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Inoculated Rhizobia bacteria to increase legume yields

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Nitrogen-fixing tech aiding legume yields in Zimbabwe

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  • Smallholders are unable to afford fertilisers to increase crop yields…
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Food / Food Security

Faces of Food Systems Planning: Dean Severson

Dean Severson is Principal Agricultural and Rural Planning Analyst for Lancaster County Planning Commission in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Laura An, a planning intern at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a graduate student of planning at the University of Pennsylvania, conducted this interview in October 2015. 848 more words

Faces Of Food Systems Planning

To identify areas where water use produces poor crops

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All countries in North Africa and the Near East suffer from severe water scarcity, raising significant challenges for agriculture that are expected to be compounded by climate change. 388 more words

Food / Food Security

Seaweed cultivation ushers waves of change in the Sundarbans

#Voices2Paris – UNDP Storytelling Contest
Story 13

At sunset, Kanchan Mondal would set off every evening to find odd jobs, leaving her children at home. Like many women in her village in Sundarbans of Bengal, her husband left to find work in the city, forced away by the ever-encroaching seawater that has left their farmlands barren. 843 more words


Sandhill Cranes at Woodbridge

Location: Woodbridge, CA
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 7:30am
Weather: partly cloudy
Temperature: low 60’s F

A 20 minute drive north of the city of Stockton gets you to a small agricultural town called Woodbridge. 182 more words


The Personality of a Teacher

For the foods unit in intro to ag, I bought eight gallons of milk: two gallons of skim, two of 1%, two of 2% and two of whole milk. 1,157 more words


Why Did the Turkey Stop Being Sacred?

When you’re starving, anything tastes good.

Not long ago, archaeologists excavating a thousand-year-old Native American village near Dove Creek, Colorado, found a mass grave of turkeys, containing the remains of more than 50 birds, young and old.

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