Monthly Archives: January 2015

A plant species for men and animals

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Pixabay Elephant in the spekboom bush at The Thailand elephant sanctuary Elephant bush to combat desertification and hunger by Willem VAN COTTHEM – Ghent University (Belgium) ? In addition to a former posting on…

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Nigeria: Apply to the Agriculture Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric Yes), Lagos

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
The Lagos State Government in continuation of the 10 Point Agenda to create wealth, ensure food security and alleviate poverty through entrepreneurial training in modern agriculture is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates…

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Changes in grazing land management and implications on livestock production in West Shoa Zone

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Harvesting hay in West Shoa Zone, Oromia (photo:ILRIAbule Ebro). Grazing land contributes about 67% of livestock feed resources in West Shoa Zone in Oromia, Ethiopia; making it an important resource that deserves attention. This blog story…

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Container gardening to alleviate hunger

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Container gardening against hunger and child malnutrition by Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM EXCERPT In Belgium, I am growing continuously plants in bottles and pots, thus reducing irrigation for at least 50 %. My plants do…

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Combat hunger in the drylands by growing food in containers (Insana DEE / Lisa DIBBLE / Willem VAN COTTHEM)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
My name is Willem VAN COTTHEM.  I am a honorary professor of botany of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and member of the Committee for Science and Technology (CST) of the UNCCD.  I am particularly interested…

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To produce climate-resilient food crops or to use existing ones?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
A nice stand of the spineless (edible) Opuntia ficus-indica var. inermis in Staoueli (Algiers) – Photo credit WVC 2007 Drought-tolerant or climate resilient plants to combat desertification by Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM – University of…

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