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Mixed Cropping: A Successful Organic Strategy for Small Farmers

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. However, with the advent of Northern Hemisphere farming methods in which crops … Continue reading

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Cuisines and Crops of Africa: Ancient Egypt, 19th & 20th C. – Multipurpose Wheat and Plantains

In rural Africa, major crops are not just for food.  A good food crop, whether indigenous or introduced is multipurpose – a fact that is often unknown or under-rated in modern agricultural research and development (R&D), which stresses the uses … Continue reading

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