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  1. Keith O. Mikkelson Copyright 2019 Keith Mikkelson – ECHO Asia Impact Center PDF available! CLICK HERE FOR OTHER TRANSLATIONS! Integrated livestock systems can provide many benefits. With careful planning and by starting small, most farmers will be able to incorporate cows, goats, chickens, or hogs and improve the...
    636 MIK
  2. Irenee Modeste Bidima Sometimes called “the tree of life” or “the tree of paradise” due to its exceptional environmental, medicinal and dietary benefits, the moringa is a multi-purpose tree whose leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots can all be directly consumed. Its nutritional qualities are becoming increasingly...
    633.37 BID
  3. Lisa Kitinoja et al The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: 1) To maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavor and nutritive value), 2) To protect food safety, and 3) To reduce losses between harvest and consumption. Effective management during the...
    635.046 KIT
  4. Ronnie Vernooy et al Despite 25 years of history and the rapid growth in number, organizational diversity and geographical coverage of community seed banks, recognition of their roles and contributions has remained scanty. This book reviews their history, evolution, experiences, successes and failures, challenges and...
    631.521 VER
  5. Wayne G. Ganpat et al At present, a grave concern facing the Caribbean is the creation of sustainable food production systems. Over the past four decades, the increasing unsustainable use of agricultural inputs has become very evident in the farming sector, without much warnings being given about the adverse health...
    338.19 GAN
  6. C. Somerville et al Aquaponics is a symbiotic integration of two mature disciplines: aquaculture and hydroponics. This technical paper discusses the three groups of living organisms (bacteria, plants and fish) that make up the aquaponic ecosystem. It presents management strategies and troubleshooting practices, as...
    639.096 FAO
  7. M.V. Reddy , et al. This bulletin provides information on the causal agents, distribution, economic imporance, symptons, epidemiology, and management of major diseases of pigeonpea. The test is supplemented with color photographs of disease symptoms and a diagnostic key is included to facilitate identification....
    633.3 RED
  8. Edited by Thomas Fairhurst A question that we get asked at ECHO is “Are you an organic farm?” And the answer is “No. Because of our unique soils, climate and objectives, we do use herbicides, insecticides and mineral fertilizer as needed. At the same time, we aim to minimize our use of and reliance on expensive inputs.”...
    333.761 ASH
  9. Roland Bunch Strong gradients of decreasing soil fertility are found in many regions of the world. Millions of smallholders are now facing this serious crisis which causes them lower crop yields, and many of these families also suffer from food insecurity. With the aim of promoting recovering soil fertility...
    631.874 BUN | SB.043
  10. Ravi JAYAKARAN We all recognize the importance of children in shaping the future of a community. How intentional, though, are we about involving children in our efforts to improve the lives of the poor? Ravi Jayakaran, who spoke at the 2011 ECHO Agriculture Conference, has authored a book titled Empowering...
    307.140 JAY