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Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

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It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, Asia as well), these foods offer the potential not only […] Continue Reading

East African farmers rewarded for letting grass grow under their feet

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Stephen Tumhaire rakes through the knee-high grass in his field to get rid of fallen tree branches that might stop the grass from growing. Sweat shines on his face, and he repeatedly mops it with his palm. In 1972, Tumhaire’s grandfather moved from the west of Uganda to the central Nakasongola district, a once sparsely […] Continue Reading

A climate change resistant ecosystem

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Amlankusam, a 45 year old agro-ecologist, has developed a concept that will ensure a sustainable agro-ecosystem capable of resisting climate change. He notes, “For the past five years, I’ve lived with my family in the heart of a plus-energy, vertical eco-neighborhood called ‘Hyperions’ producing more energy than it consumes. In collaboration with architects, agricultural engineers, […] Continue Reading

Africa wood grow in Kenya

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A short impression with a birds eye view of the progress at a farm in Kenya growing Melia Volenski. Continue Reading

Life in Syntropy

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“Humans could reconcile themselves with the planet, finding a way to be useful and welcomed in the system. But we don’t realize that, we can’t see… because we have disconnected ourselves from the life on the planet, thinking that we are the intelligent ones. We cant see that we are just part of an intelligent […] Continue Reading