|Zimbabwean 'wizard' bewitches a bumper crop amid drought|
Reuters - 3/23/2016. By Busani Bafana - Among his neighbors, Phillip Tshuma, 67, is considered a wizard who commands the rains with the help of goblins. How else could he grow a bumper crop of ripening maize, sorghum, millet and peanuts in a season when many farmers in Zimbabwe have written off their crops? [The wizardry involves written records, a rain gauge and a weather-related mobile phone app.]
|Organic Seed Initiative Launched|
Agri-View - 3/23/2016. A new internship program that matches individuals who want to learn about organic seed production with experienced seed farmers has been launched by the Organic Seed Alliance and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture. The six-month internships combine hands-on education, farm-based independent study, and classroom and online learning.