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Livestock Restocking in Burundi: More Complicated than ‘The Gift of a Goat’

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

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Changing Paradigms in African Agriculture: Learning from the Locals

When I began working in the agriculture-agroforestry-livestock sectors, the main paradigm for improvement was that of technology transfer – moving technologies developed and used in the northern (western) hemisphere, to researchers and farmers in the South. ToT (Transfer of Technology), … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Burundi, Livestock, Middle East, Research & Development, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments