Tag Archives: Africa

Botanical – Brews

Originally posted on voynichimagery:
Exemplary type: f. 13r. Musaceae root-mnemonic ‘Brews’ f13r VG enlargement Having concluded that the group of plants shown on f.13r came from the Musaceae  -  and thus agreeing (as I learned months later) with Edith Sherwood,…

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Intercropping in upland Burundi, central Africa

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

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How to Spend Your Weekend – With Nematodes

An amusing add directed to American livestock farmers that has appeared in several agriculture and livestock magazines – Nematodes are one of the biggest problems not only in the States, but globally.  The increasing over-use and inappropriate use of anthelmintics , … Continue reading

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Power, partnership and participation: Nile Basin Development Challenge in summary

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Farmers getting trained on forage management at Kolugelan, Jeldu (Photo credit: ILRI / Aberra Adie) The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) was one of six challenges comprising the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food…

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STATE OF RURAL POULTRY AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN

Originally posted on Camel, food security and climate change :
The present era’s Pakistan is cradle of animal domestication. The well known civilizations of Gandhara, Mohan jododo, and Mehergarh are the inimitable examples. The ruins excavated from the said civilizations, resulted…

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Hyenas in History 1 – The 18th Century Explorer James Bruce

Hyenas have been denigrated throughout history.  In literature and lore they are said to be scavengers, cowards – and they are brutish – among other negative attributes.  However, many other animals are associated with these same attributes – but are not considered pariahs as is … Continue reading

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Sahelian City-States in the Western Sahel: Part 2

Recent and ongoing events in the Sahel by way of food crises, religiously based conflict, ethnically based conflict, and military coups are intertwined.  They are the most recent iterations of  interdependent political, economic, religious, social, and cultural changes that have … Continue reading

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