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Plants, Water, and Landscapes

When it is warm and dry, you have probably noticed that plants require a lot of water to stay healthy, but did you know that only 10% of the water a plant receives actually remains inside of it to support life processes? 460 more words

Agriculture

Investing heavily in irrigation farming

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Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

Tanzania: Yes, Irrigation Farming Is Much Welcome

Daily News Editorial

THE National Assembly heard this weekend that the government is determined to invest heavily in agriculture in a quest to boost food production in the country by 25 per cent. 265 more words

Food / Food Security

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

A few weeks ago, the Nutraceuticals industry was launched in Jamaica. For me, it was bitter-sweet. More than 15 years had past since the idea was first introduced in Jamaica by a noted professor at the University of the West Indies (See… 407 more words

Happenings

Driving Nebraska

Nebraska is flat!  I was struck by the wide open landscape and the dearth of trees.  You could understand why early settlers resorted to building sod houses, for wood is scarce.  186 more words

Travel

Onion seed production: A lucrative business for smallholder farmers in Amhara

Different vegetables require different climatic conditions and agronomic practices to produce good yields. Ethiopia’s agro-ecology is suitable for producing both the edible parts and seeds of temperate and tropical vegetable crops. 722 more words

Ethiopia

Commonground Co-Op's Unconventional Homes

Last week we visited the Commonground co-operative, an international social change community that has several gardens, orchards, and even some unconventional homes like those I’ve been researching. 927 more words

Of House And Homestead