Many in ECHO’s network have taken on the responsibility of establishing an agricultural development project in a country far from home and mostly unfamiliar. Often they and others involved in agricultural development wish for a better understanding of local weather and climate patterns so that agricultural planning can be successful. Location-specific climate information is valuable for coping with rainfall extremes, choosing which crops to work with, and determining the best time of year to prepare fields for planting.
Tim Tanner shared some details about how he and his family have cooked and eaten moringa seed pods.
Photos of the modified seed dryer described in EDN 109
Experiences promoting use of moringa in Tanzania
Drying seeds in preparation for storage and maintaining dry conditions in storage both help prevent the growth and harmful effects of mold on seed viability.
Input from the ECHO network concerning the use of urine as a fertilizer.