1. Abstract,Agriculture & Food Security, 2018 Background Onion (Allium cepaL.) is member of the family Alliaceae and the most widely grown herbaceous biennial vegetable crop. Quality planting material is one of the major inputs to successful vegetable production. However, it is one of the major...
  2. 2018-07-23 Eric Toensmeier conducts a workshop in 2012 @ ECHO-Florida highlighting some of the 4000+ plants grown on the ECHO Global Farm in North Fort Myers, FL. For more from Eric Toensmeier, check out http://carbonfarmingsolution.com/
  3. Creaole Document -Nouvo Gid Kilti Legim - New Guide to Growing Vegetables
  4. Key Resource 2006-10-27 This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as...
  5. Key Resource 2009-04-27 Poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition have become critical urban problems. Meeting this challenge in many cities around the world, women play a crucial role in household food production, growing vegetables in gardens and vacant urban spaces, raising animals, and trading in fresh and cooked...
  6. Key Resource 1983-01-01 The main objective of this text is to provide concise information on vegetable crops grown in tropical regions which will be of use to students, extension service staff and research workers who wish to enlarge their knowledge of the range of food crops available for growing in the tropics and the...
  7. 1983-02-19 There is no doubt, based on the content of nutrients, that amaranth seed and leaves are exceptionally nutritious. Amounts of vitamin C, iron, carotene, calcium, folic acid and protein are especially high in the leaves. There are reports that the incidence of blindness in children due to poor...
  8. Key Resource 1992-01-01 2 Copies This booklet has been produced by the South Pacific Commission and provides information on green leafy vegetables found and grown in the area. The booklet begins by describing the relationship between photosynthesis and the ways in which leaves utilize nutrients, and the beneficial...
  9. Key Resource 1998-10-01 Third Edition People interested in tropical gardening or botany will find this an indispensable guide to several hundred species of plants with edible leaves. Leaves can provide high-quality food, and in the tropics, many are from perennials requiring little effort for their abundant production....
  10. Key Resource 2001-07-11 Amazon.com Description Maintain viability with these techniques for proper seed storage! Healthy, viable seeds are the foundation for sustainable crop production, while poorly kept seeds can result in low germination and crop loss. Seed Storage of Horticultural Crops suggests appropriate...
  11. 1990-03-09 Amazon.com Description A description of the principles and techniques of horticulture in Africa followed by details of growing a wide range of vegetables and fruits including many indigenous types. Aspects of nutrition, food processing and preservation, soil fertility, irrigation and plant...
  12. Key Resource 2016-01-01 The 2015 Paris Climate Summit attempted to define specific actions related to the sequestration of atmospheric carbon, which continues to reach ever greater concentrations (currently over 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide). To curb climate change, 350 parts per million or less is regarded...
  13. 2015-01-01 At present, a grave concern facing the Caribbean is the creation of sustainable food production systems. Over the past four decades, the increasing unsustainable use of agricultural inputs has become very evident in the farming sector, without much warnings being given about the adverse health...
  14. 1983-02-19 Dr. Frank Martin gave us our initial start on a tropical lettuce, Latuca indica, also called Indian lettuce. This has grown well in both the hot, wet summer and the colder winter of southern Florida. During the summer it grows to about 8 feet high.
  15. Key Resource 1982-01-01 This out-of-print Peace Corps publication in Fiji was such a good concise guide to gardening in hot, humid climates that ECHO republished the book. It treats both vegetables that are well adapted to such climates and special techniques to grow some temperate vegetables that can be difficult but...
  16. Key Resource 1985-04-01 Root crops is a general term commonly used for a wide variety of food plants that have an underground storage organ known as a root, tuber (rhizome), corm, or bulb. Root crops are rich in starch, and low in protein and oil. They are excellent sources of calories. Some are consumed as major...
  17. Key Resource 2000-04-01 Until the beginning of the 20th century, people in Africa depended to a significant extent on food which had its origins in Africa. A diverse range of originally wild African species was domesticated a long time ago and included rootcrops, cereals, legumes and many different vegetables. Popular...
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  19. Key Resource 1983-01-01 Amaranth [Amaranthus hypochondriacus, A. cruentus(grain type) &A. tricolor(vegetable type)] is an herbaceous annual with upright growth habit, cultivated for both its seeds which are used as a grain and its leaves which are used as a vegetable or green. Both leaves and seeds contain protein...
  20. Key Resource 1990-01-01 This manual is intended to be a guide to the vegetable production training course for developing country specialists offered at the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. It is designed as well to be a resource book for extension subject matter specialists and vocational agriculture...
  21. Key Resource 1997-12-31 2 Copies This wide-ranging, comprehensive treatise examines the many different aspects of vegetables from an international perspective. The diversity and depth of coverage of vegetables is largely due to the extensive background and experiences of the authors, Vincent Rubatzky and Mas Yamaguchi,...
  22. 2005-01-20 Forward by AVRDC Director Masaaki Suzuki Good seeds are undoubtedly one of the most important materials for farmers. The seeds must be healthy and, preferably, they must possess all the desirable properties that farmers need such as high yielding, high quality, and resistances to diseases, insect...
  23. Key Resource 1988-01-01 Vegetables included here are not only those adapted to and grown in Florida, but also many that are not well-adapted. The potential for production of a particular vegetable is discussed briefly in many instances, particularly in reference to home use. In fact, the information is more relevant to...
  24. 1991-02-01 Review by Dr. Martin Price Most publications review the most recent books. I have found that the most useful books are not necessarily the most recent-in fact, they are sometimes out of print. ECHO reprinted a few valuable but out-of-print books over the years (Edible Leaves of the Tropics;...
  25. Key Resource 1995-01-19 Full Title: How to Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) *Than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine How to grow More Vegetables (an fruits, nuts, berries,grains, and other crops) Than you ever thought possible on less land than you can...
  26. 2008-01-01 What can the poor do to move out ofpoverty? In his book Out of Poverty, Paul Polak challenges the reader to take a fresh perspective on the poor—to see them for their potential to work their way out of poverty. Many poor people are entrepreneurial in their thinking and have assets such asland to...
  27. Roy Danforth and Paul Noren have over 30 years of experience in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. Over the years they have collected seeds from the forests, obtained seeds through gifts and exchanges, and established over 500 different...
  28. Growing vegetables provides fresh produce for the family while giving us full control over what is used in the care and maintenance while growing the vegetables. Pest control is important in vegetable gardens to keep hungry insects from feasting on the plants. However, pesticides often contain...
  29. 1983-02-19 Dr. Frank Martin is a research specialist in sweet potato breeding. He writes, "A persistent nagging question is why people don't eat and don't want to eat more sweet potatoes. We believe this is due to sweetness itself, as well as flavors and textures that are not liked. We developed a new...
  30. In developing countries agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. As such, it should be no surprise that agricultural industries and related activities can account for a considerable proportion of their output. Of the various types of activities that can be termed as agriculturally based, fruit...
  31. 1972-01-19 This book includes information on vegetables and fruits in west africa; their nutritional values, growth; pracitial growing, school gardening; soil conservation and extension techniques.
  32. 2002-07-20 The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: to maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavor and nutritive value) to protect food safety, and to reduce losses between harvest and consumption. Effective management during the postharvest...
  33. OISAT is an information management concept on non-chemical pest management in the tropics comprising two components: OISATInfo is a web-based information tool offering trainers, extension workers and farmers a quick access to up-to-date information for their work and for organizing agricultural...
  34. 2008-01-20 If you are interested in starting up a business, food processing offers an excellent opportunity to generate income using locally available resources. Focusing on the establishment of such a business using fruits and vegetables, this detailed and informative manual covers topics such as: products...
  35. This comprehensive pictoral guide to Capsicum identification provides a fine color photograph and a detailed description for each of hundreds of peppers from Mexico, Hungary, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Guatemala, Trinidad, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and numerous locations in the US. The...
  36. Advantages and challenges of multi-storey cropping systems Why vegetables and fruits are required for the daily diet Fruits and vegetables in the Ethiopian diet What we need to eat to stay healthy Nutrition information on local vegetables and fruits Priority vegetable species for multi-storey...
  37. Malabar spinach (Basella spp.), also known as Ceylon spinach and Indian spinach, is a climbing perennial plant. The vine is succulent with tender leaves. Malabar spinach grows well in hot, humid climates and is adaptable to most soils. Trellised plants work best from the point of view of flower...
  38. HARVEST - Holistic Access to Research on Vegetables, Economies, Societies, and Technology Searching over 50,000 records in the World Vegetable Center archives.
  39. 2006-04-20 This exceptionally nutritious, high protein grain, that requires less rainfall than corn, has potential as a staple for the general population plus seems to offer special value in managing diseases such as HIV/AIDS.The Amaranth family contains more than 60 species (most of them wild) and...
  40. One of the dramatic achievements in the Asian region has been the remarkable progress in reducing the extent of famine, hunger and starvation. The recent economic crisis in the region, including Thailand has further emphasized the critical role of agriculture on the road to economic recovery....