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El cambio climático y los agricultores pobres

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El impacto del cambio climático sobre la pobreza en el mundo es una cuestión de gran importancia, pero no ha dado la atención necesaria en el actual debate sobre el cambio climático. No es una cuestión que pueda dejarse para el futuro puesto que el impacto ya se siente en muchas partes del

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Subsidios agrícolas de la UE, la pobreza mundial y el suicidio agricultores de la India

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Recientemente estuve en Tarragona (España) y había un debate sobre la pobreza en la India, los indios ‘la resistencia a los subsidios agrícolas de la UE-Estados Unidos, y los vínculos con la pobreza y el suicidio de agricultores en la India. Yo estaba poniendo algunos puntos fuertes como en Europa son igualmente responsables

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La revolución verde y la agricultura sostenible

…The Green Revolution contributed significatnly in technology transfer from developed world to poor countries. These technologies included improved crop varieties, irrigation methods and management, chemical fertilizers (mainly nitrogen and phosphate), chemical pesticides, management practices etc.
…The high yielding varieties needed high amount of water in frequent interval of irrigation and high dose of chemical fertiliser. While agricultural output increased as a result of the Green Revolution, the energy input to produce a crop has increased faster [2]. Therefore, the per unit of crops produced to energy input has decreased over time. Use of petroleum related agriculture chemicals (fertiliser and pesticide) and high energy need for irrigation made agriculture highly dependent on fossil fuel. So some of the fear of the Peak Oil theory also haunts agriculture…

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Underdeveloped Agriculture – cause of the most of cities’ problem

Blaming poor villagers for our cities problems seems a strange logic but this is very true at least in India. When I was talking to some researchers in urban planning at university of Sheffield, they found it very interesting complex system research in social science.
Let me start with some revealing news from India. Half of

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India’s draught

Draught situation in North India

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Effect of draught…

India’s annual monsoon rainfall has been 27% lower than the 50-year average in the June 1-Aug 17 period. In Bihar annual rainfall this year is 43% lower than the average of last 50 years(some media is quoting more than 50% shortfall). There was a shortfall of 57.7 per cent in paddy crop coverage and 27.4

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Sociotechnical systems approach for sustainable community development

The term sociotechnical systems (STS) was coined in the 1960s by Eric Trist and Fred Emery, who were working as consultants at the Tavistock Institute in London. The STS was used in complex organisational work design which consider the interactive relationship between people and technology. Central principles of sociotechnical theory were elaborated in seminal paper

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Depleting groundwater resource of Northern India

Groundwater Change in India (2002-08)

In a recent press release from University of California -Irvin, reported the evidence of depleting groundwater resource in Northern India. Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past

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