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Is FAO opening a window for ecological farming?

Blog entry by Monique Mikhail | September 25, 2014

It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. It was the first FAO event on agroecology in...

Counting Down – 39 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

Making new training friends…Iceberg 1 & Iceberg 2 Tuesday, 23 September 2014 With time running out to train and prepare for the Last Desert Race, and with so many things still to be finalized before my departure for Antarctica,...

Counting Down – 40 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

People’s Climate March…a march for global climate action Monday, 22 September 2014 An estimated 400 000 people participated in the People’s Climate March on 21 September 2014 through the streets of New York. At the same time,...

Counting Down – 41 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

My Cape Town Marathon Experience… Sunday, 21 September 2014 The organisers of the Cape Town Marathon would like to establish the race as one of the top city marathons in the world. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful...

Counting Down – 42 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

Media Coverage of Antarctica, Last Desert Race, Climate Change… Saturday, 20 September 2014 I had the opportunity over the past few days to participate in various media interviews in Cape Town about my upcoming running adventure...

Counting Down – 43 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

People’s Climate March on 21 September 2014 Friday, 19 September 2014 The People’s Climate March will be held on Sunday, 21 September 2014, when more than 100 000 people are expected to march in New York in support of climate...

Counting Down – 44 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 20, 2014

Talking Antarctica with Braam Malherbe… Thursday, 18 September 2014 Braam Malherbe  is an extreme adventurer, conservationist, author of the best seller, “ The Great Run ”, and most importantly, he has been to Antarctica… I...

Counting Down – 45 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 20, 2014

Another Run in Cape Town, SA Innovation Summit and #Hashtag Radio Interview… Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Greetings from Cape Town. I started the day with a nice early morning run in Sea Point. Thereafter, I attended Day 2...

Counting Down – 46 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 18, 2014

SA Innovation Summit, renewable energy and a run in Cape Town… 16 September 2014 Greetings from Cape Town. The  7 th  SA Innovation Summit  started this morning at the Cape Town Stadium. It is my first time at the event and...

Counting Down – 47 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 17, 2014

Columbia Sportwear, running gear, fundraising… Monday, 15 September 2014 Greetings from Cape Town. I am definitely not the biggest fan of running in cold conditions, and participating in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica ...

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