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A policymakers' guide to crop diversification: The case of the potato in Kenya

The potato is an important crop in Kenya, with a production in 2010 of around 1 million tonnes. The tuber is attracting great interest as one possible answer to the multiple challenges the country faces, including hunger, poverty and climate change. With some 800 000 potato...[more]

Agricultural Hand Tools in Emergencies: Guidelines for Technical and Field Officers

FAO has been intricately involved with emergency programmes for many decades. Under such circumstances, not only is assistance required urgently but it is also essential to ensure that it is sufficient both in quantity and quality. Overall objectives are carefully focused on...[more]

Cassava Farmer Field Schools - Resource material for Facilitators

This manual is part of FAO’s effort to promote sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production. It has been developed from experiences with farmer field schools in four African countries. It provides background information on the farmer field school approach and a...[more]

Good Agricultural Practices for greenhouse vegetable crops - Principles for Mediterranean Climate Areas

This publication capitalizes on the experience of scientists from the North Africa and Near East countries, in collaboration with experts from around the world, specialized in the different aspects of greenhouse crop production. It provides a comprehensive description and...[more]

Policy Support Guidelines for the Promotion of Sustainable Production Intensification and Ecosystem Services

Conservation Agriculture is actually applied on about 10% of the world’s cropland and adoption is growing fast. However, it is not growing fast enough to face the challenges ahead, such as the need to eradicate hunger and food insecurity for a growing population and to address...[more]

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