Farming Practices Books

  • Defying Ocean`s End: An Agenda for Action

    If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of tons of trash and toxic materials-and by what we are taking out of it-millions of tons of wildlife. Yet ...

  • Practice before policy : an analysis of policy and institutional changes enabling community involvement in forest management in eastern and southern A

    There is growing recognition that centralized forest regimes, which exclude local knowledge and customary practices, have not achieved sustainable forest management. Most countries of Eastern and Southern Africa are reviewing and revising policies and laws and restructuring their agencies to accommodate emerging forest management imperatives. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication is a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the meeting on 'Voluntary Standards and Certification for Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade' organized by FAO in April 2004. It presents the situation of the main import markets for certified ...

  • 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 ...

  • Data Mining in Agriculture

    Data Mining in Agriculture represents a comprehensive effort to provide graduate students and researchers with an analytical text on data mining techniques applied to agriculture and environmental related fields. This book presents both theoretical and practical insights with a focus on presenting the context of each data mining technique rather ...

  • Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry

    In Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry, Worldwatch researcher Danielle Nierenberg documents the harmful effects of factory farming in both industrialized and developing countries and explains the range of consequences for the environment, human health and communities. From transmission of disease and loss of livestock diversity to ...

  • Valuing forests: context, issues and guidelines - vol 127 (En )

    Series: FAO Forestry Papers In recent years, issues related to forests have come to prominence on the international agenda. This reflects growing concern over the fate of forest ecosystems and possible loss of the benefits which they provide. In the process of moving towards sustainable management of forests, there is growing demand for practical ...

  • Tropical Forest Ecology

    Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests, and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be ...

  • Medicinal plants for forest conservation and health care (En)

     This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jatropha: A smallholder bioenergy crop. The potential for pro-poor development

    Integrated Crop Management # 8Jatropa is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel, and grows under drought condition. This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development, based on the knowledge available from ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture

    Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global market, worldwide ...

  • Forest Strategy

    Michael Gane’s ground-breaking Forest Strategy combines detailed analysis of the forest sector with modern strategic management principles to develop a vision for sustainable forest management which is both practical and theoretically robust.In the past, lack of understanding at the nexus between the forest sector on the one hand and strategic ...

  • Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects

    Invasive plants have an impact on global biodiversity and ecosystem function, and their management is a complex task.The aim of this book is to discuss fundamental questions of invasion ecology, such as why particular communities become more invasible than others, what the mechanisms of exclusion of native species by invaders are, and whether ...

  • Public Policies and Participation for Agricultural Sustainability: Findings from the Case Study in Reboucas, Brazil

    ***SPECIAL OFFER*** Buy this title and 'Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems' together for the reduced price of £18 - Quote Order #7429~~Improving soil fertility management in African farming systems has become a major issue of concern on the development policy agenda. A number of international initiatives and ...

  • Vital Forest Graphics 2009

    Forests are not only important for the 1.6 billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, but for the world’s population at large. Forests play a critical role in the Earth’s life support system, including global carbon and hydrological cycles. To help communicate the value of forests to policy-makers and the wider public, ...

  • Bacterial Fish Pathogens

    This 4th, revised edition of Bacterial Fish Pathogens fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive book on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in fish. Since the 3rd edition was published in 1999, much has changed in the control of disease of farmed and wild fish. Many more scientific articles about bacterial fish ...

  • Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document highlights the rising importance of seaweed farming and shows how an essential Asian food has become popular in North and South America as well as in Europe. The report will be useful to those who wish to know more about the seaweed industry, about the markets for commercial seaweeds and about ...

  • Amazonian Dark Earths: Explorations in Space and Time

    The regenerative qualities identified in prehistoric, anthropogenic Amazonian dark earths suggest that notoriously infertile tropical soils can be greatly improved. Soil enhancement practices by ancient Amerindians allowed them to intensively cultivate the land, without needing to continually clear new fields from forest. As increasing populations ...

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