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Pollination services for sustainable agriculture. Field Manuals

A key element of any organism’s pesticide risk is its natural history, and the routes by which it may be exposed to pesticides in foraging and nesting activities. In this respect, a series ofpresentations on the natural history of wild bee groups and pesticide exposure were...[more]

Proceeding from the FAO Expert Workshop on Perennial Crops for Food Security

This publication presents the latest research in perennial crop breeding and programmes, and provides direction on where the field of perennial crop is heading. Many production systems and agricultural practices are no longer sustainable today as their effects on soils, water,...[more]

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]

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