Tephrosia Fallow Management in Cameroon

Paprika as a Cash Crop

Two Drugs at Once for Malaria

Pregnant Women Should Not Use Papaya Seed to Treat for Worms

Selection of Trees on which to Grow Vanilla

How to Make Your Own Salt Licks and Urea Blocks


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How to Make Your Own Salt Licks and Urea Blocks

Salt licks can provide the minerals that are often lacking, such as phosphorus, sodium, calcium and magnesium. Salt licks can be purchased to improve production, but limited cash and/or proximity to a town or village may prohibit doing so regularly. It is possible, however, to make your own salt lick out of local ingredients. 

Tephrosia Fallow Management in Cameroon

Stefan Cherry

Stefan Cherry shares insights from a community in Cameroon where Tephrosia vogelii is an integral part of the farming system.

Pregnant Women Should Not Use Papaya Seed to Treat for Worms

Women who are or might be pregnant should probably not use the seed for medicinal purposes.”

Two Drugs at Once for Malaria.

Due to worries about drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite, patients with malaria should be treated with a two-drug combination.

Selection of Trees on which to Grow Vanilla

Many tree species can be used for growing vanilla orchid. Actually, wooden or wire trellises can be used, too, as long as there is some protection from the sun.

Paprika as a Cash Crop

Brian Hilton

Information and experience producing Paprika peppers.

Paprika belongs to the species of Capsicum annuum, which includes both pungent and sweet peppers. Peppers belong to the larger family of Solanaceae which includes tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and “Irish” potato (Solanum tuberosum). This is of very practical importance because paprika suffers many diseases common to these plants such as Potato virus Y and cucumber mosaic and tobacco mosaic viruses. Hence the above crops are not suitable for a rotation within 3 years and preferably should not be grown close to paprika.