Archive for Agroforestry

Environmental Project Gonzaga “PRAGO”

The ecological group is made up of students from the fourth to eleventh grades and is coordinated by a professor of Natural Sciences, who deals with the permanent reflection on environmental issues, campaigns and care of the school’s forest, as well as follow-up on what is refers to maintenance and reforestation of this beautiful lung for the city. On the other hand, this group develops activities that allow it to be in line with the world celebrations, raising awareness and raising awareness about the most important environmental problems to the entire educational community.

The Principles of Agroecology: Towards Just, Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology.

Malawian Ecology in Daily Life

Pope Francis invites us “to acknowledge our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation”. In other words, what is needed is not only the change of some countries or some people but the change of the whole of humanity. Each of us, at a personal level, is responsible for the global ecological crisis. Consequently, each person has to change his or her habits in order to preserve “our common home”.

Experimental farm professor “Andrés Vloeberg”

Our experimental farm “Andrés Vloeberg” is located in the Madre Vieja Sur sector at 3.4 kilometers, approximately 10 minutes from the physical plant of the Instituto Politécnico Loyola (IPL). The production of the same one is divided in: cunicultura, porcicultura, ovine upbringing and pecuaria; On the other hand there is the area of ​​nurseries of ornamental fruit trees and nurseries. It has areas of greenhouses and open field, the latter houses temporary tropical crops. All this with the objective that the students of Agronomy of the Technical Baccalaureate and those of Agro-enterprise Engineering of the Specialized Institute of Higher Studies Loyola (IEESL), develop their practices.

Botanical garden Gaspar Xuárez sj

The mission of this botanical garden is to establish itself as a national center for conservation, will research, education and sustainable use of biodiversity in the central region of Argentina. An educational program is developed with primary and secondary schools in the region through guided tours and workshops to the community. The goal is to raise awareness of the value of natural resources and public understanding of the issue of biodiversity, its importance and its loss.

Tree of Life- a Jesuit pursues science in service of the poor in Zambia

fs006-np_LessepsMost people think of an academic career as moving steadily up from doctoral studies to first teaching position to tenure to advancement in rank, culminating as full professor and head of a department. But Fr. Roland Lesseps is no ordinary man. The Jesuit biologist, an expert in embryology with a doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University, walked away from a comfortable position in his home town of New Orleans to spend almost 20 years pursuing science in service of the poor in Africa. After he left a full professorship at Loyola University where he chaired the biology department, he found a second home at the Jesuit agriculture research and training center at Kasisi, Zambia, not far from the capital, Lusaka.