The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi


When all this is done, the benefits that come out of it include sustainable living, better food of high nutrition value, medicinal and economic value, diet diversity, transfer of skills and knowledge, empowerment, educational and learning tools, and most importantly reduction of land degradation. Ulunji Women Group of Rumphi, northern Malawi is one of the women groups which were trained in soap making from locally available resources. Matthews Shaba Mpofu is pioneering something.

Economists are Punny?

Environmental Economics

Just got the table of contents for the latest American Economic Journal: Applied Economics a nd two of the titles struck me: Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back. Experimental Evidence about Labor Supply in Rural Malawi. Kwacha Gonna Do? Come on gang, we can do better than that*. Did you hear about the newborn identical twins, Amal and Juan?    If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

They also wanted the North to help developing nations in their environmental efforts by transferring large amounts of economic and technologic assistance from the North to the South. But the developed nations never fulfilled their promise of economic and technologic assistance to the South.

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Environmental Curse That Comes with Development: The Case of Chikwawa


The town of about 60,000 people marks the start of the Shire Valley, a flat area of about 300 square kilometres comprising of two administrative districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in southern Malawi. More than 60 percent of Malawi’s sugar is produced using sugarcane grown along the Shire.

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World Soil Day today, it’s not looking great

Green Prophet

Economic impact of soil loss in Malawi – new study. FAO today also presented the key results of its first ever economic assessment of the impact of soil erosion and soil nutrient loss. The study which was conducted under a pilot project in Malawi funded by the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment initiative, allows for a better understanding of the economic damages incurred by soil loss.

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Malawian Farmers Fight Climate Change Head On


In a country where about 70 percent of the country’s 17 million population depend on agriculture, mostly crops, for their livelihoods, a poor agricultural season means a poor economic outlook. From late last year to earlier this year, Malawi was experiencing prolonged dry spell in most parts, including Blantyre where Chipinda lives. For the past three years, farming has not been good. for Malawian crop farmers.

Hydroelectricity: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?


As economic development spreads throughout the world, so does the demand for electricity, causing global electricity production to double in just the last two decades. Further reading: Solar Power Bridging the Electricity Gap in Rural Malawi. Economically efficient.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Similarly, Nkomo Sikenala is striving to encourage families in Malawi to plant trees around their houses by providing them tree seedlings at reduced cost. Eco-forestry is a restorative method of forest management, which is not based on economic productivity. Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home.

Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment


Through inconsiderate farming methods like heavy tilling, planting of unsuitable crops and leaving soils exposed to wind and rain erosion, farmers only speed up the process of desertification in exchange for poor quality crops with low economic value. Greentumble’s writer Deogracias has described how is the problem of deforestation linked to the livelihood of some people in his country, Malawi. The word ‘desertification’ may seem like a word.

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Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

The total economic damage caused is estimated at $1.5 Focusing specifically on the impact of climate-related disasters in developing countries, some 25 percent of the negative economic impacts were borne by the crop, livestock, fisheries and forestry sectors alone. Most of the negative economic impact to forestry is caused by storms and floods.

Fairtrade urges world leaders to empower farmers to fight back against climate change

Green (Living) Review

Dyborn Chibonga, head of NASFAM, (a farmers association in Malawi) who will be representing African Fairtrade producers in Cancun says: ‘Small scale farmers are already starting to feel the effects of climate change on their livelihood crops. On the eve of the annual United Nations Climate talks, in Cancun, Mexico, the global community turns its attention once more to the problem of climate change and the on-going pursuit of a global deal.

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Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa

Nature Conservancy - Science

But the return-on-investment (ROI) framework described in the paper adds several elements that make the process more comprehensive, flexible, transparent, and (the authors hope) ultimately more useful — especially in a region known for political and economic instability. Knowing that corruption and economic deprivation are major obstacles to conservation success anywhere in the world, the team chose the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) to represent probability of success.

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Urban Compost: A Socio-economic and Agronomic Evaluation in Kumasi, Ghana Nikita S. The Social and Economic Implications of Urban Agriculture on Food Security in Harare, Zimbabwe Charity Mutonodzo 1 2008 5.

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The Path Forward on Climate – It’s About Us Now

Conservancy Talk

There is no insurance for farmers in Malawi, who are living through a devastating drought that created a national food security emergency across much of Africa. Putting a price on carbon pollution is a powerful economic tool that can save us money in the long run—and result in cleaner air, more reliable energy, and safer, healthier communities. But climate change is ultimately more than an economic and environmental issue.

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Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

Sierra Club Compass

Instead of building an advanced ultra-supercritical, ultra supercritical, or supercritical plant, economic analysis of the project conducted for the World Bank showed the units will be subcritical Circulating Fluidized Bed boilers. It may not be Luxembourg, but it’s not Malawi, and the U.S. President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has projected that Australia’s black coal exports will increase at an average rate of 2.6% “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

However it is possible to quantitate the Climate Debt incurred by profligate high polluters such as the US Alliance countries and the Climate Credit allowing low polluters to advance economically on a path to eventual zero emissions in circa 2050. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

However these same countries have no problem with continuing to run up huge national debts, with demanding debt repayment by vulnerable countries (as in the current Eurozone crisis) or with crippling Third World countries with massive debt (for a damning account read John Perkins’ “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”). Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.