Agriculture and Food
Women and the Food Cycle
This collection of articles includes case studies of attempts to improve small-scale food processing, remembering that 'small is beautiful, but difficult'. Case studies cover grain and fruit processing, baking, beekeeping, and small-scale oil production.
Tools for Organic Farming
Large-scale capital-intensive farming is being increasingly questioned, in both developed and developing countries. This book lists small-scale and relatively inexpensive tools for organic farmers, wherever they are in the world.
There are many remote areas scattered throughout the world where dairy farming is a well-established occupation. Large quantities of highgrade milk can be produced in such areas but the local market cannot always absorb them, especially during peak periods. Converting milk to cheese is one method of...
Farmer First presents a new paradigm and methods for agricultural research. Starting with farmers’ own capacity for innovation, contributors from the agricultural and social sciences, ecology, economics and geography make the case for a farmer-first mode to complement the traditional transfer of tec...
Forest Farm Husbandry
Based on experience at Ghana's Technology Consultancy Centre, this handbook describes successful methods of minimum tillage farming and alley cropping. It suggests that alley cropping offers great promise as a soil conservation and enriching technique.
Operation and Maintenance of Small Irrigation Schemes
A companion volume to Small-scale Irrigation, this manual deals with the problems of operation and maintenance at sources of supply, the conveying of water, its distribution, and also advises on drainage, health and general management problems.
This guide firstly discusses the various methods of seed-bed preparation with a description of hand tools, animal powered cultivation and tillage systems and continues with a listing of appropriate equipment which includes ploughs harrows and cultivators.
This book, part of the Tools for Agriculture series, is designed to give a guide to types of equipment available for farming on the small-scale and for small holdings.
This guide is a quality directory of agricultural equipment and machinery which is suitable for small scale beekeeping and honey processing. A general introduction to beekeeping is followed by an illustrated catalogue of suitable equipment and the addresses of suppliers and manufacturers.
This guide provides information on the type of equipment that is available for farming on the small-scale and for small-holdings. It details the relevant characteristics of the different types of multi-purpose toolbars and lists the name and address of the manufacturer.