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  1. 1/11/1998 In West Africa, the name Egusi is applied to members of the gourd family having seeds of high oil content. Egusi Melon plants closely resemble watermelon plants; both have a non climbing creeping habit and deeply cut lobed leaves. The pulp of the watermelon fruit, however, is sweet and edible...
  2. 1/1/1988 The following are helpful tips on consuming the different parts ofMoringa oleifera.It also includes several specific recipes you can try at your own home.
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    1/7/2010 La piscicultura puede generar mucho interés y emoción. Tiene potencial de producir proteínas de alta calidad en periodos relativamente cortos y áreas pequeñas. La piscicultura es una manera para agricultores con escasos recursos en todo el mundo de proveer proteínas que son demasiado caras para...
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    1/1/2006 El Dr. Martin Price, cofundador de ECHO y antiguo jefe del Departamento de Recursos Agrícolas de ECHO, afirma, “Yo consideraría la chaya como una de las cinco plantas alimenticias más importantes subutilizadas que ECHO distribuye. Le doy esta clasificación por su habilidad de prosperar en...
  5. 23/7/2019 Descubrí los huertos centuplicados mientras investigaba sobre maneras de regar las plantas directamente en la zona radicular. Quería saber cómo controlar de una manera práctica y económica algunas de las variables que influyen sobre el crecimiento de la planta, como la disponibilidad del agua y...
  6. 1/1/2009 Within a couple days after Bonnie and I arrived in Florida in June 1981 to assume my new role as founding CEO of ECHO, I began digging a garden. For an avid gardener used to the long winters “up north” this was an exciting adventure.I was going to grow flowers and vegetables year-round in the...
  7. 1/1/1995 Domesticated food producing animals in the world outnumber the human population two to one. There are thousands of animal species in the world, yet only a few have been successfully domesticated on a permanent basis and none within the last 2000 years. In fact, five species (cattle, sheep, goats,...
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    1/6/1998 Hay más de cien especies principales de frutas en los trópicos, haciendo una contribución interesante al apetito y también a la nutrición. Estas especies varían en sus requerimientos ecológicos, en estación de producción, en rendimientos, usos, y por supuesto en otras características. Las tres...
  9. 19/1/1983 The Muscovy is a heavy bird, suitable mainly for meat production. Under good management, with proper feeding, the drakes (male ducks) will reach 4.0-4.5 kg and the ducks 2.0-2.5 kg at 16 weeks, which is usually the age at which the birds are sold to be eaten. Most of the Muscovys are pure white...
  10. 1/1/1992 A case could be made that onions are one of two universal vegetables that are cherished in almost every culture, tomatoes being the other. Both are difficult to grow in many tropical and subtropical climates. Where a vegetable is both popular and difficult to grow, it brings a good price. If a...
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    1/1/1983 Amaranth [Amaranthus hypochondriacus, A. cruentus(grain type) &A. tricolor(vegetable type)] is an herbaceous annual with upright growth habit, cultivated for both its seeds which are used as a grain and its leaves which are used as a vegetable or green. Both leaves and seeds contain protein...
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    20/1/2013 About 98% of agricultural production in the Sudano Sahelian region of West and Central Africa is based on rainfed crops. With a mean annual rainfall of 300 to 800 mm/year, the number of staple crops is very limited. It includes two grain crops: pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) for sandy soils...
  13. 1/1/1999 The cashew, Anacardium occidentale, is a resilient and fast-growing evergreen tree that can grow to a height of 20 m (60 ft). It belongs to the family Anacardiaceae, which also contains poison ivy and the mango. Native to arid northeastern Brazil, the cashew was taken around the world by the...
  14. 1/9/1998 Many families in the tropics must assume a major role in production of their own foodstuffs. Incomes are so low that purchase of food competes with purchase of necessary items that cannot be hand-made. Most governments in the tropics do not have the resources to guarantee even minimum food to all...
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    20/1/2011 Durante más de 30 años hemos trabajando con pequeños productores en África Central, hemos disfrutado de la maravillosa exuberancia de sus bosques, sabanas y ríos. Además, hemos tenido el privilegio de poder conocer algunos de los variados grupos de poblaciones, con sus distintas culturas e...
  16. 1/10/1998 Jícama (Pachyrhizus erosus) of the fabaceae or leguminosae family is a short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual leguminous climbing vine, which during short days will flower, produce long, inedible pods, and develop tuberous roots. These are few in number per plant, usually spherical, but...
  17. 1/1/1991 The high protein and high concentration of B vitamins found in meat make it an ideal part of the diet, very difficult to replace by plant foods, even with grain legumes that are nutritionally the closest plant foods to meat. Yet production of meat on the small farm almost dictates a way of life...
  18. 1/9/1984 Next to food, firewood is the most scarce item in developing countries. More than one third of the world is dependent upon firewood to supply their energy needs and ninety percent of the people in the poorest countries depend upon it as their chief source of fuel.What better way is there to solve...
  19. 1/1/2007 En un mundo donde el hambre y la pobreza son temas que afectan a un gran porcentaje de la población, la tecnología y la educación son deficientes y los recursos agrícolas a menudo son escasos, un productor se siente agradecido por los cultivos de bajo mantenimiento que cosechará con un mínimo...
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    16/2/2015 Cultivos de raíces y tubérculos tropicales se consumen como comida diaria en partes de los trópicos y se deben considerar por su potencial de rendir bastante en un espacio pequeño. Proveen opciones valerosas para producir alimentos en condiciones difíciles. Casava y taro, por ejemplo, son...
  21. Recurso clave 1/1/1990 I often tell folks that ECHO specializes in growing food under difficult conditions. The pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan, is a prime example of a tough but nutritious plant for just such cases. This article is directed toward two audiences. For some of you, pigeon pea is already an important crop. You...
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    1/3/2009 Los conejos son animales para gente que le gusta comer carne y desean producirla con rapidez. Se reproducen rápidamente, hasta 8 crías cada tres meses. Un conejo joven puede pesar 4 libras en tres meses, más que un pollo de engorde. Los conejos son fáciles de criar tanto en zonas rurales como...
  23. Recurso clave 1/6/2001 Several times each year ECHO hears from someone (1) at an institution that is evaluating whether it should attempt to grow food for its [students, orphans, feeding program, staff, etc.] or (2) from someone contacted by such an institution and are asking ECHO's advice about whether/how to help...
  24. 1/6/1984 Oils are necessary in the diet as a source of non-saturated fatty acids, in order to give flavor to foods, as sources of fuel for the body, and in addition, are used in the kitchen as a cooking medium. The problem of interest here is how to produce the oils needed at the level of the individual...
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    9/2/2018 Las dietas tradicionales solían incluir una amplia variedad de ingredientes provenientes de una amplia gama de plantas silvestres y domesticadas. Las cocinas regionales eran determinadas por especies nativas en sus ambientes locales y por plantas adoptadas gradualmente procedentes de lugares...
  26. Recurso clave 20/1/2005 Las hojas del árbol de Moringa oleifera son muy nutritivas. Pueden consumirse frescas, cocinadas o secas. Debido a que las hojas secas del marango retienen su contenido de nutrientes, es posible convertirlas en polvo. Cuando existe una abundancia de hojas, este polvo se puede elaborar y almacenar...
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    1/1/2007 Aunque casi todas las plantas son útiles de alguna manera, no todas son igualmente valiosas. Por ejemplo, el trigo, el arroz y el maíz pueden ser considerados las plantas más valiosas en el mundo a base de la enorme extensión de hectareas sembrados con estos cultivos, su papel vital en cuanto a...
  28. 1/1/1989 Maize (Zea mays; corn) is the third most important food crop in the world, surpassed onlyby two other grains, wheat and rice. Maize is a widely adapted crop, capable of production during the appropriateseason in almost all parts of the world where farming is done. Maize is represented by...
  29. 1/8/1985 I was asked in 1981 for help in evaluating the potential for strawberries as a cash crop in the Dominican Republic. The bulk of the following was written at that time after several phone calls. Several scientists and one grower were contacted by telephone and asked about the potential of...
  30. 1/4/1998 Traditionally the people of Sri Lanka consume vegetable cooked as curries with the dietary staple, rice. Legumes, in general, play a vital role in Sri Lankan diets and they are being consumed as green vegetables or pulses. Edible legumes are excellent sources of dietary protein and oil....
  31. 19/1/1988 Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are already the 6th or 7th most produced food crop in the world, surpassed onlyby wheat, rice, corn, potato, barley, and possibly cassava. Among the reasons that sweet potato is a great crop is that it is relatively easy to grow, relatively free of pests and...
  32. 1/4/1988 The soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most important food plants of the world, and seems to be growing in importance. It is an annual crop, fairly easy to grow, that produces more protein and oil per unit of land than almost any other crop. It is a versatile food plant that, used in its various...
  33. 1/8/1984 Several types of hives and their construction will be described but it must always be kept in mind that availability of materials is of extreme importance. There are places where lumber is readily available at reasonable prices and, certainly, if it is termite-proof or termite-proofed it is the...

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