Mixed Cropping: A Successful Organic Strategy for Small Farmers

Help from collaborating farmers to harvest and bundle the amaranth, which will go to the hotel in the morning. The kale leaves can continue to be harvested while another or several other crops are intercropped with it.

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.

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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