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North-East Syria: Water for Rojava Fundraising campaign
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North-East Syria: Water for Rojava Fundraising campaign

We are happy to announce that we have raised over £105,000 (>110’000 Euro) for vital water projects and women’s co-operatives in North-East Syria! Thank you all for your amazing support and generosity. You can still donate to #Water4Rojava via Paypal: www.solidarityeconomy.coop/donate The project The fund will help women’s co-operatives and democratic local municipalities in North-East...

Northern Iraq: Improving the Overall Environment and Climate in Ashti IDP Camp
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Northern Iraq: Improving the Overall Environment and Climate in Ashti IDP Camp

Duration: 15/02/2020 – 29/02/2020 The Camp Ashti Camp is an IDP camp, which was established in 2013 near Arbat city in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Northern district of Arbat is home to thousands of Iraq’s displaced people. They coexist, share their stories and tell of the human toll the Islamic State group has taken...

France: Shared orchard in Castries in July 2019
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France: Shared orchard in Castries in July 2019

A shared “eco-orchard” of 8400 m2 has been implanted in Castries near Montpellier (mediterranean climate) with local, rustic fruit trees, using the direct seeding technique, in order to eventually have a “forest orchard” producing its own forest soil, without irrigation or other inputs. Keywords : Mediterranean rain fed orchard, fruit trees direct seeding, eco-orchard. Introduction...

North-East Syria: Plant-based greywater treatment
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North-East Syria: Plant-based greywater treatment

Much wastewater in northern Syria ends up in rivers, whence it is extracted for use in agricultural irrigation. The uncontrolled discharge of wastewater and its subsequent use in agriculture is often a cause of disease and affects the ecological systems of the rivers. If properly treated, the wastewater could be made safe for agricultural use....

Portugal: Caldas da Rainha
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Portugal: Caldas da Rainha

Small projects also have a place in rooting change in our territories. In Caldas da Rainha, a portuguese rural city known for its art and ceramics schools and tradition, Roots for Change has been collaborating with a cultural cooperative – CoopCASA and the local urban garden community. Being in a rural artistic context, this local...

Caldas da Rainha
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Caldas da Rainha

In Caldas da Rainha, a portuguese rural city known for its art and ceramics schools and tradition, Roots for Change has been collaborating with a cultural cooperative – CoopCASA and the local urban garden community.

Switzerland: Roots for Change at IPW 9
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Switzerland: Roots for Change at IPW 9

Roots for Change attended the 9th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW) in Zurich. The IPW is one of the most respected international conferences treating the complex issue of global phosphorus cycles. Phosphorus is a basic element for plant growth and therefore for global crop production. To date, it is mined from fossil sources that are likely...