Brett Aronson
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Brett is a graduate from the Heller School at Brandeis University, where he studied Sustainable International Development. He now works for ACDI/VOCA, where he does operational support for food security projects throughout the world. His interests include agricultural technologies and management practices that support sustainable livelihood development, food waste reduction strategies, culinary history, and the power of gardens and farms to bring communities together.

Cyanobacterial Bio-fertilizer: Nature’s Own Solution for Improved Soil Fertility

Cyanobacterial bio-fertilizer can be an environmentally-friendly and affordable nitrogen-rich fertilizer which farmers can use to improve soil fertility.

Indigenous Crop: Cloves- From Ancient Lands to Modern Kitchens

Cloves, the tiny flower buds of the clove tree, pack a big punch in cuisines throughout the world and have long been valued for their medicinal properties.

Phytoremediation—Utilizing Plants’ Natural Abilities to Clean Up Soils

Phytoremediation uses the ability of plants to extract pollutants from soils and groundwater and convert them to less harmful or completely harmless forms.

When Less is More; Farmers Are Reaping the Benefits of No-till Agriculture

No-till agriculture can help farmers reduce erosion, improve soil quality, and sequester carbon in soils.

Indigenous Crop: Mangosteen; “Queen of Fruits” a Treat for the Tastebuds and Band-aid for the Body

In addition to their medicinal potential, mangosteens continue to be highly sought-after for their prized flavor by gourmands across the world.

Innovation for Sustainability: Driptech Offers Innovative Irrigation Technology for the 21st Century

Driptech is an inexpensive and user-friendly drip irrigation technology which allows farmers in the developing world to save water in these water-scarce times.