What Causes Famine?

What Causes Famine? It doesn’t take a Mao or a Stalin.

Good article on the possibility of climate change-induced famine:  Click Here  We in Puerto Rico should be very concerned about famine in other parts of the world, since 80% of our food is imported.


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Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

This is the first episode of a series on climate change produced by ShowTime. Excellent!

P.S. PR friends: The evangelical climate scientist, Katherine Hayhoe, interviewed in this episode, provided the global climate data used in a recently published study on seasonal impacts of climate change on ag water resources in Puerto Rico. Click here to download

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The Rural Women Solar Engineers of Africa-Latest

Prepare to have your mind blown.

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The extreme inefficiency of our agricultural production.




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Cultivo de Arroz en Puerto Rico: El Renacer de una Empresa Agrícola

Afiche Promocional Foro Arroz

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Taller de Riego, Fortuna, Puerto Rico, Marzo 12, 2014

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Planificación de riego para ahorrar dinero, agua y energía

Eric Harmsen, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus.  Email: eric.harmsen@upr.edu

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Diseño Preliminar de sistemas de riego por goteo

Ing. Eric Irizarry, Agricultural Engineering Extension Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. Email: eric.irizarry@upr.edu

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Fertilizantes y su manejo en sistemas de riego por goteo

Dr. David Sotomayor, Professor, Department of Crop and Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. Email: david.sotomayor@upr.edu

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The workshop planning committee would like to thank the following entities for their support.



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Coloquio Agroambiental – Ciclo de Conferencias Feb – Mayo 2014

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Coloquio Poster 2014

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PR remains on SpaceX’s launch radar

PR remains on SpaceX’s launch radar

Puerto Rico could still land a planned private rocket launchpad that would give a lift to the lagging local economy and make the island a player in a bold new industry that is starting to take off.

SpaceX — formally named Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — has yet to nail down where it will develop the world’s first commercial rocket-launching complex, but a site in Texas has emerged as the frontrunner in a race that includes Puerto Rico, Georgia and Florida.   Read more

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Fireplace Video (5+ hours)

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Outer world can teach us how to grow spiritually

Green and living trees can absorb the bounty of the sun; dead roots and withered branches are destroyed by it. Therefore, man must seek capacity and develop readiness. As long as he lacks susceptibility to divine influences, he is incapable of reflecting the light and assimilating its benefits. Sterile soil will produce nothing, even if the cloud of mercy pours rain upon it a thousand years. We must make the soil of our hearts receptive and fertile by tilling in order that the rain of divine mercy may refresh them and bring forth roses and hyacinths of heavenly planting.

‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace. (Wilmette: US Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1982 second edition) P. 148. Available from http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PUP/pup-55.html#pg148

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