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Ancient traditions, modern relevance

Ancient traditions, modern relevance

This edition's picture feature gives an insight into the lives of Maasai pastoralists in southern Kenya, who are keeping their ancient traditions alive, while embracing the modern age.

Date published: November 2008

Planting for profit in Afghanistan

Planting for profit in Afghanistan

After decades of conflict, agriculture in Afghanistan is improving year-on-year. A long-term wheat improvement and seed production programme is already helping farmers reap rewards.

Date published: September 2008

Competing on a world stage

Competing on a world stage

An insight into the plants and producers who were competing at Chelsea 2008, the world's most influential flower show, under the theme of growing in a changing climate.

Date published: July 2008

Livestock and livelihoods in Burkina Faso

Livestock and livelihoods in Burkina Faso

An insight into how reforms of trade and animal health regulations are helping livestock keepers, processors and consumers in Burkina Faso.

Date published: May 2008

Fibre of the gods - alpaca keeping in Peru

Fibre of the gods - alpaca keeping in Peru

We visit the high Andes of Peru to see how the centuries-old tradition of alpaca keeping has survived - and how it is changing to suit modern times.

Date published: March 2008

From the ground up: regenerating land and livelihoods in Rajasthan, India

From the ground up: regenerating land and livelihoods in Rajasthan, India

Years of poor land management have taken their toll on the soils of Rajasthan. But new joint management plans between communities and the state are improving lands and livelihoods in the northern state.

Date published: January 2008

A shepherd's life in Kyrgyzstan

A shepherd's life in Kyrgyzstan

Landlocked Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, is one of the most mountainous countries in the world and agriculture is vital to its economy. In this edition's picture gallery, we take a glimpse at the lives of smallscale farmers and the age-old traditions they follow.

Date published: November 2007

Learning peace in Uganda

Learning peace in Uganda

In northern Uganda, the best opportunity for peace has presented itself after 20 years of civil war. While the stability of the region is still uncertain, those returning home after a lifetime in refugee camps are beginning to learn how to cope after the trauma of war.

Date published: September 2007

The power of flowers

The power of flowers

The tip of southern Africa is home to the smallest but most diverse floral kingdom on Earth. Known collectively as fynbos, several hundred of the 9000 species have increasing commercial value to farmers, who cut, pack and ship them around the world.

Date published: July 2007

Nigeria's wetlands - talking their way out of trouble

Nigeria's wetlands - talking their way out of trouble

Nigeria's northern wetlands ought to be highly productive, but are plagued by an aquatic weed - Typha grass. Thankfully, improved dialogue and better water management are helping to turn the tide

Date published: May 2007

 

 

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