Agriculture Modeling Books

  • Higher value addition through hides and skins

    Hides and skins from domestic livestock are potentially valuable agricultural products, especially suited for export. Their processing can provide employment and extra income for rural dwellers. This booklet outlines the opportunities for generating income by producing and trading hides and skins. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO ...

  • The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook, Second Edition, Two Volume Set

    Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The editors have brought ...

  • 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 ...

  • Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsSmall grain mixtures are the mainstay of bird food. Most of the grain species used in these mixtures are of tropical and subtropical origin or could be produced in the tropics and subtropics. Their cultivation, processing and marketing open diverse opportunities for small-scale farmers and ...

  • Gender and agriculture in the information society

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are ‘enabling’ tools that can help rural communities in ACP countries to capitalise on emerging opportunities, especially in education and income generations. To follow the 5th CTA Observatory Meeting and various recent CTA initiatives on gender, this report promotes better access to ICTs for ...

  • Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: the role of information and communication

    Summary report of a seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 2002This report draws on the discussions at the CTA annual seminar in 2002. The first part deals with the on-going agricultural trade negotiations relating to the WTO Agreement of Agriculture and to the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) under Cotonou. The second part looks at what interests the ...

  • Southland. A case study-based training exercise in policy analysis for the agricultural and rural sector (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: Capacity development in food and agriculture policThe 'Southland case study' is designed to provide an opportunity for a group of participants in a course on agricultural policy to mobilize their knowledge and skills on a fictitious country simulating many of the problems faced by developing countries. Based on realistic information on the ...

  • Assessing the performance and impact of agricultural information products and services

    Workshop summary report, Bonn, Germany , 2001Organised in collaboration with IICD and LEAP-IMPACT (Bellanet), this CTA workshop provided a forum for the development of practical, cost-effective methods for evaluating the impact of agricultural information programmes. The report covers the workshop themes and conclusions, and lists the main ...

  • Impacts of El Nino and Climate Variability on Agriculture

    As interest in global climate increases, an understanding of the impact of major weather patterns such as El Nino grows in importance. This special publication takes an international approach to explore the impacts of climate variability on crop production and the potential of using seasonal climate forecasts for enhancing agricultural ...

  • Information for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries: emerging stakeholders, new media, and priority themes / L'information pour le dév

    The priority areas highlighted by the seminar were the development of support programmes to improve stakeholders' ability to implement information strategies, the promotion of increased networking among stakeholders, and the improvement of information generation and supply using appropriate media. / Le séminaire a mis en évidence les domaines ...

  • Agrovoc. Multilingual agricultural thesaurus. CD-ROM (En/Fr/Es)

    Series: Non-series titlesAvailable for the first time on CD-ROM, AGROVOC is the multilingual thesaurus for indexing and retrieving data in agricultural information systems, specifically the international cooperative systems AGRIS (International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology) and CARIS (Current Agricultural ...

  • Assessing the impact of information and communication management on institutional performance0

    Workshop proceedings, Wageningen, Netherlands, 1998Information and communication channels play an important role in the operation of any institution. This workshop was convened to identify indicators of the impact of information and communication management on the effectiveness of institutions in national agricultural systems in ACP ...

  • Issues in the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Agriculture

    This book presents a collection of articles concerning key topics which examine the impacts of climate change and variability on agriculture. The application region is the southeastern United States. The main topics include an investigation of the effect of variations in the spatial scale of climate change scenarios on an agricultural integrated ...

  • The Statistics of Gene Mapping

    Gene mapping is used in experimental genetics to improve the hardiness or productivity of animals or plants of agricultural value, to explore basic mechanisms of inheritance, or to study animal models of human inheritance. In human populations it is used as a first step to identify genes associated with human health and disease. This book presents ...

  • Climate Prediction and Agriculture

    Improved adaptation of food production, particularly in areas where climate variability is large, holds the key to improving food security for human populations. Increasing climate knowledge and improved prediction capabilities facilitate the development of relevant climate information and prediction products for applications in agriculture to ...

  • 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, ...

  • Climate Under Cover

    This book gives a full description of the simulation techniques used in the greenhouse industry, including different environments from mulching to greenhouses. Another important topic discussed at length is the relationship between plants and the environment. An emphasis is put on the relationship between quantitative phenomena and qualitative ...

  • Environmental and Agricultural Modelling:

    Agriculture increasingly faces the challenge of balancing its multiple functions in a sustainable way. Integrated assessment and modelling (IAM) can provide insight into the potential impacts of policy changes. However, concepts to address the wide range of issues and functions typical for agriculture are still scarce. Environmental and ...

  • Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems

    Climate variability has major impacts in many parts of the world, including Australia. Developments in understanding of the El Niño - Southern Oscillation Phenomenon have introduced some skill in seasonal to inter-annual climate forecasting. Can this skill be harnessed to advantage? Or do we just continue to observe these impacts? How does a ...

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