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  1. 1985-12-19 Randy Creswell heads a group in Mali called Cornerstone Enterprises. They are involved in both community agricultural development and research to enhance that work. Randy sent us a manuscript he prepared on this topic. So many of you work in regions that are dry for much of the year that I asked...  
  2. 1993-03-19 During the course of each year a number of individuals working in community development spend some days studying and planning at ECHO. In reality their felt need is not so much for a bit more knowledge (study), but for a project plan for how they are going to help local farmers. A number of such...  
  3. 1993-07-19 Wayne DeYoung in Haiti writes about a pump that he is sure will interest ournetwork. It was used in a water well project by Dan Cook and others in Haiti. Wayne believes that it has phenomenal value for many gardening situations along rivers or ponds or where a hand dug well is available. His...  
  4. 1997-11-19 If I intercrop sweet potato with taller plants, how much will that reduce the productivity of the sweet potato?  
  5. 1997-11-19 One of the immediate problems directly affecting agricultural output and quality of life in Niger is the severe deforestation which has occurred, particularly since the 1960’s. Simply planting more trees does not solve the problems. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration is a practice that protects...  
  6. 1998-05-19 Sweet potato produces tubers when it is STRESSED. That is why, in intercropping, it produces more leaves and fewer tubers.  
  7. 1998-08-19 The seed of some fifty Australian dry-zone acacia species are a traditional food of Australian Aboriginal people. In Australia they have not been domesticated and until recently have had a low status as “outback bush plants.”  
  8. 1998-12-19 Certain seeds have been shown to respond to smoke before they will germinate, even when there is no fire.  
  9. 1998-12-19 Trees can be an effective source of mulch in drylands.  
  10. 1999-10-19 Many tree species can be used for growing vanilla orchid. Actually, wooden or wire trellises can be used, too, as long as there is some protection from the sun.