Agriculture and Food
Feeding the Market
"This is an accessible book which distils the ultimate question : how to reconcile the contradictory demands of the globalized market?" From the foreword by Jon Snow. The debate about the pros and cons of globalization has become increasingly polarized and yet the voices of the rural poor are seld...
Seeds that Give
Seeds that Give: Participatory plant breeding
Semences du monde
semences du monde. Lamélioration participative des plantes
Drying Food for Profit
This book has been written for existing and prospective entrepreneurs who wish to produce dry foods commercially at small and medium scale. Great effort has been made to use simple language but at the same time to examine all relevant technical aspects.
Community-based Animal Healthcare
Andy Catley, Stephen Blakeway, Tim Leyland
Community based approaches to improving animal health have been evolving for many years. Numerous organisations and institutions, including government veterinary services, are now beginning to implement community-based animal health projects in order to provide basic veterinary services in rural are...
Setting up a Food Drying Business
The number of food drying businesses in developing countries is increasing and the impact that they can have on socio-economic development is marked. Small-scale food processing enterprises add value to local production by supplying local and export markets with dried products. Before embarking on s...
The United Nations University project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC) has used the traditional skills of smallholder farmers - for cultivating their crops, managing the soil, water and vegetation and maintaining their livelihoods in difficult circumstances - to produce thi...
Hands On Food, Water and Finance
Appropriate 'green' technologies are sometimes regarded as a second-rate solution but the series Practical Innovations for a Sustainable World challenges this concept by presenting real-life examples of successful appropriate technology stories from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. All of the...
Living with Wildlife
Stuart Coupe, Viv Lewis, Zadoc Ogutu, Cathy Watson
Conflicts over land use exist all over the world. In semi-arid parts of Africa, for example, pastoralists have by no means the same interests as settled farmers, lodge/safari company operators and tourists. Moreover, these conflicts of interest are likely to intensify if rural poverty and dependency...
This manual is designed for those who care for working horses but who may have little or no access to professional veterinary help. By guiding readers to the appropriate action to take when caring for a sick animal, this book will help alleviate the suffering of horses, donkeys and mules and thereby...