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2012-08-13 14:46:15

A study that examined how rural farmers in Ethiopia learn new farming techniques and adopt them on their own farms discovered that learning from a friend was a stronger motivator than learning from neighbors in close proximity. The goal of the study was to find out how farmers in Ethiopia learn and ultimately adopt new agricultural technologies such as using fertilizers in the production of grains, trying new grain crop varieties, and installing an irrigation system to grow new high-value...

2012-08-08 23:03:20

A global girl power movement already reaching 270,000 lives has now come to Haiti. Jacmel, Haiti (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 A sense of hope and optimism was palpable in the room as teenage girls gathered in a village near Jacmel in June. It was the first local meeting of BRAC´s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, a network of clubs for adolescent girls that now spans three continents. The groundbreaking program has already changed 270,000 lives in Bangladesh and east...

2012-07-25 23:03:28

Farm to fork, local food usually travels far fewer miles than produce flown in from another country. The rise of “locavorism” leads people to shop for food grown in their community for what “locavores” call fresher, better tasting produce. Eating local food is one component of ensuring a healthier lifestyle and benefiting the local community, said Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a bariatric surgeon from LAP-BAND VIP. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The local food...

2012-07-14 23:02:08

Children and adults make healthier food choices if they understand where the food comes from, according to Stuart O'Neill on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 The Sharon Kleyne Hour, sponsored by Bio Logic Aqua Research, announces information on innovative farm education programs and nutrition. Stuart O'Neill, who works with an educational and volunteer program, based in southern Oregon's Rogue River Valley, called the Rogue Farm Corps, was...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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