farm management information Books

  • Soil management and conservation for small farms. Strategies and methods of introduction, technologies and equipment. (En)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsThis report is intended for development practitioners, extensionists and leaders or pioneers in farming communities, to inform them about the experiences and initiatives of farming communities in conservation agriculture in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. On the basis of several local initiatives, inventions and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Drought Management on Farmland

    At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of ...

  • Principles of Soil Conservation and Management

    “Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and ...

  • Principles of Soil Conservation and Management

    “Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and ...

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are ...

  • 4R Extension Handbook for Smallholder Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The IPNI sub-Saharan Africa Program has released an extension handbook for fertilizer management in smallholder farming in sub-Saharan Africa. The innovative handbook was developed as a resource for researchers, extension agents, agrodealers and other stakeholders working with smallholder farmers. Its purpose is to ensure that researchers and ...

  • Handbook of small-scale freshwater fish farming - vol 24 (En)

    Series: FAO Training SeriesBetween 1979 and 1990 five booklets in FAO's Better Farming Series dealt with freshwater fish farming in ponds, pens and cages. Written and illustrated by Tom Laughlin, with technical contributions from many FAO headquarters and field staff coordinated by the Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service, these booklets ...

  • Advances in sea cucumber aquaculture and management (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe utilization of sea cucumbers, including for human consumption, has been steadily growing over the years. Up-to-date information on the present status of world sea cucumber resources and utilization is presented with special focus on countries such as China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the ...

  • Joint Forest Management: Policy, Practice and Prospects

    India’s bold central policy change for joint forest management between government and communities has resulted in regeneration of considerable areas of forest, and has expanded the policy community through inclusion of more stakeholders. But these successes are matched by concerns that forestry departments are still calling the shots, whilst in ...

  • Legal framework for the management of animal genetic resources, (The) (English)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesBased on information gathered mainly through national surveys, the study provides an overview of the main legal instruments governing the management of animal genetic resources at the national level. Relevant international and regional regulatory frameworks are also examined. As the policy debate on the management of ...

  • Bees and their role in forest livelihoods. A guide to the services provides by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their

    This volume provides basic information about managing wild bees and on the use of their products. It identifies and describes major bee species and their importance for nature conservation and for sustaining livelihoods of rural people. Bee products are considered at both subsistence and commercial level, and particular attention is given to the ...

  • Silage Science and Technology

    No other silage book can compare with this detailed coverage, including in-depth discussions of silage microbiology, biochemistry, assessing quality, preharvest and postharvest factors, use of additives, harvesting, storage, feeding, whole-farm management, as well as a global scope. Individual chapters are devoted to the production, preservation, ...

  • Sheep and goats for diverse products and profits

    Small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, fit well into smallholder farming systems: cheap to buy and maintain, easy to work with and to market, they are widely distributed throughout the world, but policy-makers and administrators tend to overlook their contributions to the economy and rural and peri-urban livelihoods. [NOTE: The main target ...

  • Poultry for profit and pleasure (En)

    Series: FAO Diversification bookletsPoultry are the most benign farm stock; easy to manage, resilient and relatively productive under the most varied conditions. Anyone with a small patch of land can keep poultry for their eggs and meat, and for breeding. There are few greater pleasures than keeping a flock of hens and feeding them from the ...

  • Asia Diagnostic Guide to Aquatic Animal Diseases - part 2 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe Asia Diagnostic Guide to Aquatic Animal Diseases is a comprehensive, up-datable diagnostic guide for the pathogens and diseases listed in the NACA/FAO/OIE Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reporting System including a number of other diseases which are significant in the Asia region. It was developed from ...

  • Integrated agriculture-aquaculture. A Primer. (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PaperThis primer is an edited and slightly revised version of a previously published integrated agriculture-aquaculture (IAA) technology information kit. It contains 38 contributions in seven sections, covering sociocultural, economic and environmental considerations in introducing IAA technologies, overviews and ...

  • The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture

    Agroforestry reserach and development in Australia has been largely fragmented and many of the research results have never been published and are unknown. The purpose of this volume is to comprehensively review all of the research that has taken place in the field of agroforestry in Australia, including previously unpublished results, ...

  • Soil and Water Conservation Handbook: Policies, Practices, Conditions, and Terms

    Soil and Water Conservation Handbook is a concise, compact encyclopediaof the policies, practices, conditions, and terms related to soiland/or water conservation. This handy A-to-Z guide containsdescriptions of more than 700 entries, presented in a practical,non-technical format that’s suitable for beginners as well as experts.It’s a ready ...

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