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Averting risks to the food chain: A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools
Price: Free! Words: 22,750. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This publication, based on 23 FCC-EMPRES information sheets published on a monthly basis by the FCC Intelligence and Coordination Unit of the FAO Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, showcases some of the best practices currently in use. It promises to help experts, policy makers, national institutions, and development workers in our joint pursuit of a world without hunger.
The Soil, how the soil is made up
Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Better Farming Series, no.7. This illustrated manual explains the layers that compose soil, how to cultivate a soil, go over the elements of clay, sand and silt in soils, and explains how humus, air, and water in the soil enrich it.
The Soil, the living soil, working the soil
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Better Farming Series, no.8. This illustrated manual addresses how soil is formed and how plants and living organisms change the soil, how soil can be destroyed and the impact of fire on soil. It has a unit on working the soil that describes why the soil should be worked and the tools and methods for working it.
The Soil, conserving the soil, improving the soil
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Better Farming Series, no.10. This illustrated manual focuses on soil conservation. It explains erosion and then covers methods and techniques for erosion control and improving the soil with fallow, manures, crop rotation, fertilizers and compost.
The Soil, man and the soil
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Better Farming Series, no.6. This illustrated manual discusses traditional farming systems and presents reasons for smallholders to change methods in order to improve crop production. Soil depletion and soil improvement are also presented.
The Soil, working the soil (continued)
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Better Farming Series, no.9. This illustrated manual focuses on working the soil. It covers how to choose fields for cultivation, clearing them of tree stumps, tilling, sowing, crop management, irrigation, drainage and harvesting.
The Plant, the stem
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Better Farming Series, no.3. The illustrated text explains how to identify a plant stem using yam, groundnut, maize, kapok or baobab and cotton as examples. It teaches the reader about two types of stems, herbaceous and woody, and the covers function of the stem with the plant system.
The Plant, the root
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Better Farming Series, no. 2. The text explains different root systems, how root systems are built, what a radicle consists of, root hairs and and the function of roots within soil.
The Plant, the leaf
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Better Farming Series, no.4. The manual describes leaf shape, function and how to protect leaves from diseases and pests. It is illustrated with examples.
The Plant, the flower
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Botany
Better Farming Series, no.5. This illustrated manual uses groundnut and maize flowers as examples to teach about how a flower functions for fertilization with the reproductive organs of the plant, and how seeds and fruit are generated. It also covers seeds and sowing, and storage of grain and seeds.
Animal husbandry: looking after animals, how cattle reproduce
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Better Farming Series, no.13. This illustrated manual instructs the user on how to house animals and breed cattle, including how to improve enclosures, what to do about parasites, how to take care of wound, vaccination, cattle diseases, reproduction systems, fertilization, pregnancy, calving and castration of bulls.
Animal husbandry: introduction
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Better Farming Series, no.11. This illustrated manual introduces animal husbandry and the benefits to the farmer.
Animal Husbandry: feeding animals
Price: Free! Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This handbook is designed for intermediate level agricultural education and training. This illustrated manual focuses on how to feed calves and cattle, how food is digested by cattle, and how to improve pastures and growing fodder crops.
Guide OCDE-FAO pour des filières agricoles responsables
Price: Free! Words: 32,800. Language: French. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
La FAO et l’OCDE ont élaboré ce guide pour aider les entreprises à respecter les standards existants de conduite responsable des entreprises et à exercer leur devoir de vigilance dans les filières agricoles afin de faire en sorte que leurs activités n’entraînent pas d’impacts négatifs et contribuent au développement durable.
OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
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FAO and the OECD have jointly developed this practical guidance to help enterprises observe existing standards of responsible business conduct along agricultural supply chains.
Food Outlook: Biannual Report on Global Food Markets. October 2016
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From a global perspective, food markets are expected to remain generally well balanced in 2016/17 amid large export availabilities and relatively low and more stable international prices, especially for cereals. The world food import bill is set to dip to a six-year low, while still remaining above the USD 1 trillion mark.
حالةالأغذية والزراعة 2016 تغير المناخ والزراعة والأمن الغذائي
Price: Free! Words: 57,170. Language: Arabic. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
حالةالأغذية والزراعة 2016 تغير المناخ والزراعة والأمن الغذائي
2016年粮食及农业状况 气候变化、农业和粮食安全
Price: Free! Words: 14,460. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
除非立即采取行动来提高农业的可持续性、生产率和抵御能力,气候变化影响将严重危害 粮食安全问题本就十分严重的那些国家和区域的粮食生产。
Price: Free! Words: 60,080. Language: Russian. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Принятое в декабре 2015 года Парижское соглашение открыло новый этап в глобальных усилиях по стабилизации климата, пока не стало слишком поздно.
El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación 2016: Cambio climático, agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Price: Free! Words: 73,210. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
El Acuerdo de París, adoptado en diciembre de 2015, representa un nuevo principio en el esfuerzo mundial por estabilizar el clima antes de que sea demasiado tarde.

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