1. It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer―such as hops and barley―is...
  2. This report describes what is meant by, and the principles involved in designing and operating, a correctly "structured" system. We have explained how, and described the circumstances in which, a well-planned supply-based system is capable of providing an irrigation service that for all practical...
  3. 2008-01-01 *Available for Download Only It is quite appropriate that the book draws from the experience in Asia. Asia is the cradle of agroforestry. The Asian experience of traditional agroforestry systems from shifting cultivation and taungya to homegardens and multistrata systems has paved the way for...
  4. 1980-01-01 Small Farm Grain Storage is a set of how-to manuals. Together these volumes provide a comprehensive overview of storage problems and considerations as they relate to the small farmer. The authors recommend the volumes be purchased as a set because the material forms an excellent and complete...
  5. 2006-01-01 The potential of independent and genuine cooperatives as a tool for rural development is increasingly recognised by many governments, donors and non-governmental organisations. Governments, however, should no longer interfere with the development of cooperatives, except by creating and...
  6. BiointensiveSustainable Mini-Farmingis amethodof food-growingthat helps revitalize our planet by building soil, using a smaller area to produce higher yields than conventionalmethod, and minimizing water, organic fertilizer, and biological pesticide use.
  7. 2006-01-01 ‘Homegardens’ are integrated tree–crop–animal production systems, often established on small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from the world’s leading researchers and professionals in...
  8. 2008-01-01 The main aim of this booklet is to give some reasons for small farmers, low-income families or children to do so, and to discuss management, housing, breeding nutrition, veterinary issues, and other potential problems for this type of back-yard farming.
  9. 2003-01-01 This book discusses conservation and cooperation, dehydration, extraction of herbal material, dehydration apparatus, the home based herbal business, skin care lotions and medicinal balms, and extraction apparatus of herbs in Africa.