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Imagine agriculture

The Sahara Forest Project is a very interesting vision of what agricutlutre in hot, dry coastal regions in the world might look like: http://www.exploration-architecture.com/section.php?xSec=35

But I think, that much more of our agricutlture will be water based, mostly on algae.

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:31am

urban gardening - guerrilla gardening

Increasing the awareness for the role of the flora and fauna in our lives is important in an urbanizing world.

That's why I love Guerrilla Gardening: http://www.guerrillagardening.org/



More practical in terms of food production are urban farms: http://www.urbanfarming.org/



And, I think it is worth to really evaluate so-called vertical farms. They are nothing for nostalgists like… Continue

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:27am

Fertilizer

I mostly live in Holland and here the following is possibly even more relevant than elsewhere:



Climate change is only one part of the story. Inorganic fertilizer is the other part. Most of the current world agricultural production relies on it and the productivity gains that have been realized through its use, are unprecedented. (I am aware, that in many areas of the world, another way would have been possible, but it is not a way much travelled.) Not being able to use inorganic… Continue

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Hero and the collaborative

My hero is a group. A small group of dedicated, clever minds as they can be found all over Africa. They are themselves surprised to find their shared desires, ideas and ambitions. And they hotly debate their differences. Then they act. Check out the futureLAB video to see one such group in action. Some of my heroes in action.

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 6:01pm

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At 12:31am on March 18, 2010, Rahul Dewanjee said…
At 9:53pm on March 11, 2010, Yemisi Ajumobi said…
Thanks Jasper, yep will do sometime in the near future. I start a program here soon all in a bid to build up a solid career which I hope to eventually apply to a non-profit start up in Nigeria sometime in the future so it's all in the works..Thanks for your input and looking forward to more discussions and collaborations with you on the network :)
At 6:39pm on March 8, 2010, Maya Van Leemput said…
Hey Jasper,

Great that you came here straight away, I think you will have a lot to contribute and as always, it will be fun to have you around.
See you around, xx, M-
 
 
 

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