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Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Scientists have said at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit -- unlike virtually all other trees -- holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.
"There is sufficient research on both sides to warrant dramatically scaling-up the planting of this tree on farms across Africa through extension programs."
- Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre

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Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
Scientists have said at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit -- unlike virtually all other trees -- holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.

UN-backed project to benefit some 20,000 poor rural families in Burkina Faso this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Thu January 31, 2008
A new United Nations-backed $19 million project in Burkina Faso will help approximately 20,000 poor rural households bolster their crop production and incomes through improved irrigation.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Herpes drug helps control HIV

Source: New Scientist, Thu February 22, 2007
London, England, UK - A drug designed to combat genital herpes can also reduce levels of HIV in the blood by 70%, a small trial in Africa has revealed.

WEST AFRICA: Tandja wins new ECOWAS mandate

Source: IRIN News.org, Sat January 14, 2006
Niamey, Niger - President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has been re-elected chairman of the West African regional group ECOWAS at a summit where leaders pledged strides in bolstering peace across the world?s poorest region.

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