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  2. 2014-01-01 This 8-page leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, describes 11 ways that pastoralists can improve the marketing of their livestock. Ideas are given on keeping animals healthy, organising marketing groups and transporting livestock. Illustrated with line drawings throughout,...
     
  3. 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...  
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  5. 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...  
  6. Shoots Edible parts - buds, shoots A slender bamboo. It has a creeping rhizome or underground stem. The culms are 8 m long and 3 cm across. They are green.The internodes are 12-16 cm long. They are slightly ribbed. The shoots are 20-30 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.
     
  7. Vegetables Edible parts -Tubers, Vegetable, Root A yam vine. The stem is square in cross section and does not have spines. The leaves are 25 cm long. They are opposite. Theleaf is divided like fingers on a hand into 3 or more segments. The male flower is on a long stalk and the female flower...  
  8. Vegetables Edible parts -Young flowers, Palm hearts, Cabbage, Seed palm. It can have a single stem or up to 10 stems. They can be 0.1-7 m tall and 2-12 cm wide. They are light brown. Thereare 6-23 leaves and the blades are 2 m long. The leaflets may be regular or irregular. There are 3-41 curved...
     
  9. Leaves Edible parts - Leaves A tree. It grows 5-25 m tall. The branches are 4 angled. The tips have a brown coating. The leaf stalk is 1-5 cm long and has achannel along it and is slightly hairy. The leaf blade is oval and 13-26 cm long by 6-14 cm wide. It is slightly hairy underneath.The flowers...  
  10. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A large bamboo grass. It grows 1.5-3 m high and spreads 1.8-3 m wide. It can be 10-15 m tall and spread 6-15 m wide. It formsclumps. The canes arch over. The canes are green in the first year then turn mottled to almost black. The canes are hollow andcan be 3 cm...