Grain Growing Books

  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Food, the weak link that brought down earlier civilizations, is the sector most affected by climate change. And it could bring our own civilization down if we stay with business as usual.We are entering a new food era, one marked by higher food prices, growing numbers of hungry people, and an intensifying competition for land and water that has ...

  • On-farm post harvest management of food grains. A manual for extension workers with special reference to Africa

    Agricultural and Food Engineering Training and Resource Materials # 2There is clear evidence that higher quality produce fetches higher prices and simple post-harvest management practices can improve the quality of produce and increase farm income. In this regard, farmers can benefit greatly from advice and training in post-harvest management to ...

  • Vital Signs 2009

    Vital Signs 2009 includes 25 trends in one convenient reference guide. Covers pressing trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, climate, health, the economy, population, and other areas to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable ...

  • On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet is directed at the farm situation, providing advice that can be used to avoid mycotoxin contamination before food leaves the farm. The booklet describes what mycotoxins are, how they are produced and how to recognise signs of their presence. It provides advice to enable farmers to ...

  • Maintaining quality of food and feed grain through trade and processing (English)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet describes the causes of these potential losses and illustrates actions that should be undertaken to prevent or remedy them. It assumes that grain and grain products, including flour and animal feed, have reached the first point in the marketing chain after leaving the farm. The ...

  • Policies for basic food commodities 2003 - 2004 (En)

    Series: FAO review of agricultural commodity policiesThis is the first issue of a new series dealing with agricultural commodity policies. It includes the third review of policies that have influenced basic food commodity markets, covering 2003 and 2004, a period of particular interest as it coincides with the end of the implementation of the ...

  • Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsSmall grain mixtures are the mainstay of bird food. Most of the grain species used in these mixtures are of tropical and subtropical origin or could be produced in the tropics and subtropics. Their cultivation, processing and marketing open diverse opportunities for small-scale farmers and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Setting up and running a small flour mill or bakery

    Series 'Opportunities in food processing'This series of practical guides is aimed at people starting or operating a food business. The third publication in the series covers markets for flours and bakery products, setting up a mill or a bakery, processing grains and flours and producing bakery products, quality assurance and legislation, and ...

  • Processed foods for improved livelihoods (En)

    Series: FAO Diversification bookletsMost food needs some form of preparation and processing to make them more attractive to eat. Foods such as grains, fish and vegetable are unpalatable in their raw state. Others such as cassava are dangerous if eaten without processing. Many different processes have been developed and, wherever there are ...

  • Tropical maize. Improvement and production (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesMaize will continue to play a major role in food security in the future and demand for grain maize for animal feeding will increase greatly in the years to come. To cope with future demand, farmers in the tropics will have to boost their maize production and productivity. 'Tropical maize, ...

  • Fermented grain legumes, seeds and nuts. A global perspective (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin reviews the production of meat substitutes, condiments and bread-like products in various regions of the world, through the fermentation of grain legumes, seeds and nuts. Such traditional fermentation technologies, which are rapidly being lost, improve the nutritional quality and ...

  • M3D III: Mechanics and Mechanisms of Material Damping

    STP 1304 contains the latest research results on the fundamentals and applications of techniques for measuring and interpreting damping in all types of solids. The world’s leading experts in the field have presented 28 comprehensive papers covering various aspects of damping, including both fundamental research and technological applications. ...

  • White maize. A traditional food grain in developing countries (En)

    White Maize: A Traditional Food Grain in Developing Countries is the result of a collaborative study conducted by FAO and CIMMYT. It reviews the current structure of the white maize economies in developing countries and analyzes the supply and demand situations, both current and protected. Several trends emerging from this analysis are discussed, ...

  • Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

    Aeolian sand and sand dunes is an important review of the recent literature dealing with the mechanics of aeolian sand transport, sand dune dynamics, internal structure, and the post-depositional processes that modify the properties of aeolian sand. Partly as a result of increasing concern about the effects of climatic change, agricultural ...

  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nuclei

    Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. They have been created far away from the early Sun and it is supposed that their material has been altered the least since their formation. The workshop was bringing together representatives of several scientific communities in the fields of interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Iceberg in the Mist: Northern Research in pursuit of a "Little Ice Age"

    The term 'Little Ice Age' was originally used by glaciologists to describe the most recent major glacial advance of the Holocene. Subsequently, the 'Little Ice Age' has come to be associated with a period of advances of European glaciers between about 1450 to 1850, as well as with relatively cooler temperatures. The issue of whether or not ...

  • Pseudocereals and Less Common Cereals

    This book, written by leading grain scientists from Europe and Africa, examines six such grains that have been important food crops in various parts of the world and have the potential for much greater and more widespread use. The chemistry, nutritional value, food processing technologies and potential applications of three true cereals: sorghum, ...

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