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  1. Key Resource 2019-05-21 Now available through Amazon as well as the ECHO Bookstore Smallholder farmers around the world face some of the harshest growing conditions globally, yet they produce the majority of the world’s food. Soils in these areas often lack nutrient and water holding capacities, due to erosion or poor...  
  2. Key Resource 2019-01-20 Second edition of this classic textbook expands on the first edition to include advances made in the last four decades, bringing the topic completely up to date. The book addresses critical issues such as whether humanity can feed itself, and whether it can do so in environmentally sound and...  
  3. Key Resource 2019-01-20 The analysis in this report highlights that although these questions can be formulated in relatively simple terms, they certainly do not have simple answers. In fact, the two main conclusions that can be drawn from our research both highlight this point. First, the specific context in which a...  
  4. 2019-01-01 97 pages, illustrated, photos One of the best things you can do to complete your sustainable farm or garden is to balance it with a small livestock unit. "Livestock integration is foundational element # 10 in my book" Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics. " If you read the ECHO Asia Notes...  
  5. 2019-01-20 This handbook gives an overview of a broad range of technologies and can be useful for professionals engaged in agriculture extension, organizations working with smallholder farmers, implementors, donors and other public sector partners. Those interested in the use ICTs for development may also...  
  6. 2019-07-02 The official bee test! What do you do when you see one of these? a. Flap your arms and ruin in figure eights. b. Dash inside and lock all the doors and windows. c. Pull out you industrial-size can of bug spray and aim for the stripes. d. How out your honey bear-shaped bottle, bow, and give...
     
  7. 2019-10-31 This is a handbook for growing a Climate Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate...  
  8. 2019-08-01 The scope of this manual covers the provision of food (and water) supples, and the processing and cooking of food in emergencies. It was written primarily to government officials, who are faced with possible or actual disasters necessitation the provision of food supplies.  
  9. 2019-01-20 Despite almost a century of research and extension efforts, soil erosion by water, wind and tillage continues to be the greatest threat to soil health and soil ecosystem services in many regions of the world. Our understanding of the physical processes of erosion and the controls on those...  
  10. 2019-07-12 Learn everything you need to know about feeding your garden, orchard and smallholding with homemade and chemical free 'teas'. Packed with recipes for creating nutrient-rich, healthy soil, to give you healthy plants and ecosystems, Eric Fisher offers an in depth history of organic agriculture and...