Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) is a shrub native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It
is fast growing nitrogen-fixing and tolerant to arid conditions and saline soils. It’s known
to hold the record for depth of penetration by roots.
Weeds compete with crops for space, nutrients, water and light. In doing so, they cause the cash crop (maize, sorghum, sesame, etc.) to produce less yield.Read More
Jilaal daboo is an indigenous Somali farming practice of planting the field before the Gu-season rains begin. Some farmers realize the importance of planting early – before the rainy season begins – in order to maximize crop production by taking advantage of all the rainfall during the growing season.Read More
Afuug is a Somali word. Its meaning is somewhat difficult to translate into English. It refers to the acknowledgement by Somali farmers that they see a yield increase when they grow a crop …Read More
Research produces knowledge, which is at the heart of the innovation process, which in turn, is a key driver of productivity improvement, economic growth, and global competitiveness. Unlike most other goods produced, knowledge can be used repeatedlyRead More
The African continent is known for its food shortages and malnutrition. Figures indicate that about 200 million Africans are extremely malnourished and five million people die each year as a result of hunger.Read More
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