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Seed-planting robot to fight off desertification (Google / Inagist)

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http://inagist.com/all/526854505036783616/

Do you think this seed-planting robot can fight off desertification?

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Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification | 26 more words

Desertification

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Mini-greenhouses, first step to combat desertification (Willem Van Cotthem)

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https://www.scribd.com/doc/44604434/Mini-greenhouses-first-stdep-to-combat-desertification

Mini-greenhouses, first step to combat desertification

By Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (University of Ghent – Belgium)

This is the first part of a description of ‘mini-greenhouses’, made of simple and cheap materials like yogurt pots, soda or juice bottles, mushroom trays, plastic bags etc. 277 more words

Desertification

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Use plastic bottles instead of polybags for reforestation (Willem Van Cotthem)

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http://youtu.be/txiYPde2sgM

PLANT YOUR TREES WITH THE PET BOTTLE 

Instead of using polybags for growing saplings, we grow young trees in plastic bottles.  After cutting off the bottom part of the bottle, thus setting the young roots free,  we plant the sapling with the remaining part of the bottle still around the rootball.   75 more words

Afforestation

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From trees and shrubs to grasses and low-growing ground cover (The National - UAE)

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http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/home-garden/native-plants-make-a-welcome-comeback-to-abu-dhabis-streets

Native plants make a welcome comeback to Abu Dhabi’s streets

By Nick Leech

Hussam Ali first embarked on what he now describes as his “love affair” with the UAE’s native plants five years ago. 289 more words

Desertification

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Interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands (You Tube)

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http://youtu.be/27dBvxZQ2zk

Spineless Opuntia to combat desertification 

This spineless, edible cactus is a very interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands.  Easy to grow from vegetative paddles, growing with a minimum of water in dry areas.   45 more words

Desertification

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Small farmers can look to options without necessarily turning to climate-smart agriculture (IPS)

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http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/

Family Farmers Don’t Need Climate-Smart Agriculture

By Emilio Godoy

“There are two approaches to grow production, intensification of conventional agriculture and agroecology. 270 more words

Food / Food Security

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