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  1. Conny Almekinders & Niels Louwaars This handbook covers a whole range of issues relating to local seed supply systems, including participatory plant breeding, and both technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance. It suggests new approaches and methods to support on-farm seed production by...
    631.521 ALM | PG.005,PG.010
  2. S. D. Doijode Maintain viability with these techniques for proper seed storage! Healthy, viable seeds are the foundation for sustainable crop production, while poorly kept seeds can result in low germination and crop loss. Seed Storage of Horticultural Crops suggests appropriate strategies to help farmers and...
    635.042 DOI
  3. Brian A. Connolly Part of the NOFAguides. Includes information on: Strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties Before you grow the seed (selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights) Growing seed (pollination biology, harvesting, cleaning, storage, germination testing)...
    631.521 CON
  4. FAO Seed technology comprises the methods of improving the genetic and physical characteristics of seed. It involves such activities as variety development, evaluation, and release and seed production, processing, storage, and quality control. These are the main components of a healthy seed industry,...
    633.104 FAO
  5. Douglas Johnson This book provides advice to relief workers considering a distribution of seeds and tools to refugees or displaced people. It covers preliminary assessment, project design, and implementation, including the choice of seeds and tools to distribute, and methods of distribution. It emphasizes the...
    631.068 JOH | PG.009
  6. JA Vozzo, Editor The Tropical Tree Seed Manual is a one-volume reference manual for students, technicians, and scientists that provides comprehensive, internationally compiled data about tropical trees. The emphasis is on species of the Americas; however, a number of tropical tree species from other countries are...
  7. Pulses have been an essential part of the human diet for centuries. Yet their nutritional value is not generally recognized and their consumption is frequently under-appreciated. Undeservedly so, as pulses play a crucial role in healthy diets, sustainable food production and, above all, in food...
  8. The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Focuses on the processing of four cereals - maize (or corn), rice, sorghum, and wheat. A useful guide for those intending to set up a cereal-processing enterprise. Topics include harvesting, threshing, storage, milling, hulling, baking and fermenting. (Food cycle Technology Source Books)
    664.72 UNI
  9. 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
  10. Intl Institute of Rural Reconstruction Women are critical to the well-being of farm households. Aside from raising children, women are expected to prepare all meals, maintain the homestead, and assist in crop and animal production, all the while tending to the general health of their families. Perhaps, ironically, it is because women...
    630.715 IIRR