Posts Tagged ‘ agriculture ’

Locusts in Uganda: Was the Country Prepared?

Mar 20th, 2020 | By
[Photo: FAO]

By Joshua Mironda, youth writer for Transition Earth. You may have heard that plagues of locusts have descended upon East Africa.  This is not a biblical story, but real life, with serious implications for people and nature. Here in Uganda, at the beginning of February, desert locusts invaded the country through its Amudat district and
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Climate Change, Poverty, and Overcoming Business as Usual

Oct 20th, 2016 | By
[photo: FAO]

By Suzanne York.   Amazingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, climate change has been barely mentioned in the U.S. presidential elections. This, despite the fact that 2016 is likely to be the hottest year on record. Fortunately, the leaders of other countries seem to have a better handle on it. A landmark international climate agreement was
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Using up the Earth: What to do about Consumption?

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The world is consuming resources at an unsustainable rate.  Reducing consumption is a sensitive and difficult subject to broach, but one that must take place if we want to keep a livable planet for future generations. It doesn’t have to be “all or nothing” or a call to return to a
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False Bananas: The Potential for Food Security in Ethiopia

May 17th, 2013 | By
Ethiopia's false banana tree

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org As climate change becomes more of a basic fact of life for many people around the world, one way to adapt is to tap into traditional and ancestral knowledge and practices, especially as it pertains to agriculture.  In Ethiopia, one crop with potential is the false banana. Officially called enset, this
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