1. Key Resource 1980-01-19 General information about human nutritional needs forms the background for detailed discussion of various plant groups and the roles they fulfill in the human diet. Individual species of leaves, legumes, roots and tubers, fruit vegetables, and cereals that are especially appropriate for the...
  2. 2009-04-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #1 When ripe, the yellow and apricot-colored fruit of the marian plum (Bouea macrophylla Griff.) seem to glow among the tree's glossy green leaves. The ripe fruit of marian plum offers an edible, crisp skin and juicy flesh. Besides being eaten raw as a dessert...
  3. 2016-10-15 Diagnosing Crop Nutrient Deficiencies in the Field A Primer of Coffee Harvesting and Processing Book Review: Perennial Vegetable Gardening
  4. 2000-03-20 For centuries, Andean farmers in Peru and Bolivia have monitored the brightness of the Pleiades stars to determine when to plant potato crops for optimal rainfall. Now scientists have validated the farmers’ weather forecasting methods.
  5. Key Resource
    2011-01-20 Over the past 30 plus years that we have been working with small-scale farmers in Central Africa, we have enjoyed the wonderful lushness of its forests, savannahs, and rivers. In addition, we have been privileged to get to know some of the many people groups, with their different cultures and...
  6. Key Resource 2007-01-01 Though nearly all plants are useful in some way, they are not equally valuable. For example, wheat, rice and corn may be considered the most valuable plants in the world based on the vast acreage planted to these crops, their vital role in feeding humankind, and their enormous economic value....