Category Archives: Contract-Farming

Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya

Since I most likely will be unable to post a new Christmas Blog this year, what follows is last year’s Christmas Blog, Updated. Reposted 17 Dec. 2013> Related articles and recent events: African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, … Continue reading

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Contract Farming in the Village: Farmer-Friendly Strategies

I have received several emails asking about the contract farming project in the village, which has been organized with the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.  We are hoping to invigorate the activity during this rainy season – before the rains … Continue reading

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A Taste of 2012 – Top Posts Favor Colonial Era; Food; Ancient Egypt

2012 was an excellent year for blogging.  Daily reads ranged between 200 and 300, with a few entries going over 500.  Readers were most interested in posts that stress the colonial era of African history, together with wildlife, traditional farming … Continue reading

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Christmas in Africa: Village-Style in Burundi

Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the nearby village Christmas Day 2011> Related articles Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2 (dianabuja.wordpress.com) African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, cooked and served in a Pumpkin … Continue reading

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INUMPU – Burundi’s Indigenous Potatoes and A Recipe

Updated 17-11-2012 With growing interest in promoting crops that can withstand climatic changes, INUMPU – a native potato in sub-Saharan Africa – is one local crop that needs to be promoted – along with leafy amaranth, which I blogged about … Continue reading

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Amaranth Greens (Lenga-Lenga) – Politically Correct, Easy to Grow, and Delicious. Recipes Included

Heidi, one of our readers, has asked for a recipe using lenga-lenga (amaranth).  Here are some recipes, together with information on lenga-lenga – its use, cultivation and value as a key indigenous food. The crop: Lenga-lenga is one of a hand-full … Continue reading

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Lessons in Pasta-making at the Hotel Lac Tanganyika

Chef Richard decided to give lessons to his senior cooks on making various pastas, which could then be featured on the menu on a regular basis.  Pastas are  not a known (traditional) dish in Burundi, where they will be found mainly … Continue reading

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