agriculture extension Books

  • Improving agricultural extension. A reference manual (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThis book on Improving Agricultural Extension: a Reference Manual offers a critical review and inventory-analysis of the 'State of the Art' in agricultural extension theory and best practices written by internationally known agricultural extension practitioners, educators and scholars. A total of 38 authors from 15 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an ...

  • Rainbows in Washtubs: Diagnostic Mysteries in Agromedicine

    Real-life agromedical discoveries previously only available in scientific journals and books This entertaining and enlightening collection of true-life agromedical “,detective stories”, demonstrates innovative problem-solving in places as diverse as a desert farm in the Nile delta and a sharecropper&rsquo,s cabin in South Carolina. From ...

  • Seed policy and programmes for Asia and the Pacific (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings a meeting organized and implemented by the Asia & Pacific Seed Association and the Department of Agricultural Extension of the Ministry of Agriculture in Bangkok, Thailand in close collaboration with the Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service of the FAO. ...

  • Ecology of Coccinellidae

    The book is the only scientific monograph dealing with coccinellids (i.e. ladybirds), a group of beetles which are beneficial predators of aphids, scale insects and mites, and are also one of the most popular insects. This volume is an updated and modified version of Biology of Coccinellidae (1973) 250 pp. Due to a vast increase in ...

  • Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production

    A deficiency of one or more of the eight plant micronutrients (boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and zinc) will adversely affect both the yield and quality of crops. Micronutrient deficiencies in crops occur in many parts of the world, at various scales (from one to millions of hectares), but differences in soil ...

  • Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations

    Fitness and adaptation are fundamental characteristics of plant and animal species, enabling them to survive in their environment and to adapt to the inevitable changes in this environment. This is true for both the genetic resources of natural ecosystems as well as those used in agricultural production. Extensive genetic variation exists between ...

  • Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesPhocaides, A. Irrigated agriculture has been an extremely important source of food production over recent decades. Food requirements will increase in future, while global water resources are limited. Therefore, making the best use of water for agriculture and improving irrigation efficiency are prerequisites for the ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe 'State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04' explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, ...

  • Soil Biological Fertility

    This book presents a comprehensive scientific overview of the components and processes that underpin the biological characteristics of soil fertility. It demonstrates the interdependence of soil biological fertility with physical and chemical characteristics of soil. The book highlights the enormous diversity of life in soil and the resulting ...

  • Soil Biological Fertility

    This book presents a comprehensive scientific overview of the components and processes that underpin the biological characteristics of soil fertility. It demonstrates the interdependence of soil biological fertility with physical and chemical characteristics of soil. The book highlights the enormous diversity of life in soil and the resulting ...

  • Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    FAO Foresty Papers # 157Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to ...

  • Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection

    This collection provides a comprehensive assortment of hundreds of classic cases of crop nutrient deficiency documented from research plots and farm fields located around the world. IPNI would like to thank our contributors; many are agricultural researchers, extension staff, crop scouts, and farmers. You’ll find 600 images intuitively ...

  • Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

    Simply put, allelopathy refers to an ecological phenomenon of plant-plant interference through release of organic chemicals (allelochemicals) in the environment. These chemicals can be directly and continuously released by the donor plants in their immediate environment as volatiles in the air or root exudates in soil or they can be the microbial ...

  • Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Series: Integrated Crop ManagementThis publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of ...

  • A Guide to QTL Mapping with R/qtl

    Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping is used to discover the genetic and molecular architecture underlying complex quantitative traits. It has important applications in agricultural, evolutionary, and biomedical research. R/qtl is an extensible, interactive environment for QTL mapping in experimental crosses. It is implemented as a package for ...

  • Getting the Private Sector to Work for the Public Good

    Within the space of two decades, China’s forestry sector has been transformed. As part of its broader “socialist market experiment”, China has negotiated a shift in responsibility for forest utilisation and management away from the state towards the private sector. While reform has progressed step-by-step, the cumulative change has been dramatic. ...

  • Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsEmpirical evidence has been accumulating that sustainable intensification of crop production is technically feasible and economically profitable. Added benefits are the improvement of the quality of the natural resources and protection of the environment in currently unimproved or degraded areas, provided farmers ...

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