Month: October 2015

Giving soils a voice

Written by: By Juliet Braslow, CIAT Soils Research Area Coordinator, October 27, 2015. We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness and inspiring action for promoting and protecting our soils has been a central focus throughout this International Year […]

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Loss of fertile soils a food security risk

Going underground The number of organisms living in a handful of soil outnumber all humans on the planet. They ensure that the humus layer stores nutrients and water. After oceans, soils represent the planet’s largest carbon bank. Soils store more carbon than all the world’s forests combined.   […]

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The way forward for African universities

  This is the text of a speech delivered at the University of Johannesburg on 30 July 2015 I think the critical phrase is – “situate higher education at the centre of the development agenda” We have gathered here at the University of Johannesburg to consider an important […]

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Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Windfarm

Chris Staubo (L), deputy managing director at Lake Turkana Wind Power and Nick Taylor, COO look up at a mast measuring wind direction and speed at the site at Loiyangalani near Lake Turkana, northern Kenya. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images Internet giant to acquire 12.5% stake in Lake […]

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President Sirleaf Commissions US$5.7 Million Coca-Cola Company Investment in Liberia; Describes the New Economic and Social Initiatives as First Vote of Confidence after Ebola

President Sirleaf makes remarks at the commissioning of the Alexander Cummings Model Science and Technology School on Monday, October 26, 2015  Photo Credit: James M.Garresen / Executive Man   Monrovia, Liberia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged Liberians to create the enabling environment for businesses investing in […]

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