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  • World Resources 2002-2004 : Decisions for the Earth : Balance, Voice, and Power

    World Resources 2002-2004 : Decisions for the Earth : Balance, Voice, and Power

    World Resources 2002-2004 examines how we make environmental decisions and who makes them, which is the process of environmental goverance. The report argues that better environmental goverence is one of the most direct routes to fairer and more sustainable use of natural resources. Decisions made with greater participation and greater knowledge of natural systems-decisions for the Earth-can help to reverse the loss of forest, the decline of s

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    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 used to meet basic subsistence needs, and the role they can play in income generation through local, ...

  • Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Policy assistance series # 7In this report FAO establishes, based on contemporary and historical precedents, the need for developing countries to adopt policies that ensure strong complimentarity between targeted public-sector interventions and private sector roles. The report provides a wide range of examples and highlights three important lessons. First, in all the now developed countries, governments, at the early stages of economic

  • Efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use. Reconciling changing concepts of soil phosphorus behaviour with agronomic information (En)

    Efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use. Reconciling changing concepts of soil phosphorus behaviour with agronomic information (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsThe efficient use of phosphorus (P) is essential to many agricultural and environmental issues. This bulletin reviews, analyses and synthesizes information on the efficient use of soil and fertilizer P. It presents information on the plant availability of soil and fertilizer P, with an emphasis on soil plant interactions. The focus is on the changing concepts of the behaviour of both s

  • 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 ...

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional reviews (Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa), a global synthesis as well as the fin

  • Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Series: Integrated Crop ManagementThis publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of the soil is exhausted; this leads to yet more forest clearing. Integrated crop-livestock zer

  • 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

  • Scaling soil nutrient balances. Enabling mesolevel applications for African realities (En)

    Scaling soil nutrient balances. Enabling mesolevel applications for African realities (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsUsing data on three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this report compares macro- and microlevel approaches to determine soil nutrient balances with an innovative mesolevel approach. It highlights the added value that a mesolevel approach can provide in terms of its usefulness to mesolevel stakeholders in articulating and targeting scale-specific soil fertility enhancing measures, and i

  • Fertilizer strategies (En )

    Fertilizer strategies (En )

    Series: Non-series TitlesThis document presents guidelines for governments on the development of fertilizer strategies. It illustrates the difference before and after the involvement of the private sector and offers solutions for improvement. It discusses the role of fertilizers in the development of agriculture along with the factors that have an impact on their use by farmers, gives practical suggestions for decision-makers regarding

  • Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Farmers in Zimbabwe have for many years been forbidden to cultivate fertile wetland areas known as vleis, ostensibly in the name of protecting the environment. This paper analyses how local people and extension agents have responded to a deeply unpopular policy put in place by the colonial government, and maintained even after independence. The study covers two contrasting areas: Chivi in the south, where the State almost succeeded in ...

  • 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, ...

  • Soil fertility management in support of food security in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Soil fertility management in support of food security in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThis publication reviews issues related to land degradation, with focus on problems of soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights some successful experiences in the region, constraints and possible solutions specific to the major agro-ecological zones and the importance of the holistic and participatory approaches for soil productivity improvement. The need for action and collaborative effort

  • Fertilizer requirements in 2015 and 2030 (En)

    Fertilizer requirements in 2015 and 2030 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThe specific objective of this paper is to explore the bounds on the amount of fertilizer needed to support FAO projections of agricultural commodity production for 2015 and 1030.This study represents an unprecedented coordinated effort, involving both the private and the public sectors, in order to arrive at a result which is of fundamental importance for world agriculture and for the mineral fertilizer industr

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...