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Crop Diversification in Malawi

Crop Diversification in Malawi | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The tiny black-eyed pea is about to wage battle in Malawi.  The small country in southeast Africa is the site of a project to help with food security, nutrition and income.  Western University researchers are among those who will work with 30,000 farmers to help diversify crops into protein-rich legumes, such as the black-eyed pea, a popular type of cow pea in Malawi."


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Tags: food, agriculture, Africa, Malawi, unit 5 agriculture.

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A good friend of mine is currently working for USAID in Malawi. This is what he had to say: I think crop diversification is really important here in Malawi. Most farmers have a heavy reliance on maize,which results in reduced hunger but there continues to be persistent malnutrition among children as their diets consist of mostly maize.Almost everyone here grows maize, you might be a school teacher or a health worker, but you are also most likely growing maize as well. Farmers are very risk averse here, so introducing a new crop takes time, finding the few willing to experiment and then using them to show their neighbors of the benefits. Other organizations are working on crop diversification here in Malawi, the US government, Catholic Relief Services, and other international development partners. Although not spelled out in the article, the majority of farmers are actually women, and agricultural production is typically for household subsistence with minimal cash cropping. As crop diversification increases, cash crops will provide more resources for families to pay for education and health for their families, but probably more importantly families will start diversifying their nutritional intake beyond maize. In a country where 42% of under 5 children are stunted, this will be a positive development. My wife was just out in the South of the country with CRS and was seeing some of the work that they are doing towards crop diversification as a result of USAID funding. She was really impressed to see how different vulnerable groups have been targeted by similar programs. She was able to see changes in rural villages in very insecure food zones. She saw how those lead farmers, willing to adopt new techniques or diversify crops, plant cash crops, etc, are reaping the benefits. Their neighbors are seeing it in action and are now adopting the techniques. It is not an immediate adoption, you have to give it time. These people are very risk averse, when set backs aren't just an inconvenience, but translate into starvation, it is understandable why it takes time. It also makes it more impressive when you find those willing to take the risks and try to set aside some land for a new crop. I am sure my agricultural colleagues would have more sophisticated answers but just some of my personal thoughts/observations."
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Animated Earth

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A fascinating 3D globe which shows air currents and lots of other data. View in real time or review past data. A must use site for geographers.
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Michail Darley's curator insight, August 27, 8:28 PM

I haven't tried this, but it looked interesting. So Here it is...

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New Zealand’s prime minister wants to cut the Union Jack out of his country’s flag

New Zealand’s prime minister wants to cut the Union Jack out of his country’s flag | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Kiwi premier wants to hold a referendum next year on whether to remake New Zealand's national flag.

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The New Zealand Prime Minster, John Key, thinks that the country deserves a new flag and will vote on it next year.  The New Zealand flag depicts the Southern Cross star constellation (in red stars) as well as Britain's Union Jack in the upper left corner.  Those promoting change feel that the symbolism is too similar to the Australian flag (with white stars above) and does not reflect New Zealand's independence from Britain.  During Scotland's bid for independence, the status of the UK's fabled Union Jack was in doubt, and many in New Zealand began to question the wisdom of tying their national symbols to other countries that might change in the future.  

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Autumnal equinox explained: Why fall begins today

Autumnal equinox explained: Why fall begins today | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Summer is officially over at 10:29 PM EDT this year, but it doesn't always fall on the same date
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There’s An Amazing House In Tehran Whose Rooms Rotate 90° To Adapt To The Weather

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Tehran-based architectural studio Next Office are the brains behind the Sharifi-ha House, which features motorized rooms that pivot up to 90 degrees to face entirely in or out at the push of a button, depending on the occupants' mood or the weather.

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Weird and wonderful bicycle concept designs

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Could this be your next folding commuter bike?.

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Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

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Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.

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The 40 Most Breathtaking Abandoned Places In The World. This Gave Me Chills!

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Incredible.

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Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

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From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.
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Moving Argentina’s Capital From Buenos Aires Could Make Things Worse

Moving Argentina’s Capital From Buenos Aires Could Make Things Worse | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Argentina should be careful in considering the implications of the idea of moving the capital [from Buenos Aires] to Santiago del Estero. While a dramatic move might be appealing as a fresh start, it could end up aggravating the challenges of governing the country. Capitals, like flags, are symbols, but their choice has very real consequences."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 11, 2:22 PM

Countries occasionally choose to move their capital cities to a region of the country where they want to promote growth.  A new capital such as the one being considered in Argentina, would be called by geographers a forward capital.  Although that term is not used in the article, it is one of the few examples of a forward capital being discussed a news article and it nicely discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of forward capitals and the impacts they can have of regional growth, regime stability and the political organization of space.  


Tagspolitical, governanceArgentinaSouth America, unit 4 political.

MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:15 PM

APHG-U4

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And the Winner of World's Happiest Country Is...

And the Winner of World's Happiest Country Is... | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Global Well-Being Index gauges people's perceptions of their well-being by looking at financial status and other factors.

 

Panama may be the happiest country in the world, racking up the highest score in the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index for 2013.

In contrast, conflict-afflicted countries such as Syria and Afghanistan showed the lowest scores in this survey of 135 countries. The United States came in at number 14 in the poll.

The Global Well-Being Index aims to gauge people's perceptions of their well-being, by looking at financial status as well as four other factors that contribute to well-being: social well-being, which means having supportive relationships and love in life; community well-being, which is about liking one's place of residence; having purpose and goals; and physical health.


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Here's How The Map Of Europe Would Be Redrawn If All The Separatist Movements Get Their Way

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The Scottish independence movement will embolden other active separatist groups in Europe to win their freedom, whether or not Scotland votes to secede from the United Kingdom on Thursday.

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

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Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.


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History of Christianity from its origins to the late Middle Ages - The Map as History

History of Christianity from its origins to the late Middle Ages - The Map as History | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Population Clock

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Fire and Weather

"This is what a pyrocumulus cloud caused by the burning of over 28,000+ acres of forest looked like as the sun set.  In person as these clouds were changing it wasn't all that noticeable when the huge plumes of smoke changed shape, but thanks to the magic of a time-lapse we get to behold the violent nature of the smoke cloud, including a storm cloud that emerged behind the main pyrocumulus."


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Seeing this fire essential create it's own weather system is riveting.  While this scene can be seen as beautiful on the macro-scale, it is horrific on the ground where the fire ravaged physical and human landscapes alike.

 

Tagsdisasters,  weather and climateCalifornia, landscape, time lapsevideo.

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For Yazidis, Exile From Spiritual Homeland in Iraq Dilutes Ancient Culture

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Some are contemplating migration, severing ties to their holy land. Others want to stay and protect their shrines.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 11, 1:17 PM

When we discuss the geography of religion, frequently we are discussing the distribution of particular religions.  However, some religions are deeply embedded in particular places and their spiritual rites, customs and traditions are intrinsically linked with sacred spaces and particular geographies.  The Yazidi are are religious group that is deeply connected to the mountains of northern Iraq--areas that are now being evacuated because of ISIS.  Some are contemplating migrating to safety, but severing their ties to their holy land. Others want to stay and protect their sacred spaces.


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:19 PM

APHG-U3

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Rosling's Factpod - Why did Ebola Spread in West Africa?

Excellent study tells how the spread of Ebola started in West Africa. Data source: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6202/1369.full


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The world as it is: The influence of religion

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"Seldom has it been more important for Americans to form a realistic assessment of the world scene. But our current governing, college-­educated class suffers one glaring blind spot.

Modern American culture produces highly individualistic career and identity paths for upper- and middle-class males and females. Power couples abound, often sporting different last names. But deeply held religious identities and military loyalties are less common. Few educated Americans have any direct experience with large groups of men gathered in intense prayer or battle. Like other citizens of the globalized corporate/consumer culture, educated Americans are often widely traveled but not deeply rooted in obligation to a particular physical place, a faith or a kinship."


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Eli Levine's curator insight, September 21, 12:45 PM

Other peoples, with different histories, cultures, etc, are not going to be like us.

 

Ever.

 

Period.

 

Might as well learn to accept that (and learn it in general) so that we do not invoke negative sentiments to develop.

 

 

MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:12 PM

APHG-U3

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Religion and its influence

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16 School Lunches From Around The World

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Trade you for a sandwich?

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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."


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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 27, 10:31 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of population pyramids because it gives a compelling explanation of how to interpret population pyramids and why they are significant for extrapolating into the future.

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 6:54 PM

This video proves how population pyramids can predict the current and future state of a country such as Rwanda.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:41 PM

Population statistics help show past, present, and future issues and concerns of certain areas ranging from health to women's' issues.

The movement of people in and out of areas affect population statistics and the landscape of areas either positively of negatively.

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If It's Not Scottish ... Classical Contributions Of The Scots

If It's Not Scottish ... Classical Contributions Of The Scots | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Now that the Scottish people have voted to remain in the United Kingdom, it's time to salute their classical musicians — from soprano Mary Garden to composer James MacMillan. (RT @nprmusic: If It's Not Scottish ...
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Staking a claim to create a country

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Jeremiah Heaton wants a no-man’s-land in east Africa, but international officials say his claim is insufficient.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 9, 1:39 PM

This particular issue isn't especially newsworthy, but it exemplifies some important principles of political geography with a tangible example to test the limits of political sovereignty and what it take to be called a country.  If discussing the elements necessary to create a state, this article would help fuel a discussion, especially when some people attempt to create their own micronation.    


Tagspolitical, states, unit 4 political.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, September 18, 5:15 AM

Interesting idea- how to create your own country.

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APHG-U4

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If Scotland breaks away, these 8 places could follow!


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oyndrila's curator insight, September 18, 11:41 PM

Rise of nationalism in the world of interconnectedness and globalisation!

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, September 20, 12:30 PM

Interesting article. Although I think the  independence movement impacted the most from the Scottish yes movement is the situation in Quebec. 

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Scottish independence referendum

Scottish independence referendum | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Detailed results from the the 32 local government areas in the Scottish independence referendum.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 19, 4:09 PM

The quick spatial analysis of the Scottish Independence vote:

  1. Rural areas were more no and urban areas were more yes.
  2. The districts bordering England were the most responding in their no (about 2/3s--not a shock). 
  3. The elderly voted resoundingly for the 'no thanks' campaign while the youth were the core of the 'yes' vote.
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Every country that has left the United Kingdom's rule - in maps

Every country that has left the United Kingdom's rule - in maps | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Scotland may become the latest country to leave the United Kingdom’s rule, but it certainly is not the first

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The three maps you need to see to understand the Scottish independence vote - Washington Post (blog)

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The three maps you need to see to understand the Scottish independence vote Washington Post (blog) We will be updating results from the vote for Scottish independence over the course of the night, including maps showing results, turnout, and...
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