Creating livelihood is more than earning a living.

Creating livelihood is more than earning a living. It is about quality of life, about being in relationship with the local community one is a part of. What does it take for a community to support its inhabitants to find their place and co-create a healthy, resilient...
Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

By Henrietta Moore, The Ecologist | Op-Ed http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30777-can-agroecology-save-us-from-scorched-earth-agriculture How do we meet the challenge of providing enough food for everyone while protecting biodiversity and reducing...
Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2015_05_12_building_and_climbing_the_solar_energy_ladder Laurie Guevara-​Stone Writer / Editor Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to...
Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Training Pakistani cotton farmers in pest management. (Photo: IPRI) By Jules Pretty and Zareen Pervez Bharucha, The Conversation | Report Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are...