Agricultural Land Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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; ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes

    The IGBP Land Use Land Cover Change program ended in November 2005 with sessions at the IHDP 6th Open Meeting in Bonn. This book is based on a session at that meeting convened by the editors, and presents other important topics and areas. Included are chapters based on papers presented at this meeting and invited contributions that cover important ...

  • Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

    This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of our knowledge of the management of mycorrhizas in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. It contains twenty-four reviews written by leading international scientists from eight countries. The reviews consider the ecology, biology and taxonomy of arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi, ...

  • Wetlands Loss Due to Agricultural Conversion: A Survey of Recent Data Report

    This report surveys currently available sources of data on the conversion of wetlands to agriculture in the United States. Part One presents the best available sources of data on wetlands losses due to agricultural conversion. Part Two describes the data available regarding the potential for agricultural conversion of the remaining wetlands in the ...

  • Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture, Forestry, Ecology, and the Environment

    This book is the self-contained fourth volume of a seven-volume comprehensive series on nitrogen fixation. The outstanding aspect of this book is the integration of basic and applied work on biological nitrogen fixation in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology in general. Nowadays, the concept of sustainability, which originated in ...

  • Soil Biology and Agriculture in the Tropics

    The relationships between soils, microbes and humans are of crucial relevance in the tropics, where plant stress and microbial activity are exacerbated. This volume of Soil Biology presents the living component of tropical soils, showing how it is shaped by environmental conditions and emphasizing its dramatic impact on human survival and ...

  • Water Requirements for Irrigation and the Environment

    Irrigated agriculture produces about 40% of all food and fibre on about 16% of all cropped land. As such, irrigated agriculture is a productive user of resources; both in terms of yield per cropped area and in yield per volume of water consumed. Many irrigation projects, however, use (divert or withdraw) much more water than consumed by the crop. ...

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