Rice 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 ...

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an ...

  • Weedy rices - origin, biology, ecology and control (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents a compilation of information from literature reviews on the body of knowledge available from ongoing unpublished research, research reports and symposia carried out on various aspects of the importance, ecology, biology and control of weedy rices. It also highlights global ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rice is Life. International Year of Rice 2004 and its implementation (English)

    The United Nations General Assembly declared during its 57th session the International Year of Rice 2004: never before had a single crop achieved such recognition from the global community. The first part of this book presents the International Year of Rice and hundreds of events that took place worldwide in 2004 to implement the Year with the ...

  • Proceedings of the FAO Rice Conference 2004. Rice in global markets. Rome, 12-13 February 2004 (English)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade ProceedingsThe International Year of Rice (IYR) promotes improved production and access to this vital food crop, which feeds more than half the world's population while providing income for millions of rice producers, processors and traders. To celebrate IYR, FAO convened and international rice conference, which ...

  • Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    This publication aims to document the progress made in the advance use of rice genetic resources in Latin America. It presents a series of theoretical and practical examples, written by experts in their field, of how novel use of a broad genetic base and application of population breeding methods can help push the rice crop's production beyond its ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System

    Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system. The book reveals new systems of rice intensification and management and illustrates the application of no-till and ...

  • Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Systems: Issues and Impacts

    IRRI, CIMMYT, and ASA-CSSA-SSSA brought together world experts to explore the future of the global food supply in the context of one of the most widely used production systems. Rice-wheat rotation in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and Asia is a system where Green Revolution gains are probably not repeatable and must give way to new solutions to issues ...

  • 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 ...

  • Speciality rices of the world. Breeding, production and marketing (En)

    Series: CopublicationsThe staple diet of more than half the population in the world, rice is a crucial food crop on which there is a wealth of literature. But while much has been researched and written about the more common varieties of rice, far less attention has been paid to the special kind of rice which command high prices on international ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wet paddy or swamp rice - vol 21 (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 ...

  • Gene Conservation and Exploitation

    Broadening the Basis of Plant Resource Conservation; V.H. Heywood. Scientific Issues Affecting Gene Conservation and Exploitation of Some Tropical Perennials; J.T. Williams. The Naranjilla, the Cocona, and their Hybrids; C.B. Heiser. The Conservation and Utilization of Genes from Endangered and Extinct Plants; R.P. Adams. Exploitation of ...

  • Advances in Rice Blast Research

    Advances in Rice Blast Research provides a complete overview of the research undertaken on the rice-blast pathosystem. This book gathers in one volume the most recent works on rice blast fungus genetics and molecular biology of pathogenicity, rice blast fungus population studies, and genetics and molecular biology of rice resistance to blast, ...

  • Biology of Adventitious Root Formation

    Special Lecture: The Origin, Diversity, and Biology of Shoot-Borne Roots; P.W. Barlow. The Commercial Importance of Adventitious Rooting: Commercial Application of Adventitious Rooting to Forestry; G.A. Ritchie. Infrastructure for Research: Model Systems for Studying Adventitious Root Formation; S.G. Ernst. Setting the Stage for Rooting: ...

  • The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security

    This book views the vulnerability of our crops in general to devastating diseases as well as specifically the disease problems of two important staples, rice and cassava. Increased travel and increased transport of plant material throughout the world pose ever more significant risks to the health of our plants. These include not only the ...

  • Isotopic Studies of Azolla and Nitrogen Fertilization of Rice

    Nitrogen is the most limiting element for crop production. Traditionally, expensive commercial fertilizers are used to correct soil nitrogen deficiencies. Indeed, 50% of the increase in rice yields after World War II can be attributed to increased fertilizer nitrogen use. Although an increased rate of fertilizer nitrogen application has been ...

  • Planthoppers

    Planthoppers include some of the most devastating pests of major agricultural crops throughout the world. One species, the rice brown planthopper, is among the most economically important pests in Asia. In past decades, government policies encouraged the control of rice planthoppers with synthetic pesticides, a tactic which promoted ...

  • Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease

    Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe grisea, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide and destroys enough rice to feed more than 60 million people annually. Due to high variability of the fungal population in the field, frequent loss of resistance of newly-released rice cultivars is a major restraint in sustainable ...

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