Do What You Can With What You’ve Got

first_imgGbartala, Liberia soybean observation demonstration plot sponsored by The Apostolic Pentecostal Church and Church Aid, Inc. of Liberia in collaboration with EYN church in Nigeria and SIL.New journeys often begin with tentative “first steps” as evidenced by an on-going initiative of The Apostolic Pentecostal Church and Church Aid, Inc. Liberia to explore soybean as a new crop option for their smallholder farmer countrymen. The Liberian initiative is an outgrowth of a September 2016 study tour sponsored by the Elgin, Illinois, USA based Church of the Brethren for small delegations from Nigeria and Liberia to visit SIL’s SMART FARM in Ghana. Dr. Dennis Thompson, PI of SIL’s MRA-10 “Seed Systems,” was the project leader.The delegation members from the two West African nations bonded while in Ghana and a unique collaboration was born. The EYN church colleagues from Nigeria, having certain soybean experience and agronomic knowledge, offered to assist their Liberian counterparts. The immediate challenge was to determine how best to move forward in Liberia in view of the challenge of doing so with limited technical and financial resources.SIL’s recommendation to the collaborators was to initially establish a few soybean observation plots. Persons to be engaged with soybean introduction in Liberia as well as smallholder farmers simply needed to see growing soybean plants and have ongoing opportunities to observe how the plants grow and develop – from planting throughout harvest. A demonstration of this type was intended to be only a “conversation starter” with common Liberians and various organizations seeking to improve the livelihoods of Liberian farmers.To that end, Nigerian and Liberian collaborations began and a demonstration plot was planted in the central city region of Gbatala. In addition to the central demonstration site, “small, small experiments, just a handful of seeds in a couple of areas” were also planted according to the Bishop, Dr. Rev. Kortu K. Brown, who participated in the 2016 study tour to SIL’s SMART Farm and has collaborated with Dr. Thompson on agricultural development initiatives since 2014.The Rev. Dr. Brown welcomes additional collaboration discussions that might allow this initial effort to be further developed with respect to exploring how soybean might become a potential cash crop for limited resource Liberian smallholder farmers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fan reaction: Liverpool new boy Fabinho hailed as major upgrade on Henderson

first_imgFabinho has had to wait for his opportunity, but now he is showing supporters – and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp – exactly what he can do.The Brazilian midfielder was imperious during the Reds’ 4-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday night, crashing into challenges like Javier Mascherano and spraying long balls like Steven Gerrard. Fabinho to Henderson at full time.— Matt (@FalseFirmino) October 24, 2018 Fabinho lad, running the game. Henderson’s turned his TV off.— Maxi (@Maxi_1892) October 24, 2018 It was a night to savour for Liverpool fans: Mo Salah struck either side of the break after Roberto Firmino opened the scoring, and Sadio Mane rounded things off to send the Reds top of Group C.But, despite Salah grabbing his 50th goal for the club, it was the Anfield newbies who stole the show. Xherdan Shaqiri delighted the crowd with some exquisite touches, creating his team’s first two goals, while Fabinho provided something many feel the club has lacked in recent years.Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was ruled out of the match with a tight hamstring, and he may struggle to regain his place after such a majestic performance from his midfield colleague.According to some Liverpool fans on Twitter, that may not be such a bad thing… Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Klopp gracefully waving goodbye to Jordan Henderson after Fabinho’s performance tonight. #LFC— RFT6 (@RedFromThe6) October 24, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Fabinho has played more forward passes in 45 mins than Henderson has in his Liverpool career— Keep Sturridge! (@StevieGForcee) October 24, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Fabinho throwing more tackles in tonight than Henderson has in the past 10 years— Shaun Rudge (@ShaunRudge10) October 24, 2018 RANKED MONEY REVEALED BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Not to go on about him, but Fabinho’s ability to tackle and intercept is second to none. It’s absolutely top drawer.— Matt (@FalseFirmino) October 24, 2018 Hearing Fabinho is playing well tonight? Almost like Klopp knew what he was doing? Almost….— Milly’s Ribena (@OkSourcee) October 24, 2018 Fabinho is approximately 7 million times better suited to us than Henderson is— Ace (@Ace_The_Emperor) October 24, 2018 no dice 1 The only time Henderson should be allowed back onto Anfield is when he needs to bring water on for fabinho. Fabinho is magical in that midfield👌 hendo who? #LIVRED #UCL 🔴— Zee$ha (@Zeeni_Panini) October 24, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Henderson might not get another game this season on this Fabinho performance.— Colin (@Colin265) October 24, 2018 Fabinho is the player Henderson dreams of being #LFC— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) October 24, 2018 ADVICE Fabinho seized his opportunity at Anfield huge blow Fabinho has been excellent. Not the toughest opposition but they have tried to press LFC aggressively. One lapse aside, Fabinho bossing it in there – tackling, passing, dribbling.— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) October 24, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more