Fundraising for a Cause? Look into Peer Fundraising

Fundraising for a Cause? Look into Peer Fundraising

19 November 0

first_imgFundraising for a Cause? Look into Peer FundraisingPeer fundraising, also called peer to peer fundraising, has become a popular way to raise money, but it is also exceptionally useful for spreading the word about your cause. In addition to meeting your nonprofit fundraising goals, you also gain new supporters.How Peer Fundraising WorksYour existing supporters become your first line of outreach in a peer fundraising campaign. As with any fundraiser, you begin with your plan. Then, instead of just sending out your appeal, you also send out a request to forward your information, share on social media, etc. to your supporters’ own personal networks. With minimal effort, you are able to turn your supporters into advocates for your cause and have them help raise the money your organization needs.Keep It SimpleBecause you are so passionate about your cause, your organization, and fundraising, it can be tempting to provide your supporters with too much information. Your supporters can get easily overwhelmed if they feel like they are being asked to do anything that’s too involved. Therefore, ensure your peer fundraising materials are more simplified than what you might present otherwise.You still need to make a strong case, and nothing does that better than engaging stories. Make it clear with your heading that it is a story, and use a layout that indicates a quick read, as opposed to an academic presentation of the “facts,” so that people will be drawn in and not be afraid they don’t have the time to read it now.Peer Fundraising Is an Online EndeavorInclude links to your donation page wherever it’s appropriate. If your organization gains a supporter, but she can’t figure out how to contribute, then the effort was wasted. Your supporters know that they are asking for money and their friends recognize the technique by now.Taking advantage of peer fundraising has enabled even very small nonprofit fundraising efforts to reach huge numbers of people. Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet in this new, and fun, approach!Network for Good has a blog with more free information on how to be successful at nonprofit fundraising. We also have specialists available to discuss how we can help you get the most out of your peer fundraising efforts. Call us today at 1-855-229-1694 to learn more!last_img read more

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Report: Malmo 1 Chelsea 2

Report: Malmo 1 Chelsea 2

19 November 0

first_imgRoss Barkley and Olivier Giroud scored as Chelsea earned a 2-1 win away to Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 meeting.Chelsea had lost their past four straight away games in all competitions without scoring, a run that had its nadir in Sunday’s 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Premier League champions Manchester City.Against more modest opposition at Swedbank Stadion on Thursday, Chelsea took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals either side of the break by Barkley and Giroud. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But although Maurizio Sarri’s men appeared to be cruising to a morale-boosting win, Malmo will travel to London with hope after Anders Christiansen’s excellent late reply.Chelsea took the lead with the game’s first shot on target after 30 minutes.Olivier Giroud in the #UEL this season5 goals6 games pic.twitter.com/GoVrYc1kZW— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 14, 2019Pedro floated in a cross from the right channel and, after defender Lasse Nielsen slipped, Barkley collected the ball and stabbed it past goalkeeper Johan Dahlin.Arnor Ingvi Traustason fired wide at the end of a goalmouth scramble as a series of set-pieces caused Chelsea problems before the break, but Malmo’s wasted openings were punished in the 58th minute.Brazil winger Willian raided down the left and fed Giroud, who cleverly beat Dahlin with an improvised close-range finish to score in his fourth consecutive European appearance.Dahlin made a great save to deny Barkley his second of the game but, after the introduction of Eden Hazard as a substitute, Chelsea were caught on the counter.Christiansen burst on to a perfectly played throughball by Markus Rosenberg and beat Kepa Arrizabalaga with a placed finish to cut the Swedish side’s deficit ahead of next week’s Stamford Bridge return.What does it mean? Chelsea stick to same ‘Sarriball’ styleSuffering a record Premier League defeat would have prompted a tactical rethink from many managers.But the under-pressure Sarri is unlike most coaches and Chelsea lined up with exactly the same system, although Malmo – playing their first competitive game since the end of the group stage in December – were unable to take full advantage of obvious defensive weaknesses.Barkley bounces backAmong Chelsea’s worst performers at the Etihad Stadium, where his awful headed error gifted Sergio Aguero a simple goal, Barkley produced an improved performance that was capped with a well-taken opener from one of the few clear chances on offer.Nielsen slip lets Barkley inA tight first half needed a defensive mistake to give Barkley his chance. Nielsen picked a bad moment to lose his footing and Malmo’s composure and competitiveness then ebbed away before a late rally.4 – Olivier Giroud is the first Chelsea player to score in four successive games in European competition since Victor Moses in May 2013; a year in which they won the Europa League. Foretold. pic.twitter.com/Y0W00g3Igk— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 14, 2019Key Opta facts- Chelsea have won the opening leg of a European knockout tie for the first time since April 2013 (versus Basel in the Europa League, 2-1) – they were winless in six such matches prior to this victory (D3 L3).- Malmo have been beaten at home in Europe for the first time since November 2015, ending a run of eight games without defeat in front of their own fans (W2 D6).- Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 away games in all competitions – they had kept seven clean sheets in the 11 games prior to that.- Ross Barkley scored Chelsea’s first away goal in all competitions in 2019 – they have not had to wait until the month of February to score their first away goal since 1997.- Olivier Giroud is the first Chelsea player to score in four successive games in European competition since Victor Moses in May 2013.What’s next?The second leg is a week away, but before that Chelsea host Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday. Malmo, meanwhile, also have a cup game next with Degerfors the visitors to Swedbank Stadion on Sunday. read morelast_img read more

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Payment Protection – Firsts Are Never Easy

Payment Protection – Firsts Are Never Easy

18 November 0

first_img![](/content/ckeditor/2012/04/19/Sara headshot 2012.JPG)Unfortunately, the New York State Legislature ended its session without passing the Freelancer Payment Protection Act.Breaking new ground is never easy. When it passes, the Freelancer Payment Protection Act will be the first law in the nation to protect freelancers from deadbeat clients and its ripples will be felt across the country.Over the past several weeks, I told you that the fate of the bill rested on the New York State Senate – and it did. The Speaker of the State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, stayed by our side and pushed it through his chamber by an overwhelming margin yesterday. Unfortunately, the Senate didn’t follow suit.Without you, we wouldn’t have gotten that far. The thousands of calls you made, your legislative office visits, hundreds of Facebook posts and tweets, posts to The World’s Longest Invoice – all were responsible for getting this bill to the very edge of passage.Throughout the push to get this bill passed, we’ve built powerful alliances that will serve all freelancers well as we move forward.We had Senate sponsors on both sides of the aisle – 7 Republicans and 18 Democrats – including advocates like Senators Marty Golden, Andrew Lanza, and Daniel Squadron.In addition to our Assembly and Senate sponsors, these leaders all stepped up for freelancers:New York City Mayor Michael BloombergBrooklyn Creative LeagueDomestic Workers UnitedGraphic Artists GuildNational Writers UnionRestaurant Opportunities Center of New YorkWorking Families PartyWriters GuildInternational Brotherhood of TeamstersActors FundThe race for this law isn’t over. We’ll pick up where we left off and keep pushing to get the job done. Let me know on Twitter or Facebook how we can get the Freelancer Payment Protection Act across the finish line next session.last_img read more

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 4GB RAM, 32GB storage version launched at Rs 12,999

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 4GB RAM, 32GB storage version launched at Rs 12,999

18 November 0

first_imgXiaomi, on Monday, launched a watered down version of its super-sized Mi Max 2 phablet in India with 4 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Mi Max 2 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version – that will co-exist with the Mi Max 2 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version – will cost Rs 12,999 and will be available for buying for the first time on September 20 (at 12 noon) on Amazon India, Mi.com/in and Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores.Note that Xiaomi, on Twitter, says that it is launching the new version at an introductory price of Rs 12,999 as opposed to its actual price which is Rs 14,999. There is still no clarity whether or not Xiaomi will continue to sell this version of the Mi Max 2 at its introductory price post September 20. The existing Mi Max 2 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version, meanwhile, sells for Rs 16,999.Presenting Mi Max 2 4GB+32GB at an intro price of ?12,999! Sale starts 20/09 exclusively on @amazonIN, https://t.co/nVqFSYMyzY & Mi Home pic.twitter.com/6rC5hoNq7H- Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) September 18, 2017The Mi Max 2 boasts of a full-metal body. But, while in the case of its predecessor the Mi Max, the antenna lines were a clear eye-soar differentiating the middle (all-metal) portion with the (plastic with brushed metal finish) top and bottom, the Mi Max 2 has re-positioned antenna lines. These have been pushed towards the extreme edges — ala iPhone 7 — so the Mi Max 2, in fact, looks like it has been carved out of a single slab of metal. It certainly looks strikingly better then the Mi Max, particularly from the behind.advertisementThe Mi Max 2 has a rear-mounted circular fingerprint scanner and curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified) on the front with backlit capacitive keys.The 5,300mAh battery inside the Mi Max 2 is rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage. The Mi Max 2, according to Xiaomi, can offer two times more talk-time than the Nokia 3310 (2017). In comparison with the Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone which offers 22 hours of talk-time, the Mi Max 2 can apparently offer up to 57 hours on single charge, claims Xiaomi. The Mi Max 2, at the same time, can offer up to 31 days of stand-by, just like the Nokia 3310 (2017), according to Xiaomi.Elsewhere, the Mi Max 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and runs Android Nougat-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box and will be up-gradable to MIUI 9 in the days to come. It comes with a gigantic 6.44-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. On the camera front, the Mi Max 2 sports a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. It is capable of recording 4K videos as well. On the front, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 5-megapixel camera.last_img read more

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar ties the knot with Nupur Nagar at a glittering ceremony

Bhuvneshwar Kumar ties the knot with Nupur Nagar at a glittering ceremony

18 November 0

first_imgIndia pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Thursday tied the knot with his fiancee Nupur Nagar at a glittering ceremony in Meerut. The wedding ceremony was attended by close family and friends.Celebrations for the wedding had started days back and some videos of his ‘mehndi’ ceremony were also released by his fan clubs.PTI PhotoThe couple got engaged on October 4 in a ceremony in Greater Noida, which was a closed affair and was attended by family and friends.Bhuvneshwar’s wedding reception is expected to be held in Bulandshahar on November 26. Another reception ceremony has been scheduled for November 30 in New Delhi, a couple of days before India’s final Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Bhuvi, who almost bowled India to victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, is currently on a break from national duty.PTI PhotoEarlier in the day, Zaheer Khan tied the knot with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai and the homely, intimate wedding was attended by among others, Zaheer’s former India teammate Ashish Nehra.Zaheer and Bhuvneshwar are the latest among India’s star cricketers to get married. Last year, Yuvraj tied the knot with Hazel Keech while Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh got married in 2015.last_img read more

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Bengaluru FC beat Delhi Dynamos 4-1 for second win in Indian Super League

Bengaluru FC beat Delhi Dynamos 4-1 for second win in Indian Super League

18 November 0

first_imgDebutant Bengalauru FC registered their second consecutive win with a 4-1 thrashing of Delhi Dynamos in their Indian Super League match played at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here today.Erik Partaalu struck twice (24th and 45th minutes) while Lenny Rodriguez (57th) and Miku (87th) scored a goal each.Kalu Uche scored from the dreaded spot in the 86th minute to pull one back for the Dynamos.With this win, Bengaluru climbed to the top of the league table with six points from two matches.Partaalu nodded home for his first goal after he received the header from Harmanjot Khabra on Edu Garcia’s free-kick on the right. He scored his second goal as he headed the ball past Albino Gomes on Edu Garcia’s corner-kick.Lenny Rodriguez registered the third goal on a rebound from Albino Gomes’ hands as he tried to clear Udanta Singh’s cross in 57th minute.Before Lenny could score the goal, Sunil Chhetri did well to find Udanta, who controlled the ball before sending in the cross on the left.Nicolas Ladislao Fedor Flores (Miku) got the fourth goal for the home side in 87th minute as he released the shot that whizzed past Albino’s reach.The Dynamos were awarded a penalty — from which Uche scored — after John Johnson got his arms on the way while trying to clear Seitysen Singh’s ball inside the box.The home side missed a scoring chance in the 39th minute as goalkeeper Albino Gomes saved a left-footed shot of Garcia off skipper Chhetri’s pass.advertisementBengaluru wasted yet another chance in the 77th minute after Albino did well to dive to his left and punched the shot taken by Miku after Delhi lost possession of the ball.Both the coaches fielded the same teams which had beaten their respective rivals in their last encounters.Dynamos had only one real chance in the match as Kalu Uche’s header whizzed off-target off a Guyon Luis Fenandez cross inside Bengaluru’s box in the 37th minute. Before having a go at the home side goal, Uche received a pass from Claudio Matias Mirajbe Correa.In the ninth minute, Paulinho Dias’ right-footed shot from right flank was punched away to safety by Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.last_img read more

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5 trends Tamil Nadu’s Amma, Jayalalithaa, embraced much before the world

5 trends Tamil Nadu’s Amma, Jayalalithaa, embraced much before the world

18 November 0

first_imgIn losing Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016, Tamil Nadu lost its queen. Supporters waited outside Chennai’s Apollo Hospital–wailing, praying for their Amma to come back, but the battle had been lost. Former AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa had passed away and the country had lost a mammoth political figure.To call Jayalalithaa a cult figure would be an understatement. Amma to many, a thorough politician for some and one of Tamil movie industry’s brightest stars, Jayalalithaa was many things; predictable not being one of them.Also Read: Chennai is all shut, but Amma canteens continue to serve food to people Ahead of her times in ways more than one, Jayalalithaa’s accidental tryst with movies invoked new life into the Tamil movie universe and gave birth to several trends in the bargain. Headgears, sleeveless blouses, transparent strappy sandals–Amma’s wardrobe was a star in itself. And today, on her birth anniversary, we take a glimpse at the trends she gave birth to:1. Statement accessoriesHer love for statement neckpieces and headgear is evident in several rare pictures surfacing on the internet. From pairing huge pendants with sarees to sporting elaborate, Cleopatra-ish headgear, Jayalalithaa had been there, done that. Picture courtesy: Instagram/ bollytota, hansika_is_my_idol 2. Sandals with translucent strapsThe trend of translucent footwear is believed to date back to 1946 when shoes made of PVC plastic were conceptualised due to a shortage of leather in France. What gradually evolved into ‘jelly’ footwear much later had already found way into a young Amma’s wardrobe.Picture courtesy: Facebook/ Mukesh Kumar Also Read: Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu advertisement3. Sleeveless blouses and kurtasNot just her political prowess, Amma was one of the earliest women to have ever adopted the trend of sleeveless blouses and kurtas. Some say she wasn’t allowed to watch her first Tamil film, Vennira Aadai, due to it being awarded an ‘A’ certificate. Why? Well, the movie featured Jayalalithaa, then 17, bathing under a waterfall wearing a saree with a sleeveless blouse.Picture courtesy: Facebook/Sarah Eddiah Also Read: A day without Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu in mourning, burial site at Marina Beach visited by thousands 4. Winged eyeliner A rage in the fashion world today, the trend of winged eyeliner was embraced by the former AIADMK supremo many years ago. She sported the look in many of the 140 movies she’d been a part of.Picture courtesy: Instagram/parithyilamvazhuthi 5. SkirtsAn important element for the success recipe of Tamil movies at one point, Jayalalithaa is also said to be the first Tamil actress to have ever donned a skirt on screen during the mid-’60s.last_img read more

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Mourinho concerned over Herrera injury, questions Manchester United medics

Mourinho concerned over Herrera injury, questions Manchester United medics

18 November 0

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho questioned the medical staff of the club after Ander Herrera was forced off injured against Sevilla in the first leg of Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.Herrera returned for Manchester United on Wednesday after spending three weeks out of action due to hamstring injury but was subbed off after playing for only 17 minutes with what looked like another hamstring issue.Mourinho had left record-signing Paul Pogba on the bench after the latter had not played in Manchester United’s FA Cup tie against Huddersfield Town on Saturday with illness. However, the Frenchman was called into action with Herrera out injured.Mourinho looked unhappy with the United medics and said that even though they had deemed Herrera 100 per cent fit to play, it did not look the same to the manager as Manchester United played Sevilla.”I think it is a bad injury,” Mourinho told reporters after his side withstood frequent attacks from Vincenzo Montella’s adventurous yet wasteful side.”He had a small injury that stopped him from playing the last couple of matches, but the medical department said he was 100 percent ready for last Saturday (against Huddersfield Town).”We didn’t play him to give him more time to work and more protection, but it looks like he was not fully fit.”Pogba has not completed 90 minutes for over a month and Mourinho again faced questions from reporters about his relationship with the 89.1 million pounds ($124 million) signing after the draw with Sevilla.The Portuguese, however, pointed to the steely display of 21-year-old Scott McTominay, who was making his eighth competitive start for United and only his second in the Champions League.advertisement”He had a fantastic performance, he looked a senior player, a player with great maturity, with tactical sense, with a sense of responsibility,” Mourinho said.”He was good in possession, good in pressing. I think he looked like a man with dozens and dozens of matches in the Champions League when this was only his second.”If I was one of you (reporters), I would ask if the Manchester United manager agrees that Scott McTominay had a fantastic performance, and my answer would be ‘yes’.”(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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Virat Kohli visits Mumbai tattoo studio for consultations. See pics

Virat Kohli visits Mumbai tattoo studio for consultations. See pics

18 November 0

first_imgVirat Kohli loves tattoos and after conquering South Africa on their soil, Kohli returned home to India and visited Alien Tattoo in Bandra for consultations on a new tattoo.Kohli already has a ‘God’s eye’ tattooed on his left shoulder and it has been learnt Kohli visited the Mumbai studio for consultation on a new tattoo. He is yet to get the design inked.WATCH The Indian captain already has multiple tattoos all across his frame, with a monastery on his shoulder, his Test cap number of 269 and ODI cap number of 175 and the names of his parents — Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli tattooed in Hindi.On Thursday, Kohli attended the special screening of Anushka Sharma-starrer thriller Pari with his wife’s family in Mumbai. The star couple tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy, in December in an intimate ceremony.Kohli is currently taking a small break form cricket after his record breaking sojourn in South Africa where he smashed 871 runs across the three formats. That is the most amount of runs scored by an Indian captain on an away tour.The previous most for India was by Rahul Dravid who made 645 runs on West Indies tour in 2006. Overall, It’s the second most by any captain behind Graeme Smith’s tally of 937 against England in 2003. Kohli scored 27 in the two first two T20Is, 558 in the ODI series and 286 in the three Tests.Kohli, after landing in India, looked relaxed with a cup of black coffee a couple of days back. He posted a picture on social media for his fans. He was recently in Goa to cheer his team from the stands as his co-owned team FC Goa thrashed Atletico de Kolkata 5-1 in an Indian Super League encounter earlier this week.advertisementHe has also been rested for the T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka this month. The run-machine will next be seen in action for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.last_img read more

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PSL 2018: Luke Ronchi blasts 71 as Islamabad United down Karachi Kings

PSL 2018: Luke Ronchi blasts 71 as Islamabad United down Karachi Kings

18 November 0

first_imgLuke Ronchi struck a blazing 71 off 37 balls to help Islamabad United thrash Karachi Kings by 8 wickets in the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah on Sunday.Chasing 154 for a win, Islamabad rode on 104-run opening stand between Ronchi and JP Duminy to seal the victory with 16 balls remaining at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.Islamabad recorded their third win while Karachi suffered their first defeat of the season.Asked to bat first, Khurram Manzoor (51), Babar Azam (55) struck fifties and a late burst from Mohammad Rizwan helped Karachi Kings post a competitive 153/6.Faheem Ashraf bagged three wickets while Mohammad Sami and Hussain Talat picked up one wicket each.In reply, Islamabad openers dominated the Karachi bowlers from the word go and looked untroubled throughout their match-winning partnership. Ronchi raved to his fifty off just 23 balls while Duminy scored a solid 43 not out off 44 balls.After Ronchi’s departure, Hussain Talat fell early but Asif Ali joined Duminy and the two added another 39-run unbroken stand for the third wicket to overhaul the target.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe cricket official Rajan Nayer suspended by the ICC for 20 years

Zimbabwe cricket official Rajan Nayer suspended by the ICC for 20 years

18 November 0

first_imgDubai, Mar 27 (PTI) Rajan Nayer, a former official in Zimbabwe cricket administration, has been suspended from all cricketing activity for 20 years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on charges of fixing international games.Nayer, the Treasurer and Marketing Director of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association was charged with the three offences under the Code including offering Zimbabwe Captain Graeme Cremer USD 30,000. “I was appalled to be approached by someone so closely connected to the game and there was no doubt in my mind that I had to report it as soon as I could,” Cremer said. Nayers suspension will be backdated to the start of his provisional suspension on January 16, 2018 and as such he will be eligible to participate in cricket from 16 January 2038. “Mr Nayer accepted the charge of 2.1.4 and, on this basis, the ICC has agreed not to pursue any of the alternative charges based on the same facts,” an ICC media release said.Nayer had tried to influence the result of a Test series with the West Indies last year. “I welcome the result of the investigation and the substantial sanction imposed upon Mr. Nayer. It is important that the seriousness of his offences were reflected in the length of ban,” General Manager ICC ACU, Alex Marshall said. Marshall also thanked Cremer for reporting Nayer and cooperating with the investigation. ?I would like to place on record my thanks to Graeme Cremer, who has acted with the utmost professionalism throughout this process. Graeme has been involved and updated throughout the investigation and has played a critical role in ensuring that corruption has no place in our sport,” Marshall added. PTI APA APAadvertisementlast_img read more

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Hope Calcutta Boys School will help make Bengal vibrant: Guv

Hope Calcutta Boys School will help make Bengal vibrant: Guv

18 November 0

first_imgKolkata, Apr 10 (PTI) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today expressed hope that the 141-year-old Calcutta Boys School will help in the making of a resurgent and vibrant Bengal.Tripathi, who unveiled the plaque of the new state-of-the-art block, the Commemoration Building, of the premier heritage educational institution, said it will continue to withstand the vagaries of time and be a part of a new Bengal.”Being an amalgamation of collective wisdom, the institution is a place for excellence in education and co-curricular activities and holds a position among the top institutions in the country,” the Governor said in his address.Tripathi said the new block will give a tremendous boost to the ongoing restoration and renovation drive of the school, founded by Rev James Mills Thoburn in 1877.Union Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar, who was also part of the inauguration of the new unit, said the acronym of The Calcutta Boys School (CBS) stands for Character, Brain and Sports.He said such institutions espouse an egalitarian concept where every child is equal.Stressing on the need to impart basic values among children, Akbar, an alumni of the school, said, “Schools build up characters, which define how we behave with fellow human beings.”Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, while recalling his presence at the foundation laying ceremony of the block in 2012, said the West Bengal governments Kanyashree project has reached out to the poor and helped in the uplift of the girl child.Chief Executive of the Council for ISC Examination, New Delhi, Gerry Arathoon said among the 2,300 ICSE-affiliated schools in the country, the Calcutta Boys School provided one of the best infrastructures for students and teachers.advertisementPrincipal and Secretary of the School, Raja Mcgee said from the 2019-20 academic year, a new humanities stream will be introduced for the 10+2 class, where students will be introduced to different humanities subjects. PTI SUS RBTlast_img read more

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‘I have been waiting for this medal for the last 10 years’ says India’s first Wrestling gold winner Rahul Aware

‘I have been waiting for this medal for the last 10 years’ says India’s first Wrestling gold winner Rahul Aware

18 November 0

first_imgIndia’s first gold medal in Wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2018 was picked up by Rahul Aware. This 26-year-old defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the final of men’s Freestyle 57 kg event on Thursday.He beat his Canadian rival with 3-1 in the finals and a score of 15-7 despite struggling with a leg injury in the latter half. Aware has made it to the finals after defeating Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal 12-8 in the semi-final.The young wrestler also won a gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Melbourne in 2011.On his win at Gold Coast, Aware said, “I have been waiting for this medal for the last 10 years. I can’t describe how it feels to claim it. I missed out on 2010, even in 2014, the team was sent without trials. So, I am very happy that I could finally fulfill this dream.””My leg was troubling me for a while but I dedicate this to my guru (former CWG gold-medallist Harishchandra Birajdar) who passed away in 2011, I am happy that all the efforts I put in got the result I wanted. I have fulfilled my family’s dream. My opponent probably lacked intensity in the final few moments,” said the wrestler from Haryana.Moreover, Olympian Sushil Kumar, the other Indian wrestler at CWG 2018 clinched gold in the 74kg Freestyle wrestling category.India’s gold medal count has currently reached 14.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic cruises into Monte Carlo Masters second round

Novak Djokovic cruises into Monte Carlo Masters second round

18 November 0

first_imgNovak Djokovic was off to a brilliant start as he raced past Dusan Lajovic 6-0 6-1 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.Djokovic’s start of the season was disrupted by an elbow surgery, and has since suffered defeats in consecutive opening matches at Indian Wells and Miami.But there were no signs of his recent struggles as he kickstarted his claycourt campaign in style to record a victory over fellow Serb Lajovic in just 57 minutes.Djokovic, a two-time winner at Monte Carlo, dropped just eight points as he wrapped up the first set with his opponent well off the pace.Lajovic, ranked 93 in the world, offered resistance in the second set to level at 1-1 but failed to capitalise on a break point as the 12-time Grand Slam winner roared back to book a second round meeting with Borna Coric of Croatia.Earlier in the day, Japan’s Kei Nishikori came back from a set down to see off Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-2 6-1 and reach the second round.Nishikori, who missed a large part of last season with a wrist injury, started the season in the Challenger Tour events before reaching the second round at Miami.He was playing close to his best tennis despite calling for a medical timeout for his troublesome wrist.”It’s not great but first match on clay, you know, I’m expecting little soreness,” Nishikori said.”Hopefully I have a day off tomorrow. If I have to play tomorrow, I got to be ready tonight.”advertisementThe 28-year-old, who is making his first Monte Carlo appearance since 2012, will face Russian Daniil Medvedev in the next round.World number 51 Jared Donaldson confronted an umpire after disagreeing with a call made in his first-round defeat by last-year’s finalist Albert Ramos-Vinolas.While 6-3 3-2 down, the 21-year-old American became outraged when a serve by the Spaniard was called in by Arnaud Gabas when he believed it was out.Donaldson eventually lost 6-3 6-3 and apologised to Ramos-Vinolas but refused to shake Gabas’ hand.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Spoons replace vuvuzelas in Russia: World Cup’s new musical instruments

Spoons replace vuvuzelas in Russia: World Cup’s new musical instruments

18 November 0

first_imgVuvuzela’s were annoying and a menace when the World Cups were held in Brazil and South Africa. Players, managers and even some fans complained about the annoying sound of the instruments.But, in Russia, there is going to be no such problem. Instead, the players will feel relaxed and be uplifted with music. The new instrument in this year’s World Cup is the Russian spoon.Eight years after South Africans blared away on their plastic vuvuzela horns when they hosted the contest, Russians are hoping fans at the tournament it hosts starting on Thursday will celebrate by clacking their “lozhkas” – spoons that beat out an insistent, but quieter rhythm.2018 FIFA World Cup: Can Russia control ultras and their racist chants?Folk musicians using the traditional instruments – two wooden spoons held back to back and struck by a third – have already become a feature at official receptions.Less skilled supporters will be able to buy an adapted plastic pair, joined at the end for easier clicking.Russia, please smile! Time for the World Cup This will be the official instrument of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Reuters Photo)Designer Rustam Nugmanov got government backing to produce a line of colored and branded “Spoons of Victory” that have been recognized as the tournament’s official instrument.FIFA World Cup 2018: Song mocking Russian team goes viral”When we were choosing an instrument which is typically Russian and which reflects Russian cultural values, we had a choice of three: a treshchotka (clapper), a shaker and a lozhka,” he said.advertisementThey wanted instruments that could knock out a rhythm, without totally dominating the proceedings like the vuvuzelas did before them. They also wanted to avoid the shattering rattling produced by Brazil’s “caxirola” percussion instruments at the championships four years ago.”That (the caxirola) sounds like a beehive and is a very loud instrument and also does not allow you to clap a rhythm, said Nugmanov. “We have chosen spoons.”The biggest spectacle of the summer starts on Thursday with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium.On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin thanked FIFA for keeping politics out of the sport of football, perhaps hitting out at experts who have said that Russia hosting the World Cup in a political event, like it or not.Leaving behind all the political and societal issues that the Russia World Cup is expected to bring with it, the football at display is what the fans are truly excited about.32 teams are all set to battle for glory with hosts Russia in for a tussle themselves and one winner will emerge on July 15 in Moscow.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Porsche GT2 RS drives into India at Rs 3.88 crore

Porsche GT2 RS drives into India at Rs 3.88 crore

18 November 0

first_imgGerman sports car manufacturer Porsche has launched the GT2 RS in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 3.88 crore, ex-showroom, this is the second model from Porsche after the launch of the GT3 RS which was launched earlier this year.The GT2 RS made its first public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, the latest GT2 RS is said to be the most powerful road-legal GT2 RS in the 911 range. The GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine which churns out a massive 700bhp of power and 700Nm of peak torque. The powertrain is mated to a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox which has tuned to handle the immense power.Also, the 911 GT2 RS is a full rear wheel drive and goes from zero to 100kmph in just under 2.8 seconds and goes all the way till 340kmph which means it is as fast as the 918 Spyder and is also one of the fastest production cars to tackle the Nurburgring.The new GT2 RS goes through a whole lot of body-weight reduction which Porsche has done by providing a carbon-fiber bonnet, front wings, exterior wing mirrors, air ducts surrounds, and a magnesium roof with an added titanium exhaust. All these additions make the GT2 RS weigh at just 1,470 kgs. The weight can be further cut by 30kgs with the addition of the Weissach package which adds a carbon-fiber roof and magnesium alloy wheels.last_img read more

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Making the Carbon Offset Market Work

Making the Carbon Offset Market Work

18 November 0

first_imgThere are two ways the U.S. government could bring consistency and credibility to the voluntary carbon offset market: endorse an existing program and provide guidance, oversight and/or enforcement.That was the basis of my testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming last July. Then last month, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore how to provide guidance and oversight.The booming increase in sales in the voluntary offset market – growing globally from 6 million CO2-equivalent tons in 2004 to between 10 and 13 million tons in 2006 (and probably much more in 2007) – has led to a growing interest by federal policymakers in establishing regulations and standards for the purchase of offsets. While the FTC is looking at the voluntary market, the Lieberman-Warner global-warming bill percolating in the Senate includes measures for mandatory offsets and may be voted on this year.As my presentation at the FTC workshop indicated, however, providing guidance about marketing claims for voluntary carbon offsets may be trickier than it seems. The reason is that there are various ways to substantiate and quantify emission reductions for carbon offsets, and the “right” way can depend on circumstances and your view of the overall objectives for the carbon-offset market.It is hard to separate larger policy questions about the market from the methods used to certify offsets, something WRI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development highlighted in our “Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting,” published in November 2005 – see Greenhouse Gas Protocol. It may be easier to develop clear and consistent rules in the context of a mandatory program – like that envisioned under Lieberman-Warner – than for the voluntary market, where there is no central authority to decide unavoidable tradeoffs between things like transparency, practicality, and environmental integrity.In the meantime, companies are moving forward in spite of uncertainties. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, has become wildly popular as a emissions-accounting tool for companies to measure their carbon footprints. In the past month alone, there have been dozens of media reports of companies – from wine makers to Dell to Pepsi – adopting the corporate GHG Protocol to inventory their emissions, despite the lack of mandatory oversight. We’ve been very busy fielding calls from interested businesses.While it is important for companies to identify ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions internally, clearer standards for carbon offsets (either through oversight and guidance for voluntary markets, or the establishment of a mandatory government-offset program) would help these companies achieve even greater benefits for the environment.last_img read more

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WRI Warns of Threats to Coral Reefs at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

WRI Warns of Threats to Coral Reefs at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

18 November 0

first_imgDespite their benefits to national economies, reefs around the world are at risk, including in the United States.Last Wednesday, WRI participated in Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), a premier conference held annually in Washington, DC that brings together Members of Congress and Congressional staff, federal, state, and local government institutions, and experts from many different backgrounds to discuss current coastal and ocean issues.The theme of this year’s event was “American Prosperity and Global Security: Ocean Solutions for the 21st Century.”The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation holds the event each year in conjunction with World Oceans Day, June 8th. This year, the event could not have been timelier. On June 2, President Obama declared June as National Ocean Month, and last week the White House’s National Ocean Council released nine draft action plans to serve as a foundation for implementing the U.S.’s first National Ocean Policy.As part of a CHOW panel titled “How Dramatic are the Demands of a Changing Ocean?”, I delivered a global perspective on the threats to the world’s coral reefs based on WRI’s recent report Reefs at Risk Revisited. I emphasized the important ecosystem services that coral reefs provide to people in the U.S. and around the world, and the benefits of reefs to national economies. These include revenue from tourism (95 countries and territories benefit from reef-related tourism); shoreline protection (coral reefs protect 150,000 km of shorelines around the world, helping to defend against storm surges and beach erosion); and food security (a healthy reef can yield between 5 and 15 tons of fish and seafood per square kilometer per year).I also relayed the major findings of Reefs at Risk Revisited: that 75% of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local human activities and past stresses from coral bleaching, and these threats will be exacerbated in the future by ocean warming and acidification caused by increasing greenhouse gas emissions.In line with the symposium’s theme of American Prosperity and Global Security, I presented estimates of threats to coral reefs that are located within U.S. states and territories. The United States has jurisdiction over more than 14,000 sq km of coral reefs in about a dozen territories in the Pacific Ocean. Because many reefs within these states and territories, which include Hawaii and the Marshall Islands, are remote from dense populations, their reefs are at relatively low risk compared to others in the world. Overfishing is the greatest threat, affecting about 25% of U.S. Pacific reefs, followed by coastal development, which threatens about 15%. In total, we estimate that about 30% of reefs in the U.S. Pacific are threatened by local human activities.In contrast, a much higher percentage of coral reefs in the U.S. Atlantic are significantly threatened. About 2,000 sq km of coral reefs are located within five U.S. Atlantic states and territories (Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Navassa Island). More than 80% of these reefs are threatened by marine-based pollution and damage (such as shipping traffic, waste from ports, and oil infrastructure) and about 60% are threatened by overfishing. All of the U.S. Atlantic’s coral reefs are considered threatened by at least one local activity.At stake are the important ecosystem services that these coral reefs provide. Degradation of reefs exposes our shorelines to greater storm surges, diminishes economic returns from tourism and fisheries, and jeopardizes our food security.What we need is a greatly expanded and more concerted effort to reduce local pressures on coral reefs. Such actions include increased coverage of marine protected areas, sustainable coastal construction with more effort devoted to long-term planning, and more analysis of the tradeoffs between investing small amounts of capital in reef management today, versus having to invest much greater amounts in the future to restore and replace lost ecosystem services. We also need to address the global threats to coral reefs from ocean warming and acidification by taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Regional Ecosystem Protection and Restoration strategic action plan, proposed as part of the National Ocean Policy, specifically addresses mitigating local impacts to coral reef ecosystems and is a step in the right direction. Federally-funded strategic mitigation actions will buy us time until we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and will help reefs stay resilient in the face of climate change. To revisit the theme of the CHOW panel, it’s clear that the dramatic changes we’re seeing in the ocean are demanding this response from us.last_img read more

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Q&A with Manish Bapna: Environmental Protection and Poverty Reduction Are Linked

Q&A with Manish Bapna: Environmental Protection and Poverty Reduction Are Linked

18 November 0

first_imgThis is a Q&A with Manish Bapna, WRI’s interim president. The story originally appeared in the Brazilian publication, “Revista Epoca,” and was written by Luciana Vicaria.LV: In your opinion, what are the biggest environmental problems?MB: Today’s environmental challenges are largely interconnected. Two-thirds of the ecosystem services (the benefits that people derive from nature that underpin economies and livelihoods) are degraded . This degradation is expected to accelerate in the first half of the 21st century, exacerbated by the effects of climate change. By 2025, up to two-thirds of the world’s people are projected to live in water‐stressed conditions. Food security is another pressing concern. To feed the world’s nine billion people (which we’re expected to pass by mid-century), the U.N. Food and Agriculture (FAO) organization projects that food availability needs to increase by at least 70 percent. LV: Will every person on earth be affected by those consequences in similar ways?MB: No. The combined stress of rising commodity prices, ecosystem degradation, and global warming will disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable communities, who rely on natural resources for their livelihoods and well being. It will take a comprehensive approach from governments, business, and civil society to respond to these pressures and move these issues to the center of the political and economic agenda. Government officials and business leaders in Rio need to develop concrete and lasting solutions to these challenges and ensure that the planet continues to be healthy and vibrant for people and business alike.LV: It is also commonplace to hear that we should first resolve our social hardships and, only after, worry about endangered species and environmental issues, especially in developing countries.MB: While some portray environmental protection in opposition to poverty reduction, the reality is that the two are intimately intertwined. We can – and should – tackle poverty at the same time as we protect ecosystems and natural resources. The principal reason is that the poor are often disproportionately dependent on what nature provides – such as clean water, productive soils, or a stable climate – for their well-being and livelihoods. If land becomes degraded or if fisheries collapse, it is often the poor who suffer the most.LV: Is it fair to ask emerging economies to stop the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, which are often the result of much-needed growth, in order to benefit the environment?MB: This is a difficult and sensitive question. Of course, developing countries are right when they say they are not the cause of most of the global environmental problems the world faces today, including climate change. However, developing countries’ ignoring today’s problems and endlessly expanding their energy use and dependence on dirty energy sources isn’t in their interest either. It’s true that China is the largest consumer of coal and is the leading producer of carbon emissions today (based on total global emissions). India is now in third place. Clearly, from a per capita standpoint, they rank much lower. Therefore, our ability to cut global emissions is going to depend not only on the developed world, like the U.S. and European Union, but also on major emerging economies.LV: Is there any advantage for the developing country in that case?MB: Fortunately, developing countries have an opportunity to chart a better course than many developed countries have. We have learned much over the years about how to reduce poverty and stimulate robust economic growth in ways that sustain the ecosystems on which we all depend. Although developing countries didn’t cause many of the environmental problems the world faces today, it is in their self-interest—and the world’s—to be part of the solution in shaping a more sustainable planet for all people.LV: How do we convince countries to invest in a sustainable economy?As we’ve seen, many countries have been slow to embrace the idea of the “green economy,” and, especially in the recent tough economic times – as we’ve seen in the U.S., E.U., and elsewhere—it has been too easy to push sustainability effort to the margins. Fortunately, there is a range of sensible policies that governments can adopt.LV: Can you give some examples?MB: Just look at Germany. Germany’s feed-in tariff is among the most powerful examples of bold government action on renewables. Supported by government incentives, Germany received 20 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2011, up from 6.4 percent in 2000. The government’s renewable energy strategy has enabled the development of a dynamic new sector that provided over 380,000 jobs last year, while offering consumers more power options. Ultimately, it will take a mix of policies and incentives, together with public investment, to drive a true shift to sustainability.LV: Do the developing countries have initiatives similar to those?MB: Developing countries, too, are waking up to the possibilities of a vibrant green economy. Indonesia is working to protect its forests and reuse already degraded land. In Uganda, the promotion of organic agriculture is helping tens of thousands of farmers to earn up to 300 percent more from certified organic pineapple, ginger, vanilla, and other exports. In Brazil, Natura is perhaps the best-known example of a thriving business that is finding success by working with local partners to incorporate responsible use of the country’s abundant natural resources.LV: What is the role of business and governments to build a healthier economy?MB: Governments need to put in place sound policies that will help protect the environment and create incentives for business to do the same. It also means that businesses need to make investments that will help create a more sustainable planet. For example, many companies, like agribusinesses and beverage manufactures, are starting to incorporate better water management into their strategies. Likewise, technology companies, like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, are investing in low-carbon, renewable energy to power their operations. Ultimately, we need to push sustainability to the center of the political and economic agenda – and envision a planet where environmental protection and economic growth are part of a cohesive and integrated strategy. Rio+20 offers an opportunity to drive this shift and lay out concrete steps to move the planet toward a more sustainable future.LV: Are big cities an important part of this new sustainable economy?MB: As we look at the current trends, it is clear that cities will be at the center of the sustainability challenges of the future. Not only is the global population expanding, it is becoming more urbanized. Already, the majority of the world’s population now lives in cities and towns. By 2030, the urban population is expected to pass 5 billion people. While traditional environmental concerns have typically focused on rural areas, cities present different challenges.LV: What are those challenges?MB: Many of today’s cities suffer from over-crowding, air and water pollution, and traffic congestion. On the other hand, cities present new opportunities. We can build lower carbon and less wasteful buildings. We can shift to better, more efficient transportation systems. We can develop innovations in urban land use planning that can more efficiently meet the needs of tomorrow. This is being exemplified in cities in Brazil, like the city of Curitiba, that has seen breakthroughs in public transportation, like bus rapid transit (BRT), under the leadership of Mayor Jaime Lerner. City governments, working with business and civil society, are embracing policies and investments that limit greenhouse gas emissions, improve public transportation, and tackle water and air pollution. It’s not an exaggeration to say that cities are now at forefront of the sustainability movement.LV: What do you imagine will happen, how will countries behave and what will the planet be like in 30 years?MB: We cannot predict what will happen tomorrow – much less in 30 years. But certainly the major environmental trends are not encouraging. We know that water resources are being stretched. Forests are being threatened. Our climate is becoming less stable. For those reasons and more, we are at a critical moment, and we have a choice. We can continue down our current path – and face the consequences – or we can shift direction. A key question is whether we view sustainability in conflict with economic growth or as an enabler of inclusive and sustainable growth.last_img read more

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Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

17 November 0

first_imgScaling Up Climate-Smart AgricultureDespite the positive changes in the productivity of their land and in the lives of their families, much work needs to be done to ensure that climate-smart agriculture—like water harvesting and agroforestry—spreads throughout Burkina Faso. The country’s weak legal framework doesn’t protect farmers from the appropriation or destruction of their efforts, threatening the agricultural gains they’ve made thus far. For example, farmers in Burkina Faso don’t have legal rights to the trees that grow on their property. Policy changes could provide for this ownership, allowing climate-smart agriculture to expand.The good news is that farmer innovators, government officials, research institutions, and NGOs in Burkina Faso are ready to make the next move. At the workshop earlier this year, participants had a chance to share experiences and reflect on the actions needed to scale up their successes. They agreed to take on the challenge by developing and implementing a national agroforestry strategy. We’ll be watching closely to see how this plan shapes up over the coming months.Farmers in Burkina have proven what works. Now it is time for national-level action to scale up local success stories.LEARN MORE: WRI and Réseau MARP Burkina will soon produce a working paper on scaling up re-greening successes in Burkina Faso and collaborate in mainstreaming the recommendations of the Burkina Faso workshop. In addition, an installment of the forthcoming 2013-2014 World Resources Report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future, will discuss improved land and water management practices to boost productivity on existing cropland, with a vignette on agricultural landscape restoration in Burkina Faso. Successful Farmer-Led Agricultural PracticesMany smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso operate on degraded lands with low-quality soil and inadequate rainfall. They’ve spent years learning how to grow food in these conditions. The practices they’ve refined can help boost farmers’ incomes, reduce food insecurity, and increase resilience to climate change. Belemviré, A. (2003) Impact de la Conservation de l’Eau det des Sols sur la Régénération Naturelle Assistée. Etude Plateau Central. Rapport de travail no.1. ↩︎ For example, Burkina Faso’s farmers dig small holes or planting pits (called zaï) on barren, degraded land and fill them with organic matter, adding nutrients to the soil where they sow their crops. They also construct stone lines (called contour bunds) on their farmland to slow down water runoff, prevent erosion, and assist in recharging the groundwater. These water-harvesting techniques have allowed farmers to restore completely degraded land to much higher levels of production. Since the mid-1980s, it is estimated that farmers have rehabilitated 200,000 to 300,000 hectares of quasi-unproductive lands, producing an additional 80,000 to 120,000 tons of cereals on their lands.These simple water-harvesting techniques have produced a co-benefit: an increase in the number and diversity of on-farm trees1. The manure, which farmers use in the planting pits, contains seeds of trees and bushes which were eaten by the livestock. Besides cereal crops, trees also grow in the pits and along the stone bunds. When farmers protect and manage these seedlings, new agroforestry systems emerge—a process known as “regreening.” These regenerated trees and bushes play a key role in restoring the productivity of degraded farmland and provide multiple benefits: fodder for livestock; fruit, firewood, and poles for construction; a more agricultural-friendly micro-climate; improved soil fertility; higher groundwater levels; and decreased soil erosion.In years of average rainfall, farmers implementing these practices have produced 1,000 kg of cereals on one hectare from lands that were previously barren 2. And, in years of poor rainfall, farmers who implement these practices are relatively better off than those who don’t.Re-greened land in Burkina Faso’s Ranawa village. In 1985, this land was completely degraded. Photo credit: Chris Reij, WRI If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region.Policy makers, researchers, and NGO representatives gathered earlier this year at a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to discuss strategies on combating food insecurity and adapting to climate change. Attendees at the event—organized by the group Network for Participatory Approaches to Research and Planning (Réseau MARP Burkina)—heard from several of Burkina Faso’s farmers on how they produce food on degraded lands. The farmers and participants provided interesting insights into climate-smart agriculture methods—including how to scale up these practices throughout the nation. What Is Climate-Smart Agriculture?Climate Smart Agriculture refers to agricultural practices that help farmers adapt to and mitigate against a changing climate. Learn more about climate smart agriculture and resiliency. Sawadogo,H. (2013) Effects of micro-dosing and soil and water conservation techniques on securing crop yields in northwestern Burkina Faso. Unpublished report. ↩︎last_img read more

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