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Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement ...


Community, agriculture, gender, politics and the environment...it's all here in this inspiring clip.  

Via Seth Dixon
Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, December 10, 2013 7:02 PM

To me seem that it was more than just planting trees. Is was a way for this woman to have some type of control. Their story show how nothing is impossible, that sometimes we think that whatever little thing we do, it would not make a different. Those woman illustrate that no matter how powerless you feel. If you believe in something no stop until you get it accomplished.

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:20 AM

It seems that the people depend on planting. it also hurts that these people have little access to water. Where other parts in this world there is too much water and it is hurting the people. It is devastating what is happening to them. The trees that are planted could help them get water in some kind of way. But it might take them a while because to grow a tree it takes years to grow.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 13, 11:31 AM

Maathai is an incredible woman. Her efforts are improving the environment and agriculture in Africa. Another interesting note on her story is that she partnered with a Norwegian group to start the greenbelt movement, showing how globalization can also apply to shared efforts to do good.

Rescooped by José Moraga Campos from Regional Geography

BBC: Can industrialised farming make Africa feed the world?

BBC: Can industrialised farming make Africa feed the world? | Enseñar Geografía e Historia en Secundaria | Scoop.it
Fergal Keane travels to Zambia to see firsthand the effects of large-scale commercial farming on crop yields and the local population, and to examine claims that it offers not only the hope of solving Africa's food shortages, but those of the rest...

Via Luigi Guarino, Seth Dixon
MBrunelle's comment, December 8, 2011 1:38 PM
What is happening here is really critical to so many people. It is a wonder that things like this are happening in the world today, I wonder how much longer until it affects the U.S.