intensive agriculture Books

  • Amazonian Dark Earths

    Amazonian Dark Earths are not only a testament to the vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, but may provide the answer to how the large, sophisticated societies were able to sustain intensive agriculture in an environment with mostly infertile soils. Locally known as Terra Preta de Indio or Indian black earth, these anomalous soils are even ...

  • First Wave Agricultural Revolution

    Alvin Toffler's First Wave began approximately 10,000 years ago. That time marked the end of the Old Stone Age (the Paleolithic) and the beginning of the New Stone Age or the Neolithic. This is approximately when the Agricultural Revolution started. People began clearing land and tilling the soil in order to plant crops as opposed to gathering ...

  • Simple methods for aquaculture. Manuals from the FAO Training Series - Méthodes simples d'aquaculture - Metodos sencillos para la acuicultura. Version

    Five training manuals on 'Simple Methods for Aquaculture' and the 'Handbook on Small-scale Freshwater Fish Farming' are presented on the CD-ROM. These manuals are written in simple language, focusing on the practical aspects of semi-intensive fish culture in freshwaters from site selection and fish farm construction to the raising, final ...

  • Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It comprises case studies in six Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) and ...

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