Women are said to be the future of agriculture as more and more men move away to find jobs in cities. Yet rural women have pitiful land rights and unequal access to water and technology. For the International Day of Rural Women, Salamatu Garba tells SciDev.Net how the Women Farmers Advancement Network is helping rural women in northern Nigeria to become less dependent on outside help.
Projects Newberry EGS Demonstration, Oregon - Case Study
The Newberry EGS Demonstration project is the site of cutting-edge research into enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) development. AltaRock Energy began investigating the Newberry site for EGS development in 2009 . The project site is located on the western flank of Newberry Volcano in Central Oregon and aims to improve the feasibility and viability of EGS technologies and applications. The major goals of the project are to demonstrate current technology and advances in EGS through: Stimulation of at least 3...
This Machine Can Make Gallons of Fresh Drinking Water Right Out of Thin Air
(CNN)Machines designed by a California-based team can produce, in some cases, up to 300 gallons of fresh drinking water a day by pulling it straight from the air. And the team just won a $1.5 million prize for it. David Hertz, one of leaders of the Skysource/Skywater Alliance, says he’s excited about what the Skywater machines could do for people living in parts of the world where water is becoming more scarce. “I’ve just been very, very interested in water … but also the...
Is Whole House Reverse Osmosis Right for You?
The article will aim to help assist you in the understanding of determining the water processing equipment you may need while also providing clarification on some of the small details within determining the correct equipment and chemicals to use within your house or place of business. To first begin we can discuss why water processing is so important. I don’t have to tell you the importance of water as it is used from everything from drinking water or consumable products, to use within energy systems,...
Top 10 Tips To Improve Plant Quality
1) Venting – it’s crucial to keep air movement and temperatures at the optimum levels.2) Watering at the right times – and just importantly in the correct fashion! Make sure plants are grown nearby those with similar needs so plants with a need for a lot of water will be apart from those with dryer needs.3) Keep roots strong – as fertilizers are applied and plants grow, it’s vital roots are kept strong.4) Crop walk – regular walks of crops are essential to assess growth and any...
Tips To Attract Maximum Visitors To Custom Brochure Stands
Whether you’re a seasoned exhibitor or preparing for your very first event, there are always ways to improve on how your booth attracts and engages visitors. A custom brochure stand is a great way to share information about your products or services, but is it enough on its own? We understand that budgets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so have compiled the following list of tips that will attract visitors without breaking the bank.• Graphic DesignThe design of the stand should be of the best...