Farming Practice Books

  • Pongamia Growing and Care Instruction Manual

    keeping in view various concerns and problems of a new Grower; CJP being “The Centre of Excellence” has designed Pongamia Growing & Care Instructions Manual - An Easy- To- Follow Guide For New Growers on the basis of our own tried, tested, and developed and experienced Plant Propagation and Cultivation Technologies and Practices to help you grow a ...

  • On-farm post harvest management of food grains. A manual for extension workers with special reference to Africa

    Agricultural and Food Engineering Training and Resource Materials # 2There is clear evidence that higher quality produce fetches higher prices and simple post-harvest management practices can improve the quality of produce and increase farm income. In this regard, farmers can benefit greatly from advice and training in post-harvest management to ...

  • Integrated mariculture. A global review

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers # 529This technical paper provides a comprehensive review of current integrated mariculture practices around the world in three papers covering temperate zones, tropical zones and one semi enclosed ecosystem, the Mediterranean Sea. Integrated mariculture includes a diverse range of co-culture/farming ...

  • Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Ponds add value to farming activities: water form ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. Raising fish is an obvious use for a farm pound; it adds value to the water, and provides improved nutrition for farm families. This booklet provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder ...

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture: From Common Principles to Common Practice

    The International Forum on Assessing Sustainability in Agriculture(INFASA) was established by IISD and the Swiss College of Agriculture in 2006. INFASA aims to advance sustainable agricultural production by facilitating an ongoing strategic dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, producers, food industry leaders and consumers.INFASA debuted with ...

  • Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques. Second edition (En)

    Increasing the efficiency of water use and enhancing agricultural water productivity at all levels of the production chains are becoming priorities in a growing number of countries. In particular, shifting to modern on-farm irrigation practices can contribute to a substantial increase in both water use efficiency and water productivity. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Guide to good dairy farming practice 2004 (En)

    This guide has been developed by the FAO/International Diary Federation Task Force on Good Dairy Farming Practices in a user-friendly format for dairy farmers. When adopted it will support the marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products, and focus on the relationship between consumer safety and best practice at farm level. The ...

  • Explore on-farm. On-farm trials for adapting and adopting good agricultural practices (En)

    Explore On-farm aims at improving sustainable production of rainfed wheat-based farming systems. It brings researchers, farmers and extension agents together, on-farm, to carry out guided and collaborative crop trials. The trials should lead to the identification and reduction of constraints to productivity and to the adaptation of general ...

  • Aquaculture development. 1. Good aquaculture feed manufacturing practice (En)

    Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThe guidelines in this series were compiled for FAO in support of Article 9 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) concerning Aquaculture Development, and in particular in support of Article 9.4.3 of the CCRF concerning the selection and use of feeds and additives. The ...

  • 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, ...

  • Fertilizer strategies (En )

    Series: Non-series TitlesThis document presents guidelines for governments on the development of fertilizer strategies. It illustrates the difference before and after the involvement of the private sector and offers solutions for improvement. It discusses the role of fertilizers in the development of agriculture along with the factors that have an ...

  • Farming freshwater prawns. A manual for the culture of the giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis manual is an up-to-date practical guide to the farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Many of the techniques described are also applicable to the culture of other species of freshwater prawns. The principle target audience is farmers and extension workers but it is also hoped that it will be useful for ...

  • Zero tillage development in tropical Brazil. The story of a successful NGO activity (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) goes counter to the notion in force for thousands of years that soil must be cultivated before sowing or planting. Teaching the concept of CA, and examining methods and experiences of introducing it into farming practice, are essential for achieving the ...

  • From Farmer to Planner and Back. Harvesting Best Practices (En)

    Series: Non-series Titles(4 booklets in a slipcase - not sold separately). The 'From Farmer to Planner and Back' package highlights the advantages of incorporating participatory and gender approaches in development work. The four-volume set gives guidance to development practitioners on integrating these methodologies into real life development ...

  • Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems

    This paper analyses the soil fertility management practices employed by farmers in the Meket district of North Wollo, Ethiopia. The environment is severely degraded, and people have to cope with frequent droughts and chronic food insecurity. As many households do not own any livestock, the only option left to poorer farmers is to migrate in search ...

  • The role of smallholder farmers in seed production systems

    Study visit summary report, Zimbabwe, 1999The study visit was organised to expose the participants (selected from national seed programmes in eight Eastern and Southern African countries) to efforts being made in Zimbabwe to help smallholder farmers improve their seed production and utilisation ...

  • Experiences of Farmer Participation in Soil Fertility Research in Southern Zimbabwe

    This working paper discusses the impact of a multi-institutional research programme in low potential areas of Kenya. The programme elaborated nutrient balances, combined with economic analysis, to better understand causes and effects of soil fertility decline. Alongside, better soil fertility management practices were developed using a ...

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