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Increasing Agricultural Productivity through Sustainable Water Resource Management in Tajikistan

Strong water users' associations are instrumental in sustaining reforms and improvement in the country's water sector. To address the interrelated challenges of agriculture, water, food insecurity, and poverty in Tajikistan, the Public Employment for Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources Management Project (PAMP II) was implemented from 2013 to 2020 with...
Tajikistan
2021 - AFA

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Increasing Agricultural Productivity through Sustainable Water Resource Management in Tajikistan

Strong water users' associations are instrumental in sustaining reforms and improvement in the country's water sector. To address the interrelated challenges of agriculture, water, food insecurity, and poverty in Tajikistan, the Public Employment for Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources Management Project (PAMP II) was implemented from 2013 to 2020 with...
Tajikistan
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

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Managing the rice leaf folder

By combining different organic methods, you will harvest a lot more rice and make more money.
India
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Managing false smut of rice

By applying a range of agroecological practices, you can avoid disease infestation in  your rice crop.
India
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Pitcher irrigation

With pitcher irrigation, round porous clay pots are buried into the soil near the crop and filled with water. The water seeps out slowly through the porous walls of the pot and reaches the roots of the plants. As the plants consume the water, more water will seep out from...
India
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Stronger plants with raised beds

Raised beds must be 20 to 30 centimetres high, 80 to 100 centimeters wide and the furrows 30 to 40 centimeters wide. The beds can be 50 to 100 meters long depending on the slope of the field. Because the beds are wide, water is channelled faster through the land,...
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Crop rotation with legumes

Legumes are important in crop rotations, because they reduce weeds and enrich the soil by partnering with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil. To be sure your soil has the right bacteria, you can buy an inoculant of Rhizobium bacteria. Rhizobium bacteria can survive several years in your soil, so you...
Egypt
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Managing rust diseases in wheat and barley

Rust diseases spread through wind and can rapidly develop in cool, wet weather. To know if your crop has rust disease, rub over the infected plant part to see if a yellow, brown or black powder sticks to your fingers. By combining organic methods, you will be able to grow...
India
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Organic coating of cereal seed

The organic coat protects your seed from birds and insects, and gives the young seedlings extra moisture and nutrients. You can also sow coated seeds much earlier, before the rains start. 
Burkina Faso
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Using sack mounds to grow vegetables

The best compost for sack mounds is the one made using poultry manure and plant remains. If you use such compost, the sack mound will yield a lot of vegetables for a long time.
2021 - AccessAgriculture

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Making a vermicompost bed

With empty fertilizer bags you can sew a container. Place layers of decomposable material in the container and water it. Put the earthworms in after one week. Cover the top of the bed with gunny bags and water it regularly. Make sure the compost is shaded from direct sunlight.
2021 - AccessAgriculture

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Cassava harvest made easier

Ensure your soil is rich in organic matter and grow a legume intercrop to help keep your soil loose. Plant your cuttings horizontally or at a slant so the roots grow closer to the surface. With a simple tool you can uproot your cassava twice as fast.
Côte d'Ivoire - Thailand
2021 - Access Agriculture

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Making balanced feed for dairy cows

Based on how much milk each cow gives, you can calculate the amount of balanced feed needed for your cows. You should also feed your cow green grass each day. This helps to increase the total quantity of milk as well as the amount of fat in the milk. It...
Nepal
2020 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

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Organic biofertilizer in liquid and solid form

For healthy crops you need a healthy soil, because a healthy soil contains many good microbes and earthworms. To prepare biofertilizer for half a hectare, you need 10 kg fresh cow dung, cow urine, flour from chickpeas or another pulse, jaggery or unrefined sugar, and a handful of healthy soil....
India
2020 - Access Agriculture

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The clod breaker: a rolling harrow

The clod breaker is a simple wooden tool made out of a cylindrical log with iron spikes. It can be pulled by animals or even by an adult person. By driving the clod breaker over your field in opposite directions, the soil will become loose, aerated and absorb more water....
India
2020 - Access Agriculture

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Proper handling of baobab fruits at harvest

Baobab fruit juice made from the pulp is very healthy, and can be added to porridge and sauces. However, the quality of the pulp can be greatly affected if fruits are not handled well during and after harvest. When baobab pods are damaged and have splits in the shell, moisture...
Mali
2020 - BAOFOOD Project

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Vermiwash: an organic tonic for crops

Vermiwash is the liquid that is collected after water passes through compost made by  earthworms. It is rich in plant growth hormones, micro-nutrients, and major nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
India
2020 - Access Agriculture

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Hardening crabs in floating cages

You can make a cage from bamboo to contain the crabs. Soft crabs must be separated so they do not fight and damage each other. Give each crab half of a tiny fish per day. If the crab has not eaten its food, it is sick and must be removed....
Bangladesh
2020 - Shushilan

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Management of Newcastle disease

In this video we will learn how to recognise Newcastle disease, and the signs, causes, prevention, control and management of this devastating disease.
Malawi
2020 - Access Agriculture

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Gestion de la maladie de Newcastle

Dans cette vidéo, nous allons apprendre à reconnaître la maladie de Newcastle, et les signes, les causes, les moyens de prévention, de contrôle et de gestion de cette maladie dévastatrice.
Malawi
2020 - Access Agriculture
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