1. The present set of papers is the result of an expert consulation on the subject of improving traditional farming systems of the tropics. The object of the meeint was to provide guidelines for future activities and policy decisions.
  2. The aim of this book is to highlight some of the problems facing farmers in the African savanna and to suggest some possible approaches toward solutions. Farmers in the parts of Africa where population growth is near, or has exceeded, the carrying capacity of the land at present technological...
  3. This bibliography includes over 1000 items concerning the indigenous knowledge of people in eastern Africa about farming systems, biomass products, natural resources management, land tenure and organization, and related topics. About 200 of the items spcifically refer to methods of elicitation of...
  4. This publication comprises interlinked experiments designed to address a major issue in the development of sustainable small-scale farm aquaculture: their generally limited resource base. The technology researched in this issue is cultivation of improved pasture as feed for herbivorous fish.
  5. The purpose of this workshop was to develop strategies and mechanisms that would strengthen seed security in developing countries and regions in disaster-prone areas, thereby enabling a rapid and effective restoration of farmer seed systems to restore domestic food security following disaster.
  6. This guide is the first on the practical application of FAO's "Save and Grow" model of agriculture to specific smallholder crops and farming systems. It comes as cassava production intensifies worldwide, and growers shift from traditional cultivation practices to monocropping, higher-yielding...
  7. Sustainable crop production intensification can be summed up in the words "save" and "grow." Sustainable intensification means a productive agriculture that conserves and enhances natural resources. It uses an ecosystem approach that draws on nature's contribution to crop growth and applies...
  8. This Research Bulletin summarizes conclusions that can be drawn from 7 years of soil and water management research in the Farming Systems Program of ICRISAT, as well as selected conclusions from our other progrmas and subprograms. It clearly states findings that need to be evaluated on farmers'...