Agarwood, the Wonder Crop

Source: deccanherald.com Published: July 26, 2010 Agarwood, a high value commercial crop native to India, enjoys a good demand in both national and international markets. Planters in Malnad have taken to agar cultivation in a big way, writes Chethana Dinesh M L Murthy...

A ‘Green Revolution’ That May Save Filipino Coconut Farmers

Source: rappler.com Published: January 26, 2016 Pia Ranada GUINAYANGAN, Philippines – Rizal and Renida Marjes’ backyard reminded me of a wild version of the vegetable and fruit stalls in my neighborhood grocery. Like those well-lit stalls, produce was presented...

30 Indigenous Crops for Food Security

Source: ecology.com Published: April 12, 2016 According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), just twelve crops provide 75 percent of the world’s food. Three of these crops, rice, maize, and wheat contribute to nearly 60 percent of the protein and...