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  1. 1920-01-19 The reason for scarcity of fruits in regions where, by climatic indications, one would expect them to be most abundant, is not to be found in any single fact, but is, perhaps, largely the result of three causes: first, the enervating effect of heat, which discourages man from undertaking work...  
  2. Vanishing Land and Water is about soil and water management in arid lands. In the Sahelian region of Africa, as in many other arid regions, arable land is vanishing due to erosion and a decrease in available water. A group of artisans and villagers in one area of the Sahel are winnng the struggle...  
  3. In Soil and Water Conservation in Semi-Arid Kenya, the performance of soil and water conservation measures in rainfed cropping in the drier parts of Kenya is investigated, and the results of technical and economic analysis shown. Particular emphasis is given to the yield benefits and economic...  
  4. in this report, the concept and procedures of hydronomic (hydro water +nomus management) zones are introduced. A set of six hydronomic zones are introduced. Hydronomic zones hold potential as a tool to help us better understand complex water interactions within river basins, to isolate similar...  
  5. This manual should be helpful for all categories of agricultural extension--those without previous training in soil science as well as those with such background. It has several purposes: to provides easily grasped explanations of basic soil managment principles relevant to Peace Corps activities...  
  6. This manual has been compiled from the many publications and reports prepared by the various Divisions and Department of FAO and with the assistance of the professional staff of FAOHeadquarters. The basic approach and methodology can be applied in all countries even though their climate, soils,...  
  7. The water harvesting techniques described are particularly useful in arid and sem-arid areas, but the techniques described for soil moisture conservation are also of use in sub-humid regions.2 Copies of FIrst Edition, 1 Copy of 2nd Edition  
  8. This publication represents the best collective judgment on research priorities by a group of informed and dedicated people concerned with the future role of our soil and water resources in meeting human needs.  
  9. Key Resource Sustainable Agriculture covers a wide range of topics: soil and water conservation, using organic matter to sustain soil fertility, pest management, cropping systems, livestock management, and many others. For agriculture to be sustainable, it must take into account not only the physical...  
  10. This book looks at how soil develops, what makes fertile soil, and what spoils soil. Recognizing and treating mineral deficiencies, it presents the ways to improve soil texture and to improve the soil management.