1. Most farmers know very well that in a forest many plants grow all the time, but the soil never wears out. The soil in a forest also never gets so hard that someone has to plow it. Even more amazing, the plants in a forest do not suffer from droughts. In other words, forest soils stay productive,...
  2. Los AVCC son cultivos de rápido crecimiento que cubren y protegen el suelo, y se dejan como mantillo o se incorporan durante el arado para enriquecer el suelo. Las legumbres son priorizadas por su capacidad para fijar nitrógeno. Pueden establecerse a partir de semillas, pero algunas echan raíces...
  3. Un AV/CC es... “Una especie de planta, a menudo pero no siempre leguminosa, ya sea un árbol, arbusto, vid o planta rastrera, que un agricultor utiliza para uno o varios fines, al menos uno de los cuales es el de mantener o mejorar la fertilidad del suelo o controlar las malezas.” Roland Bunch Los...
  4. 19/11/2019 Session :Green manure/cover crops are the only feasible way for smallholder farmers to significantly increase the organic matter content of their basic grain fields (that is, anything over 0.5 ha) at a reasonable cost. We can now say that we know of good species and systems that will work in...
  5. Proceedings from theApril 26-29, 2000 workshop inTegucigalpa, Hondurasbegin with a general overview of Mucuna and its food and feed uses. After that, the papers themselves appear according to the six workshop sessions: A View from the Field, Anti-Nutritional Factors in Mucuna, Mucuna as a Food,...