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  1. 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...  
  2. 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...  
  3. "Daraja" is a Swahiliword meaning "Bridge". Daraja Kenya for Community Development is an NGO registered in Norway whose officials are both Kenyans and Norwegians. The organization engages a holistic approach for community development. It is working together with CommunityBased Organizations...  
  4. 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...  
  5. 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...  
  6. Warm Heart Foundation is based in Phrao, a mountainous, rural community in northern Thailand, 40 miles (70 kms) north of Chiang Mai. We are a non-religious, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the idea that every human being has the right to make a healthy and successful life. We focus on five...
     
  7. Peanuts are an important crop in Haiti. Not only does everyone love mamba and knows that it is healthy and full of protein, but peanuts are an important cash crop. Few crops offer as good an opportunity to make money over a short amount of time. They are relatively drought tolerant and require...  
  8. The FIRST OBJECTIVE of a successful farmer is to produce a large amount of quality peanuts while keeping production costs as low as possible. The most successful peanut farmers manage their crops carefully. Peanut farmers may want to invest money in inputs like equipment, fertilizers, and...  
  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...