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The State of Food and Agriculture 2013
Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food systems for better nutrition argues that improving nutrition and reducing these costs must begin with food and agriculture.
Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Price: Free! Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for FAO lay down the procedures for conserving plant genetic resources.These voluntary Standards set the benchmark for current scientific and technical best practices, and support the key international policy instruments for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources.
Save and Grow: Cassava
Price: Free! Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
How FAO's Save and Grow model of agriculture can help make intensive cassava farming more productive, profitable and sustainable.
Guidelines for the fisheries and aquaculture sector on damage and needs assessments in emergencies
Price: Free! Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods are threatened not only by natural hazards but also by human-induced events and other developments beyond their control. A steering group of key fisheries and aquaculture sector stakeholders, FAO included, was formed to develop guidelines and best practice standards, and vulnerability analysis tools for the cluster.
Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
Price: Free! Words: 35,650. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the framework of the project "Coping with water scarcity: the role of agriculture".
State of Food and Agriculture: 2014: Innovation in Family Farming
Price: Free! Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
Strategies to support innovation must recognize the diversity among family farms and focus on increasing yields, preserving natural resources and raising rural incomes. This requires an innovation system that facilitates and coordinates the activities of all stakeholders involved in agricultural innovation.
How-To Home Soil Tests: 10 DIY Tests For Texture, pH, Drainage, Earthworms & More
Series: The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos from 5 Acres & A Dream. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
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Offers simple at-home tests for soil texture, pH, drainage, and earthworm counts. Also how to read soil colors and how to read your plants. Includes charts, tables, glossary, further resources, how to make your own pH paper, and why all soil lab test results are not the same. A good resource for gardeners, homesteaders, and homeschoolers.
The Emperor Has No Clothes A Practical Guide for Environmental and Social Transformation
You set the price! Words: 64,560. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Waste Management
The first part of this book examines the intertwined social,economic, and technological causes that are the wellsprings of many of the environmental and social challenges we face. The second part offers workable solutions to attenuate or eliminate these problems. The ideas being presented are simple effective things we as ordinary citizens can implement to successfully abate these challenges.
Welcome to My Farm - Agri-tourism at its Best - 17 Ways to Make Money From Your Farm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 by Mendon Cottage Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / General
The word ‘agri-tourism’ is a word coined by the agricultural (farming) industry to define what takes place when someone experiences the happenings of a particular farm by way of visiting and possibly participating in the workings of that farm. It’s a form of educational entertainment.
Between Heaven and Earth: The Biodynamic Compost Preparations: Blog Meditations on How We Do It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Meditations on the Rudolf Steiner Biodynamic Compost Preparations from the perspective of a Jungian analyst and Demeter certified Biodynamic farmer.