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Increasing production of local chickens

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agrirulture

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Housing for pigs

Farmers in Uganda started taking care of pigs in their sties because of problems with the pigs that were free roaming. Farmers would not know where the pigs had gone and what they had eaten or whether they had contracted any disease.
Uganda
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 - Access Agriculture

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Spineless cactus for fodder

Cactus pads are rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, and have moderate levels of protein and fibre. You can start harvesting cactus pads one year after planting and harvest pads every 4 months as per your needs. Cactus will give fodder for more than 20 years.
2020 - AccessAgriculture

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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....
2020 - AccessAgriculture

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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....
2020 - AccessAgriculture

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Fattening sheep and goats

Usually, farmers fatten male sheep and goats because they grow faster. To fatten the animals, it is important to find the right animals. To fatten sheep and goats, also give them protein rich feed for about 3 to 6 months. Along with good food, you must also make sure that...
Bangladesh
2020 - 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.
India
2019 - Access Agriculture

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Better seed for green gram

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.
India
2019 - Access Agriculture

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Taking care of okra

Too much drought can slow down growth and cause young fruits to fall. Water your okra regularly to avoid slowing down its growth. Get rid of weeds. Nourish okra crops by periodically applying a little compost, well-rotted manure or litter around the base of each okra plant.
Benin
2019 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

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Good microbes for plants and soil

In this video, we will learn about a solution that boosts the crop’s growth, and at the same time protects the crop from pests and diseases.
2019 - AccessAgriculture

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Living windbreaks to protect the soil

Live barriers are made up of lines of native grass, bushes and trees. The native plants are adapted to living with little water and they withstand the strong winds.
2019 - AccessAgriculture

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Making a cooling chamber for tomatoes

When you pick your tomatoes, if you want to keep them longer, you have to find a way of reducing the temperature. As availability of electricity at village level can be a problem, ways have to be found to lower the temperature of this fragile crop. Some farmers at Dambatta...
2019 - AccessAgriculture

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The wasp that protects our crops

By keeping live barriers with flowers around your fields, you help to protect the wasps and the other good insects. And it is easier to produce quinoa without insecticides while conserving our fertile soil.
2019 - AccessAgriculture

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Floating vegetable gardens

As our land remains under water during the rainy season, our ancestors were already thinking of ways to produce crops in order to survive. They invented the floating garden by using crop residues. We do not need any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, because the floating bed is fertile by nature....
Bangladesh
2018 - Access Agriculture

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Growing annual crops in cashew orchards

Cashew trees are mainly grown for their nuts and apples. In a well maintained cashew orchards and associated with annual crops, the trees produce more and yield nuts of good quality.
2018 - 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.
2018 - AccessAgriculture

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Scouting for fall armyworms

Spraying pesticides is expensive and usually cannot control this pest. Visit your field twice a week for the first 6 weeks and kill any egg masses and young armyworms by hand. It is important to do scouting because without it, you will not have a harvest at the end of...
2018 - AccessAgriculture

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Mulch for a better soil and crop

You can make mulch from any locally available, dry plant material such as grass, or straw. Mulching is easy. And above all, it helps to save you water, time and labour whilst at the same enriching your soil and giving you a better harvest.
2018 - AccessAgriculture

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FAO and digital innovation in support of youth in agriculture

Digital services are changing the way farmers do business by giving them access to information and knowledge they can use in their daily activities. Working with partners, FAO is developing and implementing digital inclusion initiatives and scaling up innovative digital services. Digital innovation is transforming communities, empowering individuals and unlocking...
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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