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Welcome to the AgShare.Today Resource Centre

The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

A sure bet: seed priming and participation

This guide offers an overview of the impressive results that have been seen to date using on-farm seed priming, and its participatory approach.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (778 KB)

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Profitable pulse crops transform rice fallows

This guide outlines some simple low-risk options such as seed priming that could help these people grow more food and make more money, by planting pulse crops on fallow lands.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (996 KB)

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Controlling insect pests in stored grain

This research shows how diatomaceous earths offer a safer alternative to chemical pesticides that small-scale farmers can use to reduce the damage that insects do to their stored grain.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,092 KB)

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Giving seed yams the credit they deserve

This research shows that the use of small amounts of pesticides and fungicides can help provide healthy seed yams.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,922 KB)

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Community-based armyworm forecasting saves crops

This guide explains how villages can forecast armyworm outbreaks using just a moth trap and rain gauge, so farmers can act quickly to spray their crops and prevent losses.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,935 KB)

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Box baling for cheaper animal feed

This guide describes a simple method of baling straw and grass by hand that brings down these costs by 10–20%.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,912 KB)

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Combating damaging parasites in goats and sheep

Stomach worms are among the most common and damaging gastrointestinal parasites affecting goats and sheep in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,610 KB)

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New ways to manage small fisheries

This guide explains co-management and provides arguments and information that can be used to persuade groups to start co-managing fisheries.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (1,361 KB)

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Farmers now benefit from better sorghum varieties

Over three years in India, farmers tested 27 varieties of sorghum in their fields. They chose five, and three of these went on to be officially released.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 11, File type: PDF (803 KB)

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Maize farmers strike back against Striga and stemborer

Poor farmers in 30 villages in Tanzania have increased their demand for Striga-tolerant maize varieties, as well as green manure and improved maize seed that is distributed in small, affordable packs.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 14, File type: PDF (762 KB)

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