Farm Operations Books

  • Contract farming. Partnerships for growth (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsContract farming can be defined as an agreement between farmers and processing and/or marketing firms for the production and supply of agricultural products under forward agreements. Interest in contract farming is expanding. The purpose of this guide is to provide advice: first, to management of existing ...

  • Directory of crocodilian farming operations

    This is the second edition of the Directory of crocodilian farming operations, first published in 1985. The first edition attempted to list all commercial farms, and was primarily intended as a conservation tool to assist government agencies in identifying legal sources of crocodilian skins, and wildlife managers in developing farming projects to ...

  • Management of Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the Development of More Productive and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

    The subsistence agriculture of the pre-chemical era efficiently sustained the nitrogen status of soils by maintaining a balance between N loss and N gain from biological nitrogen fixation (BNF): the microbial conversion of atmospheric N to a form usable by plants. This was possible with less intensive cropping, adaptation of rational crop ...

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