Series: FAO Land and Water BulletinsUnder low and variable rainfall conditions, efficient soil moisture management is a good way for improving water-use efficiency. Recognizing the importance of soil moisture, an electronic conference was organized to identify, describe, discuss and promote actions that will assist farmers to improve water-use efficiency in rainfed agriculture and drought-proof their system. The present publication cont
Series: FAO Water ReportsGeneral consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that the lack of capacity is constraining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right rather than being embedded in infrastructure investment projects. This publication contains a sy
Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThe manual provides guidance on the application of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to the prevention and control of mycotoxin contamination of foods and feed. After a brief introduction on the nature of mycotoxins and their effects on human and animal health, the document describes the HACCP system, as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Six examples (yellow maiz
Includes the following articles: ~1. Genealogies as a Method of Social Mapping in PRA - David Mosse and Mona Mehta. ~2. Are Some "Participatory" Techniques Culturally Biased? (Or: Are We Hooked on Mom's Apple Pie?) - Gerard J Gill. ~3.Community Self Survey - Huub Gaymans and Yanti Maskoen. ~4. Learning to Use RRA and PRA to Improve the Activities of Two Landcare Groups in Australia - Tony Dunn. ~5. Finding Out How People Prioritise Their Food ...