Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

June 8, 2015 by  
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Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the African savanna, the baobab tree is well-established in varied ecosystems. The fruit and leaves of the baobab are very nutritious and easily cultivated, even in dry environments where traditional agriculture is not possible. Despite enormous potential, there is not yet a global market for baobab. London-based Aduna aspires to create such a market as a means to alleviate poverty and empower rural African communities. Read the rest of Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aduna , Africa , African ecosystem , African savanna , African savannah , baobab , baobab fruit , baobab leaves , Baobab tree , local food , rural Africa , social entrepreneurship , sustainable food , wild food

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Grab a Drink Inside a 6,000-Year-Old Baobab Tree at South Africa’s Sunland Bar

July 9, 2013 by  
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BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000

July 9, 2013 by  
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BMW has yet to officially unveil the production version of its upcoming i3 electric vehicle – however BMW’s execs recently dropped a few hints about its impending launch date. According to Autoblog we can expect the fully electric BMW i3 to hit the US market early next year at a base price of around $34,500. Read the rest of BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , BME EV , BMW , BMW electric vehicle , BMW green car , bmw i3 , electric motor , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery        

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Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

June 28, 2012 by  
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A towering baobab tree made from colorful strands of recycled textiles recently rose on the bank of the River Thames in London. Dubbed “Under the Baobab”, the art installation was created by Pirate Technics for the Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World . With the help of local students from the Chelsea College of Art and Design , the group stacked rings upon rings of fabric to form a beautiful blooming tree. Read the rest of Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: colorful art , green art , London artwork , pirate technics , public art , southbank center , sustainable artwork , tree art textile installation , tree installation , under the baobab

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Great Mosque and National Park Sit Beautifully In the Heart of Mali

August 25, 2011 by  
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