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  1. Abstract: Farmers play a crucial role in the preservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity. In fact, the diversity of species that support our current agricultural production systems has been carefully managed and shaped by farming communities, over the course of the history of humankind....
  2. Plant breeding activities lead to the development and release of improved crop varieties. The purpose of releasing improved crop varieties is to increase productivity and overall crop production to anchor food security. Food security is achievable through mass utilization of varieties which are...
  3. Laurens Van Veldhuizen et al This Manual is written for trainers in governmental and non-governmental development organizations who are preparing their staff to work together with farmers in developing technologies appropriate to ecological agriculture and using few external inputs. The training is designed to stimulate...
    630.715 VAN | DB.022
  4. Gerald G. Williams. This manual should be helpful for all categories of agricultural extension--those without previous training in soil science as well as those with such background. It has several purposes: to provides easily grasped explanations of basic soil managment principles relevant to Peace Corps activities...
    631.45 WIL
  5. International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Sustainable Agriculture covers a wide range of topics: soil and water conservation, using organic matter to sustain soil fertility, pest management, cropping systems, livestock management, and many others. For agriculture to be sustainable, it must take into account not only the physical...
    630.96 IIR
  6. John N. Landers, Associação de Plantio Direto no Cerrado, Brasília, DF, Brazil This publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the...
  7. Abstract, , 2013 This field-tested, six-day curriculum responds to community development managers', program planners' and behavior change officers’ need for a practical behavioral framework that strategically aids them in planning for maximum effectiveness. This curriculum, originally adapted...
  8. Dr. Klaus Ackermann, Dr. Alexander Schöning, Martina Wegner and Andrea Wetzer The Sahel is a region where the population has always faced a high degree of climate variability, manifested both in terms of time (unexpected dry spells can occur during the rainy season) and in terms of space (rainfall can vary greatly from one area to another). Over the last two decades, the...
  9. 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...
  10. (UNEP) United Nations Environment Programme, (UNCTAD) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development This study examines the relationship between organic agriculture and food security in Africa, particularly East Africa, which is where the CBTF has been implementing a project on organic agriculture since 2004. Organic agriculture is a holistic production system based on active agroecosystem...
    631.584 UNI