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Plant With Purpose News Round Up


Written by Plant With Purpose on November 5, 2009 in General

Every week we come across informative articles that directly pertain to our work. So, we’ve decided to put them all together in one spot. For those of you who would like to delve deeper into what transformational development is all about, check out the below links.

Have an article you would like us to know about? Send it in to kate@plantwithpurpose.org and we’ll add it to the round up. Happy reading, and keep your eyes peeled each week for the “Plant With Purpose News Round Up”.

Environment:
A fascinating article from The Economist on fertility rates around the world and their impact on the environment
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14744915

New Data on the Melting Snows of Kilimanjaro:
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/11/02/tech-climate-kilimanjaro-glacier.html

Reconciliation:
A Reminder of why our work on the border is so critical: Protesters decry Haitian decapitations in Dominican Republic
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1089009&lang=eng_news

Agriculture:
Finally, after years of neglect, there is renewed focus on agriculture and the rural poor: Time: Back to the Land: The New Green Revolution
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1930363,00.html?artId=1930363?contType=article?chn=world

This recent paper by Oxfam sums up nicely some of the current trends in agricultural development. There are also a lot of good data on the state of small scale farmers, where development money is being spent, and where it is coming from. If you don’t have time to read the full paper, we have also provided the link to the 6 page exec. summary.

http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-129-investing-in-poor-farmers-summary.pdf

http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-129-investing-in-poor-farmers.pdf


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