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  1. Dennis Holden et al This volume contains papers presented at the opening day plenary session and during the parallel sessions on both days of the symposium. It is designed to be a permanent record to further enhance the knowledge of Bank staff working in agriculture and rural development and as a means of exchanging...
    338.120 HOL
  2. Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank This technical report is based on a series of commissioned papers prepared for the Canberra Seminar, country studies, and consultation concerning biotechnology conducted during 1988-89. The results are presented in this report, organized around the following topics: the likely socioeconomic...
    338.161 WOR
  3. 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
  4. This guide is the first on the practical application of FAO's "Save and Grow" model of agriculture to specific smallholder crops and farming systems. It comes as cassava production intensifies worldwide, and growers shift from traditional cultivation practices to monocropping, higher-yielding...
    636.682 FAO
  5. Astrid von Kotze et al This resource pack, consisting of a paperback and VHS-format videos, presents a creative and constructive training approach to drought preparedness and sustainable development in at-risk communities. It constitutes an innovative effort to move the practice of drought mitigation beyond “ classic...
    363.349 VON
  6. National Academy Press Rain forests are rapidly being cleared in the humid tropics to keep pace with food demands, economic needs, and population growth. Without proper management, these forests and other natural resources will be seriously depleted within the next 50 years. Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment...
    333.761 NRC
  7. Simon Anderson et al Lessons learned in Latin America is about the use and dissemination of cover crops in different agroecosystems need to be made more widely available not only to Spanish speaking, but also Anglophone regions. This publication aims to inform a wide range of actors involved in rural development...
    631.452 AND
  8. Miguel A. Altieri et al This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that "really work." Providing case studies of sustainable...
    338.162 ALT | SC.013
  9. Malcolm Cairns (ed) This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Environmentalists have tended to disparage shifting...
    306.349 CAI | SC.016
  10. International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Over 60% of Africans depend on some form of farming for their sustenance and livelihoods. Agriculture remains vital for the continent's development and economic growth. Recent stagnation or decline in farm productivity in many parts of Africa is a major concern. For many communities and...
    631.45 IIRR