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Never Ending Food

In industrialized countries, we often take longevity and health for granted.  When something opposes this notion, it is easy to feel threat­ened.  In a country like Malawi, however, concepts like these are not a given.  Deat...

AgriTraining on Fall Armyworm Mitigation: Learning Modules for Trainers of Smallholder Farmers in Africa

Agri-Training is an organization that provides training and information sharing for smallholder farmers. This set of 7 modules goes over Fall Armyworm Mitigation using Integrated Pest Management and Good Agricultural Practic...

Plans for Everything - mostly free

These are plans for all kinds of interesting things you may or may not have ever thought about building. Many are scans from old books and magazines, now in the public domain. Others I have drawn and engineered myself, usual...

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Making a business from home raised chicks - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

In this video, we will visit the rooftop brooders of the women in Fayoum – and we will learn from them the key steps for a successful household chick raising business.


Monitoring to make rabbit breeding profitable - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

In this video, we will learn how to monitor the performance of a rabbit farm. By filling out monitoring sheets with accurate information and by keeping a notebook to systematically ...

Preventing diseases in rabbits - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

Coccidiosis and colibacillosis are the most dangerous diseases in rabbits because they are highly contagious. Veterinary products cannot cure rabbits that have been infected with th...

Preparing low-cost concentrate feed - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

By making a base mix that can be fed to all animals, you save time and money. Two thirds of the mix is made from grains, like paddy, maize, sorghum and millet. One third of the mix ...

Making a raised platform for sheep and goats - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

In traditional sheds, sheep and goats are often kept on the ground. The animals are in direct contact with their urine and droppings. Because of poor hygiene many animals get sick. ...

Making fresh cheese - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

A soft fresh cheese can be made and ready for consumption  in less than 1 hour and, and is easily made with some basic kitchen equipment, as we will learn from rural women from the ...