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Bill Gates says innovation can leverage change

The needs of the poor are greater than the money available to help them, but that’s not enough to discourage Bill Gates in his work as co-chair of the world’s largest charitable foundation. In his second annual letter, issued Monday, Gates says investment in science and technology can leverage those dollars and make more of … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / ILRI / NRM / Regions / Water / WLE

Greenhouse revolution: New farming methods take suburbs by storm

…David Nkedianye, a researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kabete, said greenhouses are threatening to edge the pastroalists out of their traditional lands. “The water issue is a very controversial one. How do you extract so much water for greenhouse agriculture in an arid area where one of the key concerns is … Continue reading