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Goutte à goutte pour tomates (résumé)

Goutte à goutte pour tomates (résumé)

January 27, 2022

Des groupes d'agriculteurs et des particuliers au Burkina Faso expliquent les avantages et les défis d'un système d’irrigation goutte à goutte, à faible coût, et montrent comment un tel système est mis en place. Une innovation sociale concernant la gestion de la matière organique y est incluse.

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Harvesting and storage of green gram (Summary)

Harvesting and storage of green gram (Summary)

September 10, 2021

Green gram or mung bean seed and grains need special care during harvesting and storage. Coat the seed with vegetable oil and store them in an earthen pot. Add neem leaves and dry red chillies. Cover the pot with a cotton cloth and a wire mesh to keep out rodents.

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Better seed for green gram (Summary)

Better seed for green gram (Summary)

September 2, 2021

Coating seed with good microbes and organic fertilizer protects crops from diseases and gives them a healthy start. You can also prepare your own organic solution with cow dung, cow urine, lime, cow milk or yoghurt and water.

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Managing birds in climbing beans (Summary)

Managing birds in climbing beans (Summary)

August 31, 2021

Birds learn quickly and will come back, so regularly change the way you scare birds. All farmers in your community should plant their bean crop within a period of two weeks so that the beans are all growing at the same time, so most of the crop survives. By having banana and flowering plants nearby your fields the birds will less disturb the beans.

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Root and stem rot in groundnut (Summary)

Root and stem rot in groundnut (Summary)

August 24, 2021

Crop rotation, and the use of gypsum, herbal mixtures or beneficial fungi like Trichoderma can control root and stem rot diseases.

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Making groundnut oil and snacks (Summary)

Making groundnut oil and snacks (Summary)

July 30, 2021

Women in Benin tell us that there are three important things: select good groundnut varieties, follow good harvest and postharvest practices, and use good processing methods. 

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Making a condiment from soya beans (Summary)

Making a condiment from soya beans (Summary)

March 24, 2021

All across the world, people add condiments to their cooking to make it taste better. In West Africa, many sauces are prepared using a condiment made with seeds from the Néré tree, also known as the African locust bean. In Mali, this condiment is called soumbala. Due to excessive tree cutting in the Sahel region, soumbala has become a scarce and expensive product. Although stock cubes are often used, some women in Mali have developed a good alternative by making soumbala from soya beans.

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Growing lupin without disease (Summary)

Growing lupin without disease (Summary)

March 10, 2021

Lupin can be grown in high or cold areas. Lupin is healthy food, rich in proteins, and good for the soil. In this audio podcast, farmers in Bolivia tell how to keep your field free from anthracnose disease.

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Beans for the lowlands (Summary)

Beans for the lowlands (Summary)

November 16, 2020

Farmers in Guatemala explain how to grow beans in hot, lowland areas by first selecting a bean variety that is adapted to the heat. They plant the beans in the winter, and sometimes have to provide irrigation. The beans can be planted alone or between the rows of maize.

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Harvesting and storing soya bean seed (Summary)

Harvesting and storing soya bean seed (Summary)

September 21, 2020

Soya bean seed that is poorly harvested and poorly stored loses its ability to germinate because the moisture and heat kills the living part of the seed. Wet or moldy seeds will rot during storage. In this audio podcast, we'll talk about harvesting soya bean seed, drying, winnowing, sorting and storage.

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