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19 Books found

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  • Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distriubtional Effects

    Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, ...

  • Compilation of Agrinews videos (2008) / Compilation des videos Agriflash (2008)

    Compilation of Agrinews videos (2008) / Compilation des videos Agriflash (2008)

    This compilation contains the following Agrinews videos: 1) Potatoes in the air, "fruity ants", astuces livestock farmers, a tasty treat against malunutrition, detection aflatoxin, organic markets; 2) Food safety, cows and grasses, ginger´s back, head start on the armyworm, biotech plan, pedal and pump; 3) Cowpeas on top, community media, cooking without fire, interactive observers, transparency money, younger image for grandmothers; 4) ...

  • Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Ponds add value to farming activities: water form ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. Raising fish is an obvious use for a farm pound; it adds value to the water, and provides improved nutrition for farm families. This booklet provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder farm pounds. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and ...

  • Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsLivestock and aquaculture insurance have received less attention than crop insurance in risk management strategies being considered in recent years. This publication is intended as a contribution to redressing this imbalance. It briefly introduces the role of insurance as a risk management mechanism in livestock and aquaculture enterprises. It aims at setting the scene, and explores with the re

  • Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    In the light of continuing research and technology development, the process of producing improved varieties, clones, breeds and stains of agriculturally important species is continuously becoming more accurate, reliable and efficient. Today, molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS) is the core technology involved for increasing the rate of genetic gain in crops, livestock, forestry and farmed fish.This book, through a multidisciplinary

  • People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    Domestic animal diversity is being lost at an alarming rate. Worldwide, local livestock breed are being crossed or replaced with higher-yielding animals. In collaboration with livestock communities, research centres, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, FAO identified and documented 13 case studies, presented in this publication, on how communities manage their local animal genetic resources.These cases studies

  • Working with Farmer Innovators

    Working with Farmer Innovators

    For centuries, farmers have developed technological innovations, to produce improved crops, livestock, tools and machinery and manage their resources in a sustainable manner. Yet in many countries, this kind of intuitive experimentation remains untapped, and farmers receive scant credit for their contributions. This handbook is a training tool written and presented in a practical, hands-on style, the manual aims to show how stimulating and ...

  • Production Yearbook 2003 - Annuaire de la production 2003 - Anuario de producción 2003. Vol. 57 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2003 - Annuaire de la production 2003 - Anuario de producción 2003. Vol. 57 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2002. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...

  • Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Protein sources for the animal feed industry. Expert Consultation and Workshop. Bangkok, 29- April-3 May 2002 (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ProceedingsThis Consultation included talks by experts on the overview of world protein needs and supply; scientific aspects of protein nutrition of farm animals; local protein resources and supplementation for livestock production; the agricultural alternatives for the production of increased supplies of protein feeds from oilseeds, legumes and by-products; and innovative developments in the pro

  • Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated livestock-fish farming systems (En)

    Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by ...

  • The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    The Future of Family Farms in West Africa: What Can We Learn from Long-Term Data.?

    Small-scale family farming which has supported West Africans for thousands of years may be newly vulnerable under conditions of open, competitive global markets and processes of globalisation which transfer economic advantage to the rich nations. Since the early 1960s, long-term data series have evolved relating to many critical parameters of development. The purpose of this study is to examine some of the series relating to agriculture, with a ...

  • Production Yearbook 2000 - Annuaire de la production 2000 - Anuario de producción 2000. Vol. 54 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2000 - Annuaire de la production 2000 - Anuario de producción 2000. Vol. 54 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1998-2000. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production across all countries and continents for the years 1989-2000. The data are disseminated to serve the needs of scholars, economists, policy-makers, ...

  • Production Yearbook 2001 - Annuaire de la production 2001 - Anuario de producción 2001. Vol. 55 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Production Yearbook 2001 - Annuaire de la production 2001 - Anuario de producción 2001. Vol. 55 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2001. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...

  • Integrated agriculture-aquaculture. A Primer. (En)

    Integrated agriculture-aquaculture. A Primer. (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PaperThis primer is an edited and slightly revised version of a previously published integrated agriculture-aquaculture (IAA) technology information kit. It contains 38 contributions in seven sections, covering sociocultural, economic and environmental considerations in introducing IAA technologies, overviews and various examples of integrated farming systems including livestock-fish and rice-fish integra

  • Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important role in human society, and in mixed farming systems in particular. This document presents a sample of technologies for livestock keeping in rural mixed crop-livestock farming systems from different parts of the world, with emphasis on describing the livestock production systems in the traditional sector and identifying constraints. Suggestions for improving produ

  • Hay and straw conservation for small-scale farming and pastoral conditions (En)

    Hay and straw conservation for small-scale farming and pastoral conditions (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesHay is the oldest and most important conserved fodder, and it can be made with simple equipment, manually or with mechanization. Many small-scale farmers make hay and store crop residues to carry livestock through periods of shortage. Practices vary in different parts of the world, but follow some basic principles. This publication discusses hay, hay crops and crop residues in a wide ran

  • 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 ...

  • WinDASI user manual (with CD-ROM) (En)

    WinDASI user manual (with CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: Training Materials for Agricultural PlanningThe WinDASI software performs financial and economic analyses of agricultural and rural activities in a multi-period context. It provides a framework to organise input - output data, unit prices and investment by activity and time period. It allows flexible aggregations of different activities and performs most of the calculations required in benefit-cost analysis. It computes: total i

  • Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    The Office of Niger (ON) in Mali is one of the largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has provided a much improved source of income for rice farmers. Production in the ON has recently diversified, and farmers have started supplementing their income by growing vegetables on the rice fields in the dry season. The scheme is currently being expanded, which should improve rural people’s livelihoods. However, this could have negative ...