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Growing cassava on poor soils (Summary)

Growing cassava on poor soils (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire show how they improve their cassava production and restore soil fertility. There are five things to do: use improved varieties that are resistant to the cassava mosaic virus; apply organic matter; apply small doses of mineral fertiliser; grow a legume in between our cassava; and plant the cassava in lines, leaving sufficient space between the lines.

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Rotary weeder (Summary)

Rotary weeder (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Effective weed management can increase yields by more than 50%, but usually takes a lot of time. As a farmer it is therefore worthwhile investing in labour-saving weed management tools. In this video you can learn how to control weeds in lowland rice using the rotary weeder.

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Feeding rabbits (Summary)

Feeding rabbits (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Many producers raise rabbits because it requires relatively little space, little time and therefore lets you earn some money quickly. For the rabbit to grow well and multiply quickly you need to feed it well. Dry the wet fodder before giving it to the rabbit the next day. This will prevent the animal from getting diarrhea caused by parasites that are on the leaves that are wet from dew or rain. In addition, drying allows the forage to lose a little water. This will prevent the animal’s stomach from bloating. If possible, complement the fodder with concentrate feed. Concentrate feed is a mixture of food that gives rabbits protein, energy, minerals and vitamins.

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Taking care of local chickens (Summary)

Taking care of local chickens (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Provide a bed of wood shavings or dry grass to make it comfortable for the hens to lay their eggs. This helps to reduce moisture and decreases the chance of infestation by parasites. But these small parasitic insects are not the only problem. During their first few weeks the chicks are caged to protect them from predators and getting lost. These and other cheap and simple practices can help you raise healthy local chickens, feed your family and increase your income.

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Dairy goat feeding (Summary)

Dairy goat feeding (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Goats eat just about anything. But when goats are kept tied or penned up, they need lots of water, a good mix of feed and enough of it. By giving them fodder every day, we can satisfy part of their needs in energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Dry the harvested fodder for about three days before feeding it to the goats to avoid them getting diarrhoea. By drinking water dairy goats better digest the fodder and give more milk. Some plants also stimulate milk production more than others, as some Kenyan farmers explain.

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Turning honey into money (Summary)

Turning honey into money (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Traditionally, honey was sold in the comb, but nowadays most consumers prefer honey that is extracted from the comb. This processed honey is clean and ready to use, and can be stored over a longer period of time. To ensure that honey keeps its quality, you have to respect three basic rules: harvest only honey that is mature; maintain high hygienic standards during harvesting and processing; and ensure that all equipment and packaging containers are clean and dry.

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Feeding snails (Summary)

Feeding snails (Summary)

April 29, 2020

The snail meat is good for you, and richer in protein, iron and calcium than beef - and even liver. It is especially beneficial for children, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Managing a snail farm is easy and does not require a lot of resources or space. In addition, it does not require much time from the farmer. In this video we will see how farmers in southern Benin feed their snails in an enclosure.

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Feeding grasscutters (Summary)

Feeding grasscutters (Summary)

April 29, 2020

Grasscutter farming allows farmers to earn money while responding to the demand for meat without putting this species at risk. For successful rearing, you have to provide a proper habitat, monitor the animals carefully and provide a balanced diet. This video will look at how to feed grasscutters in captivity.

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Feeding improved chickens (Summary)

Feeding improved chickens (Summary)

April 29, 2020

By giving improved chickens green feed every day, we can satisfy part of their needs. However, to increase their production it is best to provide concentrate feed that contains a mixture of grains, oil cake, bran and shells.

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SLM12 Conservation agriculture (Summary)

SLM12 Conservation agriculture (Summary)

April 17, 2020

The main aim is to reduce costs and improve profitability. Soil health is improved as is soil moisture. Zambia is leading the way in Sub-Saharan Africa and this programme shows how the technique is practised.

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