Edited By Dawn Berkelaar and Dr. Tim Motis

Agricultural Options for the Small Scale Farmer  - the complete book

Agricultural Options for the Small Farmer features selected content from the first 100 issues of ECHO Development Notes, a quarterly technical bulletin targeted towards ECHO's international network of development workers. It is a book filled with practical options for helping resource-poor, smallholder farmers and urban gardeners--in the tropics and subtropics--to produce the food they need under the difficult growing conditions that they often face. Agricultural Options for the Small Farmer also contains material written by experienced practitioners on agricultural systems they have implemented in the field and that have been adopted by thousands of farmers.

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Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers Tim Motis & Dawn Berkelaar

Agricultural Options for the Small Farmer features selected content from the first 100 issues of ECHO Development Notes, a quarterly technical bulletin targeted towards ECHO's international network of development workers. It is a book filled with practical options for helping resource-poor, small...

 

[Amazon list of Chapter Books for Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers]

 

Fundamentals of Agricultural Development: Chapter 1

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.Foundational concepts, such as the weaving of agriculture and community development, are covered in this publication. It contains insights on research to be undertaken, as well as factors and issues to consider, before investing valuable resources in specific project interventions.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Les Fondements du developpement agricole: Chapitre 1 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Elementos Fundamentales Del Desarrollo Agrícola:Capítulo 1 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

 

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Fundamentals of Agricultural Development: Chapter 1 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

This publication is Chapter 1 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers, a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we h...

 

Options for Restoring Unproductive Soils: Chapter 2

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer?  Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference?  This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Options de restauration des sols improductifs: Chapitre 2 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Opciones para Restaurar Los Suelos Infructosos:Capítulo 2 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

 

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Options for Restoring Unproductive Soils: Chapter 2 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

This publication is Chapter 2 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

Options Where Water is Scarce: Chapter 3

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer?  Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference?  This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for coping with scarce rainfall.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Options oú l'eau est rare: Chapitre 3 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Opciones Donde el Agua Es Escasa:Capítulo 3 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

 

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Options Where Water is Scarce: Chapter 3 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

This publication is Chapter 3 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

Crop Options to Improve Human Nutrition: Chapter 4

 How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Options de cultures pour l'amelioration de la nutrition humaine: Chapitre 4 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Opciones de Cultivos Para Mejorar La Nutrición Humana: Capítulo 4 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

 

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Crop Options to Improve Human Nutrition: Chapter 4 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers by ECHO Inc. (Author), Timothy Motis (Editor), Dawn Berkelaar (Editor)

This publication is Chapter 4 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

Ways to Diversify the Smallholder Farm: Chapter 5

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Moyens de diversification du champ des petits exploitants: Chapitre 5 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Maneras de Diversificar una Pequeña Granja: Capítulo 5 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

 

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Ways to Diversify the Smallholder Farm: Chapter 5 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers by ECHO Inc. (Author), Timothy Motis (Editor), Dawn Berkelaar (Editor)

This publication is Chapter 5 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

 

 

Options for Coping with Crop or Animal Pests: Chapter 6 

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Comment résoudre les problèmes de fléaux au niveau cultural ou animal? : Chapitre 6 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Opciones para hacer frente a las plagas de cultivos o animales: Capítulo 6 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala 

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Options for Coping with Crop or Animal Pests: Chapter 6 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers by ECHO Inc. (Author), Timothy Motis (Editor), Dawn Berkelaar (Editor)

This publication is Chapter 6 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

Seed Saving and Multiplication Techniques: Chapter 7

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

L’utilisation des semences dans les projets de développement: Chapitre 7 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Trabajando con Semillas en Proyectos de Desarrollo: Capítulo 7 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

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Seed Saving and Multiplication Techniques: Chapter 7 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers by ECHO Inc. (Author), Timothy Motis (Editor), Dawn Berkelaar (Editor)

This publication is Chapter 7 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

Understanding and Coping with Human Health Issues: Chapter 8

How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Comprendre et traiter les problémes de santé humaine: Chapitre 8 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle

Entendiendo y Lidiando con Asuntos de salud Humana: Capítulo 8 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala

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Understanding and Coping with Human Health Issues: Chapter 8 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers by ECHO Inc. (Author), Timothy Motis (Editor), Dawn Berkelaar (Editor)

This publication is Chapter 8 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we...

 

We hope that the perspective found in these ebooks will help lead to improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the world. Please let us know how their content contributes to your efforts to serve those in your community.