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- Ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous fruits in Northern Namibia
- Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality
- Petit Boy-Boy (Kittie) Goes Big-Time on LOL Cats (Maybe…)
- 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?
- Special Times at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika – Come Visit!!
Blogs I Follow
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- Writing Your Way
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- A Year in Provenance
- The Heritage Trust
- Leaving Fundamentalism
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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 5 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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Tag Archives: Kenya
With the new year upon us, I look back at the animals I brought here from Kenya. That included: 3 cats, 2 dogs, my 2 horses, and a van-load of Alpine and Boer breeding goats for our restocking and herd upgrading … Continue reading
Art does not need justification, nobody has to be excused for making art… – Robert Omundi Robert Omundi, Resident Artist at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, has a goal: To inspire, disciple and enable vulnerable children, orphans and street … Continue reading
Livestock – particularly goats – play a key role in smallholders’ agricultural activities in Burundi. They are a ‘savings-bank on the hoof’, thus can be sold in case of emergency for cash. Their manure and urine provide excellent inputs for … Continue reading
Lulu was an F1 / 50% African Wild Cat x barn tabby. He was born in Kenya, in the Ngong Hills forest. Lulu came with me here to Burundi, on the north End of Lake Tanganyika – dying at the … Continue reading
For the second time this week, I have had a vivid dream in which I was training a group of technicians and farmers about intercropping and hedgerow strategies, using Leucaena leucocephala, together with associated use in areas of livestock, crops, soil-water … Continue reading
[First posted 19 October 2009, Revised 6 December 2011] Several weeks ago my cat Binty died. She was nearly 14, which is an exceptionally good age to reach here in the tropics, where diseases and climates take heavy tolls on … Continue reading