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  1. As you work in agricultural development, there may be times that you find yourself wondering about the answer to a specific question you have. For example, should plants be spaced 30 cm or 60 cm apart to achieve the highest yield? Which one of three tomato cultivars would grow best in a...  
  2. For many of us the idea of “research” is scary. We are not trained in it. We picture rigorous statistical analyses that we are unfamiliar with. We have seen glossy scientific journals with technical words that we do not understand. Besides, isn’t our goal to directly help smallholder farmers? Why...  
  3. 1981-12-19 The primary focus of E.D. Notes, as well as of ECHO, is on items (1) for direct use or consumption on the subsistence farm and (2) with potential as a cash crop or small business for those with few resources. We trust that they will Offer you new ideas, information and opportunities Inform you of...
     
  4. 1981-12-19 This is a question we have been asking for some time. The idea is to prepare pellets using an appropriate technology pelletizer, using waste biomass or charcoal made from it. We do not have much to report at this time except that an engineer has designed and is making a simple pelletizer for us....  
  5. 1981-12-19 Ron Angert of the Haitian Agricultural Mission is actively promoting beekeeping and making a new kind of hive called an African hive. He says he can produce it for about half the cost of a standard hive. One cost saving factor is that a starter comb is not used. The bees instead start their comb...  
  6. 1981-12-19 The Pan American Seed Company is also introducing a true potato seed this spring (as opposed to seed potatoes which are really tubers that are cut into pieces and planted). Wally Turnbull at the Baptist Mission in Haiti has already tried a related variety and is very excited about its potential,...  
  7. 1981-12-19 The primary focus of E.D. Notes, as well as of ECHO, is on items (1) for direct use or consumption on the subsistence farm and (2) with potential as a cash crop or small business for those with few resources. We trust that they will • Offer you new ideas, information and opportunities • Inform...
     
  8. 1981-12-19 I was asked by the Institute for International Development, Inc. to look into this possibility. Many conversations later, I find that at least one venture failed in Costa Rica and that at least two are successful in Haiti. At elevations over 3,000 feet in Haiti, strawberries seem to be a definite...  
  9. 1981-12-19 Victor Wynne has run his Haiti Seed Store for many years and experimented with improved ways of getting food from the mountains. He has kindly provided us with a description of the terracing system he has selected after years of experimentation. He says he will never make another level terrace...  
  10. 1981-12-19 I originally thought that ECHO would have little to offer in the area of tropical fruit because so many types are common in every tropical country. I have found, however, that the improved varieties are often not available and some promising species are hardly known. Bonnie and I joined the Rare...