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  1. Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers isa book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive...  
  2. 2010-04-01 Many complicating factors affect agricultural work, family health, and nutrition when one or more family members are HIV positive or have an active case of AIDS. In addition to those who are sick, others in the family and community are affected by the consequences of their illness. This broader...  
  3. 2016-07-11 Companion planting is a form of intercropping, typically practiced in small-scale gardens, in which two or more species of plants are grown near each other for shared benefit. For example, shade-loving vegetables like lettuce can be grown under taller crops like maize or sunflower. Mixed...  
  4. 2020-04-14 Quarantines, preventative measures associated with disease outbreaks like COVID-19, limit people’s ability to go to markets and stores to get food. People may also find that they have extra time around the house to invest in gardening. During such times, household gardening gains importance for...  
  5. 2004-07-01 Vegetable Gardens in Kiffa Bottle-cap Fertilizer Pick Those Podborers Alley Cropping Revisited Book Review: Producing Food Without Pesticides Book Review:Sustainable Food Production A Lesson in Agroforestry
     
  6. 2018-10-17 Rarely is an easy-to-grow and attractive ornamental also a tasty, edible leafy green, suitable for salads, sandwiches, soups, and stews. Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum), also called fameflower, grows similarly to purslane. As such, it can reseed itself and grows easily, with little need for...  
  7. The cultivation of fruit trees is one strategy that we feel can fight hunger on a long-term, sustainable basis. Though the importance of raising fruit trees has been underestimated by development communities, it ought to be a major element in any development scheme. Fruits and nuts, when eaten in...
     
  8. 2020-04-14 Responding in the Case of an Epidemic or Pandemic A Tip of the Hat to the Tippy Tap Promoting Biodiversity on Maize Smallholdings: Importance of Birds From ECHO's Seed Bank:Fast-Growing Plants for Household Food Supply Echoes from Our Network: 100-Fold Gardens in Honduras Books, Web Sites, and...
     
  9. 2015-10-30 The word permaculture is mentioned with increasing frequency in speeches, books and magazine articles on sustainability and food security. What is permaculture? Is it a movement? A philosophy? Simply a set of design tools? In this article, I answer the above questions by looking at permaculture...  
  10. 2014-10-20 Bringing Back the Pollinators From ECHO’s Seed Bank: ECHO Plants that Attract Pollinators Echoes from our Network: Cucumber as an intercrop Book Reviews: 100 Tropical Fruits, Nuts, and Spices for the Central African Garden by Roy Danforth and Paul Noren Agroforestry in the Central African Home...