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The Miracle in the Seed
Price: Free! Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018 by Global Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Everyone knows what seeds look like, and know that all plants germinate from seeds. but few stop to wonder how it is that such a variety of plants, many very different from one another, can come from something that resembles a smooth chunk of wood or how seeds can contain all the information relating to these plants’ characteristics and how this information is individually coded.
El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura 2014
Price: Free! Words: 128,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
En la edición de 2014 de El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura se analizan varias cuestiones importantes, como el papel de la acuicultura en mejorar la nutrición y la reducción de prácticas peligrosas y una gestión indebida, que amenaza la sostenibilidad del sector.
Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials
Price: Free! Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This manual sets out in a systematic way the elements required to achieve an appropriate level of preparedness for any disease emergency in animals. In particular, this manual focuses on the control of transboundary animal diseases. Some of the principles presented may also be helpful in preparing for food safety, zoonotic and even non-infectious disease emergencies.
Processing of fresh-cut tropical fruits and vegetables: A technical guide
Price: Free! Words: 24,950. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Methods / Professional, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This technical guide reviews the critical issues that must be addressed for fresh-cut produce to meet consumer demand for convenience, quality and safety. A case study on fresh-cut processing in Thailand is included. The guide should be of practical value to small processors, trainers and extension workers and individuals engaged in production of fresh-cut tropical produce for sale.
The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 (SOFA): Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty
Price: Free! Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per person per day) and 795 million still suffer from chronic hunger. Much more will have to be done to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals on eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030.
Biocharculture Biochar for Environment and Development
Price: Free! Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Biochar research inspired the development of a revolutionary technology that can have a tremendous impact on agriculture, water, habitats, energy, health, sanitation, livelihoods, environment, and carbon sequestration. This book contributes to the understanding of biochar as a resource. Biochar is charcoal that is used for other purposes than heating.
1964 - 2014 FAO Investment Centre: 50 Years of development support
Price: Free! Words: 30,480. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
This book has been prepared to tell the story of how the Investment Centre came to be and what it is now, and what we hope it will be in the years to come.
Journey To Life
Price: Free! Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
A revolutionary priest’s journey to create the perfect climate change village in Zambales, Philippines
Seeds and Planting Material Production (Sinhala)
Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: Unknown language. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
A simplified technical guide for seed and planting material production on paddy, vegetables and fruits for farmers and agricultural students. It explains agronomic practices, seeds production methods, seed certification standards, marketing and legal frame work in Sri Lanka.
Technology Solution for Global Hunger
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Time
This short technical paper presents a technology with the potential to solve global hunger. A Synthetic Food Production facility is described which can provide daily food supplies for thousands of people at extremely low cost. Using the representative example, and 5 to 10 people operating the facility, it is possible to provide up to 10,000 ears (about 200 bushels) of sweet corn per day.
World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014: International Soil Classification System for Naming Soils and Creating Legends for Soil Maps – Updated 2015
Price: Free! Words: 62,690. Language: Simple English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This publication is a revised and updated version of World Soil Resources Reports No. 84 and 103 and presents the international soil classification system.
Crop Ecology, Cultivation and Uses of Cactus Pear
Price: Free! Words: 127,050. Language: Simple English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world must meet today and in the future. Prolonged droughts and desertification are among the issues faced by many countries, especially in Africa and Asia, where the rural poor and smallholders are most heavily affected.
Soil Organic Carbon Mapping Cookbook: 2nd Edition
Price: Free! Words: 41,990. Language: Simple English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
The Soil Organic Carbon Mapping cookbook provides a step-by-step guidance for developing 1 km grids for soil carbon stocks. It includes the preparation of local soil data, the compilation and pre-processing of ancillary spatial data sets, upscaling methodologies, and uncertainty assessments.
Protection of Rangeland and Pastures from Wildfire
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
Grazing lands are subject to wildfire because of an abundance of fine fuel (grass), frequent dry conditions, and proximity to an ignition source -usually a road or highway. Due to the risk of Wildfire, rangelands and pastures must be protected from accidental fires and/or those that are intentionally set. Firebreaks are a necessary and useful tool in this regard.
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES MANAGEMENT FOR TOMATO AND POTATO
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
(5.00 from 1 review)
It contains mineral disorders caused by macro and micro nutrients for tomato and potato. For each of the macro and micro nutrients their importance, symptomatology and control are discussed. Preventive measures have been developed for tomato and potato nutrient disorders. I hope that this book will serve a useful purpose for both the scientific community and the layman.
State of Food Insecurity in the CARICOM Caribbean: Meeting the 2015 hunger targets: Taking stock of uneven progress
Price: Free! Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This report presents the overview of food and nutrition security from the standpoint of what FAO classifies as the four pillars of food security, in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Status of the World's Soil Resources. Technical Summary
Price: Free! Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Earth sciences
This document presents a summary of the first Status of the World’s Soil Resources report, the goal of which is to make clear the essential connections between human well-being and the soil. The report provides a benchmark against which our collective progress to conserve this essential resource can be measured.
Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Producers
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
With the right preparation you can protect your livestock from injury should a hurricane occur. This eBook briefly covers vaccinations, barn preparation, livestock evacuations, feed, hay and water storage.
Care and Treatment of Livestock After a Hurricane
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hurricanes can put livestock in immediate danger of drowning from flooding caused by heavy rains or storm surges in low-lying areas. In addition, flying debris or collapsing buildings can injure animals. These recommendations are just a partial list of actions that livestock owners should be aware of in a post-hurricane event and do not cover several species-specific concerns.
After a Wildfire: Checklist of Considerations for Post-Fire Management
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature
All may appear lost, but with time and rain, pastures burned by recent wildfires will come back stronger if cattle are not restocked too early. The loss of standing vegetation affects not only the availability of feed for livestock, but also feed and cover, including nesting habitat for wildlife. This eBook is a checklist of considerations for post-fire management.

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