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The Fairmined label: promoting social and environmental responsibility in artisanal and small-scale mining
At the international level, artisanal and small-scale mining organizations (ASMOs) have a major social, environmental and economic impact. The way gold is extracted ...
2013 - Excellent Development
Sand dams are the most cost-effective method of rainwater harvesting in drylands.
2013 - Geres
Passive Solar Architecture
Bioclimatic architecture seeks to tailor housing to its setting (climate and environment) and the inhabitants’ way of life. It can be used both to build new ...
2013 - Geres
The Artificial Glacier
The artificial glacier is a technique that allows vulnerable populations to adapt to climate change, in particular to a decline in water resources. The artificial ...
2011 - Entrepreneurs du Monde
Project ‘A Women, a Stove, a Forest’
Thanks to the introduction of savings and specific credit services Entrepreneurs of the World facilitates access to improved cooking stoves and gas stoves, allowing ...
2011 - IDE
iDE is developing a technology of micro-irrigation capable of adapting itself to all types of farming, even on terrains where the slope does not allow for ...
2009 - SOS Sahel
The improved cook stove
The improved cook stove is a recognized techniques to combat desertification. It allows a reduction in the consumption of fuelwood of 70 to 80%.
2009 - La Voûte Nubienne
An ancestral construction technique
The Association Voûte Nubienne (“the Nubian Arch Organization”) promotes an ancestral African technique for the construction of timberless vaulted roofs. Materials ...
2007 - Initiative Developpement
Biogaz reservoirs work with human and animal waste, particularly pig litter. These waste products are collected in a digestion tank and produce methane gas. After a ...
2007 - Bolivia Inti
The solar cooker
Operating principle: sunlight shines through the glass. It is absorbed by the black surface and the cooking recipient, and converted into heat (greenhouse effect). ...