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Tricks to Desert Container Gardening: Expanded Edition

Tricks to Desert Container Gardening: Expanded Edition | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
Plants use a lot of water in a desert environment. ... Plant water use can be 25 to 40% higher in our hot, desert climate than in more moderate climates. ... Most plant roots are not as tolerant to heat as aboveground parts.
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The emphasis here's on individual endeavour, even though ultimately aggregation should lead to significant change, nonetheless, the mass producer can join in with its vast resources, creating accelerated conquest of arid environments.

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A rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts

A rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
Read at : http://www.france24.com/en/20130804-roots-breakthrough-drought-resistant-rice Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice AFP - Japanese biotechnologists on Sunday said they had developed a rice plant with ...
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Indeed, boring for water- let the plant do it for itself.

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SDC lists shares on Muscat Securities Market - Oman Tribune

SDC lists shares on Muscat Securities Market - Oman Tribune | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
SDC lists shares on Muscat Securities Market Oman Tribune Sharqiyah Desalination Company (SDC) owns and operates the desalination plant in Sur, which is a unique world-class solution developed for water-stressed Sharqiyah region, which is growing...
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Traditionally, centres of population have evolved at the nodal points of water systems- but for an entrepreneur to usurp nature's  role and what's more make it pay is most commendable- investing in this stock is not just financially rewarding but also visionary.

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The Science behind Smart Agricultural practices in Saudi Arabia

The Science behind Smart Agricultural practices in Saudi Arabia | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation

Via Marsha Irving
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A supported innovation(backed by the scientific method) invokes confidence.

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Marsha Irving's curator insight, March 4, 2013 9:04 AM

To learn more about crop science, agricultural technologies and sustainable development come to the World Bio Markets – Technology & Innovation conference and exhibition  taking place the 25-26 June 2013 in at the Copenhagen Marriott hotel.

East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, August 22, 2013 3:26 AM

Amazing insights Sub Sahara can benneffit simmilary from such intervention.

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Growing food in the desert: is this the solution to the world's food crisis?

Growing food in the desert: is this the solution to the world's food crisis? | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
Philipp Saumweber is creating a miracle in the barren Australian outback, growing tonnes of fresh food. So why has he fallen out with the pioneering environmentalist who invented the revolutionary system?

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'Deserts Can Save Forests' — Global Issues

The country also makes use of its saline water through drip irrigation for salt-resistant plant varieties. Additionally, the country has adopted what Safriel calls "a hi-tech detachment from the desert environment." Among these ...
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The net effect of some forms of overuse is saline soils, so if those plots are not retired but transfered to other crops suited to it, it would mark a breakthrough...

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Can the Jatropha tree help with the climate change conundrum ...

Can the Jatropha tree help with the climate change conundrum ... | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
With as much as one billion hectares suitable for carbon farming, the method could sequester a significant portion of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution, says the study.
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It will radically alter our imprint on not only the desert sands but also the sands of time, let's grab it!

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How to Triple Food Production in Africa

How to Triple Food Production in Africa | Making the deserts productive | Scoop.it
Food production is beginning to increase in Africa. The specter of massive hunger by a world population of 10 billion in 2050 is not as large as it once was.

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A new day is dawning and the prospect is now pleasing, imminent hunger is shredding away with the mists, the nightmare may remain just that, only a nightmare with no basis in fact.

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Why World Bank's Doing Business Index is flawed - Financial Times (blog)

Why World Bank's Doing Business Index is flawed
Financial Times (blog)
But the building collapse has also revealed the ugly side of doing business in the developing world: minimal regulations and standards.
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What would earn a lenghty jail term in the Western world is shrugged off with impunity in the Third world.We,re all to blame, the riskier technologies are exported to the developing world because it's easier to escape sanctions there.

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