A random sampling of the pineapple plants in Bauya, Sierra Leone, shows that the forcing process started by local workers in early March was successful. Five plants were uprooted and with a machete, bisected straight down the middle to reveal a clean cross-section of the plant’s interior. Four out of the five plants look exactly… continue reading
The demonstration plot in Jesse’s yard in Togo looks strong and healthy. Frederic is reporting some pest issues on the beans, and David and Jesse are working with Frederic to test different homemade insecticides to see what works best. We reported a couple of weeks ago that termites had destroyed the corn crop at the… continue reading
We were disappointed to learn recently that termites have invaded the larger demonstration plot in Togo, destroying about 80 percent of the test crop. Read how agriculture technical advisor, David Reeves, reacted…
Saidu Conteh and Abu Bangura, two of our workers in Sierra Leone, wash their hands in a chlorine bleach/water solution as an Ebola-prevention measure. The nationwide three-day lockdown ended yesterday.