More about Grain Amaranth

Soybeans in the Tropics

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) “The World’s Largest Fruit”

Soy Promotion by Plenty International

Mucuna Trichomes as a Dewormer for Goats


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More about Grain Amaranth

A few comments and corrections regarding the amaranth article in EDN 91.

 

Soybeans in the Tropics

Dawn Berkelaar

In EDN Issue 80 (July 2003), we asked for feedback from our network about raising soybeans in the tropics. We heard back from several people and would like to share their responses.

Soy Promotion by Plenty International

Charles Haren

Several technical considerations must be taken into account when attempting to help economically disenfranchised families and communities initiate and sustain production of soybeans or any new crop. Technical assistance cannot be done in isolation; one must provide more than just information about how soybeans are grown.

Mucuna Trichomes as a Dewormer for Goats

Larry Yarger

 Trichomes from Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens (also known as kewach or cow-itch) are effective in removing parasitic worms in pregnant does.

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) “The World’s Largest Fruit”

Grace Ju

Jackfruit has long been valued and cultivated in tropical Asia. Thought to originate in the rainforests of India, jackfruit has remained relatively unknown throughout the rest of the tropics.