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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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Kicking off day 3 in Rosario. Today we are looking at issues of waste management in Rosario & developing our research strategy for urbanisinginplace.org exploring #urban #agroecology in London, Rosario, Riga & Brussels. Follow this #thread to find out about today’s
activities!
In Rosario there is a source separated municipal waste system. But the organic waste fraction is often contaminated and not to produce compost fit for agroecological farmers
They are therefore focusing on identifying and securing appropriate waste resources and capturing them before they enter the waste stream
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Kicking off day 2 in Rosario with a topical illustration of the interrelationships and tensions of urbanisation #thefightbetweencarnivalandlent
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urbanisinginplace.org activities!
Today we look at the theory informing our research into #urban #agroecology inc: #periurban spatial & social relationships, #intersectionality & how/who defines value - and how resources are metabolised in the city.
You thought we were just here talking about growing tomatoes didn’t you?
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Is this a failure of ambition? For soil carbon storage, mixed farming involving good rotations works, the researchers say. But they also say its not realistic in economic or policy terms. So economic & policy changes are needed? rothamsted.ac.uk/news/soil-fail… #soilmatters #soil #snoil
"Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern USA beef finishing systems" 2018 publication
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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