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ECHO Florida and ECHO Asia both have on-campus libraries.  These libraries are not lending libraries.  Their books are only available locally.  However, a portion of the books listed in the ECHOcommunity Book Search are available as downloads from various sources on the Internet.  Books identified as Downloadable are listed here and are accessible online and within the Mobile App.  You can find them by navigating to "Resources" -> "Network Publications and Videos" and selecting "Downloadable Books." Included in the list are subsets for books from FAO, Heifer International, Food Plant Solutions, Haiti Network, SWISSAID, and others. Approximately 500 additional resources are now available through the app.
In addition, we list downloadable books and publications made available by various ECHO partnering organizations. If you notice books that should be added or removed, we would appreciate hearing from you.



  1. 1997-01-01 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,...
  2. This helpful book has been provided free of charge by the Aloha House to the wider network. ECHO Asia believes that these resources are well researched and useful to the majority of ECHO Asia network members. For more information, please contact Keith Mikkelson, the author....
  3. 2012-01-20 192 pages, illustrated, photos Information Bulletin no. 34
  4. 2016-01-01 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
  5. 2011-10-20 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...
  6. 1996-01-19 This publication lists the pathogens and locations where they are distributed for chickpeas and pigeonpeas.
  7. Key Resource 2000-04-01 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...
  8. 2016-01-19 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...
  9. Provided by Steve Hodges - African Agriculture Risk Management Services Within the internationally recognized field of agricultural risk assessment and management, risks can be evaluated according to three basic criteria : Impact: In other words, how severe will the risk event be if it actually...
  10. 1997-12-01 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...
  11. Key Resource 1998-12-28 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...
  12. Key Resource 2001-10-01 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...
  13. Key Resource 1989-01-02 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...
  14. Key Resource 1996-01-01 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,...
  15. 2018-01-20 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...
  16. 1993-07-31 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...
  17. 2019-01-01 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...
  18. Key Resource 2005-11-01 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 2004-01-20 Self-published. View ResearchGate (Download) for more information and purchase.
  21. Encuentra temas como recetarios de chaya y cultivos nativos, alimentación complementaria y snacks saludables.
  22. Encuentra información sobre: Métodos de agricultura Selección de cultivos nutritivos Indicadores de impacto
  23. Encuentra información sobre: Intervenciones nutricionales, educación y consumo de alimentos, accesibilidad, agua y saneamiento, alimentación complementaria y otros.
  24. Key Resource 1994-12-01 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)
  25. 2019-11-20 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...
  26. 2013-01-20 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....
  27. 2019-12-20 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...
  28. 1997-10-29 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...
  29. Key Resource 2008-07-01 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'...
  30. 2020-01-20 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...
  31. 2015-01-01 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...
  32. As made available via the ACT-Africa.org website. Used by permission. The materials are under development and may contain inaccuracies. The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the author's dropbox. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for...
  33. Resources associated with the Conservation Agriculture Core Training Resources The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the author's dropbox. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for the most current formats. We encourage you to adapt the...
  34. Key Resource 1998-02-15 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...
  35. 2017-01-20 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...
  36. 1998-12-01 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...
  37. Key Resource 1993-01-01 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...
  38. 2007-03-01 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,...
  39. 1988-01-19 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...
  40. Key Resource 2005-08-30 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...
  41. Key Resource 2005-10-20 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...
  42. 2015-01-20 ‘For centuries people have been collecting the nearly 2000 species of insects available for human consumption. This is not because it is a poor man’s food – a Western misconception – but because it is delicious.’ Arnold van Huis, Professor of Tropical Entomology, Wageningen University Population...
  43. Key Resource 1998-10-01 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....
  44. 2017-01-20 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...
  45. 2008-01-20 THE threat of global climate change has caused concern among scientists as crop growth could be severely affected by changes in key climatic variables (i.e., rainfall and temperature) and agricultural production and food security could be affected both globally and locally. Although the effects...
  46. 2018-01-20 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...
  47. Along with Vol 1, these books help farmers choose snails and care for them.
  48. Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses.
  49. 2011-01-19 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...
  50. 2009-01-20 Published for Nepal Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  51. 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...
  52. 2019-07-20 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...
  53. 1991-02-01 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 2006-01-20 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...
  56. 2015-10-20 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...
  57. Key Resource 2009-04-01 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...
  58. 2018-11-20 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...
  59. 2008-01-01 Low cost, low technology, lightweight methods to produce food on rooftops and other locations above the ground.
  60. 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...
  61. Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition This e-learning course is the result of a collaboration between GODAN Action partners, including Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR), AgroKnow, AidData, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on...
  62. 2013-01-20 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....
  63. 2012-07-20 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...
  64. ECHO Network members in Haiti produce development notes in Creole.
  65. Documents provided by ECHO network members in Haiti to serve the Creole language.
  66. 2012-01-01 A question that we get asked at ECHO is “Are you an organic farm?” And the answer is “No. Because of our unique soils, climate and objectives, we do use herbicides, insecticides and mineral fertilizer as needed. At the same time, we aim to minimize our use of and reliance on expensive inputs.”...
  67. 2012-01-20 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....
  68. 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...
  69. 2016-01-01 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...
  70. 2020-01-20 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...
  71. 2019-01-20 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...
  72. Key Resource 1990-01-01 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...
  73. 2017-01-20 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...
  74. 1976-01-19 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,...
  75. 2018-10-20 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...
  76. 2013-01-20 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...
  77. 1982-01-19 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...
  78. 2012-05-20 Since 1986 Leaf for Life has worked in Bolivia, Brazil, India, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Swaziland, the United States, and throughout the world to combat malnutrition with green leaves. We use the principles of applied ecology to show people how to make the most of green leafy...
  79. 2018-01-20 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...
  80. Key Resource 1996-02-14 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...
  81. Key Resource 2006-10-27 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...
  82. Key Resource 2008-01-25 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...
  83. 2017-09-20 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...
  84. 2006-01-20 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...
  85. 2014-11-20 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,...
  86. 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...
  87. 2009-01-20 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...
  88. 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...
  89. Key Resource 1974-10-01 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...
  90. 2012-01-20 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...
  91. 2005-01-20 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...
  92. Key Resource 1998-01-01 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...
  93. 1998-01-19 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 1969-01-19 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...
  96. 1999-01-01 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.
  97. 1991-01-19 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...
  98. 2011-01-20 Smallholder pig rearing is becoming a resurgent interest area for both farmers and farmer advisers. With its helpful, practical and up-to-date advice on breeding, nutrition, housing and the management and economics of pig farming, this booklet provides you with all the information you need to...
  99. 2004-01-20 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...
  100. 2006-01-20 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...
  101. 1998-01-19 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...
  102. 1999-01-19 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...
  103. 2015-10-04 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...
  104. 2016-01-20 Sometimes called “the tree of life” or “the tree of paradise” due to its exceptional environmental, medicinal and dietary benefits, the moringa is a multi-purpose tree whose leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots can all be directly consumed. Its nutritional qualities are becoming increasingly...
  105. Key Resource 2019-01-20 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...
  106. 2017-01-20 Abstract, 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...
  107. 2008-07-20 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...
  108. 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...
  109. 2008-04-15 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...
  110. 2019-01-20 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...
  111. 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...
  112. 2012-01-01 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...
  113. 1996-12-31 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...
  114. Key Resource 1990-01-01 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...
  115. SAWBO has multiple documents available for download and print. Please visitSAWBO's Documents pagewhere you can access this educational material.
  116. 2015-01-20 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...
  117. 2009-01-20 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
  118. Key Resource 1976-01-01 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
  119. Key Resource 2004-01-01 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...
  120. Key Resource 2000-01-20 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...
  121. 2015-11-20 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...
  122. Key Resource 2009-08-21 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....
  123. 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....
  124. 2011-01-20 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,...
  125. 2016-06-20 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...
  126. 2002-10-01 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...
  127. 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 changing group of...
  128. 2008-04-21 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...
  129. 2020-01-20 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,...
  130. Key Resource 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...
  131. 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...
  132. 2018-01-20 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...
  133. 2009-12-15 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...
  134. 1993-01-01 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...
  135. 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...
  136. 2005-01-20 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...
  137. 2015-01-20 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...
  138. Key Resource 2005-12-30 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...
  139. 2014-01-20 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)...
  140. Key Resource 1998-03-01 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...
  141. Key Resource 1998-05-01 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....
  142. Key Resource 1979-01-19 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...
  143. 2002-01-20 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...
  144. Key Resource 1985-04-01 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...
  145. Key Resource 1990-01-01 This manual is intended to be a guide to the vegetable production training course for developing country specialists offered at the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. It is designed as well to be a resource book for extension subject matter specialists and vocational agriculture...
  146. 2012-01-20 Abstract: This edition of the West African Food Composition Table is a revised version of the Food composition table `Composition of Selected foods from West Africa`, which was published in September 2010 (http://www.fao.org/3/a-i1755e.pdf). It extends and updates the number of foods and values...
  147. 2018-01-20 World Food Day 2018 Activity Book Did you know that there are 815 million people in the world that go to bed hungry, while 1.9 billion people are overweight? The world has set a challenge to achieve Zero Hunger and better nutrition by 2030. But governments can’t do it alone - everyone has a role...
  148. The information presented in this book has been generated within the context of the Yam Bean Project. The aim of this multidisciplinary research project is to promote understanding of the biosystematics and the agronomic potential of the genus. 2 Copies
  149. We are a non-profit online community of visionary, dedicated and passionate farmers who have come together to encourage, share and assist one another with valuable Production Information and Technology regarding the best agricultural practices and trends around the world. Our primary goal is to...