Afghanistan Farming

Virgil on September 4, 2011

The story of the Balinese water temples and their priesthood used to be (probably still is) a staple of Anthropology 101 classes. It is the story of how the Balinese culture evolved a very elaborate and complicated water management system that worked wonderfully for centuries managing irrigation of terraced rice paddies on extremely mountainous terrain. […]

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Virgil on June 12, 2011

A previous blog entry discussed Afghan farmers and poppy cultivation, a crop that is currently illegal, but has heavy incentives and minimal negative consequences for growing. Indeed, there are probably more negative incentives for not growing poppies in many areas. The international community has long looked for and pushed alternative crops for Afghan poppy farmers. […]

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Virgil on June 10, 2011

Long range view of area in Ghazni Province On a recent visit to a Combat Outpost in Khost Province, Afghanistan, I had a very interesting discussion with a Civil Affairs officer. We talked of many things, but what is relevant to the Cooking with Little Buddy blog is farming. I fly in helicopters all over […]

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