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Sri Lanka
Le manguier doit faire face à de nombreux problèmes phytosanitaires que ce soit d’ordre physiologique, phytopathologique ou entomologique. En Afrique de l’Ouest, l’importance économique des dégâts causés par les mouches des fruits (Diptera Tephritidae) s’accroît aussi bien au niveau des...
Cropland - Crops - Mango
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Soil erosion and declining soil fertility are recognised as problems in the semi‑arid valleys of the inter‑Andean zone of South America. These have a particularly strong impact on areas of subsistence agriculture and contribute to poverty inducing processes. The mid‑Andes...
Cropland - Crops - Land degradation
A cause d’une baisse de fertilité des sols, les petites exploitations agricoles en Afrique orientale souffrent d’insécurité alimentaire, d’une chute de rendements de cultures, et d’une pauvreté accrue. Une technique abordable est de produire de soi un compost de bonne...
The Laikipia district, in the Rift Valley of Kenya, is located on the plateau north west of Mount Kenya. Due to its leeward position, the district is significantly dry, with aridity increasing from the slopes of the mountain to the...
Cropland - Crops
This technology describes considerations related to apiary site selection in Africa. An apiary (or bee yard or bee farm) is a place where beehives are kept. Identifying an adequate site for an apiary is the first step to successful installation...
Bees - Hive equipment - Hives - Honey - Honey harvesting and processing
Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) is the third most important source of calories in the tropics, after rice and maize. Millions of people depend on cassava in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is grown by poor farmers, many of them...
The objective of straw treatment is to increase the digestibility of straw and/or the amount of it voluntarily consumed so that digestible energy intake by animals from straw is increased. Methods of treating straw may be classified broadly into physical,...
Animals - Animal feeding - Animal health - Animal husbandry - Animal production
Poor farmers in marginal areas continue to grow old crop varieties that are often susceptible to pests and disease, and which are less suited to current constraints and opportunities experienced by farmers. These farmers have had little exposure to new...
Cropland - Crops - Crop control
This practice aims to increase soil moisture by improving the water holding capacity of soils through composting. An increased water retention capacity increases soil aeration and facilitates plants’ use of soil nutrition. The following provides information on the implementation of...
Viet Nam
Cultivating lotus in raised beds is a local adaptation practice in flood prone areas of the Quang Tri province of north central Viet Nam. Communities traditionally collected lotus seeds from plants grown in common water bodies and sold them in...
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