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  1. Key Resource 2011-01-01 A sand dam is a reinforced concrete wall built across a seasonal river to hold underground water in sand (see above photo of Nzaaya Muisyo sand dam, Eastern province, Kenya). It is initially built one meter high and up to 90 meters across. During the heavy and erratic seasonal rains, the water...  
  2. Key Resource 2010-01-01 Farming communities in the semi-arid tropical regions of Africa are becoming particularly vulnerable and face enormous challenges for their survival. Climate change, diminishing and unreliable rainfall, traditional mono culture cropping farming practices, high population growth, frequent famines...  
  3. Key Resource 2010-01-01 For many years, conventional Western forestry methods have been applied, and exotic tree species promoted in Sahelian countries in order to combat desertification. Large and small projects were commissioned to curtail the assumed southward movement of the Sahara desert, but few made any lasting...  
  4. 2010-04-01 Agricultural and Nutritional Options for Impoverished People Living with HIV/AIDS Advantages of Perennial Vegetables Resources to Help with Haiti Disaster Response Coppicing Woodlots Books, Websites and Other Resources Faidherbia albida, an Important 'Fertilizer Tree' Learn two important lessons...  
  5. 2010-01-20 Effect of Sprouting on the Nutrition of Grain and Legume Seeds Alternative Germination Mixes for Starting Transplants Seeds of a Warm-Weather Carrot to Try Important Resources about Trees of Haiti Resource Rights
     
  6. 2010-08-01 Worm or vermiculture is a useful technique for recycling kitchen and livestock wastes into a rich organic fertilizer, for producing high-protein feed for poultry and initiating a lucrative business selling worms and worm castings for the small farm. Worms are invaluable partners in building the...