We stand, the hot sun beating down on us, surveying a field of Sorghum (Mtama). The harvest is late this year, M tells us that the crop is short and stunted because of the drought (Ukame) and as a result, very little has been harvested, even this late in the season. 1,721 more words
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people. 884 more words
Alan Berger from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) talks about the holistic city. He says we need to start thinking differently about urban growth, and design innovative cities that use ecological processes to clean and reuse waste water, so we can grow more food for the future.