1. Abstract, Sustainability, 2019 Themarceñoagroecosystem is based on traditional agriculture in the flooded areas of the alluvial plains of Tabasco, Mexico. In themarceñosystem, the native maize, called “mején”, is cultivated during the dry season using residual soil moisture. At physiological...
  2. Abstract,Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research, 2019 The nutrient content of cereals and legumes are not readily bioavailable due to the presence of anti-nutrients in them. This study examined the effect of traditional fermentation process on the proximate nutritional composition...
  3. Hand-pollination is a technique used by seed savers to ensure that plants produce seed that is true-to-type and that flowers are not contaminated by the pollen from another variety. The process varies among species, but with plants that produce unisexual flowers like corn, the uncontaminated...
  4. Scientists have observed unexpected benefits in Mozambique’s Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) field trials that could well be a game changer in efforts to ensure Africa’s food security. Though the maize varieties were genetically modified to withstand drought and the vicious stem borer...
  5. Corn,Zea mays, is an annual grass in the family Poaceae and is a staple food crop grown all over the world. The corn plant possesses a simple stem of nodes and internodes. A pair of large leaves extends off of each internode and the leaves total 8–21 per plant. The leaves are linear or lanceolate...
  6. Abstract, Food Science & Nutrition, 2018 March Ogi is consumed by adults and children as breakfast meals, and it also serves as a weaning diet (Ashaye, Fasoyiro, & Kehinde,2000; Amusa etal.,2005). After 5–6months, breast‐feeding is no longer sufficient to satisfy the nutritional...
  7. 2015-03-26 Through research in South Africa, ECHO has been developing best-practicesfor growing Moringa and other crops. This reasearch, through the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, demonstrates growing Moringaon a large scale for powder production including soil fertility management and pruning. This...
  8. 2016-04-05 The mission of Semilla Nueva is to develop locally-led farmer education programs that increase the income, rebuild the soils, and improve the food security of Guatemala’s rural poor. This ECHOcommunity network member organization is using farmer-to-farmer training to empower farmers with the...
  9. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has put together a guide about intensifying crop production in sustainable ways. The guide’s overview states, “The ‘Save and Grow’ model of crop production intensification, proposed by FAO, aims at increasing both yields and...
  10. 2008-01-01 This method encourages faithfulness with all that God has given us—sun, soil, rain, time, seed and harvest—in order to experience the God-given potential of the land. The technique involves permanent planting stations, lots of mulch using crop residues, and careful management.