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Global funds back desert solar to bring power to 250 million Africans

Author: Soila Apparicio | Climate Change News | Published on 31/05/2018, 11:48 am | Desert to Power project aims to expand solar power across the Sahel region, where electricity access remains critically low A quarter of a billion Africans could be provided with solar power from the desert, claim organizations behind a new partnership in the Sahel region. The Desert to …

INDESEEM INCORPORATED Opens National Office in Monrovia, Liberia

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2018 INDESEEM Incorporated Liberia has recently opened our national head office in Monrovia, Liberia. INDESEEM Incorporated is a not-for-profit research, development, and education corporation base in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our vision is to enhance partnerships for development to provide evidence-based technical and non-technical services to assist our …

Aligning needs with solutions: Data-driven agricultural innovation for Vietnam’s farmers

In many ways, technology, including information and communication technology (ICT), has made our lives easier and helped solve many of society’s challenges. But how do we make sure that ICT lends itself as well to help those who grow our food?

More cassava for less time

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Apr 5, 2018 Cassava has a relatively long growth cycle compared to other important crops. It takes an average of 10-12 months — sometimes up to 24 months! — for farmers to harvest the roots; maize, rice, and potato’s growth cycles span less than a third of that. In other words, farmers can …

Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

By Juan Pablo Davila | UNIDO | 6 FEB  2018| ACCRA, 6 February – An innovative, new wood and furniture testing centre in Ghana was officially commissioned today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Located at the Council …

A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

UNEP| 22 FEB 2018 | Story | Ocean & Seas   It’s possible to cross all of the world’s oceans without using a single drop of fossil fuels: the Race for Water is proof. Entirely propelled by solar energy, hydrogen and wind, the boat set off last year on a five-year journey around the globe to raise awareness …

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