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Conservation Ag Outperforms Slash-and-Burn

June 24, 2022

Mr. Mumba is producing more vegetables in his farm garden with conservation agriculture techniques than he was ever able to with traditional slash-and-burn practices. And he says his produce is healthier, larger and tastier, too. For 12,000 years, humans have added nutrients to soil through ashes derived from burned fields in order to grow food […]

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Where Pigs Grow on Trees (Sort Of)

May 19, 2022

It turns out that a banana plantation is a great place to raise a pig. The eighteen-month wait between pulling out old banana trees grown for beer and waiting for the new ones planted for nutrition and income to mature was difficult, but the women in the community’s self-help groups believed in the process and […]

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