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December 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Somalia: Desperate Hope for Green Revolution

Somalia is on the way from anarchy and chaos to green revolution through her agricultural technology

For almost two decades Somalia has great experience of war and violence and her economy was based on agriculture, Livestock and fishing before the civil war.

Somalia is one of the Semi-arid countries in east and horn of Africa and the most…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on December 30, 2010 at 16:39 — No Comments

Merry( a bit late) Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Hi all,

It's New Year again. I wish you a very Happy New Year. May the year bring you prosperity and happiness.

Best wishes,



Added by Piyaporn on December 29, 2010 at 18:07 — 1 Comment

Food and Nutritional Security in Himalayan Region-Efforts and Innovations

One of the reports of Planning Commission of India in 2006 revealed that, the state of undernourishment of the population, one of poverty’s finer manifestations, is much higher than national average in several Indian mountain states, like-Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Tripura. Similarly, to give an overview of the problems, a study carried out by the Government of India (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in 2005)  notes that, the mountain states like… Continue

Added by K N Vajpai on December 23, 2010 at 15:52 — 1 Comment

“Science & Technology in Bangladesh Media” dialogue date shifted

Dear Colleague,


Scheduled date of dialogue on “Science & Technology in Bangladesh Media” organized by the Bangladesh Science Writers & Journalists Forum (BSWJF) at the National Press Club, Dhaka on 25…


Added by Saadi, Mir Lutful Kabir on December 23, 2010 at 13:57 — No Comments

The Mystery of the Indian Village Water-A Case of Crippling Fluorosis

Indrani and Sanjay, the female and male supervisors of a local NGO, accompanied me to Chaukidar cluster in Padharapur a in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh state in India.

Here, we met a 13-year-old girl Janglee and a boy, 7-year-old Kamal . Both are physically and mentally disabled, and could not even stand on their own for long. Janglee and Kama l cannot play with friends and they move around in acute pain in the limited world of their small hut. Kamal ‘s father works…


Added by K N Vajpai on December 19, 2010 at 7:34 — No Comments

Effective Resourcing to Address Climate Change-Experiences from Himalaya

In the recent Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform ( ) 21-22 October 2010 in Bangkok, a civil society representative from Bangladesh highlighted that, “the NGOs in Bangladesh are flooded with Climate Adaptation Funds”. This statement is an indication that availability and access to adaptation funds is less of an issue for this country and that the more important issue is the careful monitoring of the use of such fund and…


Added by K N Vajpai on December 15, 2010 at 13:06 — No Comments

International Mountain Day 2010 and Himalaya

Many of us celebrated Mountain Day on 11 December 2010. Our congratulations to all of you on this occasion, with the hope that we all could highlight the vital and omni-connectedness of Mountains around the world. We feel that, mountains and its communities will be recognized important as well as vulnerable on various fronts. We have covered the ongoing events around the world on this occasion at:…


Added by K N Vajpai on December 13, 2010 at 5:09 — No Comments

Dialogue on “Science & Technology in Bangladesh Media”.

Dear Colleagues,

Bangladesh Science Writers and Journalists Forum (BSWJF), member of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) has organised a dialogue on “Science & Technology in Bangladesh Media”.

The programme will be held at the National Press Club, Dhaka on 25 December, 2010, (Saturday) at 3:00 PM.

Members of Bangladesh National Parliaments, Editors and news editors of the national dailies and electronic…


Added by Saadi, Mir Lutful Kabir on December 12, 2010 at 7:50 — No Comments

Bangla web TV

Added by Sanjoy chaki on December 7, 2010 at 15:19 — No Comments

Strengthening U.S.-India Agricultural Research

Earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a new era of collaboration on agricultural research in the face of climate change. In fact, efforts have been underway since 2009: the Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has been…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on December 1, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

10 Reasons Why the Cancun Talks Will Fail- Marc Gunther

For the next couple of weeks, thousands of government officials, NGOs, environmental activists and reporters will gather in Cancun, Mexico for international climate negotiations, officially known as the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [PDF]. It’s fitting that the talks are being held in a vacation resort, where people go to escape — because only by ignoring what’s happening in the rest of the world is it… Continue

Added by K N Vajpai on December 1, 2010 at 11:43 — No Comments

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