Sunday, January 26, 2020
Africa

Africa

Experiences and innovations for sustainable agriculture in Africa. How permaculture, aquaponics, innovative techniques and practices can lift millions of people out of poverty and food insecurity.

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Togo: Arid lands become rich

A permaculture lesson in arid lands in Togo.A great lesson in permaculture and wisdom narrated in this excellent video of 44 mn. Circular economy, respect for nature, use of local resources, observation...

Soil conservation

Soil conservation is a set of practices used to enable sustainable use of soil, whether in agriculture, livestock or forestry,. It aims both to prevent soil loss due to erosion and...
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The Moroccan desert turned into a vegetable garden

Brachoua, a vegetable garden in the Moroccan desert Here is a nice report on Brachoua, a village that has chosen to apply the concepts and principles of permaculture to transform into a...
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Biological pest control: the push-pull in East Africa

A very successful ecology-based pest and weed management system was introduced in 1999 to small maize producers in Kenya. Now used by thousands of farmers in East Africa, the push-pull strategy...

Energy needs for traditional agriculture

Traditional agriculture is engaged in an unwritten "contract" with its socio-economic environment: to ensure the producer's own subsistence and generate production surpluses that allow exchanges with other branches of economic activity....
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Alternative breeding of chickens

You want to raise chickens and chickens for your consumption and a little for sale but you do not know where to start. We will try to give you some basic...
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Micro gardening in Thiès: at school and in the family

In Thiès, families often have large courtyards in their homes. Valuing them in the form of horticultural gardens allows women facing poverty and unemployment to produce vegetables, fruits and aromatic plants...
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Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and examines the worms writhing in his hand. He says, “These...
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Togo: farmers rotate crops for a better harvest

Lokouna Djassoga walks across the ridges in his field, hoe in hand. On this misty December morning, he is harvesting yams. The farmer stops at each mound of earth, breaks it...
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Farmers practice zero tillage and permanent soil cover to improve yields

Evelyn Macho walks happily around her eight-acre farm, which is covered with crop residues. The mulch surrounds the young maize and beans that she recently planted. The 42-year-old mother is from Natundwe...

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