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Drought: California agriculture can learn from Africa

Drought: California agriculture can learn from Africa | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Danielle Nierenberg and Daniel Bornstein say conservation is the way to get through the drought, and the state needs to be open to lessons.
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"Farmers in Mali, for example, convened a "citizens' jury" with the help of the International Institute for the Environment and Development, and proposed that crop researchers hone in on traditional seed varieties. These crops are typically better at withstanding drought--and can offer more resilience for farmers' livelihoods than so-called high-yielding varieties that often get touted as the solution for African food insecurity."

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Father Godfrey Nzamujo is fighting poverty & rural migration in Benin with organic farming.

Father Godfrey Nzamujo is fighting poverty & rural migration in Benin with organic farming. | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
With his pilgrim's staff and Panama hat, Father Godfrey Nzamujo nips up and down the paths of Songhai, the organic farm he created nearly 30 years ago as a tool against poverty and rural migration in Africa. Duration: 02:21 Video provided by AFP
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Great story from Benin, Africa showing how young people are actively making a difference in their community and creating a sustainable micro economy with organic farming.  Father Godfrey Nzamujo's organic farm is greatly successful, with centres starting up in Nigeria, Sierra Leon and Nigeria.


For more coverage on what is happening in Benin with organics and composting - have a listen to our podcast episode with Dr. Vara Vissa who helped organise an organics recycling movement in the region!

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Yacouba Sawadogo - The Man Who Stopped the Desert | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Yacouba Sawadogo - The Man Who Stopped the Desert | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Yacouba Sawadogo is an innovative African farmer whose techniques have helped inhabitants of the Sahel fight the expanding desert and improve the quality of the soil
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Not a very new story, but a very good story. Yacouba Sawadogo's perseverance and faith in the ancient African farming practices (using compost) shows us that we already have working solutions to the soil crisis and desertification. An inspirational man.

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