Nicholas Anthony DeMarco

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My name is Nick DeMarco, a young writer with a passion for food, politics, and travel.

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In the beginning, many of the web pages that I first read to research this post decided to run with two "cool" ancient anecdotes. The first is that Homer men...

Why the World Needs Sustainable Irrigation - BORGEN

Rainwater is used by the majority of the world to water crops; this is less than half as effective as optimal irrigation. To improve water usage and see the benefits of sustainable irrigation, the world must act together, through global investment, local governance and ingenuity.

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A Brief Look at Tree Aid | The Borgen Project

Tree Aid is a little-known international charity based in the United States and the United Kingdom. The organization was founded in 1978 by a group of concerned foresters in reaction to widespread famine in Africa. The original goal of Tree Aid was to provide a sustainable small-scale support that would be sustainable to their local ...

An Overview of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement - BORGEN

Volunteering and working for the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement does not come without risk. Because the organization operates in and around war zones, people involved with the organization must take precautions. Sometimes they become targets as a result of their work.

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How the US Benefits From Foreign Aid to Vietnam | The Borgen Project

Vietnam stirs up mixed emotions in many Americans because of one of the U.S.' most controversial conflicts. To many it will always be a war that touched their lives in a negative way - a lesson to be learned or a friend never to be forgotten.

The Astonishing Growth of Chinese Investment in Africa - BORGEN

Chinese investment in Africa is viewed as both a blessing and a curse. Some say it is great that new money is being pumped into the African economy, new roads are being built and there are new jobs, but others see it as a form of neo-colonialism.

Political Stability Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Nicaragua - BORGEN

SEATTLE - Nicaragua shares borders with three countries: Honduras and El Salvador to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua is still suffering from the aftereffects of a long civil war and dictatorship. The Sandinista government responsible for much of the longtime suffering was elected fairly in 2006 and since 2008 have regained full control of all of the branches of government.

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Farming in Mongolia | The Borgen Project

Mongolia sits between Siberia and China and harbors the northern tip of the Gobi desert, desert plains and its legendary steppes. These inhospitable environments do not easily lend themselves to the cultivation of crops. In response to their harsh surroundings, Mongolians developed a society around animal husbandry that has served them well over the millennia.

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