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MissionAssist Books - Information and Education






  1. Water Pumps - An overview of the different types.Pumps are often needed to supply communities with water both for drinking and for use in agriculture. This first book in a series of five looks at different types of pumps and lists the criteria to be considered prior to installation. Other books...





  2. Water Pumps - human and animal powered for irrigation.This book, the third in a series about different types of devices for pumping water, focuses on human and animal powered pumps for use in irrigation. Other books in this series: Book 1 — An Overview of the Different Types of Pumps Book 2 —...





  3. Hydraulic ram water pumps. This book explains how hydraulic ram pumps (hydrams) work and how to install and use them. Other books in this series: Book 1 — An Overview of the Different Types of Pumps Book 2 — Human-Powered Pumps for Domestic Use Book 3 — Human and Animal Powered Pumps for...





  4. Water Pumps - human-powered for domestic and community use.This book, the second in a series of five, focuses on human-powered pumps, their specifications and applications, from single household use to pumps which can supply a whole village. Other books in this series: Book 1 — An Overview of the...





  5. This book tells you how to create a rubbish pit for single household waste after it has been reduced or recycled as far as possible and also introduces the idea of creating a community waste collection service. This uses material from "Footsteps 59" and "Footsteps 107", literary publications from...
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MissionAssist Books - Agriculture and Farming






  1. Advice on how to cultivate bamboo plants from cuttings. This material was taken fromFootsteps- the literacy publication of TEAR Fund - with kind permission. This edition was published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by MissionAssist.





  2. Use a tin can or plastic bottle as a mini-reservoir alongside your seeds or seedlings. This uses material taken fromFootsteps- the literacy publication of TEAR Fund - with kind permission. This edition was published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by MissionAssist.





  3. This explains how to manage bees: planning the work, inspecting the hive and understanding what you see. This uses material from "Basic Beekeeping Manual 1: How to Manage Bees" by Pam Gregory, who offers this as her gift to beekeepers in developing countries. (The content of the text in this case...





  4. Farmers and gardeners use compost to improve their soils and increase their crop yields. This book describes one approach to making compost. This uses material from "Footsteps 107", the literary publication ofTearfund, with kind permission. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by...





  5. 2021-08-05 This explains what equipment and methods are needed to extract honey from the honeycomb. This uses material from "Basic Beekeeping Manual 1: How to Harvest Quality Honey" by Pam Gregory, who offers this as her gift to beekeepers in developing countries. (The content of the text in this case may...
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MissionAssist Books - Crafts and Skills

  1. Two women sell passion fruit and pineapple mixed juice. One has not made it correctly so it makes her customers ill. The other knows how to make it safely and she tells the other woman what to do. Full instructions on how to manufacture mixed juice are included in the appendix. This uses material...





  2. This book comprises a step-by-step guide to making skirts in three different styles: gathered, circle and maxi. Adapted from an article bywikiHowwith kind permission. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by MissionAssist.





  3. How to make a simple filter to give clean drinking water, using locally available materials such as clay pots, sand, stones and gravel. Adapted from CLEAN WATER FOR ALL, produced by The Church Missionary Society (CMS), 2005. This edition was published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by...





  4. Advice on how to protect buildings from lightning strikes. This material was taken fromFootsteps- the literacy publication of TEAR Fund - with kind permission. The original text was by Ronald Watts, Zambia. This edition was published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by MissionAssist.





  5. From problem to productive free resource: this book explains that, although the water hyacinth has become a problem, it can be very useful. It uses material from thePractical Action's "Technical Brief - Water Hyacinth", with kind permission. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by...
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MissionAssist Books - Health and Hygiene






  1. Basic instruction for people who have no medical knowledge on how to care correctly for sick or injured persons whilst awaiting the arrival of medical experts. This uses material fromFootsteps 18- a literacy publication from TEAR Fund used with kind permission. This edition published in the...





  2. Emphasising the importance of good nutrition for young children, this book includes 3 recipes for protein-packed porridge. It uses material fromFootsteps 52and65, the literacy publications of Tearfund with kind permission Additional illustrations by MissionAssist This edition published in the...





  3. For children with conditions that make it difficult for them to walk, a few simple aids can make all the difference; this book explains how they can be used. It uses material fromFootsteps 108, the literacy publication of Tear Fund with kind permission This edition published in the United Kingdom...





  4. This book gives advice on how to have a healthy diet. It explains the symptoms of a bad diet, especially for children. It describes foods that give strength and energy to the body. It also describes those that protect from illness. It explains symptoms of certain illnesses that an unhealthy diet...





  5. 2022-11-16 Everyone experiences pain at one time or another; but what do you do when it gets really bad? This book gives you a few tips on how you can help yourself but remember that it is important to get professional medical help whenever possible. Written and illustrated for MissionAssist This edition...
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General Technical Documents






  1. Puppets have been around for thousands of years. This book tells you how to use different sorts of puppets in a variety of educational and health situations. See alsoPuppets Book 1: Make Them! A Fun Craft Idea Adapted fromFootsteps 28the literacy publication of Tearfund with kind permission...



  2. La chaya, llamada quelite en nuestro país, es una planta que ha sido cultivada en Mesoamérica desde tiempos prehispánicos. Los mayas la llamaban chay y fueron quienes la heredaron a sus descendientes en la península de Yucatán (México), y Guatemala, aunque pasaron muchos años para que se...





  3. In every region of the world it is necessary to find or develop appropriate techniques for agriculture. A large part of the surface of the world is arid, characterized as too dry for conventional rain fed agriculture. Yet, millions of people live in such regions, and if current trends in...





  4. 2021-04-07 Insect feeding damageor other insect activity can look similar to many bacterial, fungal, or viral diseases or to plant nutrient deficiency symptoms. Before taking action against an assumed insect pest, verify that the symptoms you observe are not caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal...





  5. 2019-10-05 Animal integration and feeding strategies for the tropical smallholder farm: Approaches and methods for increasing sustainability and profitability Copyright 2019 Keith Mikkelson – ECHO Asia Impact Center Integrated livestock systems can provide many benefits. With careful planning and by...
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CAN Nutricion

  1. Organización: Hospitalito de Atitlán Spanish withTzutujil





  2. Organización: Hospitalito de Atitlán Spanish withQuiché
  3. Spanish with Kaqchiquel Organización: Hospitalito de Atitlán
  4. Organización: ODIM
  5. Organización: ODIM
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MissionAssist Books - Illness and Disease






  1. This book is about drug addiction, why people become addicted to drugs, and what can be done to help them. Adapted fromFootsteps 28the literacy publication of Tearfund with kind permission Illustrations by MissionAssist This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by MissionAssist...





  2. About 80 million people around the world have had a stroke and many now live with some form of disability. This book explains what causes a stroke and gives tips on how to get the best out of life afterwards. Adapted from I Will Rise Again, a publication by Health Education & Research...





  3. This booklet describes the dangers and consequences of drinking too much alcohol. The contents of this booklet have been adapted from an unknown source, probably from South America. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by MissionAssist.





  4. This booklet describes the causes of bilharzia and how to avoid the disease. Originally produced in 1993 as: "Comment éviter la bilharziose" by the Comité Langue / Traduction in the Republic of Cameroon. Original text and illustrations by "Atelier de Matériel pour l’Animation" (AMA), BP 267,...





  5. This booklet describes what cholera is; what you can do to stop people catching it; how to recognise if someone has it and how to help them get better. This booklet uses material from a number of web sites and from the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency with kind permission. This edition...
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ECHO Asia Note Articles






  1. This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 31. Saving your own seeds can be a cost-effective way to access crop seed for future planting and to help maintain the planet’s plant biodiversity. Whether you plant your own saved seeds, give them away to friends and neighbors, or distribute them through...
  2. 2012-07-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #14 Introduction Storing seeds in the tropics can often be difficult; with high temperatures and humid conditions, seeds lose their ability to germinate quickly. Many techniques for seed storage exist, from the high-tech standards of gene banks to simple...

VITA - Volunteers in Technical Assistance

  1. The brooder is heated by a regular electric light bulb, placed under the brooder floor. Depending on the temperature rise required, the wattage of the light bulb will have to be chosen by experimentation. The metal floor and roof prevent predators such as rats from entering the brooder. If...
  2. This seed cleaner was developed in Afghanistan to remove round seeds of weeds from wheat grains. The round seeds could not be separated by a sieve because they were the same size as the wheat grains. The cleaner described here takes advantage of the round shape of the weed seeds to separate them...
  3. 1995-01-01 Soon after beginning a major program in renewable energy in 1979, VITA (Volunters in Technical Assistance) found that many of the technical terms commonly used in renewable energy literature were not understood by many of the laypeople for whom the information was meant. VITA also realized that...
  4. 1995-01-01 For 35 years, VITA has been helping people in developing countries improve the quality of their lives through the provision of information services. VITA's oldest service, the Inquiry Service, enlists VITA volunteers to answer requests about a variety of development issues that come from around...
  5. 1992-01-01 The intent is to offer suggestions to drivers or mechanics who operate in an area where service facilities and technical assistance are not readily available and they must be their own advisers on every problem that may arise. In the event that readers happen to have some service facilities at...
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Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets

  1. Edible portion:Fruit, Shoots, Vegetable A vigorous climbing palm. It has fairly stout, prickly stems. The stems climb with the aid of flagella. The leaf sheaths are woolly white. The leaves are spreading and pale green. They are about 1 m long. They are divided into many narrow leaflets. These...

ECHO Technical Notes






  1. So you want to help people in the tropics. Beautiful! The tropics are waiting for you. No matter what your abilities, you can make life better for others in the tropics. Your concern for the physical and spiritual well-being of people can be translated into fruitful service. Your first asset is...





  2. 2023-12-20 A standard wheelbarrow, with the wheel at the front, places about half the weight of the load on the operator. A load-centered wheelbarrow places the wheel in the center of the load, shifting 90% or more of the weight to the wheel instead of the operator. This allows the device to be used for...





  3. 2023-11-21 Litter systems are an approach to hygienic, integrated animal production in which animals are raised in an enclosed space on a floor of organic bedding. Systems with thick bedding material are sometimes called deep litter systems. Litter systems allow you to prioritize animal health by providing...





  4. 2023-06-09 This guide expands on a summary by Chalermliamthong and Trail (2021) of the black soldier fly larvae production system at the ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The production system there serves as an approach for scaling up larvae production as an alternative protein...





  5. 2022-05-20 The current global situation calls for a multi-pronged approach to pest management. To be widely applicable, this approach must provide farmers with options to control pests at various scales of production (from small farms to very large operations) with a diversity of resources. Integrated pest...
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Research - Posters






  1. Add greens to foods for healthier meals!





  2. The Foods from the Rainbow poster promotes eating foods from ALL color groups. It shows through symbols, the micronutrients that each color contributes such as Protein, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, and Antioxidants. This educational tool has been used by health promoters to teach about...





  3. Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels and how long a...

USAID Sector Environmental Guidelines & Resources - SEG






  1. USAID seeks to facilitate inclusive and sustainable agricultural productivity growth to lift people out of extreme poverty and hunger, giving them the ability to move beyond subsistence and engage in their local, national, and/or global economies. Best achieving these critical development...





  2. Virtually all small-scale development activities—including aspects of housing, sanitation, water supply, roads, schools, community centers, storage silos healthcare, energy—involve construction. USAID’s global construction and rehabilitation portfolio includes small projects (e.g., individual...





  3. Renewable energy can have numerous benefits, such as increased energy access in developing countries, public health improvements, climate change mitigation, etc. However, for those benefits to be realized, several sustainability considerations must be addressed in the design. This guideline is...





  4. Forestry is the science and practice of managing trees and forests to provide a diverse range of ecosystem goods and services. The Forestry Sector Environmental Guideline provides information on environmental and social impacts, mitigation measures, and environmentally sound design and management...





  5. Small-scale healthcare activities, such as rural health posts, immunization posts, reproductive health posts, mobile and emergency healthcare programs, and urban clinics and small hospitals, provide important and often critical healthcare services to individuals and communities that would...

Feed the Future Publications






  1. In the Push-Pull system, crops that repel pests and/or attract pests’ predators are intercropped with maize, to ‘push’ pests away from the main crop. Plants that attract pests are planted around the field, to ‘pull’ pests away from the maize. Incorporating legumes in this system means that soil...





  2. This short document contains graphs that show how zero tillage leads to increased water infiltration and increased water retention in soil.





  3. Four nutrient deficiencies--phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, and magnesium--can be diagnosed by observing maize leaves. This document includes photos of a healthy maize leaf and of maize leaves demonstrating each of these nutrient deficiencies. It also contains suggestions for how to address each...





  4. Jack bean is an excellent plant for enriching soil, because it grows under very difficult conditions. However, the beans contain toxins that normally make them unsuitable for human consumption. This document describes how to germinate jack bean to remove the toxins and increase the beans’...





  5. This document distinguishes between ‘anchor’ cover crops (that are intercropped with a main crop such as maize) and ‘secondary’ cover crops (that don’t compete with the main crop because they have a short life cycle, and that can help cover the soil at the start of the growing season). The...

Seeds for a Future Publications




  1. La vulnerabilidad de las familias guatemaltecas a la inseguridad alimentaria y nutricional, es un problema que se ha agravado ante la crisis de la pandemia del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19); ante esta circunstancia adversa, la Aldea Chocolá no es la excepción. Bajo este contexto, se ha evaluado la...

International Biochar Initiative






  1. Biochar can be made from a wide variety of feedstocks and under a wide variety of conditions, yielding a wide variety of potential product characteristics. Not all biochars are suitable for soil application as supplied. This Technical Bulletin covers two rapid tests that can be used to assess the...

Tropical Production Systems






  1. This Technical Note reports on the seed collection of 2 native cultivars of the “Sieva” group, during the major dry period in years 2008 and 2009. The cultivars were collected in the Humid Lowland Tropics in Southeastern Guatemala in Q’eqchi’ Mayan communities in the regions of Sumach-Rio Pita,...





  2. This technical manual focuses on the development, compilation, validation, and transfer of sustainable and profitable foodcrop-livestock-forestry management practices that favor rural families with limited financial resources on less-fertile hill-lands in the Humid Lowland Tropics; giving...





  3. This technical manual focuses on the development, compilation, validation, and transfer of sustainable and profitable foodcrop-livestock-forestry management practices that favor rural families with limited financial resources on less-fertile hill-lands in the Humid Lowland Tropics; giving...

Haitian Network Documents






  1. A “how to” guide to successfully install a natural, sustainable latrine using vetiver grass The use of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) replaces the need for a concrete block lined pit, creates privacy and actively helps decompose the waste. Jiji grass (Achnatherum splendens) can be used...





  2. 2019-01-20 Reviewed by Dawn Berkelaar ECHO has an extensive network of agricultural experts working in diverse areas of production and development. Many members contribute to our various publications and resources, often writing or contributing to our existing documents. Some provide self-developed...

ECHO Development Notes (EDN)






  1. 2024-01-01 Contour Cultivation and Live Barriers for Small-Scale Farmers Taro (Colocasia esculenta) From ECHO’s Seed Bank:Oven-Dried Rice as a Desiccant for Seed Drying Books, Websites, and Other Resources: ECHOCommunity Mobile App - Resource Management





  2. 2023-10-02 Factors that Impact Seed Germination Echoes From our Network: Moringa Spacing Considerations From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Clay Beads for Drying and Preserving Seeds Books, Websites, and Other Resources:Aprovecho.org-Information onFuel-Efficient Cookstoves





  3. 2023-07-13 Low-Cost Seed Storage Technologies Extending Postharvest Life of Fresh Produce: After-harvest handling Echoes From our Network: Experiments to Control Millipedes with Locally Available Ingredients From ECHO's Seed Bank: Erythrina berteroana





  4. 2023-03-28 Triage and Recovery of Small Fallen Trees 2022 ECHO International Agriculture Conference: Topic Summaries Echoes from our Network: Low Resource Control of Leaf Cutter Ants From ECHO's Seed Bank: Guazuma ulmifolia, a multi-purpose tree Books, Websites, and Other Resources:Trees with Edible Leaves...





  5. 2023-01-06 Is Drip Irrigation Right for Me? Recap of Options for Storing Grains Echoes from our Network: Hermetic Sealing in Haiti From ECHO's Seed Bank: 'Starfighter' Lettuce Books, Websites, and Other Resources:Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE)
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Food Plant Solutions - Publications

  1. 2022-01-01 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants for healthy diets in Togo. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every...

World Health Organization Publications






  1. 2021-10-15 This report is the first of its kind. It brings together various data sets to present the current status of hand hygiene, highlight lagging progress, and call governments and supporting agencies to action, offering numerous inspiring examples of change. During the COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene...

Using ECHO Resources

  1. 2021-01-20 Available on iOS 10.0+and Android 5.0+ Android version updated 8/2022 for Android 11, 12, 12.1 (available soon) Search "echocommunity" in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on your Android phone. ECHO has provided resources to farmers and development workers for 40 years....

ECHO Research Notes






  1. 2021-01-01 ECHO ResearchNotes are topic-specificpublications about crops and agricultural practicesimportant to those working in the tropics and subtropics. Our material is authored by ECHO staff (past and present) as well as outside writers, all with experience and knowledge of their subject. These...





  2. 2020-01-01 ECHO ResearchNotes are topic-specificpublications about crops and agricultural practicesimportant to those working in the tropics and subtropics. Our material is authored by ECHO staff (past and present) as well as outside writers, all with experience and knowledge of their subject. These...

ECHO Best Practice Notes






  1. 2020-12-14 ECHO recognizes climate change as a profound reality faced by small-scale farmers. Many of our publications have focused on helping farmers cope with related challenges such as heat and drought.Increasing farmer resilience and minimizing risk have been key elements of the practices we have...





  2. 2017-05-26 By integrating legumes into cropping systems, small-scale farmers in low-resource settings can invest in the long-term health and resilience of their soils. Success or failure depends largely on choosing the right legume(s). With that in mind, this document presents insights on legume selection...





  3. 2016-09-28 Farmers in many parts of the world, because of human population growth, have little choice but to crop their land continuously, with scarce resources to replace nutrients withdrawn by each successive crop. Crop residues are often lost as a source of organic matter and mulch, usually through...





  4. 2016-03-22 Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species or variety that could improve lives. In...





  5. 2014-04-01 ECHO frequently receives questions from members of our network, asking how available land could be used to grow food and/or create income to augment an otherwise non-agricultural project. Broadly speaking, they are asking how to begin an institutional agriculture project—a coordinated agriculture...
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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Publications and Resources






  1. 2020-10-20 A Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Holly Hufnagel The objective of this discussion paper is to inform the LEGS Technical Advisory Committee on issues relating to the quality of veterinary pharmaceuticals for livestock responses in emergency situations....





  2. 2020-10-20 A Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Karin de Jonge and Lucy Maarse The aim of this Discussion Paper is to outline the major issues at the crossroads of gender and livestock in the context of humanitarian response, for the Advisory Committee of LEGS...





  3. 2020-09-20 A Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Yacob Aklilu This paper was commissioned to assess livestock insurance schemes and explore what evidence exists regarding the effective implementation of livestock insurance schemes to support the livelihoods of...





  4. 2020-09-20 A Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Kate Sadler This discussion paper was commissioned by LEGS to review the key issues relating to nutrition in the context of livestock-based emergency interventions, with particular attention to the following key...





  5. 2013-02-20 New 2016 edition based on the LEGS Handbook 2nd edition This Evaluation Tool can assist organizations to evaluate how LEGS was used during a project - in other words, to what extent did a project follow the LEGS core standards, and the specific standards for different technical interventions...

CAN Culinaria






  1. 2019-11-20
  2. 2019-01-20 RECETARIO WUQU’ KAWOQ Versión 2018-2019 Elaborado por: Valeria Morales. Spanish Only.

ECHO Latin America and Caribbean Notes (LACN)






  1. 2018-02-22 Green Leafy Vegetables and Powders for Improved Nutrition in Honduras Member Highlight: Elioena Arauz,Artists for Soup, Nicaragua Echoes from our Network: Deep Litter System ECHO Resource Highlight: Green Leafy Vegetables Technical Note Spotlight: "Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets"





  2. 2017-12-04 ECHO in Latin America and the Caribbean Experimenting with Medicinal Plants in Matagalpa, Nicaragua Staff Highlight Tech Note Spotlight: "Introducing new seeds overseas" Tech Note Spotlight: "Introduction to Tropical Root Crops" Echoes from our Network Resources: Wuqu' Kawoq (The Maya Health...





  3. 2017-07-31 Las Cañadas Agro-ecological Chickens Module Introducing New Team Leader: Cecilia Gonzalez Tech Note Spotlight: "Cafeteria Feeding" of Chickens From ECHO's Seed Bank: Ethiopian Kale Member Highlight: Javier Ignacio Silva Rivera Our Vision:Honoring God by Empowering the Undernourished with...





  4. 2017-03-30 Making Silage in Vichada Tech Note Spotlight: Biosand Water Filter Echoes from our Network: Member Highlight Adria and Job From ECHO's Technical Respose Team: Appropriate forage crops for clay soils From ECHO's Seed Bank: Forage peanut

ILEIA Newsletter - LEISA Magazine - Farming Matters






  1. 2016-05-20 This report has been compiled by Janneke Bruil, Jessica Milgroom, Romée Marchand (all from ILEIA) with support from Daniel Moss (AEF). The Agroecology Learning Exchange was hosted in Uganda between May 10 and 13, 2016 by the AgroEcology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa....

ECHO Summaries






  1. 2015-08-05 Good intentions and viable solutions will have little impact unless we engage with farmers in ways that are meaningful to them. Farmers put a great deal of confidence in what they learn from fellow farmers’ experiences, and they are more likely to trust what they see over what they hear....





  2. 2015-07-14 Workshops are an often-used and effective tool that extension workers can use to teach new skills to groups of farmers. This document, drawn from the USAID/MEAS Technical Note on Presenting Workshops to Adults, explains how a workshop setting differs from that of a classroom/teaching setting, and...





  3. 2015-05-19 A participatory learning approach, applied at each stage of a community development project, is crucial to reaching the level of stakeholder involvement needed for lasting, positive change. The use of participatory survey and planning methods in the development process encourages community...





  4. 2015-05-01 This article draws from the MEAS Brief # 2 Reducing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: How to Find the Best Fit for Men and Women Farmers. Many of the gender-related topics and lessons discussed in the MEAS Brief also apply to the transfer of knowledge and resources...





  5. 2015-04-30 This document draws from the MEAS brief #3Adaptation under the New Normal of Climate Change: The Future of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services. Written for extension and advisory service providers, the MEAS brief contains insights helpful to practitioners working to develop strategies...
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CAN Agricultura

  1. 2014-01-20 5ta Edición revisada y ampliada Chile Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura Spanish Only.

Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) Publications






  1. 2006-01-20 The author's sincere desire in preparing this booklet is that it will serve to be readily used as a reference and aid in the raising of goats. Veterinary information and assistance are in short supply or nonexistent in many areas of the world. The author has endeavored to write this booklet in a...





  2. 1990-01-19 W. Malcolm Reid (1910-1990) was Professor Emeritus of Poultry Science (Parasitology) at the University of Georgia. He saw a need for a book dealing with basic poultry production and recruited others to help him develop one. He knew firsthand the value of poultry as a source of food and manure for...





  3. 1988-01-19 This manual is designed to give basic information that has been shown to be successful in a variety of situations. We have often opted to describe methods that may be too sophisticated or expensive to apply in every case in an effort to illustrate the optimal condition. Obviously, not everyone...





  4. 1984-01-19 This book speaks to the challenges of small farm pig production. The two main themes of malnutrition and parasite control are dealt with in depth, utilizing very practical ideas and methods. The author repeatedly emphasizes the need to deal with these issues if the farmer is to be successful in...

FAO Publications






  1. 2005-01-20 The book comes in two volumes. They describe the physics and biology of frost occurrence and damage, passive and active protection methods and how to assess the cost-effectiveness of active protection techniques. Nighttime energy balance is used to demonstrate how protection methods are used to...





  2. 2005-01-20 The book comes in two volumes. They describe the physics and biology of frost occurrence and damage, passive and active protection methods and how to assess the cost-effectiveness of active protection techniques. Nighttime energy balance is used to demonstrate how protection methods are used to...

Agrodoks






  1. 2004-01-01 Farmer-Controlled Economic Initiatives Agricultural cooperatives usually develop in rural economies during the transformation from self-sufficiency farming to full market production. At this stage farmers often start realising their weak individual economic position in the market. By joining...

Books

  1. 1982-01-01 Serie de Educacion Agropecuaria "Buen Agricultir" numero 4 23 pp. : ill. Gift of Dr John P. Bishop, June 28, 2023



  2. 54 pp. : illustrations, graphs Santo Domingo, R. D. ; 1991. enda-caribe Publicacion del Proyecto de Investigacion Apilcada en Agroforesteria u Desarrollo Comunario (INAF), con el apoyo financiero de MISEREOR



  3. Esta trabajo fue patroncinado por la Diocesis de Chalatenango, a travez de la unided de Promocion Agropecuaria. Elaboraron: Agr. Wilfredo Moran ;Tec. Ulises Orellana 1e Edicion: Enero de 1992 [Inscribed by the Author -- typed letter attached from W. Moran to M. Price -- dated April 24, 1992.]...
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  1. The Cuban Journal of Agricultural Science is a scientific publication with ISSN 2079-3480, edited by the Institute of Animal Science belonging to the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Cuba. It is open access (CC BY-NC 4.0), and presents a continuous publication system composed of an...
  2. The journalCiencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria(C&TA) aims todisseminate multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge of agricultural sciencesthrough thequarterlycontinuous publicationofresearch, review, reflection (scientific essay), and short articles, case reports, and reviewssubmitted...





  3. de Lima Franzen, F., Rodrigues de Oliveira, M. S., Lidório, H. F., Farias Menegaes, J., & Martins Fries, L. L. (2019). Chemical composition of rose, sunflower and calendula flower petals for human food use.Ciencia Y Tecnología Agropecuaria,20(1), 149–158....
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Presentations




  1. 2016-09-29 Una propeusta real de una alternativa de vida, que incluye temas como organización social, producción de comida, cultivo de carbono, biconstrucción, uso de ecotechnologías, educatíon, economía alternative y conservación del bosque de niebla.



  2. 2016-09-29 Rancho Ebenezer es su metodología de desarrollo rural y alternativa para la producción doe alimentos de calidad nutricio y suguridad alimenticia a pequeña escala (1 manzana): MIDPA (Mayordomía Integral Diversificada de Patio)



  3. 2016-09-28 Contenido Introducción Antecedentes Impactos del cambio climático en la actividad apícola Estrategias de adaptación para la producción. Otros factores que van en detrimento de la actividad. La apicultura, es la práctica dedicada a la cría y explotación racional de las abejas, actividad...
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Plant Information Sheets

  1. Albizia lebbeck is a fast-growing, drought resistant, nitrogen-fixing tree used for reforestation, shade, fodder and fuel-wood. The trees can reach 30 m in height. The wood is known to be termite resistant and is suitable for building furniture.
  2. Acacia angustissima grows as a thornless shrub or small tree to an average of 2-7 meters tall with a single short trunk. It is a legume, capable of fixing nitrogen in nodules on its roots if the appropriate strain of Rhizobium bacteria is present in the soil. It is often found in tropical...
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  1. Compost can be used to improve the quality of your soil. You can use plant materials, animal manure and kitchen scraps to create compost. Compost will add nutrients and organic matter to your soil. This animation explains the process of creating and storing compost. Scientific Animations Without...





  2. Compost can be used to improve the quality of your soil. You can use plant materials, animal manure and kitchen scraps to create compost. Compost will add nutrients and organic matter to your soil. This animation explains the process of creating and storing compost. Scientific Animations Without...





  3. Compost can be used to improve the quality of your soil. You can use plant materials, animal manure and kitchen scraps to create compost. Compost will add nutrients and organic matter to your soil. This animation explains the process of creating and storing compost. Scientific Animations Without...
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