Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees

Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees

By Dan Kiprop Kibet Kenya is an agricultural country, endowed with an abundance of fertile soils. Farming serves as the most important economic activity for up to 80 per cent of its population. Out of this majority, a large number are small scale farmers, owning plots...
Moringa oleifera: The Miracle Tree

Moringa oleifera: The Miracle Tree

by Dan Hughes The Moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) has many names throughout the world, likely due to its profligate uses. It is called the ‘drumstick tree’ due to the shape of its seed pods, the ‘horseradish tree’ because of the faint scent and flavor of horseradish...
The Reverse Phenology of Faidherbia albida

The Reverse Phenology of Faidherbia albida

by Vanessa Ventola Faidherbia albida Faidherbia albida is a unique tree species native to Africa, the Middle East, and India1. Faidherbia albida is a member of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae, and tribe Acaciaea2. It is a thorny tree that produces yellow...
Grey Water for Home Scale Food Production

Grey Water for Home Scale Food Production

By Ross Mittelman Over the past five years, droughts have caused many Americans throughout the Midwest and western United States (U.S.) to reevaluate the importance of water in their lives. This commodity and resource is taken for granted in this country. It often...