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  1. Vegetables are plants, or parts of plants, that are used for human consumption. These may be grown for their leaves, stems, roots, flowers, buds, immature seeds, seed pods, or fruits. We have listed “Leafy Vegetables” and “Cucurbits” separately from Garden Vegetables because of their distinctive...
     
  2. Green manure cover crops (gmcc) are rapidly growing crops that cover and protect the soil. They are left on the soil surface as mulch or plowed under to enrich soil organic matter content. Legumes are prioritized for their ability to source atmospheric nitrogen through symbiosis with...  
  3. Agroforestry is the practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and economic factors...
     
  4. With Treedom you finance farmers who want to plant trees, supporting their work in the early years, when trees are not yet productive. Treedom provides farmers with know-how and technical support for planting and managing trees. Trees are photographed, geolocated and monitored by Treedom over...
     
  5. Community Health Workers are trained to: Define nutrition and malnutrition. Describe the components of a balanced diet. Identify signs and symptoms of iron deficiency, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency in children and pregnant women. Identify main causes of malnutrition, especially in...  
  6. Abstract, Science Advances, 2018 July Humanity faces the grand challenge of feeding a growing, more affluent population in the coming decades while reducing the environmental burden of agriculture. Approaches that integrate food security and environmental goals offer promise for achieving a more...  
  7. Abstract, Science Advances, 2018 August Agricultural and industrial activities have increased atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition to ecosystems worldwide. N deposition can stimulate plant growth and soil carbon (C) input, enhancing soil C storage. Changes in microbial decomposition could also...  
  8. What are the benefits of school and community gardens? The students at the schools enjoy the benefits of the plants they have grown as they are provided with a nutritious lunch at school. Initially children only tend the plants at school, but within a short time-frame they can be provided with...
     
  9. A future worth living for future generations in the project countries and worldwide: this is the goal the staffat SWISSAID works towards every day. There are 40 people in Berne and Lausanne and about 150 mostly local men and women in project countries. And quite a few partner organisations and...
     
  10. Abstract, Science Advances, 2019 March Old-growth tropical forests harbor an immense diversity of tree species but are rapidly being cleared, while secondary forests that regrow on abandoned agricultural lands increase in extent. We assess how tree species richness and composition recover during...