related fields.

Writing About Truth…and Other Lies

The Alien Next Door

Dr. Wes Jackson, director of the Land Institute in Kansas, a non-profit research facility devoted to alternative agricultural practices, warns that, if misused, biotechnology may lead to the human-induced degradation of the genomes of plant species. Rissler advocates an alternative vision for agriculture, one based on nature’s own balance, which she calls “sustainable agriculture” or biomimicry. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. So, what is it to write about truth?