1. 2012-07-01 Fences are established on the small farm for a variety of reasons. They are used to mark boundary lines between farms or next to roads, and to separate adjacent fields used for distinct purposes. Fences are used to protect and keep animals from straying (to keep animals ‘in’), or to protect crops...
  2. Key Resource 1991-01-01 There are several reasons for establishing fences on the small farm. Fences are used to: To mark boundary lines between farms or next to roads. To separate adjacent fields used for distinct purposes To protect and keep animals from straying To protect crops from animal damage A fence represents a...
  3. Guazuma is a small to medium-sized tree that grows up to 30 m tall. Its leaves form a compact, rounded canopy, remaining green throughout the year except in areas with a long dry season. It is used as a source of fuelwood, shade, and fodder for livestock.
  4. 1992-04-01 Certain euphorbias cause cancer when planted near the homestead
  5. 2013-01-20 “Farmers near Kabale in Kenya describe traditions, now considered superstitious, that certain euphorbias cause cancer when planted near the homestead.” Now the carcinogenic effects of one common living fence species,Euphorbia tirucalli, have been described. The active carcinogen has been found...
  6. 2005-07-20 On the banks of Lake Victoria and Lake Malawi and at river edges in Eastern and Central Africa, hippos are a major garden pest.
  7. 1993-07-19 HEDGES FOR RESOURCE-POOR LAND USERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.When weoffered our small Technical Note on living fences in EDN 32-8 I asked whether anyone knew of a wellillustrated and carefully written book on the subject of living fences. Jörg Henninger in Paraguay told us about this book. He...
  8. 2017-10-23 The following question was asked at ECHOcommunity Conversations (ECHO's new forum): "I'm looking for recommendations for a certain type of crop that might allow me to keep livestock out, but would not overrun crops near it. Anybody have some suggestions?" Network member Roy Danforth shared his...
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    1991-01-01 There are several reasons for establishing fences on the small farm. Fences are used to: To mark boundary lines between farms or next to roads. To separate adjacent fields used for distinct purposes To protect and keep animals from straying To protect crops from animal damage A fence represents a...
  10. In a perfect world, everyone would have access to nutritious, affordable food. However, as Rick Bates knows, there is no such thing as utopia when it comes to food security, as millions of people around the world have limited food resources. One of those places is Cambodia in Southeast Asia, one...