Agriculture and Food
Beyond Farmer First
The purpose of this book is to reveal how agricultural research and extension, far from being discrete, rational acts, are in fact part of a process of coming to terms with conflicting interests and viewpoints. By going beyond Farmer First, this theoretically informed perspective describes agricultu...
Traditional Beancurd Manufacture
This publication reviews the wide range of beancurd varieties available, the principles used in their manufacture by traditional methods and those methods that have potential for large-scale manufacture.
The Blacksmith and the Farmer
This book examines the contribution of rural manufacturing in central African economies, particularly as a service to the agricultural base. The author argues that self-sustaining small-scale rural workshops are vital to rural development.
Traditional milling is a time-consuming and laborious task for rural women, and there is a great need to mechanize this operation. However, traditional milling practices have many nutritional advantages for children and women which are not associated with the new milling techniques and instead of be...
Farmer Participatory Research
Christine Okali, James Sumberg, John Farrington
The authors describe and critique how farmer participatory research is presently being used within a broad range of agricultural research and development programmes. They argue for the linkage of project objectives with implementation strategies.
Livestock and Land-use Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa
Oxfam carries out original research on various aspects of its overseas programme, as part of a constant monitoring process, and in an effort to gain greater understanding of development programmes and practice. Although primarily a tool for institutional learning, some of the resulting reports are o...
Buried Pipelines for Surface Irrigation
This book is a comprehensive guide to the use of low-pressure pipelines instead of canal distribution systems for surface irrigation. Buried pipeline systems offer improvements over canals, without the sophistication and high cost of pressurized sprinkler and trickle irrigation. It is, therefore, an...
J. Sholto Douglas, Robert Hart
The integration of tree and other farming can establish a sounder ecological balance and greater productivity of food and materials for clothing, fuel and shelter. The book suggests planting and cropping methods, and a range of potentially useful trees.
Root Crop Processing
Covers the most common processing techniques for the major root crops including potato, cassava, sweet potato, yam and other edible aroid crops. Includes sections on basic food science principles, small-scale processing methods and case studies.
Fruit and Vegetable Processing
Offers the non-specialist an insight into the ranges of methods and equipment available for preserving products, increasing the quality and range of foodstuffs and indicating where the hazards are when setting up a small food processing concern.