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Could Traditional Plants Hold The Secret To Saving Crops From Pests?

Reblogged from GreenBiz article by Rachel Cernansky Monday, May 4, 2015 – 12:00am Flickr Alejandro Bayer Tamayo Tephrosia vogelii bears the name “fish-poison bean,” but its pesticidal properties make it more appealing. Without any effort at all, Hawa Saidi Ibura crushes dried beans, one at a time, between her fingers outside her home in Endagaw, a village…… Continue reading Could Traditional Plants Hold The Secret To Saving Crops From Pests?

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African Agriculture: Does Farm Size Really Matter?

Among the issues exercising the minds of those concerned with the future welfare of the African continent and its people is the issue of farm size.  Many debate if land should be in the hands of larger scale commercial farmers or a multitude of smallholders. But, the hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers of Japan,…… Continue reading African Agriculture: Does Farm Size Really Matter?