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Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on: Lessons from systems science (including tools) Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? the people, physical and mental assets, money) Understanding the farm ecosystems (the water and mineral cycles, dynamics of the biological community,...
Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers ofFive Acres and Independencehave come away with specific projects to begin...
Initially associated with hi-tech irrigated agriculture, drip irrigation is now being used by a much wider range of farmers in emerging and developing countries. This book documents the enthusiasm, spread and use of drip irrigation systems by smallholders but also some disappointments and...
This edition includes information on understanding climate risk, climate resilience and managing resources for climate resilience. 28 pages, illustrated
Increasingly sophisticated technology and an ever-expand-ing base of knowledge have not been enough to allow humans to halt the worldwide progression of environmental degradation. Extensive fieldwork in both Africa and the United States convinced Allan Savory that neither the forces of nature nor...
This book is a valuable guide for anyone concerned with the management or production of forage, especially by the smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the tropcis and subtropics. It covers the principles of forage husbandry, as well as the functions of different types of forage resources and...
This book had its origins in a research project at the Oxford Forestry Institute that was initiated in order to establish a better understanding of how tree management contributes to the strategies of farmers as they respond to pressures to adapt their use of land and other resources to changing...
Dry land plays an important role in India's food security. Sixty eight per cent of the cultivated area in Indian agriculture comes under dry land, which contributes about 44 per cent of the total food production. Dry land horticulture not only provides higher income to the farmers, but also...
World Bank Technical Paper Number 170 Africa Technical Department Series The study was part of a program of research into the future directions of livestock production, agricultural development, and resource management in Sub-Saharan Africa, carried out by the AgricultureDivision of the World...
This bulletin is written for all concerned with land evaluation or irrigation planning, and is divided into two parts. Part one explains the recommended procedures of land evaluation and land suitability classification for irrigated agriculture and is based on the FAO Framework for Land...