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Book Review: Rooftop Or Shallow-Bed Gardening Reaction To Bee Stings More On Making Your Own Biological Control For Cassava Hornworm Can Peach Pits Be Used As Food? Crop Production Bulletin #2, Soybeans Is Velvet Bean Safe To Eat?
This book is designed as a simple introduction to good gardening and root crops in Uganda. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country are very...
Chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) or tree spinach is a nutritious, fast growing perennial shrub (TN 53). It is one of many food plants that contain cyanogens, chemical compounds that can produce toxic hydrogen cyanide (HCN) when the food is consumed (Table 1). Hydrogen cyanide is produced when...
Information about reforesting extremely eroded mountain soil with eucalyptus, a tree that is often maligned by farmers and development workers because of its supposed competition for water with food crops.
A large majority of the world's 800 million food-insecure people live in rural areas and are directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for their incomes and food. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates are a major source of food energy for humans and animals in general and for low-income,...
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a common pest in the Western Hemisphere affecting many commercial crops, most importantly maize. This voracious Lepidoptera (grouping of insects that includes butterflies and moths) was first detected in Central and Western Africa in 2016 and has quickly...
CINDY FAKE with Foodfor the Hungry in Mozambique wrote about her experiences controlling locusts with a tea made from leaves of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica). Meg LaVal in Costa Rica wrote of her successes withvermicomposting, or using worms to create compost quickly. “I have worked...
Sometimes the smallest of things can impact human health beyond all proportion to their size. Trace elements are an example of this. Trace elements in an amount that is either above or below certain thresholds in soil, animal feed, or the human diet can have important impacts on the health of...
Conference Program Book Conference 2018 References
ECHO has not often shared marketing information and advice, because markets tend to be uncertain and volatile. Advice that is good for one location might not be helpful in another. Yet we recognize the important influence of economics and marketing in the lives of small-scale farmers. Although...