A Second Look At Green Leafy Vegetables As A Source Of Vitamins And Minerals

Our Experience with Cashew

Some Tree Seeds Need Smoke To Germinate

Mulch or trees in the Sahel


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A Second Look At Green Leafy Vegetables As A Source Of Vitamins And Minerals

A common prescription for improving nutrition, especially among children, is to promote the addition to people’s diet of dark green leafy vegetables, grown in home gardens. A tremendous variety of native tropical leaf vegetables are delicious and easy to grow, providing a regular source of high-quality food at the doorstep. Leaves can provide essential minerals and vitamins often missing in starch-based diets.

Mulch or trees in the Sahel

Trees can be an effective source of mulch in drylands.

Our Experience with Cashew

Brian Hilton

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) may be known as a poor man’s crop, but this is probably because it grows well on sandy soils of poor fertility. In Mozambique and Tanzania, cashew occupies lowland areas close to the coast with a rainfall between 900-1300 mm (35.5-52 in) per year.

Some Tree Seeds Need Smoke To Germinate

Certain seeds have been shown to respond to smoke before they will germinate, even when there is no fire.