Agriculture and Food
Women, Land and Agriculture
A collection of essays considering women's access to land and their role in food production in developing countries. Contributors assert that women's contribution to global agricultural production for food and for profit continues to be largely unacknowledged and undervalued and that their ability t...
Modern Coconut Management
Modern Coconut Management is aimed at guiding those who work with small-scale farmers and farmer groups through the complex area of coconut management. It will also be of value to the many processors and others whose livelihoods depend on coconuts. The emphasis is on the need for training and educat...
Biological and Cultural Diversity
Gordon Prain, Sam Fujisaka, D Michael Warren
Much recent 'scientific' agricultural research has failed to build upon the valuable experiences and lessons learnt from farmers, in combating problems faced in agriculture. Biological and Cultural Diversity presents, for the first time, cases of indigenous experimentation as well as the benefits in...
Farmers' Seed Production
Conny Almekinders, Niels Louwaars
This handbook covers a whole range of issues relating to local seed supply systems, including participatory plant breeding, and both technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance. It suggests new approaches and methods to support on-farm seed production by small-scal...
Fiona Hinchcliffe, John Thompson, Jules Pretty, Irene Guijt, Parmesh Shah
Fertile Ground addresses presents the findings of the first formal study and in-depth research into the impacts of participatory watershed management in a wider range of agroecological and socioeconomic settings in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. The Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Liv...
Making Safe Food
Peter Fellows, Vishaka Hidellage, Emma Judge
This booklet is intended for use by extension workers and trainers in food processing and provides simple illustrated interpretations of the regulations relating to aspects of food production.
Distribution of Seeds and Tools in Emergencies
Oxfam and other agencies often distribute seeds and tools in emergencies, whether resulting from war and displacement or natural disasters. Such inputs can be of great value in enabling people who have lost everything to re-establish themselves and move towards self-sufficiency. This book provides d...
Seeds of Choice
John Witcombe, John Farrington, Daljit Virk
Seeds of Choice provides an in-depth analysis of the regulatory frameworks that cover varietal testing, release and dissemination of seeds. This book analyses the varietal testing system used by the All India Co-ordinated Crop Improvement Projects. The study reveals that reforms are needed if a grea...
Modern Irrigation Technologies for Smallholders in Developing Countries
Modern Irrigation Technologies reviews the experience of smallholders with irrigation technologies in a range of diverse conditions in many different countries. Some people argue that modern irrigation technologies are the key to increased food production. However, projects introducing modern irriga...
Training in Food Processing
Mike Battcock, Sue Azam-Ali, Peter Fellows
This book shows how to provide effective training in food processing, which can open up opportunities for individuals who lack business experience. It explains the importance of needs assessment, course preparation, monitoring and follow-up, and the value of practical work and opportunities for trai...