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With this design, an instructions booklet and a set of flat-pack pieces that can be easily fitted together are all you need to start farming in the city.

The Future Of Urban Farming Is Flat-Packed

With this design, an instructions booklet and a set of flat-pack pieces that can be easily fitted together are all you need to start farming in the city. Danish innovators Mikkel Kjaer and Ronnie Markussen, of Human Habitat, have designed The Impact Farm, a farm that can be transported and installed anywhere in less than 10 […]

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Rotterdam’s Floating Forest

A floating forest will soon set sail in Rotterdam: Mothership’s ‘Dobberend Bos’ installation explores how people and nature coexist in an urban environment. In 2011, Colombian artist Jorge Bakker unveiled his In Search Of Habiust installation, which was comprised of a water tank filled with miniature buoys and model trees. Inspired by Bakker’s query of the […]

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South Africa’s Developing Solar Energy Landscape

Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing rapidly, driven by three factors: the worldwide drive towards renewable energy, a highly strained local electricity supply, and a steady drop in solar panel prices. Taking the lead […]

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How to: Install a Drip Irrigation System for Small Gardens

A lot of time and hard work goes into planning, planting, and caring for a home garden. Once little seedlings sprout up through the earth, the impending summer heat could be the demise of all of your hard work. Depending on your location, the intense heat and a dry climate can provide poor conditions for […]

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Livestock Agri-Expo Showcase in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Visitors to Agri-Expo Livestock can expect a world-class showcase of the South African livestock industry from 15-17 October 2015 at Sandringham, Stellenbosch, including the primary meat and dairy sectors as well as a display of the value chains of these sectors.  Programme activities include breed and interbreed championships, a regional Youth Show, beef cattle and […]

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Silkworms Are Spinning A New Future For Kenyan Farmers

Farmers in Kenya are turning away from maize and looking toward silk farming. It is less susceptible to erratic weather and ensures a steady income. Kenyan farmers have traditionally grown tea, coffee and maize. But in recent years, unpredicatble weather and disease have produced low crop yields, which have been particularly devastating for small-scale farmers. […]

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