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  • Intercropping plant covers between olive grove alleys increases carbon sequestration,

    03:22
    Compared to conventional practices and bare soil, plant covers generated by intercropping between the alleys of olive groves increase carbon sequestration and reduce soil losses due to erosion.
  • You and your food

    05:13
    The solution to both these problems is simple. Its carbon, the fact that it is in the atmosphere rather than in the soil. The Green Revolution and industrialisation of agriculture have been everything but green. 
  • Why does Africa continue to underperform?

    08:33
    Scars remain from nearly all of Africa having been aggressively colonised. Greed mixed with racism to crush long-standing social structures while looting resource wealth. However, many of today’s most dynamic economies are former colonies. Their impressive successes followed colonialism’s uprooting of conventions which were becoming outdated. Perhaps colonialism should be categorised as a particularly ugly phase among a long series of highly disruptive industrial-era advances. 
  • Africa’s raptors on the brink

    04:02
    Imagine a world where iconic African raptor species like the secretarybird, Wahlberg’s eagle, African harrier-hawk and brown snake eagle, amongst others, are no longer around – vanished from the landscape. While this may sound like a doomsday prediction, without intervention, this might one day be a reality – especially in the west of the African continent.
  • Having more friends may help female giraffes live longer

    04:12
    Grown-up giraffes just aren’t huggy, cuddling, demonstrative animals. So it took identity-recognition software grinding through five years of data to reveal that female social life matters to survival. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johannpretorius/message