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Association Between Women’s Empowerment and Maternal and Child Nutrition in Kalale District of Northern Benin
Rosamond L. Naylor
Women empowerment (WE) is increasingly viewed as an important strategy to reduce maternal and child undernutrition,1–3 which continues to be a major health burden in low- and middle-income...
Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation Impacts on Crops Production Diversity and Dietary Diversity in Northern Benin
Rosamond L. Naylor
In 2007, "solar market gardens" were installed in 2 villages for women’s agricultural groups as a strategy for enhancing food and nutrition security.
Colocation opportunities for large solar infrastructures and agriculture in drylands
Christopher B. Field
We explored the potential to colocate solar installations and agriculture.Water use at solar installations are similar to amounts required for desert plants.Co-located systems are economically...
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Blowin' in the wind: Dispatches from the Iowa farm
It is August again, and my wife and I are back on our farm.
Bioelectricity promises more 'miles per acre' than ethanol, Science study finds
Researchers writing in the May 7th edition of the journal Science, including FSE's David Lobell, find that converting biomass to electricity is a more efficient way to power cars than converting it...
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Biomass Energy: The climate protective domain
Biomass energy sources are among the most promising, most hyped, and most heavily subsidized future energy sources.
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Benin solar market gardens: video gallery
This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.
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