Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Not long before dawn, at a dairy farm in Colombia’s Cauca Valley, locals line up to buy fresh milk. But two people in the queue are seeking a less palatable purchase: urine. Twenty litres of fresh, steaming cow urine, specifically. “Early morning is a good time to...
Tropical grasses: feed and plumber

Tropical grasses: feed and plumber

The pastures that cattle graze also act as their “toilets”. This is because, as cattle eat grass, they periodically urinate and, therefore, randomly deposit urine on the soil surface. Once in the soil, the deposited urine results in the creation of patches that are...
The world without beans: opinion piece

The world without beans: opinion piece

By Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) This opinion piece was first published by the Pan-African Media Alliance for Climate Change News Agency. It contributes to a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of...
Anchoring LINK in Asia

Anchoring LINK in Asia

CIAT and Heifer International recently expanded their collaboration on the LINK methodology to Asia. In line with Heifer’s new strategy, the common work focuses on value chain development and inclusion of farmers’ owned organizations into business-related activities....

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