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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 1996-01-01 2 Copies This is a book of practical ideas. It is written for people who help those who live and make their living under difficult conditions in the tropics and subtropics. What should a development worker do to assist a community? There are no simple answers, but there are many possibilities—...  
  3. Key Resource 2002-06-10 This book presents the findings and a comparative analysis of seven case studies that challenge current beliefs about good practice in the provision of business development services (BDS) to small and microenterprises. The book also highlights issues concerning the assessment of impact,...  
  4. Key Resource 1995-01-19 For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable...  
  5. Key Resource 1995-01-01 This book examines how individual species of domestic livestock can be integrated into the whole concept of sustainable agriculure in the tropics. A wide range of different case studies from tropical countries provide practical models for livestock husbandry.  
  6. Key Resource 1995-06-01 Effective agricultural improvement work grows out of years and years of trying one approach after another, of searching constantly for new, more effective ways of working. Each new approach must not only be tried out, but must be evaluated on the basis of generous amounts of feedback from the...  
  7. 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...  
  8. Key Resource 1992-03-10 This text examines the strategies and techniques of Low-External-Input and Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) in the tropics and analyzes the scientific principles behind them. The central aim of the book is to show development workers how they can assist small-scale farmers in making the best use...  
  9. Key Resource 1993-11-01 This edition covers small water supply systems, renewable energy devices such as watermills and improved cookstoves, agricultural tools and implements, intensive gardening, workshop tools and equipment, crop preservation, housing, health care, forestry, aquaculture, nonformal education, small...  
  10. Key Resource 2003-04-02 This book is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world. This field guide...