Soil Cultivation Books

  • Pongamia Growing and Care Instruction Manual

    keeping in view various concerns and problems of a new Grower; CJP being “The Centre of Excellence” has designed Pongamia Growing & Care Instructions Manual - An Easy- To- Follow Guide For New Growers on the basis of our own tried, tested, and developed and experienced Plant Propagation and Cultivation Technologies and Practices to help you grow a ...

  • Make money by growing mushrooms

    Mushroom cultivation can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthens livelihoods through the generation of fats yielding and nutritious source of food and a reliable source of income. This booklet addresses what to do and how to promote sustainable development of mushroom cultivation for the benefit of the poor. It is aimed at people and ...

  • Building an ecosystem approach to aquaculture - FAO/Univesitat de les Balears Expert Workshop 7-11 May 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Aquaculture growth worldwide involves the expansion of cultivated areas, a higher density of aquaculture installations and farmed individuals, and greater use of feed resources produced outside the immediate culture area. These proceedings present the output of a workshop and include contributed papers on: definitions, principles, scales and ...

  • Peasant seeds, the foundation of food sovereignty in Africa

    Nyéléni, a legendary Malian peasant who excelled in cultivating the land, gave her name to a global forum on food sovereignty organised in Sélingué, Mali, in February 2007. The Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali (CNOP) organised a preparatory workshop in Bamako on the privatisation of seeds in West Africa. This workshop, ...

  • Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

    A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals ...

  • Contribution of farm power to smallholder livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsAt the beginning of the new millennium, rural livelihoods in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa are under considerable strain. The economies and political environment in many countries are experiencing a period of significant transformation, and endemic poverty remains common. Agriculture, ...

  • Land Registration in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

    Securing Land Rights in Africa: Land Registration in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a simple, inexpensive, village-based land registration system put in place between 1996 and 1998 in one of the poorest States, Tigray, of one of the world’s poorest countries, Ethiopia.  The system worked well and fairly in large ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pacific Islands food composition tables, (The). Second edition (En)

    Traditional Pacific Island diets were diverse and nutritionally appropriate. In recent decades Pacific Islanders have experienced many changes in lifestyle and diet. Most of the dietary changes have not been for the better, and have contributed to the burden of malnutrition throughout the Pacific. The vast natural biodiversity of food plants and ...

  • Date palm cultivation (Revised version) (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication, which was produced within the framework of the Date Production Support Programme in Namibia, updates and complements technical information included in earlier FAO publications: Dates: handling, processing and packaging (1962) and Date production and protection (1982). It should ...

  • Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersOpuntias are multipurpose plants that are increasingly being used in agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid areas and are considered a key component for the productivity and sustainability of these regions. This publication, initially printed in Santiago for field purposes, presents current ...

  • Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersGenotype x environment interactions, leading to inconsistency of best-yielding material across cropping environments, challenges plant breeders and complicates cultivar recommendation. However, it may also offer opportunities, e.g. raising yields through material specifically adapted to a given ...

  • Mulberry for animal production (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersMulberry, the feed of silkworm, was one of the first domesticated forages in the world and has been the subject of intensive research over the last few decades. Where the mulberry grows naturally and where sericulture is well established, its foliage and the production residues are regularly fed to ...

  • Zero tillage development in tropical Brazil. The story of a successful NGO activity (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) goes counter to the notion in force for thousands of years that soil must be cultivated before sowing or planting. Teaching the concept of CA, and examining methods and experiences of introducing it into farming practice, are essential for achieving the ...

  • Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Farmers in Zimbabwe have for many years been forbidden to cultivate fertile wetland areas known as vleis, ostensibly in the name of protecting the environment. This paper analyses how local people and extension agents have responded to a deeply unpopular policy put in place by the colonial government, and maintained even after independence. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biological control of gastro-intestinal nematodes of ruminants using predacious fungi (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersGastro-intestinal nematode parasitism is one of the most important disease constraints to small ruminant production in the sub-tropics and tropics control of the gastro-intestinal nematodes particularly Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus species is a prerequisite for profitable small ruminant ...

  • Greenhouses and shelter structures for tropical regions (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Papers'Greenhouses for tropical regions' provides technical guidelines for the design and construction of simple and low-cost shelter structures in the tropics and also reviews the cultivation practices to be applied for sustainable and intensified crop management under these greenhouse structures. There ...

  • Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics - vol 118 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin, based on contributions from various contributors and edited by Dr. D.W. Roubik, introduces the reader to various aspects of natural and insect pollination. It discusses the pollinators themselves, and the ecological and economic importance of pollination, as well as applied pollination in ...

  • Batak resource management : belief, knowledge and practice

    This book offers an innovative and refreshing look at forest conservation in Palawan Island, the Philippines, where the indigenous Batak peoples make a living from shifting cultivation and collection of non-timber forest products. Through a systematic comparison of Batak practices with those of lowland Filippino migrants, the author demonstrates ...

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