Erosion Management

Farming and Foreign Aid in Haiti

Last fall, over 20 film directors participated in the short film initiative “WE THE ECONOMY,” a series of bite-sized looks at common but important questions people have about economics. 

 

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Hybrid High-Yield Wheat

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Road Reconstruction

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Concrete from Sand

 

Finding uses for the large amounts of arid land in Mongolia.

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Anti-desertification and Revegetation

Techniques which can be used to improve land quality and reclaim land from desertification.

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Arkhangai Greenhouse

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Use available glass resource and collaborate to find ways to improve an existing greenhouse and thus extend the growing period of the Hasu Shivert Resort in the Arkhangai province.

Commodity: 
Hills, arable soil, dairy, vegetables, buildings, hot springs, hot water (69 degrees C), large glass piles, pool, basketball courts, showers, passable road, horses
Custom & Culture: 
Resort has been traditionally Russian but has since been operated by Mongolians. Proprietor Munkhbat Hasu runs the facility and staff are trained in hospitality. Many agriculture workers work in the greenhouses, on grounds and near the property. Hasu is well known for his prized racing horses. Sporting facilities, swimming and hot tub facilities are all on grounds. Traditional Mongolian activities such as horse riding and archery are available.
Knowledge: 
Local knowledge about banking, business, short term debt cycles and credit matched with timeline. Farming, greenhouse, algae growing, resort operations, food and beverage, dining, health spa operation, massage, tourism, horse training
Money: 
Value is currently unknown.
Technology: 
Geothermal heating on property, greenhouses, plant and algae growing technology, plumbing, heating, cooling, pipes, nozzles, equipment for greenhouse and farm.
Well-Being: 
Employment opportunities at resort, in greenhouses, and on grounds. Tourism to area significant in summer months. Plentiful food, vegetarian, dairy, and meat in the region. Health facilities for water treatment, massage, rest.

ResearchGATE Links Agriculture

"The ResearchGATE site links researchers from around the world and is driving homegrown, locally relevant innovation in developing nations." (From CAS-IP)

http://casipblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/researchgate-and-its-savvy-use-of-the-web/

In relation to the GIC, the Agriculture module directly aligns by connecting relevant communities of researchers.

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