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  1. 20/01/2017 Aflatoxins are a silent threat to health on the African continent. They are a group of mycotoxins – poisonous chemicals produced by fungi on crops that they colonise. Fatal in large amounts, in smaller concentrations aflatoxins harm humans, animals, birds and fish. The fungi that produce...
  2. 01/01/1997 The objective of applied agricultural research is to identify new farming practices and materials that will improve the farmers' production system and increase their productivity and well-being. in a way that can be sustained. Traditionally, this research has been conducted in research stations,...
  3. ‘“Business as usual” is no longer an option for a food-secure future. Pastoralism can be an innovative system: a time-tested, undervalued alternative to high-input and resource-intensive farming, and a valuable lesson for the much needed evolution towards ‘farming with nature’, with...
  4. 01/01/2022 Scientific understanding about domestication and the origins of food production in East Asia is undergoing rapid change based on new data from archaeology, paleobiology, and paleoenvironmental studies. The earliest agricultural and pastoral societies emerged from the highly diverse habitats and...
  5. 01/01/2021 African Farming and Food Processingmagazine wasfirst published in 1980, has established itself as the only magazine for the agricultural and primary food processing industries distributed throughout English-speaking Africa. The publication's success reflects the growing emphasis placed upon the...
  6. Ressource principale 01/04/2000 Until the beginning of the 20th century, people in Africa depended to a significant extent on food which had its origins in Africa. A diverse range of originally wild African species was domesticated a long time ago and included rootcrops, cereals, legumes and many different vegetables. Popular...
  7. Ressource principale 02/01/1989 This book is a review of the potential of agroforestry for soil conservation, treated in its wider sense to include both control of erosion and maintenance of fertility. The objectives are: To summarize the present state of knowledge on agroforestry in soil conservation, including both known...
  8. 01/12/1997 Agroforestry refers to land use systems in which trees or shrubs are grown in association with agricultural crops, or pastures and livestock. From its inception, it has contained a strong element of soil management. Well-designed and managed agroforestry systems have the potential to control...
  9. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only Planting trees in the agricultural landscape, in the form of establishing agroforestry systems, has a significant role to play in potentially improving ecosystem services, such as increased biodiversity, reduced soil erosion, increased soil carbon storage, improved...
  10. 01/01/2019 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....
  11. Ressource principale 01/01/2012 Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers features selected content from the first 100 issues of ECHO Development Notes, a quarterly technical bulletin targeted towards ECHO's international network of development workers. It is a book filled with practical options for helping resource-poor,...
  12. 19/01/2016 Prof. Dov Pasternak working in Israel, was among the pioneers of drip irrigation. He researched irrigation with saline water and conducted domestication of arid land crops. He received a UNESCO Chair for his work on desert research. For over 10 years Prof. Pasternak worked as Principal Scientist...
  13. 01/01/2021 Water scarcity is a critical issue for agriculture, and, hence, efficient management and conservation practices for agricultural water use are essential for adapting to and mitigating the impacts of current and future discrepancy between water supplies and water demands. This Special Issue...
  14. 20/01/2018 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....
  15. 20/07/2019 With 821 million people still hungry (FAO et al., 2018), it is clear that the global agriculture and food systems are not meeting the world’s demand for food. This tension is likely to be exacerbated as food systems will continue to face multi-dimensional, complex and mounting challenges...
  16. 20/01/2018 Rice is the most important food crop, both worldwide and for China. To achieve a transition towards sustainable rice production based on agroecology, biodiversity is a crucial component. Through China’s long history of agricultural development, many rich experiences of harnessing biodiversity in...
  17. Ressource principale 01/10/2001 This booklet assembles under one cover the 97 factsheets and highlights published by the Forest, Farm and Community Tree Network (FACT Net) and its predecessor the Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association (NFTA) between 1985 and 1999. These 2 to 4 page bulletins are concise summaries of important...
  18. Ressource principale 28/12/1998 A tool for developing and applying the science of agroforestry to problems of natural resources conservation and sustainable agricultural development, this book examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural...
  19. 01/01/2021 Many people worldwide lack adequate access to clean water to meet basic needs, and many important economic activities, such as energy production and agriculture, also require water. Climate change is likely to aggravate water stress. As temperatures rise, ecosystems and the human, plant, and...
  20. 01/11/2002 The workshop on “Alternatives to Improve Negotiation and Market Access Capabilities of Small-Scale Rural Entrepreneurs in Latin America” was held in Lima, Peru, 2001 as part of the "farm-agribusiness linkages" initiative of FAO, which concentrates on how to develop and reinforce equitable and...
  21. Ressource principale 01/01/1996 This is a book of practical ideas. It is written for people who help those who live and make their living under difficult conditions in the tropics and subtropics. What should a development worker do to assist a community? There are no simple answers, but there are many possibilities—plants,...
  22. 01/01/2002 The projects represented in this volume explore the notion of endogenous development, or "development from within." It demonstrates how development can be based on locally available resources, knowledge, values and leadership institutions; how there can be genuinely local determination of...
  23. 01/01/2019 Copyright 2019 Keith Mikkelson – ECHO Asia Impact Center PDF available! CLICK HERE FOR OTHER TRANSLATIONS! Integrated livestock systems can provide many benefits. With careful planning and by starting small, most farmers will be able to incorporate cows, goats, chickens, or hogs and improve the...
  24. 31/07/1993 Agroforestry has come of age during the past fifteen years. During this period, activities and interest in agroforestry education and training have increased tremendously, as in other aspects of agroforestry development. Today, agroforestry is taught at the senior undergraduate and postgraduate...
  25. 20/01/2012 192 pages, illustrated, photos Information Bulletin no. 34
  26. 01/01/2016 Whether a lifelong resident of tropical Asia or having just arrived, anyone with an interest in food security or local diets should find this guide very helpful. And hopefully the cooks and farmers who have invested their local knowledge into this effort have felt affirmed as well. 2 Copies
  27. Ressource principale 01/11/2005 Inadequate drinking water and sanitation are amongst the world's major causes of preventable morbidity and mortality. This book provides a state-of-the-art review on approaches and methods used in assessing the microbial safety of drinking water. It supports the rapidly emerging trend towards...
  28. 20/10/2011 A sample of 260 farm households that were randomly selected in Katumba ward, Rungwe district, Tanzania were studied for the effects of storage methods on the quality of maize grain and household food security using qualitative and quantitative methods. Maize storage problems, amounts of maize...
  29. 01/01/2019 Understanding deserts and drylands is essential, as arid landscapes cover >40% of the Earth and are home to two billion people. Today’s problematic environment–human interaction needs contemporary knowledge to address dryland complexity. Physical dimensions in arid zones—land systems, climate...
  30. 19/01/1996 This publication lists the pathogens and locations where they are distributed for chickpeas and pigeonpeas.
  31. 01/01/2014 La domestication des aulacodes (connus aussi sous le nom de rats des roseaux), dont la viande savoureuse est très appréciée et se vend à bon prix, rencontre un franc succès dans certaines régions d'Afrique subsaharienne. Cet Agrodok, illustré de nombreux dessins et photos, vient à point nommé et...
  32. 01/09/1981 This manual, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Point Four program, presents critical features and principles of using bamboo as a building material. Information provided in the manual includes the following: parts of a house for which bamboos are suitable, bamboo...
  33. 01/01/1983 Since the earliest times man has used plants to create physical barriers: as protection against wild animals and enemies; for shelter of dwellings, gardens, crops and livestock against injurious winds; to hide unsightly buildings or features of the environment; to provide privacy and for many...
  34. Ressource principale 20/01/2005 L'apiculture peut constituer un passe-temps intéressant ou une source de revenus. Cet ouvrage, qui fournit des informations sur l'élevage de l'abeille Apis melifera, traite aussi de la composition et de l'organisation de la vie quotidienne d'une colonie. Il explique les principes de base de...
  35. 20/01/2021 Bees for Development Journal is from the global charity which makes life better with bees. Promoting sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity. Format: Periodical, Serial Title: Bees for Development Journal Publisher: Monmouth, UK : Bees For...
  36. 01/01/2005 Complément incontournable à L'apiculture dans les zones tropicales (Agrodok 32), cet ouvrage souligne la nécessité de proposer des produits d'apiculture exempts d'impuretés et d'additifs. Il aborde le contrôle de la qualité et les réglementations applicables à un large éventail de produits comme...
  37. 01/01/2006 Proceedings of a MoARD / MoWR / USAID / IWMI Symposium and Exhibition held at Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-9 March, 2006 The Program addresses key questions such as: what is the reason for limited technology access in terms of agricultural water management? Why promising technologies...
  38. 01/01/2019 Intensive agriculture has generally resulted in higher productivity, but also in a trend towards decreasing levels of agro-biodiversity, which represents a key point in ensuring the adaptability and resilience of agro-ecosystems in the global challenge to produce more and better food in a...
  39. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only African ecosystems comprise a wealthy repository of biodiversity, with a high proportion of native and endemic plant species, which makes them biologically unique and providers of a wide range of ecosystem services. A large part of African populations, in both rural...
  40. 01/01/1991 Biological control of the cassava mealybug involved the classical approach, from foreignexploration, biological studies, mass rearing, and release to monitoring and impact studies. The special attention given to quanfity observations on all trophic levels in a holistic approach transformed the...
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  42. This publication brings together the inputs made by over 120 participants in a web-based forum organised in 2006 and managed by the International Land Coalition on pastoral land rights. The paper has been further enriched with material from a number of projects from around the world and the...
  43. 01/01/2021 The 4th edition ofBuilding Soils for Better Cropsis a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management. It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices as well as in-depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter. It will show you how different...
  44. 01/01/2009 This booklet addresses micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs who wish to improve their business operations. It may not require the sophisticated business management techniques that are used by large-scale manufacturers, but simple procedures to plan, monitor and control production, finances,...
  45. 01/01/1996 The first part of the book covers 9 wood species, 4 fruit species and 4 recent exotics, giving information for each species on importance, taxonomy and botanical features, distribution and ecology, tree characteristics, utilization, propagation, biomass studies, growth performance and tree...
  46. 20/01/2004 Self-published. View ResearchGate (Download) for more information and purchase.
  47. Ressource principale 01/12/1994 Focuses on the processing of four cereals - maize (or corn), rice, sorghum, and wheat. A useful guide for those intending to set up a cereal-processing enterprise. Topics include harvesting, threshing, storage, milling, hulling, baking and fermenting. (Food cycle Technology Source Books)
  48. Ressource principale 01/01/1975 Seed technology comprises the methods of improving the genetic and physical characteristics of seed. It involves such activities as variety development, evaluation, and release and seed production, processing, storage, and quality control. These are the main components of a healthy seed industry,...
  49. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only Despite being described for the first time more than 110 years ago, Chagas disease (caused by the parasiteTrypanosoma cruzi) persists as one of the most neglected tropical diseases. This persistent neglect of those affected by this disease is evidenced by the ongoing...
  50. 01/01/2012 Using easy-to-understand language and richly illustrated with drawings and case studies, this book demonstrates how smallholder farmers can earn more by taking control of value chains. Providing numerous insights, the text shows the need to invest in improving the quality of existing products,...
  51. 01/01/2017 This book brings together eleven works by scholars within and beyond geography, to argue the case for a continued engagement with smallholder agricultural studies. The research detailed is largely empirical and draws on a wide spectrum of mixed qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The case...
  52. 20/11/2019 Chaya is very nutritious; a 100 gram serving (about 50 – 60 fresh leaves) contains the following: Protein: It has the same amount of protein as an egg. Protein is important for muscle development. Iron: It has two times the iron of a serving of spinach. Iron enriches blood and helps prevent...
  53. 20/01/2013 This Feed Table, which is generated from the feed resources data base established through the implementation of the project on “Establishment of feed resources data base in Eastern and Central Africa” implemented in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda from January 2010 to December 2011....
  54. La Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) a également autorisé ECHO à héberger ses excellentes publications. L'un de ces livres est Raising Healthy Poultry [Elever de la volaille saine]. Cette ressource est une ressource complète de 140 pages dans la série "Raising Healthy Animals Series" de CVM....
  55. 20/01/2015 As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which refl ect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based “state of the art”...
  56. 01/10/1994 For the urban poor of the South, food is becoming a prohibitively expensive commodity. By the late 1980s, cities of the developing world had to import half their food supply. Urban agriculture, it is argued, can reduce this dependency. But most Southern governments do not support it. Cities...
  57. 01/01/1972 The results of research to determine the feeding value of dried citrus pulp, citrus meal, citrus seed meal, citrus molasses, and wet citrus pulphave been presented. These are excellent beef cattle feeds if used properly.
  58. 20/12/2019 The CLEANED Excel tool to assess the environmental impacts of livestock production systems CLEANED is a static based model which assess multiple environmental impacts (Figure 3) of a livestock enterprises on an annual basis. CLEANED was developed on Microsoft excel 2016 and implemented as an...
  59. 01/01/2018 *Available as Download Only This book explores the current issues around sustainable design and energy efficiency within the construction industry in both developed and developing countries. Sustainable housing; thermal comfort; daylighting; low-income housing; green roofs; energy efficient...
  60. 01/01/2014 Le cacao, qui présente d'importants apports nutritifs, constitue une source conséquente de revenus pour les petits producteurs. Présenté de manière attrayante, avec des illustrations en couleur, des tableaux et des guides progressifs, cet ouvrage présente clairement la démarche pour commencer à...
  61. 29/10/1997 Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.), we all know, is the proud owner of the distinction "Tree of Life." The tree provides mankind with food, shelter, furniture, novelty items, fuelwood, household implements, and important industrial products. In the Philippines, the decade of the 80's saw lumber from...
  62. Ressource principale 01/07/2008 From water quality to social inequality, from raising crops to rising temperatures, how we use natural resources affects our health and well-being. This highly-illustrated guide will help health promoters, educators, community leaders and ordinary people take charge of their communities'...
  63. 20/01/2020 Over three decades, a number of international and national organizations have provided technical and financial support to community seed banks around the world. Only a few of these organizations have developed and published a practical guide about how they have offered this support. This...
  64. 01/01/2015 Despite 25 years of history and the rapid growth in number, organizational diversity and geographical coverage of community seed banks, recognition of their roles and contributions has remained scanty. This book reviews their history, evolution, experiences, successes and failures, challenges and...
  65. The book encourages more Tanzanians to use local varieties of vegetables in their cooking. It describes the preparation techniques as well as the health and nutritional values of traditional vegetables. Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity 49 pages, illustrated
  66. Ressource principale 20/10/2008 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...
  67. World Health Organization&Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.(2020).COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for competent authorities responsible for national food safety control systems: interim guidance, 22 April 2020. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331842
  68. 01/01/2015 Pour beaucoup d’agriculteurs démunis de ressources, la paille est vitale pour l'alimentation animale et à d’autres fins. Or les pressions se font de plus en plus fortes pour l’utiliser comme matière première et comme carburant. Destiné aux agents de vulgarisation, aux conseillers et aux petits...
  69. 01/01/2009 Bananas and plantains (Musa species) are important food staples in the tropics and subtropics.Over 400 million people throughout the developing countries of the tropics and subtropics are dependent on these crops, as both a staple food and an important commodity for marketing locally and...
  70. How to Combat Malnutrition and Improve Food Security with Green Leaf Crops.
  71. 20/01/2008 Cet Agrodok aide les petits exploitants à augmenter leurs bénéfices de l'élevage de vaches laitières. Il offre des conseils sur la manière dont une meilleure gestion et l'amélioration génétique du troupeau peuvent contribuer à augmenter la production laitière. Abordant de nombreux aspects de...
  72. 01/01/1988 This IBPGR descriptor list for papaya was prepared in consultation with a number of experts on the crop, the major contributors beingDr. PJ Ito of the University of Hawaii, and Dr T Badra, formerly of the National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria. 34 pages, illustrated
  73. 20/07/2013 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...
  74. 01/01/2012 Comment combattre la malnutrition et ameliorer la securite alimentaire grace aux legumes-feuilles.
  75. 20/01/2017 This project deals with the development of wind powered water pump for irrigation purpose. Wind is a natural and renewable resource that is freely available all over the world. Harnessing this power for pumping water would save a lot on Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) costs that are...
  76. 01/01/2019 This publication constitutes a practical development tool, which implements the sustainable food value chain framework with a focus on small-scale livestock producers, targeting an audience of project design teams and policymakers. Small-scale livestock producers are important actors in food...
  77. Ressource principale 15/02/1998 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...
  78. 01/01/2006 Why do our farm animals get sick and how can we keep them healthy?" This is a question veterinarians and other specialists who work with small farmers hear frequently. Most of these farmers work very hard, giving time, effort, and loving care to their animals in the hope that their farm will be...
  79. 01/12/1998 This book provides advice to relief workers considering a distribution of seeds and tools to refugees or displaced people. It covers preliminary assessment, project design, and implementation, including the choice of seeds and tools to distribute, and methods of distribution. It emphasizes the...
  80. 01/01/1975 An inexpensive home-made stove for burning loose sawdust is described. The stove, which is in common use in other parts of the world, can heat a room 20 feet square for 6 to 10 hours without tending. VITA Tech Bulletin 51029-BK
  81. 01/01/1998 Making the correct diagnosis is the most important part of treating an animal or flock, but this can often be a complicated and difficult task. This book is designed to aid the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in making knowledgeable and well-thought-out decisions for the treatment of...
  82. Ressource principale 01/01/1993 The purpose of this booklet is to present a group of tiny aquatic plants commonly known as "duckweeds' as a promising new commercial aquaculture crop. Section 1 presents basic information on duckweed biology. This paper summarizes current knowledge, gained from practical experience from the...
  83. 19/01/1988 The improvement in living conditions of the inhabitants of the Third World involves both economic growth and ambient ecological conditions. Development of a country implies improvements in both spheres, yet these two factors are often in conflict. Ecology and Development in the Third World...
  84. 01/03/2007 This book features both common and hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and bamboo for Southwest Florida. It includes fruiting trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, fruiting vines, brambles, tropical vegetables, herbs, spices, bamboo, tropical and subtropical fruit tree ripening chart,...
  85. Ressource principale 30/08/2005 Volume One: Vision & Theory Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the...
  86. Ressource principale 20/10/2005 Volume Two: Design & Practice Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the...
  87. Ressource principale 01/10/1998 Third Edition People interested in tropical gardening or botany will find this an indispensable guide to several hundred species of plants with edible leaves. Leaves can provide high-quality food, and in the tropics, many are from perennials requiring little effort for their abundant production....
  88. 01/01/2015 « Depuis des siècles, les gens ramassent les quelque 2000 espèces d'insectes disponibles pour la consommation humaine. Contrairement aux préjugés occidentaux, il ne s'agit pas là d’une nourriture du pauvre, mais de mets délicieux. » Arnold van Huis, professeur d'entomologie tropicale, Université...
  89. 20/01/2017 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...
  90. 01/01/2003 The main conclusion of this thesis is that intercropping maize or sorghum with molasses grass does not enhance the foraging behaviour of stemborer parasitoids. The results provide insight as to whether habitat diversification can be used to enhance the effectiveness of the parasitoids against...
  91. 01/01/2017 Five of the top ten problems facing humanity (http: //cnst.rice.edu/content.aspx?id=246) over the next 50 years (food, water, energy, environment and poverty) are directly related to the health of soil resources. Several different factors, including: (a) excessive tillage; (b) inappropriate crop...
  92. 01/01/2010 En raison d’une demande mondiale croissante et de prix de plus en plus élevés, les agriculteurs des pays en développement peuvent grandement profiter du potentiel apporté par le commerce des produits biologiques. Ici, cet Agrodok partage les expériences du programme EPOPA (promotion de l’...
  93. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only. This book emphasizes that soil productivity is considered an important factor for the success of agricultural production. The microbial community's composition and the diversity of agricultural soils primarily depend on management practices. Exogenous nutritional...
  94. 01/01/1984 Addressing the problem of the high cost of agricultural development in tropical regions, this book summarizes the environmental concerns associated with tropical agriculture. The authors highlight major environmental hazards confronted in tropical agriculture and suggest specific management...
  95. 20/01/2008 Évaluer simultanément la nutrition et la biodiversité, à l’aide d’une série d’indicateurs, est au coeur de la nouvelle Initiative intersectorielle sur la biodiversité pour l’alimentation et la nutrition, dirigée par la FAO en collaboration avec Bioversity International et d’autres partenaires. La...
  96. 20/01/2011 Présenter la nutrition et la biodiversité comme une même question est l’une des principales raisons d’être de l’Initiative intersectorielle sur la biodiversité pour l’alimentation et la nutrition, dirigée par la FAO en collaboration avec Bioversity International. Le but général de cette...
  97. Everyone-especially parents, caregivers, young people, health workers and teachers-has the right to know this information. In plain language, Facts for Life brings together the most authoritative information about practical, effective and low-cost ways of protecting children's lives and health....
  98. 20/01/2018 This FAW IPM Guide is designed for use by professionals in plant protection organizations, extension agencies, research institutions, and Governments, whose primary focus is smallholder farmers and the seed systems that support them. The FAW IPM Guide is meant to provide an important foundation...
  99. 19/01/1986 This book is an effort by FAO to compile an up-to-date, comprehensive text on rural structures and services in the tropics, focusing on structures for small- to medium-scale farms and, to some extent, village-scale agricultural infrastructure. The earlier edition, entitled Farm structures in...
  100. 20/01/2011 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...
  101. 19/01/2011 For more than 4,000 years, Asian farmers worked the same fields repeatedly without sapping the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer! How they accomplished this miraculous feat is described by author Franklin Hiram King, a former official of the U.S. Department of...
  102. 20/01/2009 Published for Nepal Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  103. 20/08/2012 In many African countries, women are relegated to the periphery of the decision-making ladder on important issues such as access to land and other productive resources. This traditional legacy resulted in an unequal structure of society and unequal distribution of resources. In Zimbabwe,...
  104. Along with Vol 1, these books help farmers choose snails and care for them.
  105. 01/02/1973 Ferrocement, a thin-shell concrete reinforced with wire mesh, is a highquality construction material whose ingredients are widely available in developing countries. It can be used to build a wide range of structures, and can be worked mainly by unskilled, though supervised, labor. Throughout the...
  106. 01/01/2021 The Special Issue, entitled "Forest, Food and Nutrition", is focused on understanding of the intersection and linking existing between forests, food, and nutrition. Forest ecosystems are an important biodiversity environment resource for many species. Forests and trees play a key role in food...
  107. Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses.
  108. This is a step-by-step guide to the promotion of fodder shrubs for smallholder dairy enterprises in East Africa. It is intended for both extension managers and field-based extensionists, in particular those who are startingto work with fodder shrubs for the first time. Ths book is divided into...
  109. 20/07/2019 Food environments is a new concept and its relevance for a better understanding of food systems is still a matter of debate. Researchers have not yet reached a unique agreed-upon definition of food environments but they tend to converge towards a combination of external and personal factors...
  110. Ressource principale 01/02/1991 Food from Dryland Gardens encourages gardens that serve local needs, that are based on local knowledge, and that conserve natural resources and the biological diversity of traditional crops. It was written for field workers, extension agents, students, project workers, and program planners. Both...
  111. A SOLUTION THAT ENDS MALNUTRITION Food Plant Solutionscreates educational materials that explain what nutritional food is, why our bodies need it and how to grow and use it. Food Plant Solutionsfocuses on what are often neglected and underutilized plants, plants that are growing in and adapted to...
  112. 20/01/2006 There are many excellent texts available which cover the fundamentals of food engineering, equipment design, modelling of food processing operations etc. There are also several very good works in food science and technology dealing with the chemical composition, physical properties, nutritional...
  113. 20/10/2015 Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a major concern of consumers. Most of the known health burden of...
  114. 01/01/2020 It is now well accepted that the consumption of plant-based foods is beneficial to human health. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and derived products can be excellent sources of minerals, vitamins, and fiber and usually have a favorable nutrient-to-energy ratio. Furthermore, plant foods are also a...
  115. 01/01/2017 *Available as Download Only Forage plant ecophysiology has been described, perhaps mischievously, as the selective application of useful information from pure plant physiology research to provide human benefit through improved agricultural output. The intention of creating this Special Issue was...
  116. 01/01/2018 *Available as Download Only The respiration of forest soils and the major factors controlling its rate are fairly well understood. The process is of utmost significance because its balance with the fixation of CO2 in the biomass defines whether a particular site is a source or sink of atmospheric...
  117. 01/01/2006 En s'appuyant sur le savoir traditionnel et des connaissances issues de travaux de recherche, ce texte révisé s'attache à éveiller chez le lecteur un intérêt pour la culture fruitière et une meilleure compréhension de celle-ci. Bien qu'il ne se concentre pas sur des espèces fruitières...
  118. 01/01/1984 Our purpose in this manual is to emphasise not so much construction methods for specific stove models, but the whole complex question of how we can help poor people develop solutions to their problems, focussing on cookstoves. This requires an understanding of deforestation, declining crop...
  119. Ressource principale 01/04/2009 Second Edition The first edition of Gaia's Garden, sparked the imagination of Americas home gardeners, introducing permacultures central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition...
  120. 20/11/2018 Most hunger and malnutrition around the world is not usually caused by a lack of food, although that may be changing. From the point of view of the hungry family, the cause is usually a lack of income sufficient to purchase the food. Anyone with enough income will be able to obtain food, except...
  121. 01/01/2008 Low cost, low technology, lightweight methods to produce food on rooftops and other locations above the ground.
  122. 01/01/2017 The Special Issue to provide a forum for contemporary studies of the genetics, genomics and phenomics of productivity traits in forage and bioenergy grasses, along with the application of such data to breeding practices and cultivar development. *Available as Download Only MDPI Book Link...
  123. General Technical Documents are resources made available through ECHOcommunity.org that are not currently part of an ECHO periodical publication such as ECHO Development Notes or ECHO Technical Notes. These resources may or may not be published by ECHO, but have been made available to the...
  124. 01/01/2019 *Available as Download Only This book is the definitive reference regarding the global status of melioidosis in 2018. Melioidosis is one of the most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), so much so that it is not even included in the WHO list of NTDs. Yet modeling suggests that it kills more people...
  125. 20/01/2015 Adaptables, résistantes et relativement peu coûteuses d’entretien, les chèvres jouent un rôle important dans les systèmes de production alimentaire des pays en développement. Ces animaux sont aussi très populaires pour leur viande et leur lait de grande qualité et peuvent servir de « compte...
  126. Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Ce cours en ligne massif (MOOC) gratuit sur la gestion des données ouvertes en agriculture et nutrition a été créé en 2016. Déjà en 2017 et 2018, plus de 5000 participants de partout dans le monde ont déjà suivi cette formation, laquelle est...
  127. 20/01/2013 Principles for Mediterranean climate areas A very significant event in the world history of Agriculture is the domestication of plants by mankind. Instead of depending on wild growth, it was realized that the planting of seeds or cuttings allowed the propagation of the type of plants desired....
  128. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only This is a practical tool to help beekeepers, veterinarians and beekeeping advisory services to properly identify main honeybee diseases and to take the most appropriate actions in the apiary to control and/or prevent disease outbreaks. This publication follows the TECA...
  129. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only Bees provide a critical link in the maintenance of ecosystems, pollination. They play a major role in maintaining biodiversity, ensuring the survival of many plants, enhancing forest regeneration, providing sustainability and adaptation to climate change and improving...
  130. Animal health emergencies are evolving, but they remain among the most challenging situations a country can confront. Infectious diseases and other threats have increasing potential to spread rapidly within a country or around the world due to growing populations, concentration of animal...
  131. 20/07/2012 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...
  132. This publication addresses definitions, greenhouse gardening benefits, the Mittleider Method of cultivation practiced at the Zaoksky farm where the training took place, and specifics of greenhouse best practices including size; design; placement; orientation; foundation construction; framing;...
  133. 01/01/1977 This publication describes the different home garden vegetables and how to grow and harvest them. Problems in growing each vegetable are included.
  134. ECHO Network members in Haiti produce development notes in Creole.
  135. Documents provided by ECHO network members in Haiti to serve the Creole language.
  136. 01/01/2012 Une question que nous avons posée à ECHO est « Êtes-vous une ferme biologique? » Et la réponse est « Non. En raison de la particularité de nos sols, de notre climat et de nos objectifs, nous utilisons des herbicides, des insecticides et des engrais minéraux au besoin. Dans le même temps, nous...
  137. 20/01/2012 This bulletin provides information on the causal agents, distribution, economic imporance, symptons, epidemiology, and management of major diseases of pigeonpea. The test is supplemented with color photographs of disease symptoms and a diagnostic key is included to facilitate identification....
  138. 20/01/2018 Récupération de la connaissance culinaire traditionnelle des femmes d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes pour la maîtrise et l’enrichissement de la biodiversité alimentaire Le recueil de recettes «Santé, savoirs et saveurs» est une compilation de 23 recettes utilisées par les femmes provenant de 20...
  139. 01/01/2000 Traditionally, hedgerows were an important source of wood as well as other products, although such functions are in decline in many regions. They still have an important role in the landscape for soil protection and act as barriers and boundaries between management units. Journal of...
  140. Heifer Internationalworks to end hunger and poverty in partnership with the communities we serve. Theirprograms support entrepreneurs around the world, creating lasting change from the ground up. It begins with a seed investment of livestock or agriculture, followed by mentorship to help project...
  141. 01/01/2021 Herbaceous field crops include several hundred plant species worldly widespread for different end-uses, from food to no-food applications. Among them are included cereals, grain legumes, sugar beet, potato, cotton, tobacco, sunflower, safflower, rape, flax, soybean, alfalfa, clover spp. and other...
  142. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only Today, herbicide-resistant weeds dominate research and development efforts in the discipline of weed science. The incidence, management challenges, and cost of multiple herbicide-resistant weed populations are continually increasing worldwide. Crop varieties with...
  143. 01/01/2016 Apis mellifera, or European Honey Bee is only able to take food from250-300 plants in any given location, Grenada is no different. Thismanual is to help with plant identification, advice on planningpropagation and if the plant is a nectar, pollen, or propolis bearing. Megan Wannarka served in...
  144. 01/01/1991 This report summarizes the workshop discussions and recommendations, addresses key issues concerning the role of household garden programs in rural development, and identifies viable implementation strategies drawn from the experiences of the workshop participants.
  145. 01/01/1984 This research report discusses the historical significance and function of home gardens, offers a definition, and develops a policy-relevant typology based on ecological and socioeconomic determinants. Finally, a cross-cultural comparative review of the literatureis undertaken. Despite increasing...
  146. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only. There are a total of 22 caves and karst wells with more than 25 specialized species resident (stygobionts and troglobionts). In this Special Issue, 14 of these sites are described in detail, along with the specialized fauna. An additional paper describes the richest...
  147. 20/01/2020 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...
  148. This How-to-doNote (HTDN) onGender and Pastoralism complements theIFAD Toolkitalong with the 2018HTDN on Pastoralism, which highlights the importance of gender in pastoral production systems. ThisHTDN builds on these priorintroductions by highlighting important issues and the tools to use to...
  149. This manual is concerned with the methods of waterproofing all types of soil construction.The first and easiest way toobtainawaterproofingagent from a tree is through Its sap. Since many trees will nothavea free flowing sap, and many that do not have useful sap, all kinds of trees must be tested....
  150. Ressource principale 01/06/1998 This is a much needed practical handbook which bridges the gap between nutritional problems and agricultural solutions. This book helps community workers and local groups identify nutritional needs and grow the required food crops organically.
  151. 20/01/2012 L’accès à une eau propre reste une priorité en Afrique, essentielle pour lutter contre les maladies hydriques. Pour faciliter cet accès dans les zones rurales et périurbaines, ce manuel technique décrit la façon de réaliser une pompe manuelle immergée à partir de matériaux disponibles localement....
  152. 01/06/1982 The solar drying of agricultural produce is extensively practised in most parts of the world. It has found special significance among the rural populations living in Mediterranean type climates. These areas are characterized by dry warm summerswhich make drying particularly attractive for the...
  153. 01/01/2006 *Available only in Spanish. This publication is intended to serve as a guide to support farmer groups through the difficult process of starting a cooperative business and to help them on their way and in making their own decisions regarding the development of a successful farm. We are aware that...
  154. This How-to-do Note focuses on how conflicts over land and natural resources in pastoral areas can be prevented or, if already present,transformed into positive outcomes.It identifies why land tenure is a complex issue within pastoralism, discusses the combination of factors that are contributing...
  155. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only As it is a goal to eliminate human African trypanosomiasis (HAT; sleeping sickness) as a public health problem by 2020 and interrupt transmission by 2030, this is a good moment to reflect on what we have achieved, what we want to achieve, and what could get in our way....
  156. 20/01/2019 This handbook gives an overview of a broad range of technologies and can be useful for professionals engaged in agriculture extension, organizations working with smallholder farmers, implementors, donors and other public sector partners. Those interested in the use ICTs for development may also...
  157. 01/01/2005 Agricultural situation; Maize; Germplasm; Hybridization; Varieties; Management; Seed production; Technology; Farmers; Poverty; Chiapas; Mexico; Oaxaca
  158. 01/01/2022 Meat quality is associated with the chemical composition and metabolic state of skeletal muscle. This Special Issue aims to compile the recent literature with a focus on meat quality and pre-mortem factors that affect muscle metabolism. It includes nine research articles about various types of...
  159. 01/01/2006 This bulletin reports on a research and development project funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom was launched to develop a sustainable integrated pest management strategy that is simple, economical, and effective in reducing damage with minimal use of...
  160. Depuis longtemps, la nécessité d'obtenir des informations pratiques et actuelles sur la riziculture de plaine pouvant être applicables aux conditions locales de l'Afrique tropicale se fait sentir. Cet Agrodok y répond. Chaque étape du processus de production du riz est présentée à l'aide de...
  161. 01/01/2014 Etant donné la croissance rapide du marché des savons et des détergents en Afrique, ce guide à la présentation et aux illustrations très claires fait une démonstration opportune des techniques améliorées de leur production. À l'aide de méthodes simples et efficaces, il décrit la fabrication...
  162. Ressource principale 01/01/1990 Income generation schemes in urban areas of the Third World are many and varied. However, too often such schemes fail to achieve sustainable economic viability and depend on continued funding by development agencies. This book examines the reasons for failures or successes and stresses that those...
  163. 20/01/2017 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...
  164. 01/01/2004 The purpose of this study is to provide recommendations for enhancing the role of indigenous vegetables for improved nutrition, healthy diet, and diversified income generation in home garden production and commercial farming systems in Tanzania. The study uses a multidisciplinary approach to...
  165. 01/04/2022 Traditionally, livestock manure has been used to provide nutrients for plant growth and to improve soil conditions. However, the increase in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) results in high levels of plant nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, in the proximal crop and...
  166. 19/01/1976 Worldwide, more than 3,000 plant species have been used as food, only 300 of which are now widely grown, and only 12 of which furnish nearly 90 percent of the world's food. These 12 include the grains: rice, wheat, maize (corn), sorghums, millets, rye, and barley, and potatoes, sweet potatoes,...
  167. 01/01/2010 Les parasites se manifestent généralement en cas de bouleversement des processus biologiques, écologiques et sociologiques qui sous-tendent l'agriculture. En plus d'apporter des informations sur la gestion durable des menaces biotiques portées à une production végétale saine, ce guide suggère...
  168. 20/10/2018 Abstract/Description Like many smallholder farmers in Africa, the farming families of southern Ethiopia are facing three major challenges: the need to intensify and diversify their farm production, on very small areas, in a context of high population growth. In these rural areas, given the...
  169. 01/01/2021 IN PRACTICE, a publication by Holistic Management practitioners. IN PRACTICE will keep you in touch with the progress, innovations, and excitement generated by those practicing Holistic Management. Format: Periodical, Serial Title: In Practice Publisher: Albuquerque, NM: Holistic Management...
  170. 20/01/2013 Invasive Alien Species (IAS) pose one of the most significant threats to biodiversity, agriculture, sustainable economic development and human and animal health on this planet. As a result of increased global trade and travel, invasive species have established themselves on every continent – not...
  171. The purpose of this handbook is to show the construction and operation of a JRO (“Jolly Roger Oven”) char manufacture system. The JRO costs $50-90 to build, and uses the waste heat given off by a high temperature gasifier char oven (lower unit) to make a smaller batch of low temperature retort...
  172. 20/01/2021 The Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics publishes papers dealing with original research and review papers in the fields of plant production, animal nutrition and animal husbandry, soil science, rural economy and farm management, forestry and forest economy,...
  173. Antimicrobials are needed for the relief of pain and suffering in animals.This document has been prepared to help beefcattle practitioners in their efforts to use antimicrobials judiciously to minimize the development of restance in human and animal pathogens while maintaining effectiveness to...
  174. Le présent essai est essentiellement une revue, une tentative de rassemblement des principales informations relatives au problème des relations entre productions animales et végétaux ligneux, considérés dans l'opique environnementale, si actuelle. On s'est efforcé de donner dans une forme...
  175. 19/01/1982 The fact is that the learner posture might continue to be the most effective communication base not only for short-termers but also for those who invest their entire lives ministering as guests in another country. With a "learning is communication" perspective one can have the unique opportunity...
  176. 20/05/2012 Comment combattre la malnutrition et ameliorer la securite alimentaire grace aux legumes-feuilles. Author David Kennedy is the founder and Director of this non-governmental organization. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to support Leaf for Life programs. 95 pages, illustrated
  177. 20/01/2018 There are many advantages to using video to share ideas with an audience. To start with, it combines both visual and audio dimensions, bringing situations and faraway contexts alive in a way that written texts or photos on their own cannot. Video is attractive for training purposes because it...
  178. Ressource principale 14/02/1996 Scenes of starvation have drawn the world's attention to Africa's agricultural and environmental crisis. Some observers question whether this continent can ever hope to feed its growing population. Yet there is an overlooked food resource in sub-Saharan Africa that has vast potential: native food...
  179. Ressource principale 27/10/2006 This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as...
  180. Ressource principale 25/01/2008 This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked...
  181. Ressource principale 01/01/1989 This fascinating, readable volume is filled with enticing, detailed information about more than 30 different Incan crops that promise to follow the potato's lead and become important contributors to the world's food supply. Some of these overlooked foods offer special advantages for developing...
  182. 20/09/2017 A new book which summarizes the most recent evidence on how to use agrobiodiversity to provide nutritious foods through harnessing natural processes. What people are saying about the book “With a host of case studies, facts and figures about this growing area of research, this is a must-read for...
  183. 20/01/2012 Céréale très polyvalente, le maïs est une denrée de base qui peut être transformée pour créer une grande diversité de produits. De plus, le maïs sert de nourriture pour les animaux d’élevage, ainsi que de matière première à plusieurs industries. Abondamment illustré de chiffres, schémas et...
  184. 20/01/2009 Mushroom cultivation can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthens livelihoods through the generation of a fast yielding and nutritious source of food and a reliable source of income. Since it does not require access to land, mushroom cultivation is a viable and attractive activity for...
  185. 20/01/2021 The purpose of this book is to provide you with inforomation about the biology of agricultural weeds, including identification, management strategies and ecologoical facts that will help you understand and manage them. The book is focused on the weeds of arable cropping systems.
  186. 20/01/2006 Seeds conserved in genebanks are a vital and irreplaceable resource for safeguarding future agricultural options. The capacity of genebank staff to apply good standards for seed handling is hence of critical importance. This is the standard reference for genebank work and one of the few sources...
  187. 20/01/2017 Agriculture is one of the East African Community’s most important economic sectors. The major staple foods in the region are maize, rice, potatoes, bananas, cassava, wheat, sorghum, millet and pulses. However, agricultural production in the region is prone to the vagaries of climate change,...
  188. 01/01/2021 Farmers, ranchers, and forest owners are increasingly interested in integrating the production of fruit, nuts, root crops, mushrooms, and other crops into their production systems using agroforestry practices. Many producers want to learn about and connect with markets for these products before...
  189. 20/11/2014 The weight of literature suggests that improving economic infrastructure can boost economic growth. No country has sustained rapid growth without considerable public investment in infrastructure. However, while investment in infrastructure is a necessary condition for economic growth, it is not,...
  190. 01/01/2007 Meat is the most valuable livestock product and for many people serves as their first-choice source of animal protein. Meat is either consumed as a component of kitchen-style food preparations or as processed meat products. Processed meat products, although in some regions still in their infancy,...
  191. 01/11/2008 Since 1980 SDC has sponsored the “POSTCOSECHA” postharvest loss reduction Programme for maize and beans in Central America. With lasting impact: The massive spread of simple metal silos manufactured by local tinsmiths has enabled smallholder farmers to considerably reduce crop loss and enjoy much...
  192. 01/01/1995 This manual outlines a standard evaluation methodology, which will enable researchers throughout the region to obtain meaningful results from their forage plant evaluation, whilst still alowing comparisons between sites.
  193. This publicationbegins with the discovery of maize in Mesoamerica by Columbus in 1492. Subsequent chapters follow the journeys of maize eastward, as milho, makka, and yu mai, to Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each chapter section begins with a general description of the types of evidence we...
  194. 20/01/2009 Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world’s billions has slowed, while the challenge of meeting future food needs remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the global food and agricultural systems. In the late...
  195. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture in East Africa Swahili Only Mkulima Mbunifu (MkM)is a monthly journal that provides agricultural information on ecologically sound farming practices and technologies. MkM aims to improve the economic, social and environmental life of smallholder farmers in...
  196. 01/01/2011 The four studies comprising this thesis characterised Moringa Oleifera as a fodder for dairy cows under dry tropical conditions in Nicaragua. In conclusion, to maintain high biomas yields of Moringa over time, the best planting density-ferfilizer combination was D, and N, MLM can successfully...
  197. 20/01/2005 Although many small-scale farmers in eastern Africa have dairy cows of exotic breeds or crosses, they do not feed them in a way that will achieve high milk yields. This practical handbook contains information on nutritional needs at various stages of the cow's life and suitable feeding...
  198. 20/01/2013 Grâce à quinze études effectuées dans neuf pays, ce livre propose des solutions aux énormes défis que rencontrent les bergers lors de la vente de leur bétail. À l'aide de nombreux tableaux, diagrammes et illustrations, cet ouvrage documente les conséquences, les bonnes pratiques et les...
  199. Ressource principale 01/10/1974 Soils play a critical role in meeting human food needs. Their conservation and wise use are essential today and will be even more critical in the future as population pressures increase. These pressures are already forcing the use of lands for food production that good judgment says should be...
  200. 20/01/2012 The chaya plant is native to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and to parts of Guatemala. It is similar to spinach and other greens, but grows on a bush that can get to 3 meters (10 ft.) tall and 2 meters (6.5 ft.) wide. The leaves are about the size of an adult hand. Chaya leaves are one of the...
  201. 01/01/2018 *Available as Download Only This Special Issue focuses on recent research on the important emerging and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in South and South East Asia and Northern Australia. This region stretches from Afghanistan in the west to Papua New Guinea in the east, and includes the...
  202. 01/01/2007 Ce livret donne un aperçu général des principales mesures non chimiques de protection des végétaux contre les insectes ravageurs. La plupart de ces méthodes ont un caractère préventif et reposent à la fois sur la planification et l'usage de pratiques agricoles visant à réduire les populations de...
  203. 01/01/2006 Les produits forestiers autres que le bois d'œuvre sont les produits d'espèces végétales et animales sauvages récoltés dans les forêts, comme par exemple les fruits sauvages, les arachides, les racines comestibles, le miel, les plantes médicinales et la viande de brousse. Ce livret présente une...
  204. Ressource principale 01/01/1998 This Agrodok describes how you can integrate fish culture with crop and animal production on a farm. This book follows on from Agrodok No.15 'Small-scale freshwater fish farming', which describes in detail the basic principles of raising fish and building a fish pond. Once agricultural activities...
  205. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only "One Health" is defined as an approach to achieve better health outcomes for humans, animals, and the environment through collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts. The One Health framework is increasingly being applied to the management, control, and even...
  206. 19/01/1998 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...
  207. 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...
  208. Resources associated with the Conservation Agriculture Core Training Resources The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the CFGB database. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for the most current formats. We encourage you to adapt the source...
  209. 19/01/1969 In predominantly agricultural tropical countries the need to raise the production of good-quality foodstuffs and raw material is today greater than ever. The rise in production efficiency, so essential for our very existence, can be obtained only partly by improved cultural practices, increased...
  210. 01/01/1999 This book concerns staple crops for the Pacific area including nutritional values, traditional staple foods, imported staples, the composition of staple foods, and the future of staple foods in the Pacific.
  211. 01/01/2011 Ce manuel pratique à faible coût est clairement structuré et mis en page, en proposant une multitude de chiffres indicatifs, de listes de vérification et d’illustrations. Divisé en neuf chapitres, il décrit les méthodes et les matériaux qui peuvent être utilisés pour emballer des produits...
  212. 01/01/2020 *Available as Download Only This book is a collection of chapters around the theme of parasitology and zoonosis in bot war and peace and the impact of these fields on public health. Individual experts have contributed reviews, novel research, and case series within the field to make a broad and...
  213. 01/01/2019 Public participation in forestry is a key issue in ensuring the democratization of decision-making processes, increasing the social acceptance of policies, and reducing conflicts between forest users. Public participation also provides an opportunity for the improvement of the quality of...
  214. 01/01/2021 Partners Magazine from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research encourages and supports partner countries while at the same time contributing to solutions to meet Australia’s own agricultural challenges. Format: Periodical, Serial Title: Partners - In Research For Development...
  215. 01/01/2020 The global biodiversity and climate emergencies demand transformative changes to human activities. For example, food production relies on synthetic, industrial and non-sustainable products for managing pests, weeds and diseases of crops. Sustainable farming requires approaches to managing these...
  216. 19/01/1991 Phosphorus deficiency is a major constraint to legume production in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in acid soils. Responses of chickpea and pigeonpea to phosphorus in South Asia on predominantly neutral to alkaline soils, however, have been less than expected even when standard...
  217. 20/01/2011 L'élevage de porcs en petite exploitation refait son apparition comme un domaine qui intéresse autant les agriculteurs que les conseillers en agriculture. Avec ses conseils pratiques en matière d'élevage, de nutrition, d'aménagement des porcheries, de gestion et d'économie, cet ouvrage vous...
  218. 20/01/2004 Pigs and pig keeping in one form or another can be found almost anywhere in the world. Especially of course in country areas it is common for communities to have pigs rooting and roaming freely around the dwellings, to be brought in one day as household needs require. Pig keeping enterprises are...
  219. 01/01/2021 The papers included in this Special Issue address a variety of important aspects of plant biodiversity and genetic resources, including definitions, descriptions, and illustrations of different components and their value for food and nutrition security, breeding, and environmental services....
  220. 01/01/2018 The papers included in this special issue cover a broad range of aspects ranging from genetics and breeding to crop production in the field. Climate change, intensified agriculture, modifications of land use, or pollution are often accompanied by larger fluctuations including extreme events. The...
  221. 20/01/2006 An expanding world population and the urgency of eradicating hunger and malnutrition call for determined policies and effective actions to ensure sustainable growth in agricultural productivity and production. Assured access to nutritionally adequate and safe food is essential for individual...
  222. 19/01/1998 Efforts to protect, conserve and sustainably use tropical forests are gaining support worldwide. They include improved management of natural forests, the establishment of timber plantations, the planting of trees in agroforestry systems, and the promotion of the use of non-timber forest products...
  223. 19/01/1999 Prosea volume 13 'Spices' focuses on the aromatic plants and their parts, fresh or dried, whole or ground, that are primarily used to impart flavour and fragrance to foods and drinks. The volume is closely related to Prosea volume 19 'Essential-oil plants' that deals with aromatic plants whose...
  224. 01/01/2021 Plant-soil interactions play an important role in the functioning of ecosystems. This book presents recent research advances on the effects of soil factors on plant communities and the role of ecological complementarity and species diversity in soil properties and ecosystem services. It addresses...
  225. 01/01/2021 Contamination of drinking water sources by disease causing microbial agents and chemical toxicants such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial wastes and fuel components is a growing worldwide problem. Microbiological water contaminants cause diarrhea, flu and other diseases. Many synthetic...
  226. 04/10/2015 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of Northern Thailand. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country...
  227. 01/01/2012 Providing an overview of more than 40 years of cassava research, this practical handbook is a visual complement to Cassava in the third Millennium (no.1712). With innumerable photos and clear descriptions, it serves as an indispensable aid in the identification of major cassava pests, diseases...
  228. 01/01/1996 En mettant l'accent sur l'utilisation de techniques simples, cet Agrodok s'avérera une source précieuse pour tous ceux désireux de se lancer dans la préparation à petite échelle de produits laitiers dans un pays en développement. Le texte fournit une introduction idéale sur le sujet tout en...
  229. 20/01/2004 Preservation is the processing of foods so that they can be stored longer. Man is dependent on products of plant and animal origin for food. Because most of these products are readily available only during certain seasons of the year and because fresh food spoils quickly, methods have been...
  230. 01/01/2021 Plant Adaptation to Global Climate Change discusses the issues of the impact of climate change factors (abiotic and biotic) on vegetation. This book also deals with simulation modeling approaches to understanding the long-term effects of different environmental factors on vegetation. This book is...
  231. 01/01/1973 Problems caused by decay in buildings in the United States and the means to avoid or control them are dealt with in this work. The principal moisture situations and construction features most responsible for the occurrence of decay in various building parts are described, and directions are given...
  232. 20/01/2016 Parfois appelé « arbre de vie » ou « arbre du paradis » en raison de ses vertus environnementales, médicinales et alimentaires exceptionnelles, le moringa est un arbre à usages multiples dont les feuilles, fleurs, fruits, écorces et racines peuvent être consommés directement. Ses qualités...
  233. 01/01/2016 This PRO-AGRO manual on the production and processing of pineapples is intended for small and medium sized pineapple producers and processors in tropic and sub-tropic regions. Also this manual is helpful for extenstion agents. 43 pages, illustrations
  234. Ressource principale 20/01/2019 The analysis in this report highlights that although these questions can be formulated in relatively simple terms, they certainly do not have simple answers. In fact, the two main conclusions that can be drawn from our research both highlight this point. First, the specific context in which a...
  235. 01/01/2020 This handbook is part of an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and comprehensive effort to develop a practical guide to assist underserved and limited resource small farmers and woodland owners to adopt best management technologies in agroforestry.
  236. 01/01/2021 *Available for Download Only The alleged responsibility of meats and processed meat products for some of our population's major health issues has created an opportunity for the promotion of meat analogs. This emerging competition forces the need for changes in livestock production systems for...
  237. 20/01/2017 Agroforestry or growing trees in combination with agricultural crops is an age-old practice, especially in Asia and Africa.India, today, stands at the forefront of global efforts in promoting research and education in agroforestry. Agroforestry systems, in addition to the economic and other...
  238. Proper management of trees and forests is necessary to make resources sustainable. Treesor rather: woody plants in general play an important part in traditional farming systems in the tropics, not just as food and cash crops but also as suppliers of fuelwood and fodder. Farmers are also aware of...
  239. 01/01/2019 *Available as Download Only Current efforts to limit the ravages of schistosomiasis are pushing the world closer to eliminating a chronic infection that has been associated with human life in the tropics since time immemorial. This notwithstanding, the disease remains a scourge for large...
  240. 20/07/2008 Protected agriculture technology includes more traditional style greenhouses as well as high tunnel houses and is the central component in the establishment of a more unified strategy for continued growth in the country’s agriculture sector. The sustainability of such development will essentially...
  241. This updated edition reflects the dynamic changes and innovations in the handling and transportation of perishable foods. Some of these are the rapid change from handstacked loads to unitized loads on pallets and slipsheets, the use of microprocessors for more efficient refrigeration, and the use...
  242. 20/01/2016 Pulses have been an essential part of the human diet for centuries. Yet their nutritional value is not generally recognized and their consumption is frequently under-appreciated. Undeservedly so, as pulses play a crucial role in healthy diets, sustainable food production and, above all, in food...
  243. 01/01/2016 Si l’élevage des cailles se caractérise par une relative simplicité, un besoin de peu d’espace et de faibles moyens financiers ainsi qu’une demande sans cesse croissante, il demeure une activité marginale au regard des potentialités qu’il offre. Excellent moyen d’accroître son revenu, il peut...
  244. 01/01/2019 *Available as Download Only The book "Quality and Production of Forage" is intended to keep readers updated on the developments occurring in this field. As it is apparent that livestock animals are important throughout the world because of the meat, milk and egg they produce, knowledge about the...
  245. 20/10/2013 Quinoa was a staple food of the Quechua and Aymara peoples in the Andes region of South America; today it is mainly grown in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Because of its high nutritional value, quinoa is called chisiya, meaning ‘mother grain’ in the Quechua language. Quinoa is known for its great...
  246. Homeowner information about the use of rain barrels, how to set them up and where to obtain the barrels.
  247. 01/01/2006 Ce manuel pratique explique comment collecter, stocker et purifier l'eau de pluie pour un usage direct. Illustré de photos, de tableaux et d’exemples de l'expérience de RAIN, ce livret fournit des informations sur la construction d'une infrastructure de collecte des eaux de pluie, depuis son plan...
  248. 20/01/2014 Les oies étant très prisées pour leur viande, leur foie, leurs plumes et leur duvet, leur élevage peut s'avérer être une entreprise très rentable. Cet ouvrage pratique et illustré en couleur donne des conseils sur l'élevage des oies et vous guidera à travers ce processus. Avec de nombreux...
  249. 15/04/2008 Heifer International is pleased to present a new, revised edition of Raising Goats for Milk and Meat. This introductory handbook provides an experience-based training model on the basic care and management of dairy and meat goats. The new edition includes training guidelines, a learning guide for...
  250. 01/01/2004 This booklet was provided by Christian Veterinary Missions to provide basic information concerning beef cattle for missionaries, small farmers, and agricultural workers. Topics discussed are Facilities and Handling, Nutrition, Management, DIseases and Poisonings.
  251. Cattle play important role in animal protein production for two reasons; first, the unique ruminant digestive system utilizes forage for food and secondary, much of the world offers marginal grazing systems on land not suitable for crop production. These feedstuffs would not be utilized were it...
  252. This booklet was prepared as an aid for people working in areas where there are limited resources for information and assistance. CVM's main purpose is to provide some common basic practices for fish farmers to use, in order to establish a good, sound and economically viable aquaculture. 2 Copies...
  253. The author's sincere desire in preparing this booklet is that it will serve to be readily used as a reference and aid in the raising of goats. Veterinary information and assistance are in short supply or nonexistent in many areas of the world. The author has endeavored to write this booklet in a...
  254. 01/01/2003 82 pages, illustrated Why do people keep honey bees? The simple answer is that honey bees produce honey and wax and improve the value of crops by pollinating flowers. The wax and honey may be consumed in the home or sold on the open market for cash. Keeping honey bees is the only type of farming...
  255. 01/01/2000 This book has the same information as the first edition, but with some of the language simplified for those who are reading English as a second language. It includes a glossary of terms. It covers all aspects of horse care from selection of healthy equines, to equine first aid and dental care. 1...
  256. 01/01/1995 This book speaks to the challenges of small farm pig production. The two main themes of malnutrition and parasite control are dealt with in depth, utilizing very practical ideas and methods. The author repeatedly emphasizes the need to deal with these issues if the farmer is to be successful in...
  257. Ressource principale 01/01/1998 W. Malcolm Reid (1910-1990) was Professor Emeritus of Poultry Science (Parasitology) at the University of Georgia. He saw a need for a book dealing with basic poultry production and recruited others to help him develop one. He knew firsthand the value of poultry as a source of food and manure for...
  258. 01/01/1994 109 pages, illustrated
  259. This manual is designed to give basic information that has been shown to be successful in a variety of situations. We have often opted to describe methods that may be too sophisticated or expensive to apply in every case in an effort to illustrate the optimal condition. Obviously, not everyone...
  260. This handbook will help the sheep producer select production goals, select the type of sheep most suitable for a particular area, and will serve as a guide for the production of healthy sheep.Sheep are one of the most common livestock and among the first to be domesticated. They are very...
  261. 01/01/2012 Les aulacodes, ces gros rongeurs que l'on retrouve communément dans la nature dans les zones de savane, les clairières, les zones humides ou marécageuses d'Afrique, se reproduisent de manière prolifique, grandissent rapidement et sont faciles à élever. Souvent appelés plus communément « hérissons...
  262. 01/01/2021 Soil fauna plays a key role in many soil functions, such as organic matter decomposition, humus formation, and nutrient release, modifying soil structure, and improving its fertility. Soil invertebrates play key roles in determining soil suitability for agricultural production and realizing...
  263. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  264. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  265. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  266. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  267. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  268. 20/01/2021 Abstract: During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by...
  269. 01/01/2022 An increasing number of people live in cities. In recent decades, this, combined with rural abandonment and landscape polarisation, has resulted in high land ownership concentrations and agricultural intensification. This, in turn, has resulted in a significant decrease in the resilience of...
  270. 20/01/2019 The Resilient Seed Systems Handbook Second Edition, developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers and research partners, is a tool that supports research and capacity building on resilient seed systems in the context of adaptation to climate change. The first...
  271. Agriculture and Horticulture are vital sciences as they suffice the very basic need of food for the Human beings. Qualitative and quantitative food can essentially be produced from healthy plants which in turn are produced only when their seedlings/sapplings are vigorous and healthy. Nursery is...
  272. 01/01/2012 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...
  273. 01/01/2021 Many people live in rural areas in tropical regions. Rural development is not merely a contribution to the growth of individual countries. It can be a way to reduce poverty and to increase access to water, health care, and education. Sustainable rural development can also help stop deforestation...
  274. 01/01/2022 This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This open access book describes recent innovations in food systems based on root, tuber and banana crops in developing countries. These innovations respond to many of the challenges facing these vital crops, linked to their vegetative seed and...
  275. 31/12/1996 Nitrogen metabolism has been extensively studied in animals fed at a level adequate to maintain moderate or high levels of production. Much less attention has been given to events in the digestive tract of animals struggling to maintain some productivity or in some instances having difficulty...
  276. 20/01/2011 This book is an effort by FAO to compile an up-to-date, comprehensive text on rural structures and services in the tropics, focusing on structures for small- to medium-scale farms and, to some extent, village-scale agricultural infrastructure. The earlier edition, entitled Farm structures in...
  277. 01/01/1989 Climbing trees to collect seed must be safe and still allow the seed collector to work efficiently in all parts of the crown. This pamphlet is not a manual in tree climbing techniques. It is a reference and reminder for those who have attended a tree climbingcourse.
  278. Ressource principale 01/01/1990 The agricultural use of saline water or soils can benefit many developing countries. Salt-tolerant plants can utilize land and water unsuitable for salt-sensitive crops (glycophytes) for the economic production of food, fodder, fuel, and other products. Halophytes (plants that grow in soils or...
  279. La FAO (Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture) a mis en place un guide sur l’intensification de la production agricole de manière durable. La synthèse du guide affirme, « Le modèle d’intensification de la production consistant à ‘Produire plus avec moins, proposé par...
  280. SAWBO has multiple documents available for download and print. Please visitSAWBO's Documents pagewhere you can access this educational material.
  281. 20/01/2015 This report features the work of five distinguished specialists in agricultural economics. Shenggen Fan from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) begins with an examination of trends in global food security. Fan’s chapter is followed by analysis by Piñeiro and Myers of the...
  282. 01/01/2021 *Available as Download Only Disasters such as earthquakes, cyclones, floods, heat waves, nuclear accidents, and large-scale pollution incidents take lives and incur major health problems. The majority of large-scale disasters affect the most vulnerable populations, which often comprise extreme...
  283. 05/05/2012 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...
  284. 20/01/2009 Intended as a reference for farmers trained in seed potato selection and to promote farmer-to-farmer technology transfer, this full-colour leaflet outlines the basic principles of seed potato selection and includes photographs depicting the major potato diseases. It accompanies the Picture Book...
  285. 20/01/2009 This manual provides a training approach for teaching farmers how to increase potato yields by improving the quality of farm-saved seed potatoes. After background information on seed potato degeneration, common potato diseases, selection issues and training methodology, it is divided into eight...
  286. 20/01/2009 This training manual is designed to provide step-by step instructions to trainers in teaching potato farmers positive selection, that is, to ‘select the best’. Positive selection can be used to improve the quality of the seed potatoes saved from the farmers own crop. The manual contains two major...
  287. 01/01/2022 Agriculture requires technical solutions for increasing production while lessening environmental impact by reducing the application of agro-chemicals and increasing the use of environmentally friendly management practices. A benefit of this is the reduction of production costs. Sensor...
  288. 01/01/2019 Agriculture requires technical solutions for increasing production while lessening environmental impact by reducing the application of agro-chemicals and increasing the use of environmentally friendly management practices. A benefit of this is the reduction of production costs. Sensor...
  289. 20/01/2009 This FAO book provides a teaching toolkit with detailed information for starting school gardens in various parts of the world. Divided by topic sections-no page numbers, illustrated
  290. 20/01/2008 If you are interested in starting up a business, food processing offers an excellent opportunity to generate income using locally available resources. Focusing on the establishment of such a business using fruits and vegetables, this detailed and informative manual covers topics such as: products...
  291. 20/01/2012 The result of a collaborative effort by small business owners and advisers in ACP countries, this manual covers everything you need to know about starting up and managing a small-scale cooking oil business. Helpfully illustrated with numerous tables, checklists and case studies, it highlights...
  292. 20/01/2010 Shelterbelts are an agroforestry practice. They contain linear plantings of trees and shrubs. Benefits that shelterbelts provide include protecting soil, improving air and water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, and beautifying the landscape. A large amount of scientific knowledge exists to...
  293. The table in this publication lists shrubs and provides information on their characteristics and cultural needs. This information should help homeowners and landscape horticulturists select appropriate shrubs for specific purposes and locations in their landscapes. Circular 498
  294. 01/01/2019 *Available as Download Only This Special Issue explores the range of clinical manifestations and epidemiology of both skin NTDs and common skin disease in endemic regions, the use of common diagnostic and management pathways, the different technologies that play a role in diagnosis and training,...
  295. All countries have animals that are raised as a source of nutrition. It may be an individually raised animal, or a small herd, that meets the need of meat protein for the people. With this comes a means of slaughter. The proper methods for preparation of meat for human consumption are important...
  296. Ressource principale 01/01/1976 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
  297. 01/01/2014 Aquaponics is a symbiotic integration of two mature disciplines: aquaculture and hydroponics. This technical paper discusses the three groups of living organisms (bacteria, plants and fish) that make up the aquaponic ecosystem. It presents management strategies and troubleshooting practices, as...
  298. 01/01/2007 In this Agrodok information is given on the cultivation of Button Mushroom, which is consumer worldwide, and Rice Straw Mushroom, which is much valued in Asia.
  299. 01/01/2005 Cet Agrodok traite en détail des modes de culture de trois espèces de champignons : la pleurote, le shiitake et l'auriculaire. Après une présentation de leurs caractéristiques biologiques, l'ouvrage décrit les cultures, la production des spores, la préparation des substrats, la fructification, la...
  300. Ressource principale 01/01/2004 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...
  301. 20/11/2015 The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: 1) To maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavor and nutritive value), 2) To protect food safety, and 3) To reduce losses between harvest and consumption. Effective management during the...
  302. Ressource principale 21/08/2009 Most water and sanitation facilities used by households or operated by small-scale enterprises were built without external support. This shows there are alternatives to the large centralized conventional systems. More importantly, small-scale solutions have proven to be cost effective....
  303. 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....
  304. 20/01/2008 Manuel facile d'accès, cet ouvrage vous apporte tout ce que vous devez savoir sur l'élevage d'escargots à petite échelle en vue d'une consommation personnelle ou pour leur commercialisation sur le plan local. Il se concentre sur trois grandes espèces communes dans les zones tropicales et envisage...
  305. 01/01/2019 A disease whose time has come-- Snakebite envenoming is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that is responsible for enormous suffering, disability and premature death on every continent. As over 5.8 billion people are at risk of encountering a venomous snake, it is not surprising but no less...
  306. Ressource principale 20/01/2000 For farmers, ranchers, ag professionals, resource specialists, conservationists, soil scientists, students and educators. The Soil Biology Primer is an introduction to the living component of soil and how it contributes to agricultural productivity, and air and water quality. The Primer includes...
  307. 20/01/2019 Despite almost a century of research and extension efforts, soil erosion by water, wind and tillage continues to be the greatest threat to soil health and soil ecosystem services in many regions of the world. Our understanding of the physical processes of erosion and the controls on those...
  308. 20/01/2010 Seeds are critical for addressing the dual challenges of food insecurity and climate change. Farmers depend on quality seed of appropriate varieties to attain food security. However, in recent times, natural disasters, such as droughts, floods and hurricanes, and human-caused disasters, such as...
  309. 20/01/2011 International financing agencies and borrower governments have committed themselves, through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to pro-poor growth and proactive investment in poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Most have also committed themselves to social development goals,...
  310. 20/06/2016 Chemically healthy soil has a rich base of the nutrients that plants require for growth, primarily nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus as well as elements such as zinc, copper, iron, chlorine, manganese, molybdenum and others, which are needed in small to very small amounts. These nutrients should...
  311. 01/10/2002 Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) is a simple, environmentally sustainable, low-cost solution for drinking water treatment at household level for people consuming microbiologically contaminated raw water. SODIS uses solar energy to destroy pathogenic microorganisms causing water borne diseases and...
  312. South American Camelids (SACs) make several material and non-material contributions to people and are a key component of the Andean biocultural heritage. From the perspective of the IPBES’ Conceptual Framework, SACs constitute the “nature” component in the complex system of interactions between...
  313. 20/01/2015 The main objectives of The State of the World’s Soil Resources are: (a) to provide a global scientific assessment of current and projected soil conditions built on regional data analysis and expertise; (b) to explore the implications of these soil conditions for food security, climate change,...
  314. 01/01/1995 Agrodok Series no. 31 74 pages, illustrated, tables Alors que les pertes post-récolte restent toujours un problème majeur pour les agriculteurs des tropiques, ce livret révisé et mis à jour explique la raison pour laquelle les produits se détériorent et comment faire pour enrayer ou réduire ce...
  315. 01/01/1988 Bulletin 855 When choosing a control strategy, an understanding of the behavior and ecology of the pest species is helpful. Past techniques which have ignored these facets of a species' biology often have failed. In addition, an understanding of the pest population as a dynamic, constantly...
  316. 15/12/2009 Worldwide there are 1.1 billion people who do not have a way to get clean drinking water. Every year, 1.8 million people die from diarrheal disease, and it is estimated that 88% can be attributed to the lack of clean drinking water[1]. This project will partner with the non-profit organization...
  317. 20/01/2020 How best can people across Africa deal with COVID-19? How can those in densely populated urban areas or in remote rural villages best survive COVID-19 if they get infected? There are several answers to these questions. But there is one that we must never forget: eat a variety of nutritious,...
  318. 01/01/2022 Sustainability, defined as 'meeting current needs without compromising the future', is a widely accepted goal across many sectors of society. Sustainability's criteria and indicators often only regard sustaining present conditions through increased resilience, intended as a system's capacity to...
  319. 01/01/2016 The current conception of organic farming is the result of nearly a century of intellectual thought and dialogue, field observations and experiences, systematic experimentation, and codification of rules. Debates on the future viability of organic farming often focus on its capacity to produce...
  320. 01/01/1993 Rain forests are rapidly being cleared in the humid tropics to keep pace with food demands, economic needs, and population growth. Without proper management, these forests and other natural resources will be seriously depleted within the next 50 years. Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment...
  321. 01/01/2021 Soil degradation is one of the most topical environmental threats. A number of processes causing soil degradation, specifically erosion, compaction, salinization, pollution, and loss of both organic matter and soil biodiversity, are also strictly connected to agricultural activity and its...
  322. Ressource principale 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...
  323. 21/04/2008 This book is an important work for tropical agriculture. There are very few resources that are truly "organic" and practical for the everyday farmer in the tropical setting. This book covers material that is extremely useful for the day-to-day operation of a farm or garden. It contains planning...
  324. 01/01/2020 Global crop production must substantially increase to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. This is constrained by the availability of nutrients, water, and land. There is also an urgent need to reduce the negative environmental impacts of crop production. Collectively, these issues...
  325. 01/01/2018 This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the Sustainable Asia Conference (SAC) 2016, an annual international conference held on Jeju Island, South Korea, from 28 June to 2 July. The SAC 2016 is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental...
  326. The manual is forpeople who eat, grow or buy food and who want to improve their lives, theircommunity and the environment that they live in. It has been written for, andby, people livingin Malawi. It will show you how to eat and live better andguide you in designing a sustainablefuture. The...
  327. 20/01/2018 This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working in areas related to bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This encompasses those in the energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business sectors, among others, who are searching for...
  328. 01/01/2020 This book on the sustainable use of soils and water addressed a variety of issues related to the utopian desire for environmental sustainability and the deviations from this scene observed in the real world. Competing interests for land are frequently a factor in land degradation, especially...
  329. 01/01/1971 This publication discusses how to grow sweet potatoes, the areas in the world where they are grown, and diseases of them.
  330. A future worth living for future generations in the project countries and worldwide: this is the goal the staffat SWISSAID works towards every day. There are 40 people in Berne and Lausanne and about 150 mostly local men and women in project countries. And quite a few partner organisations and...
  331. The occurrence and spread of an animal health threat can be prevented when a timely assessment of the risk is carried out to inform prevention, response and control measures. These technical guidelines on rapid risk assessment (RRA) are designed as a simple and practical tool to be used by...
  332. 20/01/2005 When you are gathering all the tools and materials you need to build the first silo, you may not find everything on the list. Be resourceful. If you can’t find certain tools, ask the hardware dealer to help you. Maybe something else will work. Ask other metal workers or jewellers for advice about...
  333. 20/01/2015 The Technical manual for the construction and use of family-sized metal silos to store cereals and grain legumes was produced in the Division of Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries (AGS) of FAO as a significant technical contribution to preventing losses in the post-harvest phase of grains...
  334. 01/01/2021 That We May Live Together magazine from Asian Rural Institute discusses grassroots leadership training for rural leaders from across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific on its environmentally sustainable farm campus in Tochigi, Japan. Format: Periodical, Serial Publisher: Japan: Asian...
  335. 01/01/2021 The Bio-Control Handbook presented by Applied Bio-Nomics ltd is an essential text for commercial growers and scouts and is useful for anyone responsible for the success of a plant or crop. For decades, Applied Bio-Nomics ltd has lead the way to reductions in chemical applications and better and...
  336. IFAD’s second Biodiversity Advantage report showcases five IFAD projects which highlight the integral importance of biodiversity in agriculture. These projects show howpromotingbiodiversityimproves human and ecosystem health, and the roles of small-scale agricultural producers in preserving and...
  337. 20/02/2016 Agriculture Handbook 66 (AH-66) represents a complete revision and major expansion of the 1986 edition. It has been reorganized and now includes 17 Chapters and 138 Commodity Summaries written by nearly a hundred experts in plant science and postharvest technology. This version, like the previous...
  338. 01/01/2008 Key points in document The manual is designed to guide project teams through the process of product development and marketing for project enterprises that support both conservation and social equity. The manual aims to assist planners in the process of identifying and selecting opportunities,...
  339. Pastoralists make the most of resources distributed unevenly over space and time to provide a range of goods and services. Operating in a shock-prone environment, pastoralists deploy endogenous strategies such as mobility, diversification in agriculture or in non-agricultural activities,...
  340. An illustrated sourcebook to these all-important cooking ingredients includes information on more than two hundred herbs, spices, essences, edible flowers and leaves, aromatics, vinegars, oils, teas, and coffees. 25,000 first printing.
  341. Ressource principale 30/12/2005 A respected international economic advisor and the director of The Earth Institute shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, identifying the different categories into which various nations fall in today's economy while posing solutions to top...
  342. 01/01/2021 The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico issued biannually by the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, for the publication of articles and research notes by staff members or others, dealing with scientific agriculture in Puerto Rico...
  343. 01/01/2008 Le jardin potager peut contribuer à améliorer le régime alimentaire des ménages. C'est en ayant ce souci à l'esprit que ce livret aide le lecteur à gérer un jardin potager sans consacrer beaucoup de temps au jardinage. Cette édition accorde une place importante aux haies, aux arbres et aux...
  344. 01/01/2001 *Available as download only More than twenty years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations contributed to the growing recognition of the role of pollination in agricultural production, with the publication of “The Pollination of Cultivated Plants in the Tropics”. Since...
  345. With the objective of gaining a better insight into the challenges and opportunities of the livestock sub-sector in West Africa, FAO has conducted several studies and held various workshops in recent years. The outcomes of these studies and workshops conducted between 2009 and 2014 were published...
  346. 20/01/2014 In EDN 120, we summarized a document about SCI, the System of Crop Intensification, a methodology that applies SRI principles to crops other than rice. CTA (the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and SRI-Rice (the SRI International Network and Resources Center at Cornell)...
  347. 01/01/1981 The main objective of this Agrodok is to serve as a general manual for those who practise or teach gardening in developing countries, in order to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of these countries. Agrodok 9 58 pages, illustrated 2 copies
  348. Ressource principale 01/03/1998 Worms are the latest (as well as, of course, perhaps the oldest!) trend in earth-friendly gardening, and in this handy guide, the authors of DEAD SNAILS LEAVE NO TRAILS demystify the world of worm wrangling, with everything you need to know to build your own worm bin, make your garden...
  349. 01/01/2022 The six research articles/communications and one review that comprise this Special Issue, which concerns studies towards natural compound use for crop protection and food safety purposes, highlight the most recent research and investigations into this exciting area. With an ever-increasing global...
  350. 01/01/2021 *Available for Download Only In this book is reported novel information on diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasites that are naturally transmitted from animal reservoirs to humans. Subjects: Public Health and Healthcare: Prevention; Medicine and Pharmacology: Therapy. MDPI Book Link...
  351. Ressource principale 19/01/1929 Beside me was a tree, one lone tree. That tree was locally famous because it was the only tree anywhere in that vicinity; yet its presence proved that once there had been a forest over most of that land-now treeless and waste. The farmers of a past generation had cleared the forest. They had...
  352. 19/01/1983 This book has been written primarily to assist practising foresters, agriculturists, livestock experts, general land use planners, etc., who work with shrubs and trees in the field. Starting with a short botanical profile, including colour photographs, the botanical abstract summarizes the...
  353. The purpose of this book is to help identify and explain the uses of important trees. It is hoped that it will be useful to forestry and agricultural extension workers, National Range Agency and Ministry of Agriculture personnel and NGOs or International Agencies interested in Somali forestry.
  354. Ressource principale 01/05/1998 A wide variety of fruits is grown in the tropics, under a range of climatic conditions and soil types. Some have been widely used both within the tropics and also exported to temperate countries for many years, whereas others are currently grown almost exclusively for local or regional use....
  355. Ressource principale 19/01/1979 This National Academy of Sciences report describes plants of the family Leguminosae, all of them greatly underexploited. Some are extensively used in one part of the world but unknown elsewhere; others are virtually unknown to science but have particular attributes that suggest they could become...
  356. 30/04/2007 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...
  357. 20/01/2002 The Tropical Tree Seed Manual is a one-volume reference manual for students, technicians, and scientists that provides comprehensive, internationally compiled data about tropical trees. The emphasis is on species of the Americas; however, a number of tropical tree species from other countries are...
  358. Ressource principale 01/01/2002 Tropical Tree Seed Manual is a one-volume reference manual for students, technicians, and scientists that provides comprehensive, internationally compiled data about tropical trees. The emphasis is on species of the Americas; however, a number of tropical tree species from other countries are...
  359. Ressource principale 01/04/1985 Root crops is a general term commonly used for a wide variety of food plants that have an underground storage organ known as a root, tuber (rhizome), corm, or bulb. Root crops are rich in starch, and low in protein and oil. They are excellent sources of calories. Some are consumed as major...
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