Category Archives: Agriculture & Food

Empirical Assessment of the System of Rice Intensification

Haven’t blogged in a while, as graduate school (M.S. in International Agricultural Development, UC Davis, with plans to add a second M.S in Agricultural and Resource Economics) has been pretty time consuming. For an assignment in a agronomic systems assessment … Continue reading

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Local/Seasonal Recipe: Carrot-cardamom Muffins

The abundance of delicious, sweet, carrots inspired a batch of seasonal, early spring muffins. To maximize goodness, go organic to support human and environmental health; use as many local ingredients as possible to support neighboring farms, build local economies, preserve … Continue reading

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Cacao Travels: Dominican Republic – Yamasá Region & Development Agencies

Welcome to blog #6 on my cacao trip to Grenada and the Dominican Republic (DR), covering visits to development agencies in Santo Domingo; and cacao development projects, YACAO (processor) and FEDOPO (producers) in Yamasá. 1/26/12: USAID-REDDOM. En route to  USAID, … Continue reading

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