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Recent Botanical Studies on Plant Materials from Ancient Egypt

 Several items have recently been published or republished on botanical topics relating to ancient Egypt.  I post them below together with links for ordering.  They are all quite good. The last 5 items are available on academia.edu and if you’re not a member … Continue reading

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Posted in Botany, Egypt-Ancient, History-Ancient, Indigenous crops & medicinal plants, Nile Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Managing Pain – Epiphanies of Childhood & Now

The past few weeks I’ve been miserable from a terrible ‘attack’ of hive-like itchy-skin, which my doctor thinks is linked to the ophthalmic shingles of some months back. It is getting better – and in the meantime, I’ve returned to … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Health, Living here, Richard Burton, T.E. Lawrence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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