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  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in order to assist those interested in exploring and exploiting this financial mechanism. It

  • Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    This publication aims to document the progress made in the advance use of rice genetic resources in Latin America. It presents a series of theoretical and practical examples, written by experts in their field, of how novel use of a broad genetic base and application of population breeding methods can help push the rice crop's production beyond its current yield plateau. The international community, especially today, should seek to encourage the ...

  • Explore on-farm. On-farm trials for adapting and adopting good agricultural practices (En)

    Explore on-farm. On-farm trials for adapting and adopting good agricultural practices (En)

    Explore On-farm aims at improving sustainable production of rainfed wheat-based farming systems. It brings researchers, farmers and extension agents together, on-farm, to carry out guided and collaborative crop trials. The trials should lead to the identification and reduction of constraints to productivity and to the adaptation of general recommendations to local conditions. These guidelines work upon: increasing understanding of the local ...

  • Animal production based on crop residues. Chinese experiences (En)

    Animal production based on crop residues. Chinese experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication describes the national programme on animal production based on crop residues, which has been the base of the rapid development of the ruminant sector in China during the last decade. The use of crop residues, as the most abundant and widely spread fodder resources, has been regarded as the turning point to resolve the feed problem of the country.

  • Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersGenotype x environment interactions, leading to inconsistency of best-yielding material across cropping environments, challenges plant breeders and complicates cultivar recommendation. However, it may also offer opportunities, e.g. raising yields through material specifically adapted to a given area or crop management practice, or limiting yield reduction in unfavourable years through th

  • Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

    Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

    This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplasm has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programmes. The authors explore the rationale and approaches ...

  • Soil Fertility: QUEFTS and Farmers’ Perceptions Free to Non-OECD Countries

    Soil Fertility: QUEFTS and Farmers’ Perceptions Free to Non-OECD Countries

    Soil fertility is one of many factors influencing farmers’ choices regarding agricultural production, fertilisation and soil and water conservation. However, before we can study the effects of soil fertility, we need to measure it. We use the QUEFTS model (Quantitative Evaluation of the Fertility of Tropical Soils Janssen et al, 1990) which predicts crop yields from chemical soil characteristics, as an indicator of soil fertility. We then ...

  • Soil and Terrain Database for northeastern Africa (The). Crop Production System Zones of the IGAD subregion (CD ROM) (En)

    Soil and Terrain Database for northeastern Africa (The). Crop Production System Zones of the IGAD subregion (CD ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains a collection of land and natural resource information for northeastern Africa, in particular for the IGAD countries bordering the Nile basin. It includes data on administrative boundaries, rivers and lakes, soil and terrain, climatology, land use, physiography, geology and natural vegetation in easily accessible format. [System requirements: Window PC, ArcView