Irish Aid study fellows for the year 2017/2018 had their last gathering on the 16th of April 2018, at the Iveagh House foreign affairs and trade in Dublin. The function was blessed by the presence of the Minister of state Mr. Ciaran Cannon who highlighted on the importance of quality education. Siyabonga Mathebula had an opportunity to make a presentation about the importance of his home-based research, looking at the challenges facing South African aquifers in the western cape and his experiences of studying and living in Ireland.
Land-use change and forestry (LUCF) projects that result in greater carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems are widely seen as a low-cost alternative to Carbon dioxide-emissions reduction for mitigating climate change(Boyland, 2006).
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Continuing population and consumption growth will mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. Growing competition for land, water, and energy, in addition to the over exploitation of fisheries, will affect our ability to produce food, as will the urgent requirement to reduce the impact of the food system on the environment (Godfray et al., 2010)