Ag/Farming

Ron Morgan’s quest to feed Haiti

August 11, 2013
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Ron Morgan’s quest to feed Haiti

By Elizabeth Leland eleland@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 TODD SUMLIN – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com Ron Morgan works outside the greenhouse at the Stonewall Jackson Training School in Concord. TODD SUMLIN – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com More Information Ron Morgan Personal: Born in Berkeley, Calif. Wife, Jane, three children, five grandchildren. Professional: Moved to Charlotte to teach architecture at...
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How should the US deliver food aid?

August 9, 2013
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How should the US deliver food aid?

By David Loyn International development correspondent, BBC News BBC News: Food shipped from America has saved the lives of millions of people since the Food for Peace programme was set up in 1954, but the strict rules demanding almost all of the food has to be sourced in the US and sent on American...
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

August 8, 2013
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Living but weakened forms of the parasites were used in the new vaccine A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, according to researchers. Researchers found the vaccine, which is being developed in the US, protected 12 out of 15 patients from...
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FOCUS ON HAITI’S TREASURE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 8, 2013
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN  FOCUS ON HAITI’S TREASURE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

globalresearch.ca As the government works on preparing “an attractive law that will entice investors,” Haitian popular organizations are mobilizing and forming networks to resist mining in their country. Already one-third of the north of Haiti is under research, exploration, or exploitation license to foreign companies. Some 2,400 square kilometers have been parceled out to...
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CNN Coverage of Tree Planting With Farmers in Haiti

August 6, 2013
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CNN Coverage of Tree Planting With Farmers in Haiti

Watch CNN International’s recent coverage of our work in Haiti on YouTube. It includes some truly amazing images of hope for our country! The broadcast follows the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) as we transform small-scale farmers here in Haiti into self-financing and self-managed social businesses with a triple bottom line: planting trees (one million a year) increasing food...
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World Bank: Mining Can Help Haiti Reduce Poverty

August 5, 2013
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World Bank: Mining Can Help Haiti Reduce Poverty

Mining is one way to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in Haiti. This is according to the World Bank that states that while mining is a “complex sector,” when managed in a transparent and sustainable fashion, it could be beneficial to the nation. According to go-jamaica.com: “The World Bank said this is one of...
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Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

August 3, 2013
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Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News Constant craving: Global water demand is projected to increase by 55% between 2000 and 2050 – without new technology, drought-ravaged fields of crops like this one in Colorado will become more common Ever since Archimedes invented his screw for drawing water uphill and the Romans built their...
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NGO warns upcoming mining law in Haiti will leave $20bn of mineral wealth in foreign hands

August 3, 2013
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NGO warns upcoming mining law in Haiti will leave $20bn of mineral wealth in foreign hands

Over three years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 300,000, the country is banking on its mineral wealth to help take it off the poorest countries in the world list. Since earlier this year, the country has been working on updating its old mining legislation with the assistance of The World Bank....
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Travel Diary | Aaron Sanchez and John Besh Discover Haiti’s Evolving Food Culture

August 3, 2013
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Travel Diary | Aaron Sanchez and John Besh Discover Haiti’s Evolving Food Culture

Shiloh Strong/OxfamAn urban farmer in Haiti. Earlier this week, the TV personalities and James Beard Award-winning chefs Aarón Sánchez and John Besh headed to Haiti on behalf of Oxfam’s GROW program, which seeks to promote sustainable practices for food production around the world. While there, they checked out urban gardens in Port-au-Prince, and new...
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Huge crowds for Haitian Project sale in Portland

August 3, 2013
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Huge crowds for Haitian Project sale in Portland

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM Updated yesterday at 7:15 PM PORTLAND – People lined up all the way around the block Friday for the Haitian Project Garage Sale at Northeast Portland’s Madeleine Parish and School. It’s the 13th year the Madeleine has held the fundraiser, which supports a special boarding school...
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