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FRN responds to soil erosion in West Pokot County, Kenya
9th October 2017
Soil erosion is one of the major problems confronting agriculture in tropical Africa. It is a major threat to soil resource, fertility and productivity. Land degradation due to soil erosion, particularly gully erosion by water, is the main threat in West Pokot County. This is manifested by the...
Investigating botanical pesticides in Southern Africa
20th September 2017
 Tanzania is among the largest producers of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the world. Common beans are rich in protein and provide many nutrients that are considered key elements for mental development. Insect pests are one of the most common factors affecting bean production and due to...

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The Chopcca communities are a Quechua-speaking indigenous group located in the highlands (3500-4500 meters above sea level ) around Huancavelica, Peru. Chopcca communities farm at high altitudes and are susceptible to frost that can wipe out the majority of a harvest in one night. The staple crop in the region is native potato.