Development is a) a process of people learning to solve their own problems, b) sustainably. It means progressing from one problem to another. Agricultural development is possible in more ways and climates than people often think. - Roland Bunch



  1. In the present global climate of food shortages and price increases in food and fuel, it is more important than ever that communities improve local, sustainable food production. This handbook is a preliminary resource to introduce to you methods and concepts in tropical agriculture, and to assist...
  2. Agricultural Options forSmall-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,...
  3. 1993-03-19 During the course of each year a number of individuals working in community development spend some days studying and planning at ECHO. In reality their felt need is not so much for a bit more knowledge (study), but for a project plan for how they are going to help local farmers. A number of such...
  4. 2006-10-20 Development is a) a process of people learning to solve their own problems, b) sustainably. It means progressing from one problem to another. Agricultural development is possible in more ways and climates than people often think.
  5. 2015-11-18 The cyclical relationship between agricultural development and human health can hinder or drive economic development. In this presentation, Dr. Hanson will explore the impacts of poor health on agricultural productivity and yield; and the inter-connected role of food scarcity and malnutrition on...
  6. 2014-04-20 There is no doubt in my mind that West African farmers want development if that means, among other things, more productive farming. Of course they would rather harvest seven than three sacks of sorghum per hectare. If that is so, why do so many choose not to engage in development projects that...
  7. 2013-10-20 This article challenges the long-held assumption that smallholder farmers are risk averse and delay land preparation and planting until they are assured of adequate rainfall, and that they inefficiently used the natural resources available to them. The author proposes that farming operations are...
  8. 关键资源 1992-03-10 Amazon.com Description This text examines the strategies and techniques of Low-External-Input and Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) in the tropics and analyzes the scientific principles behind them. The central aim of the book is to show development workers how they can assist small-scale farmers...
  9. 2015-04-30 Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humankind. It will increasingly impact rural small-scale farmers in developing countries, as well as agricultural practitioners partnering with them. Development workers will not only be increasingly asked to respond to emergencies...
  10. 2010-09-01 A case study on the introduction of the microgardening technology in The Gambia (West Africa)
  11. 2016-11-16 This presentation explores the benefits of linguistic and cultural sensitivity to increase the effectiveness and acceptability of agricultural development projects. Two examples of well-intentioned development projects, which failed for lack of cultural understanding, are cited – one a...
  12. 2016-11-16 Creation care is a unique way to better understand God and participate in his redemptive work in the world. Furthermore, while care of the environment may seem a secondary priority, those we seek to serve are particularly vulnerable to its degradation. Presenter:Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served...
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  14. The international journal Rural 21 has dedicated more than 50 years to all topics surrounding rural development. Its ambition is to further those strategies and policies that strengthen rural areas of developing and newly industrialising countries and encourage their implementation. The journal...
  15. The view that a productive agriculture is critical for employment creation and poverty reduction is now widely shared within the development community. Yet, this has not always been the case. In the run up to the 2008 world food price crisis, many development practitioners, government officials...
  16. The SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for all development practitioners with links to the activities of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the area of Agriculture and Food Security.Membershipis open to SDC staff and representatives...
  17. The ACP-EU technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), theEuropean Commission, theEU Presidency, theACP Group,Concord, and other partners organizeregular development Briefing sessions in Brussels on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU-ACP...
  18. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change. In partnership with the University of Sussex, IDS is ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS University Rankings. We believe passionately that...
  19. A group of scientists, farmers and staff from development organizations in Malawi and Tanzania put together an integrated curriculum onagroecology,climate change,nutritionandsocial equity. This training material was written in such a way that rural people with limited education can use it to...
  20. The term “experience capitalization” refers to the process by which a specific project or programme (or “an experience” in general) is described and analysed, and from which lessons are identified, shared and used to improve development interventions. This is an iterative process that helps...
  21. 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...
  22. 关键资源 1988-01-01 2 Copies of 1988 Version This manual is designed to assist those who plan and implement small-scale agricultural projects. By promoting awareness of environmental concerns, the manual can increase the development worker's ability to design projects that are both environmentally sound and...
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  24. 2001-01-20 Many of the current controversies over globalization, intellectual property protection, biotechnology and the future of farming are played out in seed provision. This book examines seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed...
  25. 关键资源 2012-01-20 The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present condition of global trauma is not "natural," but a result of humanity's destructive...
  26. Helping farming families increase production in a sustainable way, and sell more crops, is the most effective way to reduce hunger and poverty over the long term. When farmers grow more food and earn more income, they are better able feed to their families, send their children to school, provide...
  27. 1987-01-01 Is traditional farming a thing of the past? Have we fallen into a technological trap where the modernization of agriculture is the only solution to world food production? Focusing on the farming practices of Mexico and Central America,Good Farmersexamines in detail the effectiveness of...
  28. 关键资源 2007-05-25 This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Environmentalists have tended to disparage shifting...
  29. 2006-01-01 Known for its comprehensive coverage, Principles of Field Crop Production introduces students to over fifty species of crops and the most current principles and practices used in crop production today. Learn the botanical characteristics, economic importance, history and adaptation of various...
  30. 关键资源 1987-01-19 [Reference Book] Available full-text in USDA's national Agricultural Library http://naldr.nal.usda.gov (search Martin, Agriculture Hanbook 1987) The edible fruits of the Tropics are many in number, varied in form, and irregular in distribution. They can be categorized as major or minor. Only...
  31. 关键资源 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...
  32. 2018-08-07 Session: The panel will speak to the need for multi stakeholder engagement in an endeavour to reduce malnutrition. In particular, we will look at nutrition from the perspective of SDGs. The team will add a special note on government efforts to reduce malnutrition in Tanzania with particular focus...
  33. 关键资源 1980-01-19 The first part of the book, which assumes an elementary knowledge of agriculture, biology, and allied sciences, covers in detail the methods best suited to the cultivation of crops in the wet tropics. It advocates the use of intensive systems of agriculture which are less destructive to the...
  34. 关键资源 1984-04-30 In this book an attempt has been made of present a concise amount of useful information about a wide variety of tropical food crops. Invariably the inclusion of more crop species reduces the amount information that can ben about each. Although a format has been used to outline the information...
  35. 关键资源 2011-01-20 While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also...
  36. 关键资源 1981-01-19 Many new pasture plants have entered farming practice in the tropics and sub—tropics in the past two decades. This book attempts to define the principles of plant behavior which decide the ecological success or failure of these plants in the diverse environmental conditions of the tropical world....
  37. Written with Howard W. Buffett, and with a foreword by Warren Buffett,40 Chancesis an "inspiring manifesto...both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes" (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger. If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in...
  38. 关键资源 1997-01-19 We hope and trust that this book will be of help to the many scientists in national institutes who are devoting themselves to the difficult task of conducting quality research under real farm conditions for the benefit of real farmers.
  39. 关键资源 1993-01-19 Provides information for developing new vegetables, and discusses plant breeding methods for breeding for flavor, size, shape, or color
  40. 关键资源 1995-01-19 The purpose of this handbook is to support training in and implementation of ecologically sound and productive use of resources in agriculture. It is designed to assist in the practical introduction of improved agricultural practices. It can serve as a reference for trainers, extension workers,...
  41. 关键资源 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...
  42. 关键资源 1995-01-19 For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable...
  43. Agricultural extension involves helping farmers to identify, analyse and deal with their production problems. This book discusses the theory behind extension, its management, implementation and application in rural development. It will be of use to students of agriculture on diploma and...
  44. 1997-01-19 In the personal words of international development initiators,Reasons for Hopetells true stories of what can be done to improve the lives of those in rural communities. Read individually for specific guidance, or collectively for cumulative advice on how to promote the most desirable forms of...
  45. 2007-01-20 The book describes an attempt to develop a method which will help people to document their experiences, focusing on the detailed description and analysis of a set of activities carried out in the field and their results and impact. The method has proved to be adaptable enough to be relevant for...
  46. 1998-01-19 This book was written as a companion volume to Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development, a collection of case studies of programs that have succeeded in improving the lives and prospects of large numbers of rural hosuseholds, often in very inhospitable settings. We draw...
  47. This publication reports on a short training class that was help in Dumardaga, India.The course started with an introduction on the conceptual aspects of what sustainable agriculture and organic methods are. How to go about selecting crops, seeds, preparing the field, nutrient cycling and pest...