Hatch4Good: Solving the Challenges We Face, Now and in the Future

Students from different areas of study at the University of Saint Andrews came together on 14-15 October as part of a national effort to instigate social and environmental change through the ‘Hatch4Good’ initiative. The aim was to inspire and innovate, to reform the old, and invent new means to live and promote sustainable resource use,Continue reading “Hatch4Good: Solving the Challenges We Face, Now and in the Future”

Cuba: A Model for Sustainable Agriculture

In 2006, the World Wildlife Fund identified Cuba as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. This was largely due to the great success of its agricultural sector. The Cuban state for the past quarter of a century has encouraged local production by small scale farmers, using sustainable strategies without chemical pesticides.Continue reading “Cuba: A Model for Sustainable Agriculture”

Summer Series: After Ebola: Sustainable Agriculture in Sierra Leone

Planting potato vines in raised rows. Using new tools to turn the soil. Planting peppers in a nursery, shaded by palm fronds, before transplanting them. Spreading quality fertilizer. These are not new or revolutionary techniques. However, they have the ability to make a huge impact on a farmer’s yields. My name is Emma Middleton andContinue reading “Summer Series: After Ebola: Sustainable Agriculture in Sierra Leone”