Demonstrations covered sessions on site and soil section, stem selection, nursery, transplanting, mulching, pest and disease control, management practices, harvesting, cleaning, washing, shredding and drying. A two-day theoretical and practical training on kava cultivation practices was successfully held in the village of Halavo in the Central Island Province (CIP) fromRead More →

Kerala farmer. (IANS) A farmer from Kannur district in Kerala has developed an innovative practice to develop supportive roots in cashew trees to protect her senile cashew garden from devastating attacks by borers and frequent cyclonic storms. The area cultivated with cashew nuts in India is around 10.11 lakh ha,Read More →

The Center said on Monday it had adopted an innovative method to control pests in cashew gardens, developed by a Kerala-based farmer for the necessary support and incubation activities. The Kannur district farmer has developed an innovative “cashew multiple rooting propagation method” whereby multiple roots are generated in adult cashewRead More →

It was reassuring to hear former Prime Minister Raila Odinga talk about rainwater harvesting during his address to the Mount Kenya Youth Group in Nairobi this week. Mr. Odinga rightly mentioned that in this era of climate change where rainfall is scarce and unpredictable, rainwater harvesting offers an excellent strategyRead More →