1. 1/1/2001 It is clear from this empirical study that there have been very promising advances in the adoption and spread of sustainable agriculture. The 208 projects/initiatives show clear increases in food production over some 29 million hectares, with nearly 9 million households benefiting from increased...
  2. 1/1/2006 * A call to arms to take care of the earth―because we have “just one planet” * Climate change threatens the survival of cultures, species and whole ecosystems * Demonstrates that if we fail to take action on climate change, we run the risk of failing on poverty reduction, which means abandoning...
  3. 1/1/2004 Over two billion people in developing countries use only traditional biomass -- wood, dung and crop waste -- for their basic energy needs. The pollution from the burning of these fuels for cooking and heating is linked to the deaths of over 1.6 million people each year (more than three people a...
  4. Written with Howard W. Buffett, and with a foreword by Warren Buffett,40 Chancesis an "inspiring manifesto...both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes" (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger. If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in...
  5. This publication reports on soil conservation and management in developing countries.
  6. This study guide focuses on people as central to the process of development in a rural environment in the two-thirds world. People are central in the linkages, but water, livestock and adequate grazing are also essential, and must be kept in balance.
  7. Recurso clave 1/11/1993 This edition covers small water supply systems, renewable energy devices such as watermills and improved cookstoves, agricultural tools and implements, intensive gardening, workshop tools and equipment, crop preservation, housing, health care, forestry, aquaculture, nonformal education, small...
  8. 1/1/1991 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...
  9. Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly...
  10. 'Appropriate technology' has, in a matter of a few short years, become one of the most talked about strategies to help the world's poor. Individuals, small private groups, governement agencies and international organizations virtually everywhere are in the process of incorporating 'appropriate...