Cereals Farming Books

  • Promising African plants

    This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme.    They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea ...

  • Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Vegetable Proteins. First edition. FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission

    A consolidated edition providing the Codex standards and relevant related texts, including the Code of practice for the prevention of mycotoxin contamination in cereals. This first edition contains texs adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2007.(Also published in French and ...

  • PROTA 1: Cereals and Pulses (English) - Print only

    PROTA 1 deals with the cereals, pseudo-cereals and pulses of Tropical Africa. 82 'primary use' cereals and pulses are described in 73 review articles. Many of the articles are illustrated with a geographic distribution map and a line drawing of the ...

  • PROTA 1: Cereals and Pulses (English) Print + CD Rom

    PROTA 1 deals with the cereals, pseudo-cereals and pulses of Tropical Africa. 82 'primary use' cereals and pulses are described in 73 review articles. Many of the articles are illustrated with a geographic distribution map and a line drawing of the habit.The accompanying CD-ROM allows for easy searching through the texts and contains in addition ...

  • Triticale improvement and production (English)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersTriticale, the first successful human-made cereal grain, was deliberately produced in 1875 by crossing wheat with rye. Since then, the evolution of this crop has been the topic of keen interest for many plant scientists. This book presents updated information on various aspects of triticale ...

  • Review of basic food policies 2002 (+CD-ROM) (En)

    The aim of the 'Review of basic food policies' is to present, in one volume, major changes in national and international policies relevant to basic food commodities. This issue covers developments implemented in 2001-2002 in production, consumption, marketing and trade policies for cereals, oilcrops and livestock products. A fully searchable ...

  • Bread wheat: improvement and production (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesWheat is the most widely grown cereal crop in the world, with an ever increasing demand. It plays a fundamental role in food security, and a major challenge is to meet the additional requirements with new cultivars and improved cropping technologies. This book provides extensive information from a ...

  • Fermented cereals. A global perspective (En )

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin reviews the fermentation of cereals to produce alcoholic beverages, vinegar, breads and porridges in the various regions of the world. It documents information on traditional fermentation technologies, and on potential areas for the development and improvement of small-scale food ...

  • Integrating biological control and host plant resistance

    Seminar summary report, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1995This publication features the working group reports presented at the seminar on thematic, regional (Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, and West and Central Africa) and crop-centred (cowpea, cotton, coffee and cereals) issues. The report also contains a summary of the recommendations made by seminar ...

  • Sweetness from starch. A manual for making maltose from starch (En )

    ''Sweetness from Starch'' describes methods adapted from those used in many cottage factories in Vietnam for making maltose syrup from cassava starch, using the enzymes in cereal seedlings. This technology produces a syrup containing about 60% maltose, 25% glucose and 15% of other sugars. Maltose is a type of sugar. As a sweetener, it can be used ...

  • Integrating biological control and host plant resistance / Intégration de la résistance des plantes et de la lutte biologique

    Seminar proceedings, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1995 / Actes d'un séminaire, Addis Abeba (Ethiopie), 1995The proceedings contain 38 seminar papers, working group reports, regional reports on West, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, and crop reports on cowpea, coffee, cotton and cereals, in their original language (English or French). / Cet ouvrage ...

  • Cereals - vol 15 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or ...

  • Endosperm

    The nutritive endosperm of angiosperms is mankind’s most important source of food, livestock feed and industrial raw material. This book is the first comprehensive overview of the developmental and molecular biology of endosperm. The text covers cereal endosperm development from fertilization to maturity, including molecular and cell biology of ...

  • Handbook of Maize: Its Biology

    Maize is one of the world’s highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yields available for maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its current production on over 140 million hectares worldwide, with acreage continuing to grow at the expense of other crops. In terms ...

  • Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes

    New frontiers of science offer exciting opportunities to stretch rice research horizons. Recent advances in understanding symbiotic Rhizobium-legume interactions at the molecular level, the discovery of endophytic interactions of nitrogen-fixing organisms with non-legumes and the ability to introduce new genes into rice through transformation ...

  • Oil Crops

    The volume on oil crop breeding is the third volume in the series, Handbook of Plant Breeding after the initial volumes on Vegetables and Cereals. Like the other volumes in the series, the volume will present information on the latest in applied plant breeding using the current advances in the field. The book consists of a total number of 19 ...

  • Handbook of Poultry Feed from Waste

    The aim of this book is to help create new feedstuffs for poultry and farm animals from the agro-industry and to mobilize the neglected waste as a feedstuff to lower the price of animal products such as eggs, white and red meat, milk, etc. Furthermore, this book aims to contribute to the campaign against hunger in the developing world and to ...

  • Fruits and Nuts

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

  • Handbook of Maize

    Maize is one of the world’s highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yields available for maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its current production on over 140 million hectares worldwide, with acreage continuing to grow at the expense of other crops. In terms ...

  • A Guide to Identifying and Managing Nutrient Deficiencies in Cereal Crops

    This new booklet has been developed by the IPNI South Asia Program in cooperation with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). It is a 50-page field guide (8 1/2 x 11 in. size, wire-o bound) designed to describe the underlying causes of nutrient deficiencies in maize, wheat, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, and barley, with tips ...

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