Feeding A Growing Nation: It’s in Lal Teer’s DNA

Lal Teer Seed Ltd. wants to make sure Bangladesh’s population of 165 million is sufficiently fed. It is no small task for this socially-attuned family enterprise, but they welcome the challenge. They see giving back…

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Overcoming Sanitation Skepticism in India, A Question of Habit, Equality and Education

By Priska Prasetya From the outset, I warn you. Sanitation is not the most pleasant of topics, but it is a necessary one. India has a population of 1.3 billion people. It is estimated that…

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To Reduce Farmer Suicides India Needs More Efficient Irrigation

Over the last decade, one million poor farmers in India have committed suicide. One might reasonably ask what does this have to do with KS Gopal, who is in the water management business.  In Gopal’s…

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Good Grazing and Better Market Access Is the Key to Meat Naturally Success

It was a rather simple approach to an age-old issue of pasture degradation, but until a South African program called Meat Naturally came along, it apparently had never been considered. Instead of bringing cows long-distances to…

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The Three Demons In A Plant’s Life: AST Fights Drought, Salinity, and Temperature

The three super evils in the galaxy of plant development and the bane of every farmer who has ever put a hoe or tractor blade in the ground are drought, salinity, and temperature stress.  A…

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Dragonfly Forecasts Rain? To See Is to Believe

It might be difficult for most city slickers to understand, but yes, a low flying dragonfly is a fairly accurate prognosticator of weather patterns, as is the straightness of a column of ants. Dr. Muthoni…

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Navigating Environmental Hurdles: SkyFox Steps Up To the Plate

When West African entrepreneur Dr. Oliver Ujah set out to kill two birds with one stone—provide both fish and irrigation—he didn’t realize all the environmental hurdles he would have to navigate. Now he knows, and,…

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How to Grow Food in Land People Think is Useless

For 27 years, Nazmul Islam Chowdhury has worked with the international agency Practical Action. During the course of his work, he came upon an innovative way to grow crops on sandbars left after Bangladesh’s monsoon…

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Where Tractors Don’t Work, An Ox is a Beautiful Animal

By Dr. Melesse Temesgen It might seem a little strange in a world of gigantic John Deere and Caterpillar tractors, but in my world, which is Ethiopia, I am partial to a big, strong animal,…

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Overcoming Adversity To Bring Measured Irrigation to Peru

By German Mori Arbulu What do you do when a major partner withdraws from a project just after it has been launched? Well, you don’t give up. There are always options on the old drawing…

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