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  • Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Soils are affected by human activities, such as industrial, municipal and agriculture, that often result in soil degradation and loss. In order to prevent soil degradation and to rehabilitate the potentials of degraded soils, reliable soil data are the most important prerequisites for the design of appropriate land-use systems and soil management practices as well as for a better understanding of the environment.The availability of reli

  • Integrated irrigation and aquaculture in West Africa. Concepts, practices and potential (English)

    Integrated irrigation and aquaculture in West Africa. Concepts, practices and potential (English)

    This volume contains background documents and papers presented at the FAO-WARDA Workshop on Integrated Irrigation Aquaculture (IIA) held in Bamako, Mali, from 4 to 7 November 2003, as well as the findings of FAO expert missions on IIA in the West Africa region. The rationale for IIA development lies in its potential to increase productivity of scarce freshwater resources for improved livelihoods and to reduce pressure on natural resources, which ...

  • Integrated soil and water management for orchard development. Role and importance (English)

    Integrated soil and water management for orchard development. Role and importance (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water BulletinsThis publication contains the proceedings of an international seminar held in May 2004 at the Univesity of Teramo (Italy). It discusses the role and importance of integrated soil and water management in orchards (vineyards and olive orchards) and it is intended to highlight the better use of resources. This publication will contribute to raising awareness of the possibilities for the better use of rai

  • Economics of soil productivity in sub-Saharan Africa, (The) (En)

    Economics of soil productivity in sub-Saharan Africa, (The) (En)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe increased degradation and declining fertility of sub-Saharan African soils have been recognized as critical factors in food security and poverty alleviation. This study examines the current and potential role of economic in soil productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. After examining the status of soil productivity and the contribution of conventional economics analyses approaches to address the key issues, it c

  • Unlocking the water potential of agriculture (En)

    Unlocking the water potential of agriculture (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesAll statistical evidence confirms that agriculture is the key sector for water management, now and in the next decades. Nevertheless, the rural water development sector fails at present to get priority, compared to other competing sectors, in international fora. Strong and new arguments are needed to bring rural water back "on line". Agriculture policies and investments will need to become more strategic.

  • Plantations in the tropics : environmental concerns

    Plantations in the tropics : environmental concerns

    Based on thorough bibliographic research of a highly controversial topic, this report, jointly sponsored by IUCN, UNEP and WWF, shows the potential of plantations, while also exposing problems which may arise if massive tree plantations proposed for the tropics are to be established. Major issues covered include; species selection, soil and water cycle effects, fires, pests and diseases, effects on biodiversity, carbon dioxide fixation, land ...