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  1. 1995-10-19 “Probably more people are directly involved in chicken production throughout the world than in any other single agricultural enterprise.” Maintaining and improving the productivity of backyard chicken flocks is important for the wellbeing of rural families. Backyard producers value chickens for...
  2. 1994-07-19 A technique for removing salts from planting containers.
  3. 2013-01-20 Village chickens can be found in all developing countries and play a vital role in many poor rural households. They provide scarce animal protein in the form of meat and eggs and can be sold or bartered to meet essential family needs such as medicine, clothes and school fees. Village poultry are...
  4. 2007-10-20 Chickens are an important source of meat and eggs for many small-scale farmers. When only a few chickens are kept, they are usually able to meet their dietary needs with kitchen scraps and a bit of grain, and by scavenging for seeds, insects, worms, etc. However, if the flock size is increased...
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  6. 1993-03-19 L. E. Andrews in Houston, Texas. “It sounds like Mr. Mears in Ecuador has a lot of problems with ticks! Marsha Hanzi, Instituto de Permacultura da Bahia, Brazil.“Regarding ticks on cattle, this is also a serious problem in the Brazilian altiplano, where it has been successfully kept within limits...
  7. 2017-07-31 I live in Las Cañadas (www.bosquedeniebla.com.mx), an education center for sustainable living. For 20 years, we at Las Cañadas have been dedicated to conservation of the rain forest, one of the scarce and biodiverse forests that exist. We are also committed to finding and demonstrating ways to...
  8. 2017-10-05 This workshop will look at indigenous microbial fermented feeds as an alternative to our expensive foreign/imported GMO corn-soy based feed ration for our native animals (chicken and swine). Experiments on microbial fermentation on indigenous plants was conducted in terms of palatability,...
  9. 2017-10-03 In this workshop, Scott talked about his small backyard urban garden and his experiments with integrating egg-laying chickens into the system on multiple levels. Faced with the economic reality of it being cheaper to buy eggs than produce them himself using store-bought feeds, he began to look...
  10. 2017-11-01 While availability of food calories has paralleled human population growth in Rwanda, the supply of highly nutritious foods -such as complete protein, fats, and micronutrients -remain insufficient in the Rwandan diet. Past research has shown the barriers to Rwandans raising chickens to be a lack...