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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. Rhonda Sherman (Author) Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast―a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter―sells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare...
  3. Dramatic changes are taking place in farming worldwide as a result of globalisation, liberalisation, and rapid urbanisation. Farmers are intensifying existing patterns of production and diversifying their farm enterprises in an attempt to improve their livelihoods. Technical know-how is not...
  4. Alan Nicol, et al. The water policy highlights some positive issues, including that of separating water rights from land titles during water allocation. This means that a formal right to water is not the subject of a land title. A landless farmer, who has acquired a piece of land through other arrangements such as...
  5. Harry van den Burg 2 Copies Seed production and the maintenance of crop cultivars by small farmers is a subject that has attracted increasing attention over the past decade. The increasing dominance of large multinationals in the seed trade, the controversy over genetic engineering, and the recognition of farmersí...
    631.521 AGR
  6. Koen Van Keer, Francis Turkelboom, Somchai Ongprasert, Apichai Thirathon Highland agriculture in northern Thailand is undergoing rapid changes, some for better, some for worse. These changes affect the livelihood of highland minority peoples as well as the livelihood of large rural and urban lowland Thai communities. They also affect the ecological balance of the rich...
    SB.025
  7. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Making value chains more inclusive enables smallholder farmers to access markets that have previously been denied to them. To achieve this requires, among others, the right environment for growth, both domestically and for international trade, improved information flows, including through the use...
    338. CTA
  8. Vernooy, R.; Bessette, G.; Sthapit, B. This handbook is a companion to Vernooy, R., Sthapit, B. and Bessette, G. (2020). Community seed banks: concept and practice. Facilitator handbook (updated version). Bioversity International, Rome, Italy (https://hdl.handle.net/10568/81286). The three booklets making up this handbook were written...
  9. Roland Bunch Strong gradients of decreasing soil fertility are found in many regions of the world. Millions of smallholders are now facing this serious crisis which causes them lower crop yields, and many of these families also suffer from food insecurity. With the aim of promoting recovering soil fertility...
    631.874 BUN | SB.043
  10. The Crucible II Group The Crucible Group is a highly diverse gathering of individuals who strongly and respectfully disagree on intellectual property, the rights of farmers, the mechanisms for benefit-sharing, and the appropriate structures for conservation of seeds. More than 45 individuals from 25 countries took...
    333.953 IDR