Canadian researchers developed a probiotic yogurt strain found to improve weight gain, reduce skin rashes, reduce diarrhea, enhance immunity in HIV patients, and reduce adsorption of heavy metals.
Healthy chicken husbandry empowers women, feeds families and builds the resilience of the farming system as a whole. Up to 98% of families in rural Kenya keep small flocks of chickens, mainly local or ‘indigenous’ types.Published date2014
Despite their potential, research has failed to prioritize indigenous vegetable species for improving food security, nutrition and income. The project worked with 1,200 farmers (50% women) who have formed 22 vegetable cooperative groups.Published date2014