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  1. 2023-10-20 Biochar has been around for a long time, initially identified as “terra preta”, the black soils of the Amazon basin, made from wood charcoal, organic matter, and the growth of microorganisms in the soil. It was identified again in the 1950s but has been slow to be recognized for its benefits in...
  2. 2023-10-18 Smallholder farmers across the globe are 'on the frontlines' of environmental, economic, and social challenges in their communities. While they face the most adverse effects, they also play the most pivotal role in driving solutions. We will share Plant With Purpose’s proven strategy for holistic...
  3. 2023-10-20 PETRASA has been working in Rural Development for more than 18 years in 87 villages with over 5,000 farmers. Year by year, Rural communities face more challenges, including poverty, climate change, access to financial services, land use, access to markets, infrastructure, and education. In...
  4. 2023-10-20 Explore the journey of nurturing Singapore's urban farming ecosystem, from visionary concepts to practical implementations that are reshaping the urban landscape. Singapore, though a small country, was once an agrarian country and had once even been self-sufficient. However, due to land...
  5. 2023-10-20 Agroecology has been advanced in fora around the world as a people-centered approach to transformation of food and agriculture systems. But, what is agroecology really? In this session, Dr. Abram Bicksler will share about the complexities of food and agriculture systems and identify principles,...
  6. 2023-10-18 Dr. Kanjana Sommit has more than 12 years of research experience on alternative tourism such as voluntourism, gastronomy, community-based, and old-town conservation tourism. Tourism marketing and social entrepreneurship are also the fields she experiences. As a social science academic, she...
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