Agricultural Land Books

  • First Wave Agricultural Revolution

    Alvin Toffler's First Wave began approximately 10,000 years ago. That time marked the end of the Old Stone Age (the Paleolithic) and the beginning of the New Stone Age or the Neolithic. This is approximately when the Agricultural Revolution started. People began clearing land and tilling the soil in order to plant crops as opposed to gathering ...

  • Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThis monograph is part of a series of reports that explain how techniques of spatial analysis can be used to investigate poverty and environment links worldwide. It combines rural population distribution data contained in the global rural population database for the year 2000 with methods and results ...

  • Gender and law. Women's rights in agriculture (Revised) (En)

    Women constitute a large portion of the economically active population engaged in agriculture. International instruments on human rights, the environment and sustainable development reaffirm the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Yet women often face gendered obstacles in realizing their rights and feeding their ...

  • Fertilizer use by crop (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsMost of the world's hunger and poverty occurs in rural areas. The use of fertilizers could improve agricultural productivity in these areas. However, many developing countries attach a low priority to the subsistence/smallholder sector, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Properly applied, ...

  • Farmers' Views on the Future of Food and Small Scale Producers (English)

    The outcomes of an electronic conference on the ‘Future of Food and Small Scale Producers’ are presented in this report. The electronic discussion primarily involved indigenous, small and family farmers, landless and fisherfolk as well as their representative organisations. The focus was on small-scale food producers – women and men who produce ...

  • Why Some Like It Hot

    'Mixing hard science with personal anecdotes, Nabhan convincingly argues that health comes from a genetically appropriate diet inextricably entwined with a healthy land and culture.' -Publishers Weekly Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are ...

  • Agro-MAPS. A global spatial database of subnational agricultural land-use statistics (CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROM(Updated: June 2006) This CD-ROM contains recent statistics on crop production, area harvested and crop yields, aggregated by subnational administrative districts, for more than 130 countries, in seven geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Near East in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North ...

  • Leasing agricultural land (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure NotesFAO's Land Tenure Notes provide information on land tenure in a format that can be used by grassroots organizations that work with small farmers and others in rural communities. Fair and secure leasing arrangements that balance the interests of the tenant and the land owner can lead to improvements in access to land ...

  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the ...

  • Small and Medium forest enterprise: China, A discussion paper

    There are 5 other country discussion papers in this series. For the set, quote order code, 9546IIED.Forest enterprise in China has been dominated over the recent past by the State. But the 1990s movement towards a market-based economy saw a rapid growth in non-state enterprise, particularly in the secondary and tertiary processing industries. ...

  • Participatory Learning and Action 52: general issue

    Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.developing paralegal extension services in Cameroon;using PRA with disabled people to promote social inclusion in India;management innovations in government agricultural ...

  • Modern Land Drainage: Planning, Design and Management of Agricultural Drainage Systems

    Modern Land Drainage is a fully renewed and extended edition of Land Drainage: Planning and Design of Agricultural Drainage systems, which was first published in 1983 (Batsford, London). The book is based on traditional drainage methods for rain-fed agriculture in the humid temperature zone. Significant parts are devoted to drainage for salinity ...

  • Summary of world food and agricultural statistics 2003 (En)

    This report shows a broad range of statistics pertaining to world food and agriculture. It presents, where appropriate, the differences between developed and developing countries, continents and regions. It is hoped that managers and policy-makers dealing with international issues relating to food and agriculture will find the tables useful. The ...

  • Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    'Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences' , prepared under the aegis of the Policy Assistance Division of FAO, presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international ...

  • Design of land consolidation pilot projects in Central and Eastern Europe, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure StudiesThis guide has been prepared to support land administrators in land agencies responsible for the technical design and implementation of land consolidation pilot projects in transition countries. It provides advice on what countries can do to start a land consolidation pilot project. It shows why land consolidation ...

  • Right to adequate food in emergencies, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesWhen natural disasters hit and violent conflicts arise, the right to food of innocent people is often endangered. Disruption in food production and distribution, looting and blockades, destruction of crops and mining of agricultural land are but some of the common concomitants of emergencies. All too often, food is ...

  • Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis publication presents a review of past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Part One illustrates the conditions and the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy. Part Two examines the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture; ...

  • Training modules on Conservation Agriculture. CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media SeriesConservation Agriculture aims to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained ...

  • Agriculture Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, ...

  • Good practice guidelines for agricultural leasing arrangements (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure StudiesThe information in this booklet is designed to assist governments and civil society in understanding how agricultural leasing and related agreements work, and what the advantages are of providing an appropriate framework for equitable arrangements that balance the interests of the parties involved - generally the ...

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