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Permaculture removes a village from poverty in Morocco

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In Brachoua, Morocco the locals just wanted to meet their food needs but, in the end, they did much more than that: a wonderful example of collective will which inspired photojournalist Stéphane Ferrer Yulianti. Read more

Italian scientist brings climate adaptation solution to pasta production in West Africa

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In the extreme heat conditions of Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, three countries affected by famine, an Italian scientist got a ‘crazy idea’ which has made it possible to cultivate durum wheat. It could thus increase the incomes of 1 million farming families, and has therefore won the US $ 50,000 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation for Food Security. Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s win: France to double green energy by 2022

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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France

Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic of France after beating the extreme right candidate Marine Le Pen in a second round marked by a strong abstention. The independent centrist candidate of “En Marche”, 39, will become the eighth president of the Fifth Republic, the youngest in history, obtaining between 65.9% of votes against Marine Le Pen. He promised to bring together a torn France and to renew the ties between Europe and France, also building on a project of sustainable society headlining agriculture, environment, transport and energies. All in all Macron wants to double green energy (wind and solar) by 2022 and thus reduce the use of nuclear energy. A program that aims to make France “the world leader in research on the environmental transition”. Read more

Compression-moulded vessels made from cow’s milk

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Tessa Silva-Dawson, a design student at the Royal College of Art in London, is using cow’s milk to create a natural alternative to plastic. A product that does not use non-renewable sources and has the same performance as “bad” plastic, the one we are used to and which we produce from fossil fuels. Read more

Incredible Edible: Todmorden is an example for the world

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This collective and spontaneous solidarity movement is booming around the world. You could soon find, at the corner of your street, fruits and vegetables of first quality … and, above all, freely! This phenomenon, which originated in England, is that of the Incredible Edible.

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Guatemala conquers its lost biodiversity

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The Republic of Guatemala, with an estimated population of about 15.8 million, is the most populous state in Central America. Having a rich biodiversity, however, it has been the prey of human atrocities and wants to rebuild a place in the sun.

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The revival of urban agriculture in Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, symbol of the success of the auto industry and the American dream, was officially declared bankrupt in 2013, crushed by $ 18.5 billion in debt. But the inhabitants have decided to take their destiny in their hands and today propose a sustainable urban agriculture. Read more

Sustainable irrigation: The pump of the future helping farmers in Kenya

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Rainfall has become more irregular in Kenya due to climate change. Moreover, currently used diesel-powered irrigation pumps are highly polluting and carbon intensive. A solar irrigation pump known as Futurepump has made work easier for small-scale farmers. Read more

Kenya: 30,000 farmers equipped to thwart hunger and poverty

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In Kenya’s Western Province; farmers were faced with various difficulties and cannot make both ends meet. Thanks to a threefold project, 30, 000 farmers can now improve their livelihood through sustainable farming practices and milk-water-carbon value creation. Read more

Ile-de-France: The Gally’s farm offers responsible farming

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It is always difficult to go shopping with the children. But at the Gally’s farm, a founding member of the network “Chapeau de Paille” (Straw Hat) in Yvelines, it’s a real treat with a self-service collection. Read more

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