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  1. ll of us like to look at those pretty flowers blooming all around, especially during winter and spring. Remember that tree laden with yellow flowers, which hang like bunches of grapes? How often have you wondered:What's that flower?Nobody around you seems to know the answer. There was a time,...  
  2. Soil living organisms, including the large-sized (macrofauna) and small-/medium-sized (mesofauna) organisms, among others, play important roles in improving soil conditions and driving ecosystem stability, nutrient availability, and improvement of soil fertility. These organisms can break down...  
  3. Over the past 2-3 years CFGB staff and partners have been developing and field testing CA training materials designed to be used at the farmer level. We are pleased that the African Conservation Tillage network has agreed to host these materials on their website athttp://caguide.act-africa.org/so...  
  4. Abstract, Technoserve, 2018 August Large swathes of central India remain thickly forested, especially in the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Living in small hamlets, the Adivasis – the indigenous people of the region – are mostly marginal farmers, depending on rain-fed agriculture for one...  
  5. Over the past 2-3 years CFGB staff and partners have been developing and field testing CA training materials designed to be used at the farmer level. We are pleased that the African Conservation Tillage network has agreed to host these materials on their website athttp://caguide.act-africa.org/so...  
  6. Over the years it has become increasingly difficult for the more than 250 million Indians whose livelihood depends on agriculture, to make a sustainable income. Overcome by their extreme economic pressures, many take drastic steps to end their suffering. Reports suggest that, burdened by the...  
  7. A variety of solutions have entered the market in recent years, which provide low-income households and workshops or small factories with a simple cooling solution that can be installed in a wall or window, basically providing them with a natural ‘air-conditioning’ system with no or low energy...  
  8. Balancing the needs of livestock and the need to keep soils covered is an on-going challenge with conservation agriculture throughout the world. When crop residues, grass, and mulch materials are in short supply, animal health and soil health both suffer. Competition for these materials can lead...  
  9. Abstract,International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2011 Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been practised for three decades and has spread widely. We estimate that there are now some 106 million ha of arable and permanent crops grown without tillage in CA systems, corresponding to an...  
  10. Clean Works Centersare self-sustaining, remotely operated, “off-the grid” facilities. The Centers enable new methods for “in-the-field” post-harvest food processing, packing and storage. With the adoption of new innovations designed to extend shelf life, perishable and staple foods are of higher...