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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...
This book explains the use of an ecological way of farming, with modern practical applications, to make the fullest use of land resources and the best utilization of available capital and labour. In analyzing the vital relationship between soil, plant, animal and man, the author discusses the...
"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...
This Peace Corps book provides information on the challenges of grain storage including drying methods, insects, rodents, moisture meters, and waterproofing. No page numbers, illustrated 2 copies
Agriculture is certainly the most important food supplier while it globally accounts for more than 70% of water used and contributes significantly to water pollution. Irrigated agriculture is facing rising competition worldwide for access to reliable, low cost, and high-quality water resources....
This booklet aims to provide ideas to farmers who would like to produce snails on a small scale for consumption or marketing. Limiting factors to be considered for effective snail farming are discused so that farmers do not start breeding snails without considering the advantages and constraints....
Now available through Amazon as well as the ECHO Bookstore Smallholder farmers around the world face some of the harshest growing conditions globally, yet they produce the majority of the world’s food. Soils in these areas often lack nutrient and water holding capacities, due to erosion or poor...
Filled with marketing and business management basics and diverse examples that entertain and enlighten. Case studies show how successful metrofarmers possess the vision and persistence to prosper. Bob Hoftetter, New Farm Magazine There is a tremendous amount of useful information in MetroFarm....
The objective of this study was to analyze the system of agricultural resource organization, sometimes known as rudimentary sedentary agriculture in southern Uganda. The analysis center on the institutional dimensions of the classical factors of production--land, labor, capital, and...
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...