The water budget approach allows professionals to design a sustainable landscape based on a proper amount of water.
Groundwater is a resource that communities must manage. But they use complex methods to determine its level. A new technology that applies remote telemetry eliminates this problem.
Páramo Farms and Páramo Snacks have joined forces to add value to the vegetables and native potato species grown by ASOARCE. This article describes the processes, highlights the challenges, and explains why these are replicable efforts that could be used to restore degraded lands in water ecosystems.
ASOARCE recently received a grant for its innovative method of applying scientific and technological knowledge in the recovery of the Andean forest of the Páramo de Guerrero. The grant was awarded by the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through its Small Grants Programme (SGP).
Basic concepts of this science: Defining remote sensing, How does remote sensing work?, What information does remote sensing offer?, What platforms and sensors do remote sensing use? What are the benefits of remote sensing? etc.
Businesses that are moving to “as-a-Service” ecosystem of providers have no the contracting structure adequate to administer that environment. Thus, the contracts work in theory but not in practice. Smart contracts cut this problem.
Proper vaccine storage and handling have been an essential factor in preventing and eradicating many common vaccine-preventable diseases. Failure to regulate a vaccine’s temperature can reduce its potency, resulting in inadequate immune responses in patients. Temperature Monitoring Devices eliminate this problem by providing accurate information from monitoring temperature conditions.
Potato sorters used in ﬁelds today are inefﬁcient, expensive to operate, and high maintenance. Many of these machines require several people to operate them, and weather conditions must be just right for optimal sorting. Additionally, the machines fail to adequately separate foreign objects from the harvest, which reduces the yield and increases storage costs. TOMRA’s Field Potato Sorter (FPS) overcomes all of these issues.
Members of ASOARCE planted potatoes and vegetables and used organic practices to restore the soil. The produce has been of excellent flavor and texture, despite the adverse conditions of the páramo’s climate and altitude. This article describes how farmers control pests and diseases in potato crops without the use of chemicals and how they perform their traceability.
Cenaida, Elena, and Barbara are three women who operate small farms in a village near Bogotá. For the past three years, they have been planting organic potatoes and vegetables to restore their farms’ soil. Why do farmers sacrifice part of their production to protect the páramos? What is the urgency to conserve these fragile ecosystems that supply water to many cities?
The NGO Both Ends through its JWH initiative in February 2018 awarded María Elena Pulido, a farmer from the Páramo de Guerrero, for her leadership in actions aimed at recovering the páramo through organic agriculture. But who is María Elena, how does she live, and what did she do to deserve the prize?
A recent study that analyzed the results of research done 30 years ago refutes the belief that all progeny tubers from plants grown from virus infected tubers will generally also become infected.
Gabrielle Glaser is an American author and journalist. For three years she investigated to write a book about alcoholism. In early April 2015, The Atlantic published her article on this topic. I took the following information from this text and I adapted it for write this note.
El Páramo de Guerrero es uno de los páramos más degradados de Colombia. Es fundamental por tanto adelantar actividades encaminadas a restaurar dicho ecosistema. ASOARCE lo viene haciendo desde 2015. Y ahora con ayuda de pasantes extranjeros. Conoce la historia de Johanna Malard’hie y las razones que la motivaron para realizar sus prácticas en dicho páramo.