|28 April 2010
||Infertility Treatments Work (blog): What is hybrid infertility?|
The germplasm collection of the main is carried out by IITA and has been characterized and evaluated. The great IITA collection has been obtained from sub-Saharan Africa and the origin of the different accessions are shown in Table 2. Bambara groundnut seeds are orthodox, and can be stored at temperatures below 0 º C. IITA collections are maintained at 20 º C-, while the collection for distribution in another room is kept cold 5 º C and 30% RH.
|27 April 2010
||Greening of Oil (blog): Fair trade chocolate, a fair trade?|
...In 2002, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture released a study saying that some 284,000 children were working on these farms using dangerous tools and applying pesticides without proper protective equipment. Without education and the basic health and safety precautions children continue to work on these farms stuck in a cycle of poverty and physically harmed by unsafe conditions.
|26 April 2010
||Western Friend (blog): Fair Trade and the Food of the Gods|
...A 2002 study of four West African cacao-producing countries by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture estimates that 284,000 children work on cacao plantations. Many of these children work twelve-hour days, receive little or no schooling, and regularly apply pesticides, wield machetes, and undertake other dangerous labor. As many as 12,000 of these children may be slaves, sold into service by parents from surrounding countries.
|25 April 2010
||Sistema Limbico: The sterile banana conservation magazine|
...‘Once the fungus got into the soil, there was nothing farmers could do. Even chemical spraying wouldn’t get rid of it,’ says Rodomiro Ortiz, top banana in charge of research at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria.
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