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Darjeeling Tea Growers Get Geographical Indication Protection from E.U.

Darjeeling Tea Growers Get Geographical Indication Protection from E.U. | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
In a decision this year, the European Union agreed to phase out the use of “Darjeeling” on blended teas. Now, just as a bottle of Cognac must come from the region around the French town of Cognac, a cup of Darjeeling tea will have to be made only from tea grown around Darjeeling.
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Geographical indications seem to be emerging as a way for Global South to protect typical products in Global Northern markets

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An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World'

An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The violent backlash against the American film is taking place in Muslim societies, but it doesn't seem to correlate with Islam's reach.

 

This is a good reminder that the generalizing about "all Muslims" is as inaccurate as generalization about "all Christians" or any other group.  The world and people are much more nuanced than that. 

 

 


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Martin Daumiller's comment, September 16, 2012 2:53 AM
The map is slightly poor. 100% and more world muslim population? There is a great mix-up between muslims living in a country and percentage of muslims living in a country, therefore turning the U.S., Russia, etc. also into the discussion.
Also there is a distinction between not-protesting and not supporting the protests, which should influence the authers comparision of different mentalities.
The main idea against stereotypes and generalization is a very worthy one, but the way is article shows it is flawed.
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Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story

Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The hunger crisis in the Sahel region of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad has been deepening since the start of this year. Explore the map to see how we have been covering the issue...

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World Bank eAtlas

World Bank eAtlas | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.

 

The World Bank eAtlas suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of indicators over time and across countries.

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GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people'

GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people' | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

RFUK's "Mapping for Rights" program trains forest people to map their land using GPS devices, marking the areas they use for activities such as hunting and fishing -- as well as their sacred sites -- and the routes they use to access these vital areas.


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Is Mexico really one of world’s reforestation success stories? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Is Mexico really one of world’s reforestation success stories? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
No one doubts the need for reforestation in Mexico. Since colonial times, huge swatches of the country have been denuded of their native vegetation.

 

Since colonial times, huge swatches of the country have been denuded of their native vegetation. Recent figures from INEGI suggest that Mexico has lost almost 50% of its native forests due to logging and clearance for farming and settlement. The majority of this loss is in the Volcanic Axis belt that stretches west-east across the center of Mexico at an average height of 3000 m above sea level, but tropical rainforest areas much further south have also been decimated...


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Géopolitique et actualité de l´Equateur 2012: enjeux et défis du gouvernement de Rafael Correa

Géopolitique et actualité de l´Equateur 2012: enjeux et défis du gouvernement de Rafael Correa | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Géopolitique et actualité Amérique Latine 2012. Le réchauffement de la planète, la pauvreté dans le monde et le respect aux droits de l'homme, culturels et individuels peuvent être un point de départ pour un nouvelle ère ...

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The geography of the 2011 Pan American Games |

The geography of the 2011 Pan American Games | | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The XVI Pan American Games were held from October 14–30, 2011 in Guadalajara (Jalisco) with some events held in outlying locations such as Ciudad Guzmán,...

 

They were the largest multi-sport event of 2011. Some 6,000 athletes from 42 nations participated in 36 sports. The largest contingents of athletes (more than 500 in each case) came from host nation Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Cuba and Canada.


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Jérusalem : des deux côtés du « mur » | Penser l'espace

Jérusalem : des deux côtés du « mur » | Penser l'espace | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Le mur de séparation à Jérusalem est assez médiatisé. Mais qu'en pensent réellement les palestiniens et les israéliens ?
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IGUL UNIL -Master en géographie, orientation Etudes du développement

IGUL UNIL -Master en géographie, orientation Etudes du développement | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Ancrée en géographie humaine, cette nouvelle spécialisation approche les transformations dans les « pays du sud » dans leur diversité et complexité et d’une manière interdisciplinaire. Le développement est examiné au travers des aspects économiques, sociaux, politiques et environnementaux et dans des contextes ruraux et urbains, notamment en Afrique et en Asie. Outre les analyses scientifiques, le module met l’accent sur l’apprentissage des instruments utilisés dans la pratique du développement.

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Global data geovisualized

Global data geovisualized | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject (i.e.

 

The geovisualization in this interactive map is outstanding (translation: I could play with this all day).  This displayed map shows the destination countries for migrants, with links to the data and information to read up on the topic.  Truly impressive.   For the live link, see: http://show.mappingworlds.com//world/?lang=EN


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Poverty and Geography

Poverty and Geography | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Why most of the world's poverty is now concentrated in middle-income places like China - and why that will change again soon. Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Andrew Rogerson from the Overseas Development Institute.


And how Uganda balances Chinese investment with access to Western markets on its path out of poverty. The BBC's East Africa correspondent, Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Kampala.

 

Plus our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway on why Cosmo Girl Helen Gurley Brown was really the smartest management guru ever. She explains why she's going to be calling everyone 'dear' from now on.

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Interactive map on AIDS in the USA| AIDSVu.org

Interactive map on AIDS in the USA| AIDSVu.org | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
AIDSVu is an interactive online map depicting the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
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Where are donors working in Malawi? A new dataset sheds light

Where are donors working in Malawi? A new dataset sheds light | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

This week, the Strauss Center’s CCAPS Program and AidData published a first-of-its-kind geocoded dataset from the Government of Malawi's Aid Management Platform.

 

The geocoded aid dataset was created in partnership with Malawi's Ministry of Finance (MoF). It includes sub-national geocodes for approximately 550 aid projects undertaken in Malawi since 2000, representing nearly $5.3 billion in total commitments or roughly 80% of all aid reported to the MoF during that time. 

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Mapping tool analyzes how climate change, conflict and aid ...

In partnership with AidData, CCAPS has developed the online data portal to enable both researchers and policymakers to visualize data specific to climate change vulnerability, conflict and aid. The data analysis is also set to evaluate how these issues intersect within the continent of Africa.
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Mapping remittance flows to Mexico, a practical exercise | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Looking for a practical exercise about migration and remittance flows to challenge your students?

Remittances (the funds sent by migrant workers back to their families) are a major international financial flow into Mexico. Remittances bring more than 20 billion dollars a year into the economy, an amount equivalent to 2.5% of Mexico’s GDP. On a per person basis, Mexico receives more worker remittances than any other major country in the world. An estimated 20% of Mexican residents regularly receive some financial support from relatives working abroad. Such remittances are the mainstay of the economies of many Mexican families, especially in rural areas of Durango, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Michoacán.


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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world (RT @AtlanticCities: The geography of women's economic opportunity, via @Richard_Florida http://t.co/AiShOXH5...)...

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This article shows the geography of a women"s economic value and the empowerment of them . This article shows maps and where gender issues are happening . 

This article will help with location 

 

Destiney Jones's curator insight, April 24, 2:10 PM

This article is about how important women are to the economy. It says that we are part of the reason the economy works the way it does. 

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Murs, capteurs et drones entre Mexique et États-Unis | Penser l'espace

Murs, capteurs et drones entre Mexique et États-Unis | Penser l'espace | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Cet article est un compte-rendu d'une présentation réalisée par Rodrigo Nieto Gomez lors du colloque international organisé par l'IFG (Institut Français de Géopolitique) sur le thème Des frontières indépassables ?
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TED Talk: The danger of a single story

TED Talk: The danger of a single story | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authen...

 

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How do we teach about other places that develop geographic empathy and show the many stories of places?  


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