The IDEA Bucket

This is the first post of a series I have planned to write on “Growing your own food and Urban Farming“.

Well, as an introduction to the topic, I believe a few methods used around the world to increase crop yields is worth mentioning. These methods not only deal with increasing a household’s income, they also contribute enormously to food security (a concern in many parts of the world).

I recently wrote an article in the news site  Jharkhand State News, on what I had read about African farmers being able to increase (almost triple) their crop yields just by planting fertilizer trees in their fields. Now, these fertilizer trees (belonging to the family, Fabaceae or Leguminosae )are a native to certain parts of Africa. They are now been grown in countries like India, which is a  hugely agrarian economy and farming is a primary source of income for a large rural…

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