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Sundays by Lake Tanganyika

Sunday in Burundi is the great day for relaxation and visiting.  At the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika many families come to enjoy the good food, the swimming pools and the lake. A wedding, set up on the beach.

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Amaranth Greens (Lenga-Lenga) – Politically Correct, Easy to Grow, and Delicious. Recipes Included

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

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New Produce from Our Organic Gardens

For the Eid Buffet, we introduced two new crops – turnips and sukuma-wiki (collard greens) and both were very popular – AND our contract farmers are the only growers of either of them in the country: Related articles Making an Organic … Continue reading

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Making an Organic Slurry with goat dung Pt.2

Claudia, who is working with farmers in Mozambique,  is a reader of this blog and asked for more information on Making a slurry of goat dung.  So here is a bit more information and a couple of pictures of the … Continue reading

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How to Make an Organic Slurry with Goat Dung, Pt.I

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

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Contract Farming in the Village and Starting a Producer Cooperative

Due to extensive rains and related damage in the fields, we’re running about a month behind schedule, compared to last year.  We have our new farmers signed up and although the aggregate is not so huge, about half-a dozen farmers, there … Continue reading

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Contract Farming – Dry Season Begins

This week and next we’re seeing the beginning of the dry season, which is the best growing period here along Lake Tanganyika where we have shallow wells for easy watering and where almost all of the farms have small plots. … Continue reading

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