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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. After 15 years of EDN, I guess it is not too much to include a bit of levity. Economists, agronomists and planners of late Have discovered a new way to pontificate. Beyond mere jargon, like "Success Enhancement," "Integrated Development," and "Rural Advancement." Working in all their infinite...
     
  3. 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...  
  4. 1996-10-19 The Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association Joins the FACT Net Book Review: Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs: Sources of Seeds and Inoculants Honey-Producing Trees Suitable for Multiple Use Book Review: Trees and Shrubs of the Sahel: Their Characteristics and Uses Species Selection for Different Climates...
     
  5. 1996-10-19 ICRAF: the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry Principles of Agroforestry A Tool Kit for Folks Involved in Agroforestry Review: Agroforestry Today Review: "Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn" Bulletin Agroforestry Study Tours Book Review: Restoration Forestry Review: A Networking...
     
  6. 1996-10-19 Intent Networks Professionals Economic Development Programs at Eastern College Consulting as a Career Option Volunteers in Cooperative Assistance
     
  7. 1996-10-19 All these plants are grown as annuals.
     
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  9. 1996-10-19 Staple crops are those which are most common in people's diets. Large expanses of land are dedicated to growing these foods, compared to the smaller areas planted in fruits and vegetables. In the third world, the staples are often a starch (grain or root crop) and a pulse (dried legume seed,...
     
  10. 1996-10-19 INTRODUCING THE CAMEL,by Peter Grill. Lamar Witmer in Kenya sent us a copy of this unique book. He wrote, "I've read a number of books about camels. The one I am sending you is the one I believe to be the most useful as a single guide for development workers among pastoralists who herd camels. It...