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  1. Ajayi, O.C. (ed); Mafongoya, P.L. (ed) Climate change presents a profound challenge to food security and sustainable development in Africa. Its negative impacts are likely to be greatest in the African region, which is already food insecure. In the face of global climate change and its emerging challenges and unknowns, it is essential...
  2. Nigel Poole Small-scale agriculture is the main livelihood of the majority of the world’s rural poor. Smallholder farmers in the global South play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity, as well as contributing to food security in their countries. However, they need to be connected to markets to see...
    630.98 FAO
  3. Neil Rowe-Miller and Putso Nyathi What is extension? Traditionally extension has been an approach where information from researchers has been transferred to farmers through extension personnel. The information flow in that case was top down (from researchers to farmers). The assumption was that farmers lack knowledge and hence...
  4. Beth Dougherty (Author), Shawn Dougherty (Author), Joel Salatin (Foreword) "If we work hard, we sleep well." These simple words distill the farming ethos of authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty, who twenty years ago purchased a small parcel of land deemed "not suitable for agriculture" by the state of Ohio. Today, their family raises and grows 90 percent of their own food...
  5. Shawn Jadrnicek (Author),‎ Stephanie Jadrnicek (Author) The Bio-Integrated Farm is a twenty-first-century manual for managing nature’s resources. This groundbreaking book brings “system farming” and permaculture to a whole new level. Author Shawn Jadrnicek presents new insights into permaculture, moving beyond the philosophical foundation to practical...
  6. Edited by Kenneth C. Gross, Chien Yi Wang, and Mikal Saltveit Agriculture Handbook 66 (AH-66) represents a complete revision and major expansion of the 1986 edition. It has been reorganized and now includes 17 Chapters and 138 Commodity Summaries written by nearly a hundred experts in plant science and postharvest technology. This version, like the previous...
  7. 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
  8. Dr. Dov Pasternak Prof. Dov Pasternak working in Israel, was among the pioneers of drip irrigation. He researched irrigation with saline water and conducted domestication of arid land crops. He received a UNESCO Chair for his work on desert research. For over 10 years Prof. Pasternak worked as Principal Scientist...
  9. 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...
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  10. Dr Delia Grace Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a major concern of consumers. Most of the known health burden of...