Agriculture and Food
Women's Roles in Technical Innovation
Women's indigenous technical knowledge and innovative solutions to problems are in evidence across the whole range of food cycle technologies. This book highlights the broad range of expertise that exists in rural areas. The book first gives a brief account of women's indigenous technical knowledge,...
Famine Early Warning and Response
Margaret Buchanan-Smith, Susanna Davies
Drawing on case studies from Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, Mali and Kenya (focusing on Turkana district) during the drought years of 1990-91, this book investigates why early warning signals were not translated into timely intervention. It examines, for the first time, the role of early warning information...
Farmers, Forests and Fuel
This survey of the current, and likely future extent of, biomass energy shortages in Sri Lanka seeks to identify the most appropriate means by which these might be addressed, and draws out the lessons to be learned in other parts of the world.
The classic disaster model of an emergency, which assumes simple cause and effect between food shortages, malnutrition and death, no longer holds. The nature and perceptions of emergencies are changing. In fact most emergency situations are protracted, with obvious political dimensions, and the grea...
Living with Uncertainty
The last few years have seen a major rethinking of some of the hallowed assumptions of range ecology and range management practice. This book examines the management of policy implications of this new ecological thinking for pastoral development in dryland areas. With examples drawn from all over Af...
Mountain agriculture has attracted attention both for its complex adaptation to particular circumstances, and for its marginality and instability in a changing world. Irrigation plays a range of roles in mountain farming systems and their dynamics or change. Hill Irrigation examines the environmenta...
Focuses on the processing of four cereals - maize (or corn), rice, sorghum and wheat. A useful guide for those intending to set up a cereal-processing enterprise. Topics include harvesting, threshing, storage, milling, hulling, baking and fermenting.
Pastoral Development Planning
Written for planners and managers in development and relief agencies, Oxfam Development Guidelines draw on Oxfam's experience to review current thinking on theory and practice in a range of development and relief fields. Despite all the efforts of development agencies, pastoral communities in Africa...
Animal Healthcare Training
John Young, Karen Stoufer, Narayan Ojha, Henk Peter Djikema
Presents the findings of a training project in Nepal which teaches basic animal health care techniques to Nepalese villagers. Ten years later an evaluation was conducted to determine whether there was a continuing need for the courses and to assess their effectiveness. This book describes the course...
This book addresses, in the Bangladesh context, the fundamental processes of agrarian structural change and their gender implications, opportunities for wider participation by landless men and women in agricultural growth; the social implications of rural works and fish culture programmes; rural ins...