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Top Posts & Pages
- Ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous fruits in Northern Namibia
- Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality
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- DESCRIPTION BY AHMED IBN-FOZLAN OF THE INCREMATION OF A NORSE CHIEF, 10TH.C.
- Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday
- . . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village
- Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants
- We launch our new series on the people shaping African cuisine with Chef Pierre Thiam
- Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt?
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Blogs I Follow
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- Writing Your Way
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- A Year in Provenance
- The Heritage Trust
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- TED Blog
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- Food Governance
Some great posts:
- Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine | Ethnobotanical knowledge on indigenous fruits in Ohan... | @scoopit sco.lt/5iYYj3tweet to @dianabuja 15 hours ago
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- How I Rediscovered the Oldest Zero in History : The Crux | @scoopit sco.lt/6kEjs9tweet to @dianabuja 1 day ago
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Category Archives: Research & Development
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
Fermentation is one of the most important technologies used in pre-industrial societies to transform agricultural and wild products into highly edible and nutritional products. The fermentation process is associated with a variety of attributes, some of the most important being … Continue reading
[First posted May 2010, Updated 30 October 2011] David Livingstone captured the imagination of Europeans and Americans in the 19th Century, many of whom saw missionizing as THE way to ‘civilize’ African populations. I shall content myself with showing to you that even … Continue reading
Long before Europeans were on the scene, Africans were practicing companion, or mixed cropping (or planting), which is a highly successfully strategy for outwitting many bugs and diseases. Continue here: Mixed Cropping: A Successful Organic Strategy for Small Farmers.
In our organic vegetable gardens we are working to ‘legitimate’ fertilizers that are non-chemical. By that I mean, through formal extension staff as well as by word-of-mouth, villagers have learned and/or been taught to buy chemical fertilizers in place of … Continue reading
I was delighted to discover that my CD of 100s of pictures, taken before my recent hospital adventure, would work – but only on a computer other than my own! Great fun to see these pictures, of recent training in … Continue reading