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2010-09-09 10:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. This includes a partnership with CARE to sponsor a new program of activities to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their families in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The partnership with CARE will improve access to education and basic services, promote better agricultural practices and help address the worst forms of child labor in cocoa...

2009-05-06 15:10:00

Fewer allergen concentrations could reduce asthma incidences For years, scientists have associated growing asthma rates among children with exposure to cockroach allergens, especially among inner-city children. A new study in the May issue of Journal of Medical Entomology entitled "German Cockroach Allergen Levels in North Carolina Schools: Comparison of Integrated Pest Management and Conventional Cockroach Control" shows that using integrated pest management (IPM) to control cockroaches is...

2008-09-12 03:00:18

By Moore, Keith M ABSTRACT Conventional technology transfer is based on the assumption that autonomous individuals independently make behavioral decisions. In contrast, Actor-Network Theory (ANT) suggests that people and technologies are interconnected in ways that reinforce and reproduce some types of knowledge and consequent behavioral practices, but not others. Research on pest management in Mali shows the extent to which farm-level decisions are shaped off-farm through contracts that...

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