Monthly Archives: November 2010

Feeding The Gambia – the social side


The Gambia is one of the poorer African nations, and about 75% of the population depends on crops and livestock for its livelihood. But feeding the people depends on more than agricultural methods, so here are my observations on some … Continue reading

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An insider’s view of subsistence agriculture


A slight break from the norm – I wanted to share what I’d leant about agriculture in The Gambia. I travelled up river to Janjanbureh with a girl who was spending 2 years living in a village close to the … Continue reading

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Save threatened birds by returning native trees


A revolutionary new conservation project aims to maintain island biodiversity by replanting native trees! Cebu is a beautiful island in the Philippines filled with strange and endemic species like the Cebu Flowerpecker. This bird was thought to have been extinct … Continue reading

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Are GM crops are better for bees?


Throughout our decades of pesticide use we have tried to create pesticides that are lethal to pests but don’t affect non-target organisms such as ladybirds and bees. One of the avenues scientists are going down for this reason is GM … Continue reading

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