Agriculture Development in Nepal

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Picture Credit: dineshpanday.wordpress.com

I have always pondered about why farmers, who are tasked to feed the world, would often be less fortunate than other people. Oftentimes, we would observe that they are the ones struggling with their financial situation. Even worse, some of them struggle to provide food on the table. I guess it is too ironic. Should not the ones who provide the world with vegetables to cook and food to eat be the ones composing the rich? After all, each of us would end up hungry, unhealthy and sickly, and malnourished if not for these heroes. Continue reading

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Urine-Powered Generator Invented by African Students

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Picture Credit: singularityweblog.com

How can we be not hopeful about a brilliant future when today’s youth are very competitive?

A creative, shocking, but simple innovation has made its way through a scientific exhibit in Africa. In 2012, it was featured in various online news portals that four female African students who were in high school invented a urine-powered generator. This urine-powered generator can produce electricity for up to six hours. In that time span, the generator is fueled by only one liter of urine. Continue reading

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Alternative Sources of Power

Wind turbines at sunset by Vera Kratochvil

Wind turbines at sunset by Vera Kratochvil

The struggle in gaining access to energy sources is a battle being fought for a long time. Many parts of Asia, for instance, still have no access to efficient energy sources and this negatively affects the locals’ productivity, education, livelihood opportunities, and other aspects of their lifestyle. Mostly, those without access to energy are rural areas. Typically, residents in rural areas use firewood and charcoal in order to generate power to fuel their day to day activities. Even such short-term solutions are potentially damaging the natural ecosystems, thus compromising the sustainability of the area and disabling the conservation of the remaining natural resources. Continue reading

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Green Business

Build a green small business

Build a green small business

Are you an expert in the business sector? Or a newbie in the department? Or are you dreaming of opening a new business venture with a stable niche in the market? Whatever category you fit in, investing into a green business would bring you a taste of entrepreneurial success. Continue reading

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Green Economy: Kenya’s Key To Boost Their Economy

Green Economy

Green Economy

To help Kenya to improve its economy, the Kenyan government already initiated different activities that can help them in creating new opportunities for the country. In relation to this, Kenya has also made an announcement that they are starting to push through another project that aims to prepare Kenya to move towards a greener economy. Continue reading

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Role of Regional Integration in Improving Africa’s Economic Growth

Regional integration

Regional integration

Regional integration refers to a process in which neighboring states come up with an agreement that will allow them to upgrade their cooperation via common institution or rules. Although the main focus of regional integration is to increasing commercial interest by establishing a political economy, regional integration still give some emphasis to other types of agreement ranging from economic to political to environmental. Continue reading

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Benefits of Educating Girls

Educating young women in Africa

Educating young women in Africa

Today, we cannot deny the importance of education in terms of empowering and developing a country, as education plays a major role in improving an individual’s well-being and a societies’ economic and social status. But let’s face it, as of today, there are still a huge number of children today doesn’t have access to education, such as Africa. In a study done just last year, it shows that there are still some 30 million children who should be in primary school that are still out of school. By educating young women in Africa alone can already provide some benefits not only to the girls and their families but also to their country. As Lawrence Summers, former Harvard University president once said, “educating girls may be the singly highest return investment available in the developing world.” In this article, let’s have a look at some of the benefits of education, especially to young women. Continue reading

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