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Hemant Wagh

Apr 29, 2015
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"Relative absence of the social sciences in the climate debate is driven by specific structural and institutional controls that channel research work away from empirical relevance."

Hemant Wagh

May 2, 2015
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" Increasing efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change imply an increasing complexity of interactions, encompassing connections among human health, water, energy, land use and biodiversity."

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May 2, 2015
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"The Whole is More than the Sum of its Parts."

Peter Bane

May 16, 2015
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An excellent suggestion with many benefits. There may be limitations to reproducing some tropical and many temperate species by seeds for different reasons. Some tropical species, while they do reproduce from seed, may not do so beyond a few weeks, and the seeds may need to be kept moist during that interval to remain viable. Technical support in these matters would be important for success. Temperate species such as apple and pear are readily reproduced from seed, but often yield insipid fruit of low value to humans unless grafted with preferred varieties. Stone fruits (plum, peach, cherry, apricot, almond) are more self-fertile and therefore yield offspring more like the parents, but there is considerable genetic drift over time through sexual reproduction. Since our cultivated species represent several thousand years of selection, that drift is likely not going to be in the direction of making horticulture easier, even if it helps the crop genomes adapt to changing conditions. If this suggestion were combined with improved horticultural education for the school children of the sort that led to proficiency in grafting, pruning, nursery care of seedlings and small trees, and appropriate interplanting, the expansion of tree crops to semi-cultivated areas could have a profound and positive impact. A parallel focus on interplanting fruits and nuts with nitrogen-fixing species should be developed. These support and fertility plants are critical to soil improvement and can provide excellent fodder for animals as well as green manures and mulches.

Hemant Wagh

May 17, 2015
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Respected Professor, I am very thankful to you for your very encouraging & kind comments. I had already included some of your suggestions. I wrote, " Only minimum suggested, people most welcome to do more, like growing saplings, planting, grafting( special method followed by horticulturists, not needed initially, difficult to implement in a mass program at least initially), pruning etc. but distributing fruits free to everyone & requesting seeds be preserved for future utilization." My late mother had a pigeonpea plant perrenial variety that had grown 6&1/2 feet tall and had a maximum diameter of foliage of about 7 feet and plant yielded pods throughout the year. We lost it after we shifted from that city. Such plants could be identified and its seeds could be used to yield perenial varieties. About other issues I shall give details after a few days. I once again sincerely thank you for your comments, With Sincere Regards, Hemant Wagh.

Hemant Wagh

May 18, 2015
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Respected Sir, The Fruit trees Genomes adapting to changing conditions would in itself be a very desirable achievement. All our cultivars have been developed by selecting & propogating the natural finds. So those are in the final analysis the nature's gifts. The plucking and distributing the fruits would help identify the better ones which would deserve further attention. I wrote, "District Collector, local bodies, education officer, agriculture officer, horticulture officer, and forest officer to coordinate and monitor program. Students to be made part of monitoring system as well." This would help. The asexual propogation of cultivars reduces biodiversity. This mission would help increase biodiversity which could be fully utilzed by horticulturists. Thus it is complementary to and not a substitute for conventional horticulture. In fact it would help utilize natural processes better. Addition of special horticulture education in school curriculum should be optional & voluntary. The initiative for this aspect should better come from the horticulture-agriculture departments of universities & governments. The possibility of fruits of lower quality exists but it would be better to have those than not having at all. Additionally those fruits could be used as free raw material for processing by rural collectives helping reduce unemployment & costs of final products. Benefits should be passed on to common people. Once again I thank you for your comments,

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May 19, 2015
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http://biblehub.com/genesis/1-11.htm Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.

Hemant Wagh

Jun 5, 2015
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tfb2015 Jun. 04, 2015 09:53 AM IST Member 11 | share I think this project is wonderful because trees are crucial both for mitigating and adaptation to climate change. If children learn to value seeds and grow trees we can expect a greener world. In my country Bolivia deforestation is rampant because people don´t value trees nor forests. Therefore teaching children saving seeds and growing trees can make a huge difference because they would love to see how the trees grow and in this way they would love nature. I speak by my own experience I always save seeds and grow them, sometimes I am successful sometimes I am not, but to observe how the trees are growing is like they were my children, and my understanding of nature grows with them. waghhm Jun. 04, 2015 04:20 PM IST Member 12 | share Respected tfb2015, I am very grateful to you for your comments. You have indeed summed up the essence of my proposal in just a few yet very touching sentences. Kindly accept my sincere regards.

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tfb2015 Jun. 04, 2015 09:53 AM IST Member 11 | share I think this project is wonderful because trees are crucial both for mitigating and adaptation to climate change. If children learn to value seeds and grow trees we can expect a greener world. In my country Bolivia deforestation is rampant because people don´t value trees nor forests. Therefore teaching children saving seeds and growing trees can make a huge difference because they would love to see how the trees grow and in this way they would love nature. I speak by my own experience I always save seeds and grow them, sometimes I am successful sometimes I am not, but to observe how the trees are growing is like they were my children, and my understanding of nature grows with them. waghhm Jun. 04, 2015 04:20 PM IST Member 12 | share Respected tfb2015, I am very grateful to you for your comments. You have indeed summed up the essence of my proposal in just a few yet very touching sentences. Kindly accept my sincere regards.

Hemant Wagh

Jun 17, 2015
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This mission will also be useful to increase the number of pollinators.

Hemant Wagh

Jun 25, 2015
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Charleston church shooting, May God bless the departed souls with eternal peace and give us the courage and strength to find a solution to such an issue throughout the world.

Hemant Wagh

Apr 10, 2016
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Dear Seda & Lofti,

Thanks for your support. I have filled in the blank spaces, you may kindly go through the theme & give your opinion..

Regards.


Hemant Wagh

May 14, 2016
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Religion has been a dividing as well as uniting force throughout history, although it has humanitarian core elements within it. Why not to attempt to bring into focus those elements for the collective benefits of mankind !! This theme attempts to do the same. Hence I feel the names of Swamiji, Lincoln & Martin Luther King Jr. & such names in different countries should be there to help us tap & use the religious feelings towards the purpose of bettering the climate.

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