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  1. 2015-11-20 Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels and how long a...  
  2. 2018-08-08 Session: Pastoralist livestock convert low quality feed into high quality proteins with essential amino acids that cannot be sourced from plants. Large parts of the world are not arable as they are too dry or steep or too cold or too hot for successful cultivation. However, they can still used...  
  3. 2017-11-14 Margaret Tagwira will share about the successful promotion of chaya in Zimbabwe  
  4. 2017-11-15  
  5. 2014-11-19 The world relies on just five crops for more than 50 percent of their food intake.If anything happened to any one of these crops, millions would starve to death.In her presentation Penny will explain why it is important to select underutilized, nutritious crops, and learn everything you can about...  
  6. 2015-11-18 Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLA), a form of micro-banking in rural communities, allows smallholder farmers to acquire the capital required to invest in their agricultural enterprises, while also serving as a gateway to learn about new innovations in agriculture. This presentation...  
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  8. 2015-06-16 "Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculturewith hydroponics in a symbiotic environment." (Wikipedia) By combining these two systems farmers are able to increase their yield, decrease costs and deal sustainably with some of the challenges of hydroculture. In...  
  9. 2019-11-20 Session :The Horticulture Innovation Lab has worked to scale appropriate technologies across the globe for over a decade. Fruits and vegetables, while producing healthy products and sound investments, can have unique challenges. This talk showcases technologies to mitigate these challenges, while...  
  10. 2019-11-19 Session :With 90% of the world’s engineering focused on 10% of the population, a significant opportunity exists to serve the most vulnerable and marginalized people in developing countries. Many attempts have been made to develop so-called appropriate technology, with some success, and much...