1. 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...
  2. "SALT" is a package technology of soil conservation and food production, integrating differing soil conservation measures in just one setting. Basically, SALT is a method of growing field and permanent crops in 3 meter to 5 meter wide bands between contoured rows of nitrogen fixing trees. This...
  3. By 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion. And the challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population is being made greater by climate change, which will increasingly wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. At the same time, we have lost touch with the soil—few of us...
  4. The present study is a further contribution to the discussion of the principles and methods of sustainable agricultural development which appeared in the Kotschi and Adelhelm report on ecofarming.
  5. This publication may be used as a primary source of information for commercial apple growers who want to incorporate changes in their production systems. It is a compilation of information from many sources on practices that address the goals and philosophy of Low-Input/Sustainable Agriculture...
  6. Restoration Forestry brings together over 50 articles from professional foresters, ecologists, and resource planners at ground-breaking research centers around the world, providing actual results and valuable insights from ongoing forest eco-systems restoration projects in North America, Latin...
  7. This publication is geared toward the beginning, small-scale nursery manager, who wants to use sustainable practices to grow plants. It is not meant to be inclusive of everything one needs to know before going into production. The nursery can be part of a diversification strategy to make the farm...
  8. In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this challenge. It focuses on ideas, strategies, techniques and practices spanning many disciplines at the...
  9. Key Resource 1995-01-19 The purpose of this handbook is to support training in and implementation of ecologically sound and productive use of resources in agriculture. It is designed to assist in the practical introduction of improved agricultural practices. It can serve as a reference for trainers, extension workers,...
  10. in this special publication, most aspects of organic farming are discussed. Meeting crop N and other nutrient needs from organic sources is a major topic of dicussion; reducing soil erosion and nutrient loss via rotations and minimal tillage are treated thoroughly; minimizing the use of chemical...