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The aim of this guide is to present results of scientific research on pruning in a way that can be understood easily by all people who care about trees. In this guide I discuss pruning for the desires of man, but also for the health of the trees and their associates. I have tried to make this...
This out-of-print Peace Corps publication in Fiji was such a good concise guide to gardening in hot, humid climates that ECHO republished the book. It treats both vegetables that are well adapted to such climates and special techniques to grow some temperate vegetables that can be difficult but...
This do-it-yourself guide is an invaluable resource for designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns, and ponds, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will assist you with handling your independent water system, fire protection setup, and disaster preparedness plan, while...
This guide provides development workers and small-scale entrepreneurs with the basic information and advice that they need to set up a small-scale food processing enterprise. Part one considers the food processes that are suitable for different crops including fruit and vegetable products; cereal...
This volume is the revised English translation of the German title, "Bodenfruchtbarkeit und Standortgerechte Landwirtschaft". It presents a range of practices conducive to sustainable agricultures, and is of particular importance for the development of smallholdings in the tropics. These include...
"Published in co-operation with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation"--T.p. verso. Weed Control describes the basic biology of weeds and the characteristics of weed species. The methods of control – manual, animal-powered and engine-drive, cultural and chemical control –...
This book is an attempt to present in a concise form basic data relating to the production and utilization of most of the root crops of economic importance to countries in the tropics. For quick reference the data are arranged under standard headings and include yield, products and their uses,...
Tea covers in detail the characteristics and requirements of the crop and how to grow it in a variety of tropical zones.
This book presents solutions to many of the problems of providing efficient and adequate storage for grains and seeds after harvesting in a variety of tropical conditions.
Three volumes designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in. Training for Transformation integrates...