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  • Guide to laboratory establishment for plant nutrient analysis

    Guide to laboratory establishment for plant nutrient analysis

    This publication provides practical guidelines on establishing composite service laboratories for the analysis of soil, plants, water and fertilizers (mineral, organic and biofertilizers). It also provides various analytical methods for assessing soil fertility and making nutrient recommendations, assessing quality of irrigation water, and details of the equipment, chemicals and glassware required for a given analytical capacity. Useful to ...

  • Crops, browse and pollinators in Africa. An initial stock-taking (En)

    Crops, browse and pollinators in Africa. An initial stock-taking (En)

    Pollination is an ecosystem service that is key to food security. Pollinators are essential for many fruit and vegetable crops. In agriculture, especially amongst pollen-limited crops, promoting pollination services is a means of increasing productivity without resorting to expensive agricultural inputs of pesticides or herbicides. As wild ecosystems are increasingly converted to more human-dominated uses to meet the compelling demand of food ...

  • Agriculture and poverty in commodity dependent African countries. A rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania (En)

    Agriculture and poverty in commodity dependent African countries. A rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report explores how farm productivity affects poverty, and how various factor market constraints affect farm productivity. The empirical analysis draws on representative surveys of farm households in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma, two cash crop growing regions in the United Republic of Tanzania. Findings show that agricultural productivity directly affects household consumption and hence o

  • Fertilizer use by crop (En)

    Fertilizer use by crop (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsMost of the world's hunger and poverty occurs in rural areas. The use of fertilizers could improve agricultural productivity in these areas. However, many developing countries attach a low priority to the subsistence/smallholder sector, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Properly applied, fertilizer use is sustainable, not only improving agricultural productivity but also helping to

  • Plant nutrition for food security. A guide for integrated nutrient management (English)

    Plant nutrition for food security. A guide for integrated nutrient management (English)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsFood security is a major global concern. It depends to a considerable extent on efficient plant nutrition. Extensive information on various aspects of plant nutrition has been generated in the recent past. However, this information remains scattered in several publications. This bulletin provides comprehensive updated coverage of the key aspects of plant nutrition with special referenc

  • Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production (English)

    Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production (English)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsSoil organic matter - the product of on-site biological decomposition - affects the chemical and physical properties of the soil and its overall health. Its composition and breakdown rate affect: the soil structure and porosity; the water infiltration rate and moisture holding capacity of soils; the diversity and biological activity of soil organisms; and plant nutrient availability. This document concentrates

  • Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    Sowing Autonomy. Gender and Seed Politics in Semi Arid India

    This publication focuses on women’s roles in saving and reproducing seed in the drylands of the Deccan Plateau, in South India. Detailed farmers’ accounts of why seed-saving is essential emphasise the interconnectedness between self-reliance in seed, crop diversity and nutrition. By extension, the realms of food culture and religious rituals (which entail the use of traditional crops) are also linked to seed autonomy. What is most significant ...

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

    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 established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food supplies.

  • Pacific Islands food composition tables, (The). Second edition (En)

    Pacific Islands food composition tables, (The). Second edition (En)

    Traditional Pacific Island diets were diverse and nutritionally appropriate. In recent decades Pacific Islanders have experienced many changes in lifestyle and diet. Most of the dietary changes have not been for the better, and have contributed to the burden of malnutrition throughout the Pacific. The vast natural biodiversity of food plants and animals represent an asset that is sadly neglected. Food composition activities provide a focus on ...

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

    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 donor programmes have been established which aim to address the problem of soil fertility decline, ...

  • Irrigated Wheat. Managing your crop (En)

    Irrigated Wheat. Managing your crop (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesWheat is one of the most important food sources in the developing world. Sustainable intensification of irrigated wheat requires an adequate and balanced use of inputs. This self-help publication aims to contribute to a rational use of inputs by pointing out the various things that can go wrong with wheat crops and also proposing some effective solutions for overcoming the problems.

  • Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems

    Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems

    This paper analyses the soil fertility management practices employed by farmers in the Meket district of North Wollo, Ethiopia. The environment is severely degraded, and people have to cope with frequent droughts and chronic food insecurity. As many households do not own any livestock, the only option left to poorer farmers is to migrate in search of employment. This study examines how farmers with varying resource endowments manage soils in ...

  • Experiences of Farmer Participation in Soil Fertility Research in Southern Zimbabwe

    Experiences of Farmer Participation in Soil Fertility Research in Southern Zimbabwe

    This working paper discusses the impact of a multi-institutional research programme in low potential areas of Kenya. The programme elaborated nutrient balances, combined with economic analysis, to better understand causes and effects of soil fertility decline. Alongside, better soil fertility management practices were developed using a participatory technology approach. This paper assesses to what extent farmers changed their practices, if the ...

  • Carbohydrates in human nutrition (En )

    Carbohydrates in human nutrition (En )

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition Papers In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization periodically convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. A primary objective of these consultations is the review of the state of knowledge on the role of various nutrients in the human diet, and the formulation of practical re