Twoandahalfweeks in India – a day at TNAU and the milky mushrooms

One of the things that will remain in my mind is the milky mushroom production we have seen during our stay at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture university (TNAU) in Coimbatore. The TNAU focuses on Agricultural Education and Research and supports the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. When we arrived at the university our…

The coconut tree climber and a curious thing (video)

During our visit to the Tamil Nadu agricultural university (TNAU) we learnt that coconut harvesting can be dangerous. Not just because coconuts can fall on your head… Traditionally, for climbing up and picking the coconuts, people use just ropes and cords. But the TNAU has developped a curious harvesting aid. Related material: Learn more about…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – Thoughts before leaving

Just a few days before leaving Sounds promising, somehow still unrealistic and far away: Going to India. I am sitting at home with a coffee, the newspaper on the table, the family members hurrying from the bathroom to the kitchen, where is the key, Mum, I need to pay a book at school, Mum, I…