Agriculture and Food
To Cure All Hunger
Few countries face as grim a prospect of food insecurity as the Sudan - bankrupt, at civil war, and ravaged by drought. To Cure All Hunger looks at the scope and the content of appropriate interventions, growth, income, and command over food security. A close study of the causes, dimensions and cons...
Joining Farmers' Experiments
Presents a varied collection of reports from researchers and fieldworkers, who are supporting the efforts of farmers in small-scale farming in diverse and risk-prone areas, and linking up experimental farmers so that they can learn from one another (Published in the ILEIA Readings in Sustainable Agr...
Try Drying It!
Shows how improving on the traditional techniques of drying by sun and air can provide income-generating activities for groups in the developing world. Examples from Peru, Colombia and Bangladesh; with detailed technical appendices.
Providing Food Security For All
Mohiuddin Alamgir, Poonam Arora
This book is by Mohiuddin Alamgir and Poonam Arora with an introduction by Idriss Jazairy. This book from IFAD is an in-depth user-friendly study of global food security, focused at the household level, which includes dozens of revealing figures, charts and tables. This introduction to global food s...
Looking after Our Land
'Desertification' is not the creation of a desert - or very rarely! It is a process of resource degradation. Helping people to acquire the tools, knowledge and confidence the need to reverse this process is one of the major challenges facing development workers in arid and semi-arid Africa. Soil con...
Village Animal Healthcare
In many developing countries access to veterinary services is a particular problem in rural areas, and poor farmers suffer significant losses due to preventable livestock diseases. This book describes three Intermediate Technology programmes built from local knowledge.
Agro-mechanical Diffusion in a Backward Region
This exploration of the conditions which characterize the process of a general application of agro-mechanical technology is illustrated through a detailed study of the use of a new agricultural tool in rural India.
Useful Plants of Ghana
Kew botanists have studied African plants for two centuries, and are now co-operating with Practical Action Publishing to produce this book which will be a constant source of interest and reference internationally. The book, while of great interest to specialists, is aimed at the average reader. The...
Assessing the choice of technology for small scale sugar production, and its economic and social viability, this book will interest those responsible for sugar development, industry decision makers, non-governmental organizations, and appropriate technology organizations. Proceeding of a joint ITDG/...
Agricultural Policy Analysis Tools for Economic Development
Written in an accessible manner for development economists and agricultural policy analysts, this book is designed to help researchers.