Week 2: Swales

Water is one of the most important resources in an ecosystem: everything depends on it, but it can also be extremely damaging. When creating a permaculture design, it is the first thing that needs to be considered. In order to properly manage and use water to its full potential, following the Permaculture Principle “Catch and […]

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Gatundu farmers derive new food security mechanism

Gatundu North Agribusiness Cooperative Society farmers have derived a new mechanism of mitigating food insecurity in the country. The farmers drawn from the entire sub county are kissing goodbye to poverty through processing banana produces by manufacturing bananas into flour which is used in making bread, cakes and biscuits. The agribusiness group further processes ripened […]

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Farming the World: China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis

Farming the World: China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis By Bloomberg News May 22, 2017 https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-feeding-china/?cmpid=socialflow-linkedin-business+&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social China’s 1.4 billion people are building up an appetite that is changing the way the world grows and sells food. The Chinese diet is becoming more like that of the average American, forcing companies to scour the

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Some early plant domestication happened by chance

Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans. The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Domesticated crops have been transformed almost beyond recognition in comparison with […]

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