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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. 2017-01-20 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. 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,...
  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. 2022-01-01 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. 2021-01-01 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. 关键资源 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...
  7. 关键资源 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 2020-01-01 *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. 2019-01-01 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. 关键资源 2012-01-01 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. 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...
  13. 2021-01-01 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. 2018-01-20 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. 2019-07-20 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. 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...
  17. 关键资源 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...
  18. 关键资源 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...
  19. 2021-01-01 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. 2002-11-01 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. 关键资源 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,...
  22. 2002-01-01 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. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 2012-01-20 192 pages, illustrated, photos Information Bulletin no. 34
  26. 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
  27. 关键资源 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 2019-01-01 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. 1996-01-19 This publication lists the pathogens and locations where they are distributed for chickpeas and pigeonpeas.
  31. 2014-01-01 Domestication of the grasscutter (or cane rat) is becoming a success story in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, as its meat is tasty and popular and sells at good prices. Liberally illustrated with photos and drawings, this timely Agrodok gives a clear description of the techniques and potential...
  32. 1981-09-01 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. 1983-01-01 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. 关键资源 2005-01-20 Keeping bees can be an interesting hobby or a source of income. This booklet provides information on keeping honey bees, Apis mellifera. It discusses the composition and daily life of a colony, the main principles of bee-keeping, the equipment required and the collection of honey and pollen. In...
  35. 2021-01-20 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. 2005-01-01 Written as a companion to Beekeeping in the tropics (Agrodok 32), this booklet stresses the need for bee products to be free of impurities and additives. It covers quality-control and regulation issues in relation to a wide variety of products, including honey, pollen, bee bread, royal jelly and...
  37. 2006-01-01 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. 2019-01-01 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. 2020-01-01 *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. 2006-01-01 Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining, with land and water resources becoming scarcer, while world population continues to grow. We need to continue to identify and share the...
  41. 1991-01-01 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...
  42. 2012-08-15
  43. 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...
  44. 2021-01-01 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...
  45. 2009-01-01 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,...
  46. 1996-01-01 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...
  47. 2004-01-20 Self-published. View ResearchGate (Download) for more information and purchase.
  48. 关键资源 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)
  49. 关键资源 1975-01-01 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,...
  50. 2021-01-01 *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...
  51. 2012-01-01 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,...
  52. 2017-01-01 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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....
  55. Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) has also given ECHO permission to host their excellent publications.One of these books is Raising Healthy Poultry. This resource is an extensive, 140 page resource within CVM’s “Raising Healthy Animals Series." It has detailed information about the following...
  56. 2015-01-20 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”...
  57. 1994-10-01 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...
  58. 1972-01-01 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.
  59. 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...
  60. 2018-01-01 *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...
  61. 2014-01-01 A highly nutritious crop, cocoa constitutes a significant source of income for small-scale producers. Attractively presented, with full-colour illustrations, tables and step-by-step guides, the text clearly sets out the procedure to start growing cocoa. In addition to recommending a technical...
  62. 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...
  63. 关键资源 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'...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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
  67. 关键资源 2008-10-20 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...
  68. 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
  69. 2015-01-01 Crop Residues for Animal Feed emphasises the different ways of using a wide variety of straws, especially for stall-feeing. It is based on information collected from farmers and researchers in different parts of the world, as well as on practical experience and on a large body of scientific...
  70. 2009-01-01 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...
  71. How to Combat Malnutrition and Improve Food Security with Green Leaf Crops.
  72. 2008-01-20 This Agrodok booklet helps smallholders increase profits from dairy farming. It offers advice on how a combination of better management and genetic improvement of the herd can contribute to increasing milk production. With extensive information on other main aspects of dairy farming such as...
  73. 1988-01-01 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
  74. 2013-07-20 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...
  75. 2012-01-01 Comment combattre la malnutrition et ameliorer la securite alimentaire grace aux legumes-feuilles.
  76. 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...
  77. 2019-01-01 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...
  78. 关键资源 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...
  79. 2006-01-01 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 1975-01-01 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
  82. 1998-01-01 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...
  83. 关键资源 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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,...
  86. 关键资源 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...
  87. 关键资源 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...
  88. 关键资源 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....
  89. 2015-01-01 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 2003-01-01 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...
  92. 2017-01-01 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...
  93. 2010-01-01 This book is a practical guide for farmer's organizations wishing to enter the organic export market.With increasing global demand and premium prices, farmers in developing countries can benefit enormously from the opportunities offered by trade in organic products. This Agrodok shares the...
  94. 2021-01-01 *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...
  95. 1984-01-01 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...
  96. 2008-01-20 Assessing nutrition and biodiversity together, using a suite of indicators, is at the heart of the new Cross-cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, led by FAO in collaboration with Bioversity International and other partners. Biodiversity and nutrition play their parts at...
  97. 2011-01-20 Presenting nutrition and biodiversity as a single issue is one of the main rationales of the Cross-Cutting Initiative on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, which is led by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Bioversity International. The overall...
  98. 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....
  99. 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...
  100. 1986-01-19 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...
  101. 2011-01-20 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...
  102. 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...
  103. 2009-01-20 Published for Nepal Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  104. 2012-08-20 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,...
  105. Along with Vol 1, these books help farmers choose snails and care for them.
  106. 1973-02-01 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...
  107. 2021-01-01 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...
  108. Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses.
  109. 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...
  110. 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...
  111. 关键资源 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...
  112. 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...
  113. 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...
  114. 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...
  115. 2020-01-01 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...
  116. 2017-01-01 *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...
  117. 2018-01-01 *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...
  118. 2006-01-01 With its combination of traditional knowledge and insights gained from research, the aim of this revised text is to foster your interest in, and understanding of, fruit growing. Although it does not highlight specific fruit crops, the text contains a wealth of information for home gardeners,...
  119. 1996-01-01 El libro presenta información de 52 especies amazónicas seleccionadas por su importancia alimenticia, valor nutricional y uso sostenible agro industrial. Para cada especie se describe el valor nutricional, los métodos de propagación, manejo agronómico, cosecha y poscosecha. Especies:Frutales,...
  120. 1984-01-01 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...
  121. 关键资源 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 2008-01-01 Low cost, low technology, lightweight methods to produce food on rooftops and other locations above the ground.
  124. 2017-01-01 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...
  125. 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...
  126. 2019-01-01 *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...
  127. 2015-01-20 Adaptable, tough and relatively cheap to keep, goats play an important role in food production systems in developing countries. These animals are also popular for their high-quality meat and milk, and can serve as a ‘bank account’ that can be drawn on when cash is needed. Appealingly laid out,...
  128. 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...
  129. 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....
  130. 2020-01-01 *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...
  131. 2021-01-01 *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...
  132. 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...
  133. 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...
  134. 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;...
  135. 1977-01-01 This publication describes the different home garden vegetables and how to grow and harvest them. Problems in growing each vegetable are included.
  136. ECHO Network members in Haiti produce development notes in Creole.
  137. Documents provided by ECHO network members in Haiti to serve the Creole language.
  138. 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.”...
  139. 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....
  140. 2018-01-20 Recovering the traditional culinary knowledge of women in Latin America and the Caribbean for food biodiversity management and enhancement This document reflects the integrated vision of agrobiodiversity with the role of women as guardians and protectors of foods of high nutritional value. Rural...
  141. 2000-01-01 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...
  142. 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...
  143. 2021-01-01 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...
  144. 2020-01-01 *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...
  145. 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...
  146. 1991-01-01 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.
  147. 1984-01-01 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...
  148. 2021-01-01 *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...
  149. 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...
  150. 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...
  151. 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....
  152. 关键资源 1998-06-01 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.
  153. 2012-01-20 Access to clean water remains a priority in Africa, with improving access key to fighting water-borne disease. To facilitate such access in rural and peri-urban areas, this technical manual describes how to make a submerged hand pump from materials available locally. It aims particularly at...
  154. 1982-06-01 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...
  155. 2006-01-01 *Disponible solo en español. Esta publicacion pretende servir como guis para apoyar a los grupos de agricultores a traves del dificil proceso de inicar una empresa comoperativa y para ayudarlos en su camino y en la toma de sus proias decisiones con repecto al desarrollo de una explotacion...
  156. 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...
  157. 2020-01-01 *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....
  158. 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...
  159. 2005-01-01 Agricultural situation; Maize; Germplasm; Hybridization; Varieties; Management; Seed production; Technology; Farmers; Poverty; Chiapas; Mexico; Oaxaca
  160. 2022-01-01 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...
  161. 2006-01-01 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...
  162. The aim of this Agrodok is to inform extension workers and smallholder rice farmers in tropical Africa about current views concerning efficient, profitable and sustainable lowland rice farming and rice processing.
  163. 2014-01-01 With the soap and detergent market experiencing rapid growth in Africa, this clearly presented and illustrated guide provides a timely demonstration of improved techniques for their production. Using simple and effective methods, it describes the hand-crafted production of toilet soap, household...
  164. 关键资源 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...
  165. 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...
  166. 2004-01-01 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...
  167. 2022-04-01 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...
  168. 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,...
  169. 2010-01-01 A collaborative effort of various authors, this well-illustrated guide addresses a major gap in knowledge on sustainable production and plant protection in horticultural systems. Primarily intended for field practitioners and extension workers, it is also useful for technicians, students and...
  170. 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...
  171. 2021-01-01 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...
  172. 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...
  173. 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...
  174. 2021-01-20 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,...
  175. 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...
  176. 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...
  177. 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...
  178. 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...
  179. 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...
  180. 2008-01-01 Les maladies infectieuses zoonotiques qui peuvent être transmises des animaux aux humains - constitutent une mance importante pour la santé humaine. Cette brochure vise à sensibliser à ces maladies les personnes qui vivent et travaillent avec des animaux ou des produits d'origine animale, en...
  181. 关键资源 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...
  182. 关键资源 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...
  183. 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...
  184. 关键资源 1989-01-01 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...
  185. 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...
  186. 2012-01-20 This practical guide, part of the Pro-Agro Collection,describes both the cultivation as well as the agrifood processing of maize. It outlines the steps and processes to produce corn flour, and provides some useful recipes.
  187. 2009-01-20 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...
  188. 2021-01-20 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.
  189. 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...
  190. 2017-01-20 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,...
  191. 2021-01-01 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...
  192. 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,...
  193. 2007-01-01 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,...
  194. 2008-11-01 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...
  195. 1995-01-01 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.
  196. 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...
  197. 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...
  198. 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...
  199. 2011-01-01 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...
  200. 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...
  201. 2013-01-20 Drawing on 15 cases from nine countries this books offers some solutions to the huge challenges pastoralists encounter in trying to sell what they produce. With liberal use of tables, diagrams and illustrations, it documents impacts, good practices and lessons in the marketing of pastoralist...
  202. 关键资源 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...
  203. 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...
  204. 2018-01-01 *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...
  205. 2007-01-01 This booklet gives an overview of the main non-chemical measures for protecting crops from pests. Most of the measures are preventative, and involve planning and farming practices that will reduce pest numbers and the damage they do. It covers insects, mites, micro-organisms and weeds, and...
  206. 2006-01-01 In this Agrodok we use the term sustainable use to mean a condition in which people take advantage of the non-timber forest products in their region, while making sure that care is taken of the plant species that deliver these products and of the environment in which they grow. This helps...
  207. 关键资源 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...
  208. 2021-01-01 *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...
  209. 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...
  210. 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...
  211. 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...
  212. 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...
  213. 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.
  214. 2011-01-01 This low-cost, practical manual is clearly structured and laid out, with a wealth of illustrative figures, check lists and photos. Divided into nine chapters, it describes methods and materials that can be used to package agricultural products. It covers foods that are grown and/or processed on...
  215. 2020-01-01 *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...
  216. 2019-01-01 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...
  217. 2021-01-01 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...
  218. 2020-01-01 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...
  219. 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...
  220. 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...
  221. 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...
  222. 2021-01-01 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....
  223. 2018-01-01 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...
  224. 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...
  225. 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...
  226. 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...
  227. 2021-01-01 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...
  228. 2021-01-01 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...
  229. 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...
  230. 2012-01-01 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...
  231. 1996-01-01 With its emphasis on the use of simple techniques, this Agrodok booklet will be invaluable to anyone who would like to start a business in small-scale preparation of dairy products in a developing country. The text provides an ideal introduction to the subject, as well as highlighting the...
  232. 2004-01-20 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...
  233. 2021-01-01 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...
  234. 1973-01-01 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...
  235. 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...
  236. 2016-01-01 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
  237. 关键资源 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...
  238. 2020-01-01 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.
  239. 2021-01-01 *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...
  240. 2017-01-20 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...
  241. 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...
  242. 2019-01-01 *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...
  243. 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...
  244. 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...
  245. 2016-01-20 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...
  246. 2016-01-01 Although quail farming is known for its relative simplicity, low space requirements and financial resources as well as being subject to ever growing demand, it remains a marginal activity by comparison with the potential it offers. As an excellent way to increase income, it can be practised on a...
  247. 2019-01-01 *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...
  248. 2013-10-20 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...
  249. Homeowner information about the use of rain barrels, how to set them up and where to obtain the barrels.
  250. 2006-01-01 This booklet explains how to collect, store and purify rainwater for direct use at household level. It is a practical guide to creating a rainwater harvesting infrastructure from design to implementation that is illustrated with picutres, tables and examples from RAIN's experience. 84 pages,...
  251. 2014-01-20 This guide provides tips and guidance on the breeding of geese. Anatomy, physiology and rearing techniques are presented with emphasis placed on common diseases, food and force-feeding of geese. One section of the guide sets out a few basic ideas for the marketing of geese as well as some...
  252. 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 for...
  253. 2004-01-01 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.
  254. 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...
  255. 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...
  256. 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...
  257. 2003-01-01 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...
  258. 2000-01-01 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...
  259. 1995-01-01 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...
  260. 关键资源 1998-01-01 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...
  261. 1994-01-01 109 pages, illustrated
  262. 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...
  263. 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...
  264. 2012-01-01 Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) are rodents widely found in grasslands, clearings, wet or marshy areas in Africa. They are more commonly known as "hedgehogs" in Central Africa, "agouti" in French-speaking West Africa, and "cane rats" in English-speaking West Africa.Grasscutters – large...
  265. 2021-01-01 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...
  266. 2021-01-20 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. 2021-01-20 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. 2021-01-20 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. 2021-01-20 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...
  270. 2021-01-20 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...
  271. 2021-01-20 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...
  272. 2022-01-01 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...
  273. 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...
  274. 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...
  275. 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...
  276. 2021-01-01 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...
  277. 2022-01-01 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...
  278. 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...
  279. 2011-01-20 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...
  280. 1989-01-01 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.
  281. 关键资源 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...
  282. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has put together a guide about intensifying crop production in sustainable ways. The guide’s overview states, “The ‘Save and Grow’ model of crop production intensification, proposed by FAO, aims at increasing both yields and...
  283. SAWBO has multiple documents available for download and print. Please visitSAWBO's Documents pagewhere you can access this educational material.
  284. 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...
  285. 2021-01-01 *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...
  286. 2012-05-05 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...
  287. 2009-01-20 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...
  288. 2009-01-20 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...
  289. 2009-01-20 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...
  290. 2022-01-01 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...
  291. 2019-01-01 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...
  292. 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
  293. 2008-01-20 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...
  294. 2012-01-20 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...
  295. 2010-01-20 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...
  296. 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
  297. 2019-01-01 *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,...
  298. 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...
  299. 关键资源 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
  300. 2014-01-01 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...
  301. 2007-01-01 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.
  302. 2005-01-01 This Agrodok contains detailed information on how to grow three kinds of mushrooms: oyster, shiitake and wood ear mushrooms. These mushrooms are rather easy to grow on a small scale. 2 Copies
  303. 关键资源 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...
  304. 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...
  305. 关键资源 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....
  306. 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....
  307. 2008-01-20 This booklet provides all you need to know to farm snails on a small-scale for your own consumption or for marketing locally. Attention is focused here on three major species common in tropical areas, and considers the limiting factors and the advantages to snail breeding and production. Pages :...
  308. 2019-01-01 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...
  309. 关键资源 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...
  310. 2019-01-20 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...
  311. 2010-01-20 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...
  312. 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,...
  313. 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...
  314. 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...
  315. 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...
  316. 2015-01-20 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,...
  317. 1995-01-01 Agrodok Series no. 31 74 pages, illustrated, tables With post-harvest losses still a major issue for small-scale farmers in the tropics, this revised and updated booklet shows why products deteriorate, and how this process can be delayed or controlled. In addition to a focus on staple foods, a...
  318. 1988-01-01 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...
  319. 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...
  320. 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,...
  321. 2022-01-01 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...
  322. 2016-01-01 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...
  323. 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...
  324. 2021-01-01 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...
  325. 关键资源 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...
  326. 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...
  327. 2020-01-01 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...
  328. 2018-01-01 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...
  329. 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...
  330. 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...
  331. 2020-01-01 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...
  332. 1971-01-01 This publication discusses how to grow sweet potatoes, the areas in the world where they are grown, and diseases of them.
  333. 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...
  334. 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...
  335. 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...
  336. 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...
  337. 2021-01-01 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...
  338. 2021-01-01 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...
  339. 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...
  340. 2016-02-20 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...
  341. 2008-01-01 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,...
  342. 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,...
  343. 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.
  344. 关键资源 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...
  345. 2021-01-01 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...
  346. 2008-01-01 In this edition, features such as hedges and tres and shrubs that give a garden its permanent character, come to the fore. Moreover, the emphasis is on ensuring that some vegetables are available throughout the year, even where the gardener faces water shortage.
  347. 2001-01-01 *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...
  348. 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...
  349. 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)...
  350. 1981-01-01 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
  351. 关键资源 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...
  352. 2022-01-01 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...
  353. 2021-01-01 *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...
  354. 关键资源 1929-01-19 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...
  355. 1983-01-19 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...
  356. 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.
  357. 关键资源 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....
  358. 关键资源 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...
  359. 2007-04-30 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...
  360. 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...
  361. 关键资源 2002-01-01 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...
  362. 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...
  363. 关键资源 2002-01-20 This Agrodok targets those who want to grow vegetables and other crops for their families or for the local market in urban and peri-urban areas. Factors that urban agriculturalists and gardeners need to take into consideration when selecting where to plant their crops and the best methods of...
  364. 关键资源 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...
  365. This study, the third of its type published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), adds further evidence that in mountain regions of developing countries, food insecurity, social isolation, environmental degradation, exposure to the risk of disasters and to the...
  366. 2018-01-01 *Available as Download Only This edited volume is a collection of 12 publications from esteemed research groups around the globe. The articles belong to the following broad categories: biological treatment process parameters, sludge management and disinfection, removal of trace organic...
  367. 2015-01-01 The water policy highlights some positive issues, including that of separating water rights from land titles during water allocation. This means that a formal right to water is not the subject of a land title. A landless farmer, who has acquired a piece of land through other arrangements such as...
  368. 2021-01-01 Constructing A Multi-Barrier Water Treatment System Using Local Materials
  369. 2021-01-01 Satisfying consumer needs through the production of healthy and nutritious agricultural products is a substantial challenge facing modern agriculture. However, agricultural production should be carried out with care for plant health, biological safety of products, and environmental safety while...
  370. 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...
  371. 2018-01-01 Agricultural drainage, such as runoffs from farmlands and wineries, are contaminated waters. Their management is monitored by environmental protection authorities who set targets of volume or pollutant reductions. Due to large quantities and seasonal variations, the targets are often not met, and...
  372. 1999-01-01 These WHO monographs are not pharmacopoeial monographs. Their purpose is to provide scientific information on the safety, efficacy and quality control/quality assurance of widely used medicinal plants, in order to facilitate their appropriate use in WHO’s Member States; to provide models to...
  373. 2002-01-01 Volume 2 of theWHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plantsprovides an additional collection of 30 monographs covering the quality control and traditional and clinical uses of selected medicinal plants approved by 120 experts in more than 50 countries. The monographs are intended to promote...
  374. 2007-01-01 This is the newest volume. This 3rd volume contains an additional collection of 32 monographs describing the quality control and use of selected medicinal plants. WHO monographs are comprehensive scientific references for drug regulatory authorities, physicians, traditional health practitioners,...
  375. 2009-01-01 The Fourth WHO Consultation on selected medicinal plants recommended WHO to update existing monographs in view of the availability of new data and of the format change that has been employed for volumes 3 and 4, and that this process should be given priority over the development of new...
  376. 2020-01-01 The growing world population exerts tremendous pressure on our finite food resources. Since the lion's share of the global calorie intake is reliant upon a handful of plant species like rice, wheat, maize, soybean, and potato, it is the need of the hour to expand our dietary reliance to...
  377. 2021-01-20 The meat of wild animals is a crucial part of the diets of millions of families in the tropics and subtropics. It is often the most accessible and sustainable source of protein and micronutrients and can also be a significant source of revenue for many people. Enabling these people, mostly the...
  378. 2021-01-01 World Ark magazine is an exclusive publication of Heifer International. We’re on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities. Format: Periodical, Serial Title: World Ark Publisher: Little Rock, AR: Heifer...
  379. 2021-01-01 World Visionmagazine has published continually since 1957, although in varying frequency and form throughout the years. It currently publishes two times a year and educates and inspires readers aboutWorld Vision’sglobal work. Format: Periodical, Serial Title: World Vision Magazine Publisher:...
  380. 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...
  381. 1997-01-01 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
  382. 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...
  383. 2001-01-01 Specific diseases and parasites usually affect animals within, or closely related to, the same species. Only a relatively few cross over to humans, called Zoonoses; however when this happens, the outcome can be very serious. This book, which is a series of articles, describes a variety of...