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In order to achieve high levels of agricultural productivity in the tropics at the lowest possible economic and ecological costs, we need to properly understand the relationship between nutrients in the soil and crop productivity. For this to happen, the current understanding needs to change. The...
Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi L.), a Resilient and Multipurpose Grain The System of Crop Intensification From Our Regional Impact Centers Implementing Your Agricultural Project / Farm Plan: Farm Management Principles
A question that we get asked at ECHO is “Are you an organic farm?” And the answer is “No. Because of our unique soils, climate and objectives, we do use herbicides, insecticides and mineral fertilizer as needed. At the same time, we aim to minimize our use of and reliance on expensive inputs.”...
Water Harvesting Through Sand Dams Soil Microorganisms from Compost Tea Gliricidia sepium for Rat Control: A Recipe
Presenting nutrition and biodiversity as a single issue is one of the main rationales of the Cross-Cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, which is led by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Bioversity International. The overall...
Reducing Moisture Content of Seeds Prior to Storage Photos of Modified Seed Dryer Global Weather and Climate Information Moringa Use in Mzenga, Tanzania Human Urine as a Fertilizer
Assessing nutrition and biodiversity together, using a suite of indicators, is at the heart of the new Cross-cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, led by FAO in collaboration with Bioversity International and other partners. Biodiversity and nutrition play their parts at...
Hope against Malaria Insights from a Simple Sorghum Trial in Haiti Energy Needs for HIV-infected Persons
Agroecology is a scientific discipline, a set of practices and a social movement. As a science, it studies how different components of the agroecosystem interact. As a set of practices, it seeks sustainable farming systems that optimize and stabilize yields. As a social movement, it pursues...
The global food system is at a crossroads. Agriculture must meet the challenges of hunger and malnutrition – against a backdrop of population growth, increased pressure on natural resources including soils and water, the loss of biodiversity, and the uncertainties associated with climate change....