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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) was a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA resources are now curated and maintained by CABI. Many of those resources are now available here. One example is the 8-page fold-out leaflet Rearing Dairy Goats. This leaflet goes over the basics of providing appropriate care for dairy goats including feeding, breeding, milking, and simple medical diagnosis and treatment. It is a practical, hands-on guide to starting with dairy goats that you may find helpful in your context. A few other titles include:

  • Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets 
  • Preserving Green Leafy Vegetables and Fruits
  • Rainwater Harvesting for Increased Pasture Production

Many of these documents are available in several languages (mainly French, Kiswahili, and Portuguese). As you browse this collection on ECHOcommunity, available languages for each document are noted just underneath the title. 

23 Issues in this Publication (Showing 21 - 23)

Making Sweet Potato Chips And Flour - 01-01-2007

This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of making sweet potato chips and flour. It gives some background information, outlines the processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.

Intensive Rice cultivation - 01-01-2007

Written in an easy to understand format, this eight-page fold-out leaflet covers the background to rice cultivation, outlines the processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.

Taxonomy of African Ticks - 19-10-1999

Ticks are reported to surpass all other arthropods in the number and variety of diseases they transmit to animals and man. There are about 170 species of soft ticks (Argasidae) and 700 species of hard ticks (Ixodidae), the majority of which are found in Africa. Several of these are known to transmit pathogenic organisms such as protozoa, rickettsia, viruses and bacteria to animals and man. The host and disease relationships of ticks and their distribution have been changing due to global changes in climatic conditions, human population pressure on vegetation, unrestricted movement of host animals and associations between domestic and wild animals. These trends underscore the need for accurate tick identification to continuously re-assess the relationships between host, vector and pathogens.