New Uses of Moringa Studied in Nicaragu

Producing Onion Powder for Sale and to Extend the Season

Germinating Oil Palm Seed

Prevention of Malaria with Insecticide-Treated Nets


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New Uses of Moringa Studied in Nicaragua

Lowell Fuglie

A report on the work of Nikolaus and Gabriele Foidl with Moringa in Nicaragua. 

Prevention of Malaria with Insecticide-Treated Nets

Kristin Davis

 

Mosquito nets are effective in protecting people sleeping under them as long as the nets have no holes and people are not sleeping up against them. However, a mosquito will continue searching until it finds a way in or finds part of the body that is against the net where it can bite through. Using insecticide-treated nets has shown to bring a 20-60% reduction in malaria.

Germinating Oil Palm Seed

Kristin Davis

Some ways of improving germination of oil palms.

One problem with growing oil palms (Elaeis guineensis) is that the seed germinates with difficulty, sometimes taking two years!

Producing Onion Powder for Sale and to Extend the Season

Phil Watson, Dawn Bakker, Jason Dahlman, & Daniel Sonke

Instructions for making onion powder. 

This processing would be for long-term storage and for the economic advantage of selling the processed onions at a greater price when fresh onions are no longer available.