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A great infographic that looks at the differences between agroecolocy and industrial agriculture. Would be very helpful for those students looking at organic farming, permaculture or food security issues. 

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Move over, GDP

Move over, GDP | People and Development | Scoop.it
The most powerful statistic in history is facing increased opposition, but a new initiative has decided not to fight it, but circumvent it.
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Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's | People and Development | Scoop.it
In today's supermarkets, you'd be hard-pressed to find food that didn't contain some form of genetically modified substances. These genetically modified su
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A documentary on GMOs. Just be aware that this is only one side (the anti-GMO) of the argument, and will therefore be biased. 

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Hunger Map

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From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.
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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger : NPR

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger  : NPR | People and Development | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.
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Student guide to global development data on the web

Student guide to global development data on the web | People and Development | Scoop.it
Looking for figures? Here's a beginner's guide to our Global development datastore and the best sources for development data on the web
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Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya

Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya | People and Development | Scoop.it

"For millions of refugees across Africa life is a daily struggle.  Many dream of one day returning to their homeland while others have spent decades building a new life.  On World Refugee Day, BBC Focus on Africa's Anne Soy visits a Somali family in Nairobi, Kenya, who cannot imagine returning to their roots."


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Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:19 PM

I do not feel that Is the duty of refuge to return to their home if they don’t want to, even if is safe. If I were a refuge I would learn about the present situation of my home, if is safe or not or I would take in consideration, where would my family and I have a better future; like school, work and if I can practice my beliefs without any fear of being arrested or worst kill.   

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 2:44 PM

I don't believe its a refugee's duty to return to their country. I think after some time people start their lives over, for a reason. Most refugees leave their country because it is so bad. This family in the video went to another country and he was there for almost twenty years, that is a long time.  when your in a place for that long going back would mean starting over again. 

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 5:04 PM

No matter where you grow up, you form roots to your native land. Times are tough across the globe, especially for those living in Africa. While families plant their roots and look for ways to make things better, sometimes the best way is to leave. What makes people stay when their hometown roots are at rock bottom?

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Experts unearth concerns over 'peak soil'

Experts unearth concerns over 'peak soil' | People and Development | Scoop.it
In the past 40 years, 30 percent of the planet's arable land has become unproductive due to erosion, scientists say.
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In Focus: The World's Billionaires

In Focus: The World's Billionaires | People and Development | Scoop.it
In an article for the "In Focus" section of Political Insight (April 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1) Danny Dorling and I looked at the global geography of wealth. The map that I created for this feature d...
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HUNGER: what you need to know.

Visit http://www.endinghunger.org to eradicate world hunger for good. People who are chronically hungry are undernourished. They don't eat enough to get the ...
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How Rice is Causing a Crisis in Thailand - The Diplomat

How Rice is Causing a Crisis in Thailand - The Diplomat | People and Development | Scoop.it

An article that looks at the impact of global food prices on the production of rice in Thailand.. 

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Jamie Drummond: Let's crowd-source the world's goals

http://www.ted.com In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline app...A good overview of how the world is going in terms of the Millenium Development Goals...

 

 

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Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda

http://www.ted.com Contraception. The topic has become controversial in recent years. But should it be? Melinda Gates believes that many of the world's socia...An interesting presentation by Melinda Gates that looks at the role of women and their choice about the size of their family in improving social development indicators in a country.

 

 

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Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010 - YouTube

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Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear.

Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear. | People and Development | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?
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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

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"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
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awesome site for development economics

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When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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Mapping children's chances

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A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world
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Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | People and Development | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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CD - The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places.

CD - The issues affecting the development of places and their impact on human wellbeing, drawing on a study from a developing country or region in Africa, South America or the Pacific Islands.

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Eliminate Poverty Now’s Farmers of the Future

Eliminate Poverty Now’s Farmers of the Future | People and Development | Scoop.it
Anna Drury and John Craig of Eliminate Poverty Now describe how the Farmers of the Future program is teaching sustainable agriculture to young people in Niger.
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Famine mortality

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A history of global famine deathsEARLIER this month the United Nations estimated that 258,000 people died in the Somalia famine between October 2010 and April 2012....
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Feast or Famine: The Flow of Nitrogen - Interactive Graphic

Feast or Famine: The Flow of Nitrogen - Interactive Graphic | People and Development | Scoop.it
Synthetic fertilizer provides most of the nitrogen that makes soil fertile worldwide. Almost half the nitrogen is then harvested with crops; the rest is lost through leaching, erosion, and emissions.
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Ageing Japan

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How can the world's most elderly society overcome its demographic crisis?

 

What will be the impact of a rapidly growing aging population on Japan?  

 

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In Africa, we must do the most good with each pound spent on Aids-HIV

In Africa, we must do the most good with each pound spent on Aids-HIV | People and Development | Scoop.it

Bjorn Lomborg: With donor money to fight HIV and Aids falling, spending in sub-Saharan Africa must be targeted to get the best results...


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Louise Fresco on feeding the whole world

http://www.ted.com Louise Fresco argues that a smart approach to large-scale, industrial farming and food production will feed our planet's incoming populati...Looks at how we can feed our population of 9 billion - a great overview for our topic.

 

 

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