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  1. This collection of farmer training materials was originally developed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and African Conservation Tillage Network staff to support agricultural training projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors encourage agriculture development practitioners to submit ideas or requests...  
  2. As made available via the ACT-Africa.org website. Used by permission. The materials are under development and may contain inaccuracies. The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the author's dropbox. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for...
     
  3. ABSTRACT Deep litter systems represent low cost alternatives to raise growing-finishing pigs, reducing slurry accumulation, although pig’s thermal comfort may be negatively affected by the heat produced inside the litter. This study compared environmental and performance parameters for...  
  4. Com 64 anos, o agricultor Paulo Roberto Santana carrega no rosto as marcas de uma prática agrícola precária. São manchas provocadas pelo câncer de pele que contraiu por causa do sol e dos venenos químicos aplicados durante 12 anos em lavouras de algodão, no interior de Minas Gerais. Hoje, curado...  
  5. APISERVICES has been active in all aspects of beekeeping for the last thirty years! More than 200 missions in 131 countries Website in English, French, Spanish, German  
  6. RELASER is the Latin American Rural Extension Services Network, created in October 2010, in Santiago de Chile.On that occasion, a group of public and private institutions,under the international leadership ofGFRAS(Global Forum for Global Advisory Services), decided to create a space for debate...  
  7. Mike Salomons, Canadian Foodgrains Bank Agriculture & Livelihoods Technical Advisor Over 1,000 different species of termites can be found across the continent of Africa! Termites are the longest living insects in the world, with some queens living as long as 50 years. The termite queen, king,...  
  8. Conservation agriculture is largely the product of the collective efforts of a number of previous agricultural movements, including no-till agriculture, agroforestry, green manures/cover crops, direct planting/seeding, integrated pest management, and conservation tillage among many others. Yet CA...  
  9. Farmers in southern Niger have reclaimed 5 million hectares of land and increased food production by more than 500,000 tons per year by managing naturally-occurring trees and shrubs with Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR). The FMNR movement began in the early 1980s, and in recent years...  
  10. 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...