Thanks for your support, thanks indeed. I think any connection is good that might help me to get the seeds is a gift to me. I love to meet new friends especially if we are struggling towards the same thing, I cannot wait to meet Rich Leep, and for sure I like what he is doing.
Actually, the scenario here in Rwanda different. We have three seasons in Year; August-February; A season, long rain season, March- June; B season, short rain season while July-August; C season which is dry season and no other crop is in the field unless sweet potatoes mostly and veggies for farmers who have the field in valleys and have access to irrigation water. This scenario complicates things, and the farming systems. Due to small land, no farmer is doing fallow. All farmers are continuously tilling the same plot mostly A and B season with mainly Maize and beans respectively. Our struggle here is to design a working CA system that can be effective very fast. I am thinking of Cover crop as a way of reducing weeds pressure, and increasing biomass production since in Rwanda farmers use most crop residues (mostly maize residues) to mulch in coffee and banana plantation. I will contact you on your email for more information. I am very happy about your idea of testing purslane, it is a short crop, edible and this would be appreciated by Rwandan farmers once it is adapted. I love to include that as well on the list of my species to test.
I will be contacting you via direct email, and thanks for being here to support.