The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of the role of farm power and its implications for smallholder livelihoods in selected farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Farm power embraces all forms of power inputs into agricultural production, ranging from human inputs, to animal traction and engine-driven technologies,[...]
Los folletos sobre producción diversificada tienen el objetivo de sensibilizar y proporcionar informaciones referentes a oportunidades, en el nivel de finca o de comunidades, sobre la generación de ingresos para pequeños productores. Cada folleto analiza un emprendimiento o tecnología específica, agrícola o no, para la cual experiencias pasadas han demostrado[...]
Keeping poultry makes a substantial contribution to household food security throughout the developing world. It helps diversify incomes and provides quality food, energy, fertilizer and a renewable asset in over 80 percent of rural households. Small-scale producers are however constrained by poor access to markets, goods and services; they have[...]
Ces lignes directrices énoncent des principes généraux et des considérations de base pour ceux qui sont impliqués dans la fourniture de services de microfinance à la pêche et de l'aquaculture et pour ceux qui ont l'intention d'inclure la pêche et les communautés piscicoles dans le cadre de la base de[...]
Zero Tillage is the main element among several that make up what FAO terms Conservation Agriculture (CA). Although CA uses some specific practices, and may also use external inputs, it is in essence an agricultural concept that conserves and enhances soil fertility, improves the availability of soil moisture, and increases[...]
Small farmers produce much of the developing world’s food. Yet they are generally much poorer than the rest of the population in these countries, and are less food secure than even the urban poor. Furthermore, although the majority of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2030, farming[...]
Smallholder poultry production (i.e. family poultry) is an appropriate system that makes the best use of locally available resources. Family flocks are important providers of eggs and meat as well as being valued in religious and cultural life. There are three production systems for family poultry - free range, backyard[...]
This book contains a study of 65 crops, mostly of American origin, which for social, agronomic or biological reasons have lost their importance over the last 500 years. Some of them have been marginalized with respect to their original function or their potential uses; others have practically been forgotten. They[...]
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