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Stone lines (Summary)

Stone lines (Summary)

October 22, 2020

Stone lines induce a natural process of terracing as they trap sediments. They are also built to rehabilitate eroded lands. Farmers in Kenya show how they construct stone lines. 

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Human urine as fertilizer (Summary)

Human urine as fertilizer (Summary)

October 21, 2020

Land in Tororo district in Uganda has been intensively used and the soil fertility is low and declining. This audio podcast features a possible solution - using urine as a fertiliser.

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Water users associations (Summary)

Water users associations (Summary)

October 20, 2020

In Kenya, WRUAs first began forming in the 1990’s. They are established by communities along rivers and guarantee the participation of their members in all management decisions taken on the use of the river water. 

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Self help group (Summary)

Self help group (Summary)

October 19, 2020

As individual farmers lack resources to invest in, or learn about, Conservation Agriculture. This audio podcast features a group in Kenya that has come together to share knowledge and equipment and to assist each other.

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Riparian zone protection (Summary)

Riparian zone protection (Summary)

October 15, 2020

In Kenya, small-scale farmers stabilise river banks and reduce rainwater runoff from nearby plots by planting trees and grasses.

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Conservation agriculture (Summary)

Conservation agriculture (Summary)

October 14, 2020

Conservation agriculture is a farming system that conserves, improves, and makes more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of water, soil, plants or crops. A farmer in Kenya explains how conservation agriculture can benefit many small holder farmers.

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Staking climbing beans (Summary)

Staking climbing beans (Summary)

October 9, 2020

Wooden stakes are the strongest support for climbing beans and can be used for many seasons, but wood is in high demand for construction and fuel wood. Farmers in southwest Uganda tell us different ways of staking beans, with or without wood.

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Solar drying pineapples (Summary)

Solar drying pineapples (Summary)

October 8, 2020

Many pineapples are wasted, because they cannot be kept fresh for more than a week. By drying pineapples farmers can reduce waste and earn more money throughout the year.

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Solar drying of kale leaves (Summary)

Solar drying of kale leaves (Summary)

October 7, 2020

Farmers and vegetable sellers find it hard to sell leafy vegetables even a day after harvest because the leaves spoil quickly, but solar drying allows farmers to reduce losses and sell leafy vegetables out of the main harvest season.

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Making banana flour (Summary)

Making banana flour (Summary)

October 6, 2020

Across the world, people eat bananas and plantains. While some prepare banana as part of their main meal, many just eat it as a fruit. Once harvested, bananas don’t keep long and are easily damaged during handling and storage. But it is possible to turn your bananas or plantains into another nutritional product, namely flour.

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