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MissionAssist Books - Health and Hygiene






  1. 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...





  2. This is the third book in a series of three about baby care. It is about weaning a baby.The baby was born strong and he was brought up healthily and well nourished on his mother’s milk. He continues to grow and reaches the third stage of his life, when he begins to feed on other foods apart from...





  3. 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...





  4. 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...





  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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MissionAssist Books - Illness and Disease






  1. Advice on how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. Adapted from "Aids and How to Avoid It" by SIL, Burkina Faso and shared under a CC:BY-NC 4.0 licence. Text and illustrations 1992 SIL International. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by MissionAssist.





  2. This booklet describes the causes of typhoid and how to avoid the disease. First published in Papua New Guinea by means of a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Illustrations adapted by Bertie Knowlton from "Preventing Typhoid Fever" published by the...





  3. A story to encourage people to have their blood pressure checked, with advice on how to prevent high blood pressure, and what to do if one has it. The second part of the book is more practical; it explains what hypertension is and what causes it, and has more detail on prevention and cure....





  4. This booklet contains notes on the prevention and treatment of glandular tuberculosis. This has been adapted from "La Tuberculosis Pulmonar" (Pulmonory Tuberculosis) by the Ministry of Health of Peru, in collaboration with SIL Peru. Text and illustrations 1976 Ministry of Health of Peru and SIL...





  5. This book gives advice on how to live with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. Adapted from "Footsteps 87", the literary publication ofTearfundwith kind permission. This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by MissionAssist.
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MissionAssist Books - Agriculture and Farming






  1. Rabbits are useful animals for individual farmers, village groups and schools as they are very productive, reproduce rapidly and produce good quality meat and fur. This uses material from "Footsteps 10" - the literary publication ofTear Fund, with kind permission. Illustrated by MissionAssist....





  2. Guinea pigs are easy to raise for households and small-scale farmers, as they are very productive, reproduce rapidly and produce good quality meat and fur. This uses material from "Footsteps 10" - the literary publication ofTear Fund, with kind permission. Illustrated by MissionAssist. This...





  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. A book about pig farming, taking you from choosing a site to keep pigs, deciding which breed to buy, feeding and caring for them and finally butchering them to obtain delicious meat. Additional sources of online help are listed and an easy recipe for cooking pork is included. Adapted from a...





  5. 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...
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MissionAssist Books - Information and Education






  1. 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 —...



  2. Esse livrinho explica como funcionam, como instalar e como usar as bombas tipo carneiro hidráulico. Livrinhos da série: Livrinho 1 — Um panorama geral dos diferentes tipos Livrinho 2 — Bombas a energia humana para uso doméstico e comunitário Livrinho 3 — Bombas a energia humana e animal para...





  3. This book covers the three main ways of mitigating the impact of rubbish on our environment, by reducing, reusing, recycling. It also warns against careless disposal of hazardous waste. This uses material from "Footsteps 59", the literary publication ofTEAR Fund, with kind permission. Additional...





  4. 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...





  5. 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...
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MissionAssist Books - Crafts and Skills






  1. This describes how to make bricks from clay, water and other materials using a wooden or metal mould and how to build a kiln or pit and bake bricks in it. This has been adapted fromBrick Making, originally produced by the Research & Development Center at Central Luzon State University,...





  2. 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...





  3. Howto make chutney from green, unripe mangoes or tomatoes. 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.





  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. 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...
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CTA Publications






  1. This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of bee-keeping and honey processing. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.





  2. 2013-01-01 This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of controlling the mango fruit fly. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.





  3. 2009-01-01 This 12-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of linking smallholder farmers to markets. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.





  4. 2007-01-20 This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of rearing dairy goats. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.





  5. 2007-01-20 This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of controlling Striga and stemborer in maize. It gives some background information, outlines the processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings
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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 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...





  4. 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...





  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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General Technical Documents






  1. This book describes a range of natural methods for controlling insect pests without recourse to commercial pesticides. Readers wishing to find out more about conservation agriculture may like to download free of charge the Shell Book Two Farmers Talking about Conservation Agriculture Part of a...





  2. 2017-04-20 Conservation Agriculture (CA)—characterized by the three linked principles of minimizing soil disturbance, permanently covering the soil, and including crop rotations and associations – has proven effective at restoring soil health and fertility, improving the capture and use of rainfall, and...

CFGB Conservation Agriculture Newsletter






  1. 2024-04-01 Inside this Issue: Creating an Enabling Environment for Conservation Agriculture Soil Ecosystems are Bolstered by Conservation Agriculture Practices Partner Profile: ADRA ALTA Travel Schedule





  2. 2024-01-01 Inside this Issue: AdvocatingforConservationAgriculturePromotion Introducing Lidet Sitatow, Agriculture and Livelihoods Technical Advisor for Ethiopia Fall Armyworm Management Update Partner Profile: Anglican Development Services - Central Rift, Kenya





  3. 2023-09-20 Inside this issue: Green Manure Cover Crops for Regions with Bimodal Rainfall Scaling Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification in Ethiopia (SCASI) CA Farmer Profile: Asnakech ALTA Travel Schedule





  4. 2023-06-20 In this Issue: Farming as a Business Telling the Story with Photographs Partner Profile - ODE, Burkina Faso CA Farmer Profile And much more!!





  5. 2023-03-01 Inside this Issue: Conservation Agriculture in Wet Environments Tips for Effective Storytelling CA Farmer Profile: Chrissie Stackio, Malawi Partner profile: Brethren in Christ Church
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Conservation Agriculture Core Training Guides






  1. 2020-04-20 Guide Book alsoavailable in Amharic /Chichewa /Kinyarwanda; Posters also available in Amharic / Kiembu / Kikuyu / Kikamba / Kinyarwanda / Chichewa /Alur; Farmers' Booklet also available in Kinyarwanda The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the CFGB database. The...





  2. 2020-04-20 Guide Book alsoavailable in Amharic /Chichewa /Kinyarwanda; Posters also available in Amharic / Kiembu / Kikuyu / Kikamba / Kinyarwanda / Chichewa /Alur; Farmers' Booklet also available in Kinyarwanda The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the CFGB database. The...

Haitian Network Documents






  1. 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...

ICIPE Publications






  1. 2013-01-20 Many of the important agricultural and horticultural crops cultivated worldwide belong to the genus Brassica. The main brassicas grown in East Africa are cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata); kale, also called choumolea (B. oleracea L. var. acephala); Chinese cabbage (B. campestris L....

Agrodoks






  1. 2011-01-01 This Agrodok is written for small-scale producers and traders in developing countries who package (or are interested in packaging) agricultural products for storage or selling. It describes methods and materials to pack foods that are grown and/or processed on farms and then transported to...





  2. 2010-01-01 Entering the Organic Export Market The aim of this Agrodok is to provide smallholder farmers’ organisations and similar groups with the information that they need to decide whether organic export marketing activities might be right for them and what they need to do to become involved in these...





  3. 2008-01-01 A Practitioners Guide Rural financial services vary in scale and objective. Community-based savings and lending groups, for example, make small but essential amounts of money available to their members. Where agricultural production, processing and marketing is more capital intensive the demand...





  4. 2008-01-01 Production, Processing and Marketing There is no reliable documentation on when and where humans started consuming snails as a food supplement. In many places where snails occur, especially in tropical and sub-tropical areas like West and East Africa, natives gather snails, eat them and sell the...





  5. 2008-01-01 Mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDs in small-scale farming is a handbook for agricultural extension officers and those who support them in government, NGOs and international organizations. Much of what is contained in this Agrodok has been dealt with in much greater detail in the many HIV/AIDS...
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Books






  1. 2008-01-01 The Vetiver System relies on a unique tropical plant, Vetiver grass - "Chrysopogon zizanioides", that is proven and used in some 100 countries for soil and water conservation, slope stabilization, land rehabilitation, pollution control, water quality improvement, disaster mitigation and many...





  2. 2006-01-01 With its combination of traditional knowledge and insights gained from research, the aim of this revised text is to foster your interest in, and understanding of, fruit growing. Although it does not highlight specific fruit crops, the text contains a wealth of information for home gardeners,...





  3. 2007-01-01 This booklet gives an overview of the main non-chemical measures for protecting crops from pests. Most of the measures are preventative, and involve planning and farming practices that will reduce pest numbers and the damage they do. It covers insects, mites, micro-organisms and weeds, and...
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  1. The Pratiques Network aims to capitalise on the knowledge of development NGOs and share their experiences and methodologies (network presentation). DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS Agriculture Capacity building Economy Education Health Social Water, Sanitation and Hygiene



  2. A alimentação da população mundial vem se caracterizando pelo predomínio de alimentos industrializados e baixo consumo de vegetais, incluindo plantas nativas. Essas espécies são ricas em nutrientes e apresentam potencial para a diversificação das dietas, podendo contribuir para a promoção da...





  3. FROM SEED TO SEED From Seed to Seed is a series of 40 short films allowing anyone to learn how to produce vegetable seeds. It provides the basics of theory and practice, an ABC of seed production and shows all the necessary steps for producing seeds of 40 vegetable species. From Seed to Seed was...
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Videos






  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. Drip Irrigation is a technique that allows you to consistently water your entire crop. This technique is especially helpful during a drought or dry season. This technique must be combined with Raised Planting Beds. Please watch our animation on Raised Planting Beds before attempting Drip...
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