1. 2012-12-20 In tropical countries malaria kills more than a million people every year. The majority are children. That means, a person dies of malaria somewhere in the world at least every 30 seconds. Great advances have been made in pharmaceutical technology, but still many of the poorest people in the...
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  3. 2012-12-04 There has been a lot of talk about resilience lately, but what does it all mean and how should we think about it in terms of agricultural and community development from poverty reduction and improved well-being? In a global context of variability and change – be it economic or environmental – and...
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  9. 2012-12-04 Human eating behaviors vary widely with the resources available and beliefs about which types of foods lead to good health. This talk will address ways to evaluate the resources, beliefs, and nutritional health of communities. In addition, the situations in which the addition of Moringa oleifera...
  10. 2012-12-20 Small-scale farming is a surprisingly complex enterprise with multiple areas of risk that also present opportunities for impact. This session aims to introduce some "systems thinking", a couple of simple tools and a measure of humility to our development efforts. Presenter :David Erickson serves...
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  12. 2012-12-20 Christ-centered community development based on faith-sharing, a generous influx of resources, and appropriate agricultural and other technology may still fail if a deep level of community transformation hasn't occurred. Historical wounds (including slavery and colonialism) are often much deeper...
  13. 2012-12-20 The farming of fish is one of the fastest growing agricultural industries in the world for a simple reason - a lot of protein can be produced on relatively small plots of land. This talk will describe various methods of maximizing the production of fish (tilapia) using minimal resources and...
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