January 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Major international research initiative launched to improve food security for developing countries

In a unique and important move to harness science to improve food security for millions of people in the developing world, research funders from the UK and USA and government departments in the UK and India have today (11 January) announced a new £20M/$32M joint research initiative.


The new initiative will fund teams from the UK, India and developing countries to work on research projects to improve the sustainability of vital food crops. The research will particularly…


Added by Linda Larbie on January 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Goldwind wins 76.5MW Ethiopia deal

Goldwind is to export wind turbines to Africa for the first time, following a 76.5MW supply deal with HydroChina International Engineering Company (HCIE).


The Chinese wind turbine manufacturer will provide 34 units of 1.5MW direct-drive turbines to the Adama wind farm in central Ethiopia. It will supply the turbines in…


Added by Linda Larbie on January 6, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Solar power benefits rural East Africa

Solar power has opened a world of opportunity, improved the quality of life and eased daily routines in the developing world, according to the New York Times.

Sara Ruto of Kiptusuri, Kenya purchased an $80 solar power system made in China in February. Her…


Added by Linda Larbie on January 5, 2011 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

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