the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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solar cookers, the simple solution to a host of complex challenges?


Solar cookers could not be more simple in many ways, their basic means of operation catches the suns rays and uses this heat to cook food. Some use aluminium coated plastic to do this while others other means to achieve the same effect. Either way, the opportunities afforded by solar cookers go far beyond household cooking, particularly in parts of the world experiencing a multitude of complex social, economic and environmental issues. Continue reading

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farmer oriented aid

One Acre Fund is a young organization with big dreams.


Our purpose is to serve small-scale farmers. In everything we do we put the farmer first. We measure success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. Since our founding in 2006, we have built animpressive track record, growing to serve 130,000 farm families.


Here’s an excerpt from a book featuring the project – The Last Hunger Season – which you can purchase HERE.

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Voices from Africa

This is important work from the Oakland Institute. Important for the future of sustainable farming in Africa and around the world.

Oakland, CA: Concurrent with the release of a printed report, Voices From Africa: African Farmers & Environmentalists Speak voices_coverOut Against Against a New Green Revolution in Africa, the Oakland Institute has launched Voices from Africa, a new online clearinghouse to share information on and promote alternatives to the New Green Revolution in Africa. Featuring articles, press releases, commentary, and reports from African NGOs and partner organizations and individuals around the world, Voices from Africa is set up as an interactive web community and will also serve as a resource for media and policy makers to hear the perspective of the African civil society groups on plans for a New Green Revolution in Africa.

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