‘’From our position on the Earth it is difficult to observe where the Earth is and where it’s going, or what its future course might be. Hopefully, by getting a little farther away, both in the real sense and the figurative sense, we’ll be able to make some people step back and reconsider their mission in the universe, to think of themselves as a group of people who constitute the crew of a spaceship going through the universe. If you’re going to be pretty cautious about how you use your resources, how you use your crew, and how you treat your spacecraft.
Hopefully the trips we will be making in the next couple of decades will open up our eyes a little. When you are looking at the Earth from the lunar distance, its atmosphere is just unobservable. The atmosphere is so thin, and such a minute part of the Earth, that it can’t be sensed at all.
That should impress everyone. The atmosphere of the Earth is a small and valuable resource. We’re going to have to learn how to conserve it and use it wisely.
Down here in the crowd you are aware of the atmosphere and it seems adequate, so you don’t worry about it too much. But from a different vantage point, perhaps it is possible to understand more easily why we should be worrying’’.
Extract of Publication about the meaning of moon landing by Neil Armstrong , about a month before launch of Apollo 11, at the request of Life Magazine , June 1969
Enhance productivity in coffee agro-business through inclusive know-how in order to sustain-[smallholders farmers]-ability to create their own prosperity in the coffee agriculture value chain
Founder, Economist by formation, holding Bachelor Degree in Economics from Belgium. Long experience of Biz dev. in undeveloped countries and particularly in East Africa. Last 15 years working in Industrial sector, mainly in Africa, as consultant, in energy saving process, electrical circuit components, flow of materials with equipment manufacturers .
Worked for Utengule Estates, Tanzania; from 2011 till 2019 as an Agronomist. Previously worked as Farm manager by DownBell Horticultural Farm, Zimbabwe. I am Zimbabwean born who holds a Bsc Agriculture Economics from Forthare University, SA.
Agronomist, Irrigation and fertilisation expert – M.Sc in water & soil department from the Hebrew University.Over 25 years of R&D and consulting drip irrigation projects all over the world in various fields – orchard, flower vegetables and greenhouse production. Recent position R&D and consultant for vertical indoor farm in the Netherlands.
PhD – University of Montpellier II-France
Plant Genetist – Breeder with
45 years experience on the preservation of Coffee Genetic resources as well on the use of wild coffee species for the improvement of cultivated species (C. arabica & C. canephora)
Highly skilled as well on Cocoa & Coton breeding
French citizen, PhD University of Paris XI- centre d’Orsay, FrancePlant geneticist. Professor at the University of Abidjan (Ivory Coast, 10 years), at the University of Montpellier (France, 18 years).Full Time senior scientist at the Research Institute for Development during 12 years.Experience on Plant Genetic Resources and Genome evolution focused on yams, sorghum and coffee trees.Fields experience in West Africa and Madagascar.