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Category Archives: Food Security
Intercropping in upland Burundi. Banana, manioc, maize, amaranth, etc, are regularly intercropped by smallholders. This is a traditional method of augmenting soil fertility and porosity, and of assuring seasonally appropriate crops. As well, problems of brief, radical climate shifts are … Continue reading
On 24th April 2013, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released the report Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality authored by University of Minnesota researchers… New measures for global spillover potential presented in the report include: Agro-technological distances – identifying … Continue reading
FAO will be convening an International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, that aims to: … increase understanding of the crucial role that forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems can play in improving the food security and nutrition … Continue reading
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
Blog updated 19 May 2014 Bananas from the Burundi highlands being brought down to Bujumbura and surrounding areas along Lake Tanganyika. The supply chain for banana beer and other small and microenterprises incorporate a variety of smallholders and workers, such as … Continue reading
Colonial world views were, on the whole, extraordinary. Explorers and missionaries marched out to record, save and reorder the world according to notions of Progress that placed Europeans at the apogee of Civilization (self-defined) – and ‘Everyone Else’ pretty far … Continue reading