Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres

Humans have felt trapped last year. While the homo sapiens learnt to turn inwards and self-reflect and find new ways to deal with self, stories of urban forests and ecosystems thriving as a result were going viral. In the meanwhile, Giant sequoia groves have been feeling the burn. are not only fire resilient, they areContinue reading “Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres”

Mathematics, random walks and coronavirus: if there was a solution

Researchers solve one of the most notorious open problems in Math- random walks. If one does not know what the problem of random walks is, one who is mathematically fluent may follow this material link put together by Mathematical Institute, Leiden University. For less mathematical savvy,. it can be understood literally, as the difficulty associatedContinue reading “Mathematics, random walks and coronavirus: if there was a solution”

Community building community: Design a house in Africa

Here is a chance for a community to build another. Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a house for the Jorejick Family. The site or the plot of land is owned by the Jorejick family and located in Getamock, in the Karatu District, north of Tanzania. The closest city Karatu is 2 hours ofContinue reading “Community building community: Design a house in Africa”

Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?

North Korea food crisis is blamed on drought. A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)  assessment team visited had visited Unpa County, North Hwanghae Province, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in April 2019 and confirmed the deep hunger crisis that the people were facing. Similar situation was reported in 2015. Hunger crisis wasContinue reading “Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?”

Why does food crisis not leave Sudan for good?

About six months ago, in Aug of last year a delegation from South Africa visited South Sudan to donate food items. the donation included 130,000 units each of Sorghum, beans, cooking oil, and salt for 130,000 households. How did this donation alleviate the reported food insecurity for an estimated 8.7 million people presents a complexContinue reading “Why does food crisis not leave Sudan for good?”

Onion shortage- not this year

Onion lovers in the south-east Asia can rest assured that there will been onion shock this year. The Government of India had imposed ban on onion export in September 2019 when the prices of the bulb had crossed Rs 150 per kg in some retail markets. The government also had imposed stock limit and importedContinue reading “Onion shortage- not this year”

Savings oceans

With the ocean in deep crisis, After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN is organizing the Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal this June. The intention is to bring members of civil society, philanthropic organisations, governments and corporations together to commit to some bold actionable items. Read more here. Terraafont isContinue reading “Savings oceans”

Teaching at a refugee camp in Kenya

As per the Global Education Monitoring’s report published on UNESCO World Education Blog, countries on the lower and middle income earning spectrum, hosted about 89% of refugees across the world, in 2017. About 52% of all refugees were under the age of 18. Making education accessible to all, even while trying to survive in refugee mode,Continue reading “Teaching at a refugee camp in Kenya”

Dam the Waters

Indonesia takes the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals seriously. The Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono claims that Indonesia’s water supply is more than adequate at 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year with 222 billion cubic meters being pumped into homes, animal farms, fisheries and irrigation and 691 billion cubic meters being used by the rest (industrial/Continue reading “Dam the Waters”

Now a Maize

On food crisis, Zimbabwe is having to import in excess of 10,000 tonnes of Maize from South Africaaccording to Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa. The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) is working with local road transporters to expedite border-crossing for importing maize into the country. The millersContinue reading “Now a Maize”

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