1. How to create an alternative, low-cost water storage cistern for irrigating small gardens How to make a minimum tillage garden How to run a Farmer Field School with your neighbors How to prevent Newcastle Disease which kills 70% of chickens annually in Africa How to create a bio-intensive deep...
  2. 2007-07-20 Bio-Intensive Agriculture (BIA) is a kind of organic farming rooted in maintaining soil fertility/ living soil. BIA is called Bio-Intensive because it maintains a natural biological balance between soil, nutrients and plants. It employs crop rotation and intensive planting to maximize harvest...
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  4. 2004-08-20 The absence of financial savings and credit access is widely cited as an obstacle to poverty reduction in the rangelands of east Africa. The well-known successes of microfinance initiatives in many parts of the world hold out the promise of scaleappropriate financial services for people...
  5. Given that the majority of the rural poor keep livestock and that markets for livestock products are rapidly growing, supporting smallholder livestock production and marketing can make a significant contribution to the livelihoods of the poor and offers substantial scope for expansion to...
  6. Christian missions and other small non-government organizations (in this paper referred together as ‘NGOs’) are doing some of the most effective and sustainable agriculture and food security work in developing countries. NGOs are able to innovate and include a package or menu of community options...
  7. 2002-07-20 The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: to maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavor and nutritive value) to protect food safety, and to reduce losses between harvest and consumption. Effective management during the postharvest...
  8. 2005-04-12 In Zambia the use of draft animals has intensified during the last decade. More farm operations (tillage, planting, weeding and harvesting) as well as transport are being done with animals. Ninety-five percent of draft cattle owning household reside in the Southern, Eastern, western and Central...