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January 2016 Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs) and Security Related Incidents in Mali

By Rida Lyammouri

07 January 2016: Gunmen abducted a Swiss woman identified as Beatrice Stockly in Timbuktu. Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility in a video the group released on January 26th, 2016. 767 more words

Northern Mali

West Africa: The War On Extremism Is Not Yet Won

WOUTER ELSEN (PHOTO) – Ouagadougou

While the world frets over the spread of violent extremism through the Middle East and the Gulf, there is a tendency to turn a blind eye to the menace of ongoing violence in more remote regions such as the Sahel or Lake Chad Basin. 1,819 more words


Moringa seed material can give a more efficient water purification process (Science Daily)

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Better Water Purification With Seeds from Moringa Trees

Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water. Uppsala University leads a research group which has discovered that seed material can give a more efficient purification process than conventional synthetic materials in use today. 85 more words


How thirsty trees pull water to their canopies

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Water can be pulled up to as much as 45 feet — well above the barometric limit — overturning the theory proposed by seventeenth century Italian physicist and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli which has stood for the last 400 years. 87 more words

Research / Science

Agriculture production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet food requirements of growing world population (Food Politics / FAO)

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“Climate-smart” agriculture: FAO report

by Marion Nestle

The role of agriculture in causing and becoming affected by climate change is, to say the least, of much current interest.  110 more words

Food / Food Security

FAO: agriculture in developing countries must become ‘climate-smart’ to cope with the twin challenges of climate change and population growth (UN News Centre)

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New York, Oct 28 2010 10:05AM

A new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( 327 more words


Food security and disasters caused by all types of natural hazards

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A parched field in Kenya. Drought is especially devastating to sub-Saharan agriculture.

Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security… 282 more words