Tag Archives: Intercropping

The Social Life of Beans in Burundi – Part 1

Dry beans are the most important food in Burundi.  Being Burundian is associated with beans – their growing, processing, sales and eating.  Consumption of beans  cuts across all socioeconomic and ethnic lines in the country; they are a truly unifying, … Continue reading

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Dreams of Agroforestry in the Highlands of East Africa

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

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