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  1. Key Resource 1999-01-01 Women are critical to the well-being of farm households. Aside from raising children, women are expected to prepare all meals, maintain the homestead, and assist in crop and animal production, all the while tending to the general health of their families. Perhaps, ironically, it is because women...  
  2. Key Resource 1998-11-20 Amazon.com Description Complete reference and source book of edible plants of the world, invaluable to gardeners, cooks, economic botanists, those in the specialty and gourmet foods business. Includes 3,000 species and 7,000 varieties of food plants. More than 1300 catalog sources for seeds,...  
  3. Key Resource 1997-06-25 Sustainable agriculture is not just a goal to be attained; it is an ongoing, dynamic process. Rather than a destination, it is a journey. At the present time, the vast majority of the world's agriculture is non-sustainable. If this self-destructive trend is allowed to continue, future generations...  
  4. Key Resource 2000-12-01 2 COPIES All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new...  
  5. Key Resource 1985-01-01 Amazon.com Description Not too long ago, only poets and dreamers imagined a world without hunger and starvation. Today, the worlds expert community--scientists, agricultural specialists, development professionals, working with governments, the UN and private voluntary organizations--is united in...  
  6. Key Resource 1993-08-16 2 Copies The CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops describes 128 crop plants that can be grown as alternatives to cultivated crops, such as tobacco, and narcotic crops, such as opium poppy. Material is presented in alphabetical order by genus and species and includes information on ecology,...  
  7. Key Resource 1961-06-01 In this study by FAO of the UN an attempt has been made to provide a world-wide review of some aspects of the production, control and distribution of seeds.  
  8. Key Resource 1996-10-15 Use this book to identify, control, and prevent diseases and disorders of melons, watermelons, squash, cucumbers, and other cucurbits. Table of Contents Introduction; Cucurbit Diseases; Infectious Disorders; Noninfectious Disorders; Botany and Culture; Seed Production; Cultural Practices Part 1:...  
  9. Key Resource 1991-03-01 This book looks as methodologies for screening soil-improving legumes such as how to replenish nitrogen, which is often the limiting nutrient to plan growth, farmers in many cultures grew green manures, living crops whose primary purpose was to add nitrogen or organic matter to the soil.  
  10. Key Resource 1989-03-01 Indigenous knowledge systems permeate all that we do and think and believe, The yhave evolved from years of experience and trial-and-error problem solving by groups o people working to meet th challenges they face in their local enviorments, drawing on the the resources they have at hand.