A system of sustainable agriculture designed for farmers in non-industrial countries, which has low cash inputs, and minimum risks of soil erosion and other forms of damage to the farm. The crops are fertilised with farmyard manure and night soil. Lucerne
See: Medicago sativa. Luffa spp.
monoecious vines cultivated for the production of the loofah-sponge which is prepared by retting. The fruit fibres were also used for a variety of filtering and shock absorbing functions. They have now been almost entirely replaced with plastics.
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