Month: April 2013

New Issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) Available

The latest issue (Vol. 13, No. 2) of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) is now available. The journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication published by the Rural Outreach Program (ROP), a Kenya-based non-governmental organization that supports resource-poor farmer groups engaged in production and agro-processing at the community level. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o is the journal’s founder…

Le Renouveau du Coton Ouest Africain (The Revival of West African Cotton)

Le projet de l’IFDC, prévention de la contamination du coton graine en Afrique de l’Ouest (2009-2013) est d’améliorer la qualité marchande du coton récolté avec une meilleure maniabilité, d’emballage, de traitement et de stockage.

IFDC Self-Loaded Applicator

A fertilizer briquette self-loaded applicator is demonstrated in this video clip. IFDC, research institutes and private sector entrepreneurs are working to perfect mechanical applicators that will decrease the labor needed to deep-place briquettes.

Phosphorus: Essential to life—Are we running out?

Phosphorus, the 11th most common element on earth, is fundamental to all living things. It is essential for the creation of DNA, cell membranes, and for bone and teeth formation in humans. It is vital for food production since it is one of three nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) used in commercial fertilizer. Phosphorus cannot be manufactured or destroyed, and…

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