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WHY WE NEED TO THINK SUSTAINABILITY BEYOND PROFITABILITY

Every time I come across the word sustainability the 1st thing that comes to mind is how to make smallholder farmers profitable because if they are profitable they can provide for their basic needs and meals and the SDG #2 will be a myth – Zero Hunger! One down 16…

SCHOOL GARDEN: HELPING CHILDREN LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE THROUGH THE FOOD THEY GROW

December 14, 2017No Comments

School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect pupils with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with other subjects, such as health and physical education as well as…

VALUE CHAIN THINKING: COULD IT BE USE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON SMALLHOLDER FARMERS?

September 23, 2017No Comments

It’s been 5 weeks already since I, together with 25 agricultural professionals from 15 African Countries came to Australia for a short course on Agribusiness at the University of Queensland under the Australia Africa Awards. It is expected as part of the course requirement, for every fellow to have a…

Changing the Narratives: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE CHALLENGES.

September 3, 2017No Comments

It feels good to be back home from the Mandela Washington Fellowship program after 6 weeks of training on Civic Leadership at the Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina which involved civic engagement, community service, volunteerism just to name a few; we even volunteered in an organic farm on Mandela…

RAPID MULTIPLICATION OF PLANTAIN: The trending Technology in Agriculture.

March 31, 2017No Comments

Feels good to be back online! They say home is where love is, but now in Cameroon, home is where internet is ;). Still I had the most fulfilling week in a long while after spending time with small scale farmers in Efah, Batibo working on rapid multiplication of plantain….

Blog Post With Standard

November 7, 2014 1 Comment

I’ve become a huge fan of touch computing. I believe that most things we think of as “computers” will be de-facto tablets, either in our pocket, in our hands, possibly even mounted on our wrists or forearms. I can’t wait for the iPad 5 this week.

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I’ve become a huge fan of touch computing. I believe that most things we think of as “computers” will be de-facto tablets, either in our pocket, in our hands, possibly even mounted on our wrists or forearms. I can’t wait for the iPad 5 this week.

Pulses are a powerful superfood!

Pulses are packed with nutrients and are a fantastic source of protein. Because of their high nutritional content, pulses are a staple in emergency food baskets. Pulses are made up of about 20-25 percent of protein by weight, which is double the protein content of wheat and triple that of…

“Farming is not just a job, it’s a way of life.” Jark Doe

THE ONLY FERTILIZER OUR FARMERS ARE NOT USING – Green FarmLands

October 5, 2014 No Comments

In one of my visits to small holder farmers in Batibo, I noticed they don’t sell maize in their markets but they have them in their farms. I was curious why maize is only cultivated for consumption and not for the market. “it never does well, so we can’t take…