Thursday, September 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Don Lotter of Davis greets an assistant manager on an organic farm he manages outside Arusha, Tanzania, in 2009. Lotter now practices non-organic zero-tillage, believing it to be a more sustainable and productive method of staple crop production for the drought-susceptible and food-insecure regions of Africa. Courtesy photo
Don Lotter walks with university students through a deforested area near Dodoma. The trees of Tanzania are being unsustainably cut for making charcoal for cooking fuel. Courtesy photo
Children in Tanzania crowd into a classroom. Don Lotter of Davis is critical of the country's educational system. Courtesy photo
A top-lit updraft stove burns pellets made from agricultural waste biomass. Don Lotter is testing and introducing pellet making and inexpensive stoves in the Dodoma region of Tanzania. Courtesy photo