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Number of Books: 62
A TRAINING MANUAL FOR SWEET SORGHUM        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
GUIYING L.
CHAPMAN K. R.
GRIFFEE P.
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This manual provides training for technicians in the techniques of growing and managing sweet sorghum as well as its processing and livestock feeding; and for local farmers in rural areas of China with typical arid and saline-alkaline characteristics, where traditional summer crops such as maize and cotton are failing through lack of water or excess salinity and alkalinity. The booklet offer demonstrations of the growing and different utilizations of improved, new varieties (or hybrids). Precisely, sweet sorghum can be used for many purposes: grain is used as food, juice for producing alcohol; stalks are used as silage or fodder; the fiber of the stalks is one of the best materials for making high quality paper, etc. Moreover sweet sorghum generates biogas.
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Related links
ECOPORT
http://ecoport.org



Contact: Griffee Peter
Grassland and Pasture Crops Group
Grassland and Pasture Crops Group
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Peter.Griffee@fao.org

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ADDING VALUE TO ROOT AND TUBER CROPS : A MANUAL ON PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Plants     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
WHEATLEY CHRISTOPHER
J.SCOTT GREGORY
WIERSEMA SIERT RUPERT BEST,
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE), CALI, COLOMBIA, 1995
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English
This guide is a training tool for researchers and scientists who develop new products from root and tuber crops. It is also a useful tool for for university professors. The new products can increase the incomes of small-scale farmers and processors and improve supplies of food and feed, and industrial raw material. The manual draws from a decade of intensive work by international centers and national programs to improve crop utilization and marketing.
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Related links
www.ciat.cgiar.org




Contact: CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Cali,Colombia
Mailing address: A.A. 6713, Cali, Colombia
ciat@cgiar.org

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BETTER FARMING SERIES. PLANTS        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1976
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These booklets, addressed small-scale farmers, include all the practices in order to providing information on planting practices and harvest processing. They are supported by descriptive and illustrative pictures, which help small-scale farmers to better develop the effective application of existing knowledge to the traditional production system.
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The plants: the living plants; the root
English
The plants: the stem; the buds; the leaves
English
The plant: the flower
English
Crop farming
English
Cereals
English
Roots and tubers
English
Bananas
English
Upland rice
English
Wet paddy or swamp rice
English
Cocoa
English
Coffee
English
The oil palm
English

Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION AND USE OF PLANTS. A SCHOOL PLAY FOR SENIOR STUDENTS         
subjects:  Biodiversity     Plants         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
SPEEDY ROPHMATHY
FAO , ROME, 2007
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English
The book’s aim is to help young students learn about biotechnology. The volume explains how a knowledge of biotechnology can help conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture. The book contains story line, script and graphic design. The target are educators and trainers on rural development and planners. It is also a useful tool for university’s students and teachers. The volume is both entertaining and educational.
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Contact: _
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
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CALENDARIO DE CULTIVOS. AMERICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Teachers' training     
LARINDE MICHEAL
FAJARDO JUAN
FAO, ROME, 2006
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Spanish
This publication provides information on planting dates, seed rates and other basic information related to crop production in the Latin America and Caribbean countries and is to be used in planning and management of activities related to seeds and crops, in particular in the timely provision of seeds to vulnerable farmers after disasters. Seed must be available for planting by farmers at the right time, in sufficient quantity and appropriate quality of varieties adapted to the particular agroecological zone where they are to be grown. A detailed knowledge of the planting periods in the different agricultural areas of a country is critical to the success of seed relief activities to boost food supply and create food security.
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Related links
Agricultura 21
http://www.fao.org/ag/esp/default.htm



Contact: Juan Fajardo
Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
juan.fajardo@fao.org

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CASSAVA PROCESSING        
subjects:  Plants     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
GRACE M.R.
FAO, ROME, 1997
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English
This publication targets cassava (manioc) farmers. The book explains the cultivation and the human and animal feed use of this plant. Cassava (or manioc) is also cultivated for commercial and industrial production, so that it can be very important in rural economy. The term cassava (manioc in French-speaking countries) is usually applied in Europe and the United States of America to the roots of the cassava plant, whereas tapioca denotes baked products of cassava flour.
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Contact: M.R. GRACE
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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COMMON DISEASES OF SMALL GRAIN CEREALS - A GUIDE TO IDENTIFICATION        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
ZILINSKY F.J.
CIMMYT (INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER), MEXICO, D.F., 1983
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English
This manual targets breeders, agronomists, and young scientists, especially in developing countries, who are responsible for identifying and recording trial data, screening cereals for disease resistance, and verifying the disease reactions of plant material. It provides information for the identification of more than 70 diseases affecting bread wheat, durum wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale.
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Related links
www.cimmyt.org
http://www.cimmyt.org



Contact: CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
CIMMYT (INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER)
Mexico, D.F,Mexico
Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600

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CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE COTTON FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS. EXPERIENCES FROM PARAGUAY        
subjects:  Soil and land rights     Plants         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
LANGE DIRK
MORIYA KEN
FAO AND GTZ, ASUNCIÓN, 2004, pages 31
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English -
This paper reports the study on Conservation Agriculture (CA) cotton on smallholder farmers living in Paraguay. It illustrates the contribution of the CA System in reducing soil disturbance through alternative technique (such as direct seeding and crop rotation) and minimizing the damage to the environment caused by the conventional tillage system. It also highlights the limits and provides conclusions about this approach.
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Related links
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/ca/index.html
Conservation Agriculture
http://www.fao.org/ag/ca/8.html



Related articles
The Economics of Conservation Agriculture
ftp://ftp.fao.org/agl/agll/docs/ecconsagr.pdf

Contact: Theodor Friedrich
Crop and Grassland Service
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
theodor.friedrich@fao.org

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CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE. CASE STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND AFRICA        
subjects:  Trees and Forests     Soil and land rights     Plants    
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
BOT ALEXANDRA
BENITES JOSÉ
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 69
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English
This publication shows how conservation agriculture can increase crop production, reduce soils erosion and improve rural livelihoods in developing countries. Three criteria, i.e. no mechanical soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotations, distinguish conservation agriculture from a conventional agricultural system. The report, through a review of conservation- effective systems of land use in Africa and Latin America, presents the set of conditions necessary for farming systems to be sustainable.
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Related links
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/
Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/index.stm



Contact: Jose Benites
Land Tenure and Management Unit
Land and Water Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
jose.benites@fao.org

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CULTIVO DE ANTERAS DE ARROZ EN EL DESARROLLO DE GERMOPLASMA         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
LENTINI ZAIDA
MARTINEZ CESAR
ROCA WILLIAM
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE), 1997
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English
This manual targets rice farmers and researchers. The dynamics of rice pests (harmful arthropods, diseases, and weeds) increase both rice research costs and market prices. To counteract the serious loss of yield (20%) to pests in Latin America, the manual offers rice farmers and researchers up-to-date methods of control, thresholds of damage, and integrated management strategies.
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Related links
www.ciat.cgiar.org
http://www.ciat.cgiar.org



Contact: CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Cali,Colombia
Location: Recta Cali-Palmira, km 17 Mailing address: A.A. 6713
ciat@cgiar.org

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FARMER FIELD SCHOOL AND IPM.         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO -
FAO RAP, BANGKOK, 2001
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English
This document is a useful tool for extensionists involved in farmer education. The ecological approach to plant protection is called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. Not only does it involve minimising the use of pesticides, it also involves a wide range of other practices aimed at growing a healthy crop. The training approach about IPM is called the Farmers Field School (FFS). This entails weekly meetings by a group of farmers. Instead of listening to lectures or watching demonstrations, these farmers observe, record and discuss what is happening in their own fields from the time of planting to the time of harvest. This discovery-learning process generates a deep understanding of ecological concepts and their practical application. Since 1990 more than two million farmers have graduated from FFS. The misuse of pesticides is harmful to human health and is damaging to the environment. Millions of people are poisoned by pesticides every year, and pest problems are often made worse when the balance between beneficial and harmful insects is disturbed by applying toxic chemicals. In the last two decades Asian Governments, NGOs and international agencies have been working together to organise training which helps farmers to learn about the ecology of their fields and, as a result, enables them to make and implement decisions which are safe, productive and sustainable.
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Related links
Community Integrated Pest Management Web site
http://www.communityipm.org/index.htm



Related articles
An overview of characteristics of Farmer Field School.
http://www.farmerfieldschool.net/document_en/FFS_GUIDe.doc
Fundamental Elements of a Farmer Field Schools
http://www.farmerfieldschool.net/document_en/05_06.pdf

Contact: Manuela Allara
Plant Protection Service (AGPP)
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Manuela.allara@fao.org

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GROWING GREENER CITIES        
subjects:  Plants     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO _
FAO
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English
This paper shows how urban and peri-urban horticulture contributes to food and nutrition security, sustainable livelihoods, environmental protection, good governance and community development. This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Related links
Urban and peri-urban horticulture web site
http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/greenercities/


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GROWING SOYBEAN AND MAIZE IN ROTATION        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Primary education    
IITA
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, 2006
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English
This manual targets mainly farmers or vocational education students, but thanks to its simplicity and many expressive pictures it could be used by primary school pupils. It presents the advantages and methods for growing soybean and maize in rotation on the same plot.
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Related links
www.iita.org




Contact: IITA (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Ibadan,Nigeria
PMB 5320, Ibadan
iita@cgiar.org

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GUIDE TO BREAD WHEAT BREEDING AT CIMMYT        
subjects:  Plants     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
VAN GINKEL MARTEN
TRETHOWAN RICHARD
KARIM AMMAR, JIANKANG WANG, MORTEN LILLEMO
CIMMYT (INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER), 2002
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English
This manual is designed to help scientists acquaint themselves with the CIMMYT's philosophy, objectives, strategies, and specific activities. This special report provides a detailed introduction to the three subprogrammes of the CIMMYT Wheat Programme. It addresses the breeding of bread wheat in the three subprogrammes: bread wheat for irrigated and high rainfall conditions, bread wheat for semi-arid and high latitude conditions, and hybrid bread wheat.
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Related links
www.cimmyt.org




Contact: CIMMYT (INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER)
Mexico, D.F., ,Mexico
Apdo. Postal 6-641
www.cimmyt.org

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GUÍA DE CAMPO DE LOS CULTIVOS ANDINOS        
subjects:  Trees and Forests     Plants         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education     Teachers' training     
E. TAPIA MARIO
FRIES ANA MARÍA
ROME, 2007
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English
This manual, especially aimed at extensionists, teachers and agriculture students, is about the production and use of native crops in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. The information provided in this manual comes from two different sources: experience and traditional practices from Andean farmers during the last centuries and publications on new technologies which have been used recently or proposed with the aim of increasing productivity.
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Contact: Irela Mazar
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division (AGN)
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Irela.Mazar@fao.org
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IITA RESEARCH GUIDES        
subjects:  Plants     Soil and land rights         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
(INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE) IITA
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This series of Research Guides provides information and guidance to agricultural researchers, technicians, extension specialists, educators, and students involved in research and training.
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Fertilizer distribution machinery: design and operation
English
Improvement of soil fertility and weed suppression through legume-based technologies
English
Major insect pests of maize in Africa: biology and control
English
Mechanized minimum and no-till crop production for research farms
English
Other booklets of this series available at IITA (www.iita.org)

Contact: IITA (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Ibadan,Nigeria
PMB 5320, Ibadan, Oyo State
iita@cgiar.org
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ILCA TRAINING MANUAL: FORAGE SEED PRODUCTION        
subjects:  Animals and Pastoralism     Plants         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
(HERBAGE SEED UNIT) HSU ,
(INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CENTRE) ILCA
ILRI (INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE), 1999
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English
This manual targets mainly farmers. Its objective is to make available quality seed or vegetative material for livestock production. It explains methods from the seed production systems, site selection through forage matching to the site and crop management.
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Related links
www.ilri.org




Contact: ILRI INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Nairobi,Kenya
P.O.Box 30709
ILRI-Kenya@cgiar.org

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ILLUSTRATED GUIDES SERIES        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Teachers' training     
IITA
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, 2005
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This series of guidebooks targets actual and potential growers of cassava, cowpea, maize, soybean and watermelon. These plants are major staple crops in Nigeria as they can be found in the daily menu of local people. The guidebooks full of colorful illustrations and written in a simple language show the step-by-step procedure and precautions for obtaining high quality harvest. Each guidebook is completed by trainer's guide which provides teachers with practical pedagogical advice and gives an explanation on how to conduct the course.
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Cassava utilization in Nigeria - Trainers' guide
English
Commercial Utilization of Cassava in Nigeria: An Illustrated Guide
English
Growing Cassava Commercially in Nigeria - Trainer's guide
English
Growing Cowpea commercially in Nigeria: an illustrated guide
English
Growing Cowpea Commercially in Nigeria - Trainer’s Guide
English
Growing Maize Commercially in Nigeria: an illustrated guide
English
Growing Maize Commercially in Nigeria - Trainer’s Guide
English
Growing Soybean Commercially in Nigeria: Trainers guide
English
Growing Soybean Commercially in Nigeria: an illustrated guide
English
Growing Watermelon in Nigeria: Trainer's Guide
English
Growing Watermelon Commercially in Nigeria: an illustrated guide
English

Related links
www.iita.org




Contact: IITA (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Ibadan,Nigeria
PMB 5320, Ibadan, Oyo State
iita@cgiar.org

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INTEGRATED CONTROL OF BACTERIAL WILT OF POTATO        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
PRIOU S.
ALEY P.
E. CHUJOY, B. LEMAGA AND E. R. FRENCH
CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER), 1999
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English
This manual targets mainly farmers, extension agents and secondary and vocational schools teachers. It is a PDF version of a slide training series on bacterial wilt which affects more than 30 plant species, the most susceptible crops being potato, tomato, eggplant, pepper, banana and groundnut. With help of colorful slides and photos, it explains how to reduce the incidence of bacterial wilt.
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Related links
www.cip.org




Contact: CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER)
Lima,Peru
Apartado 1558
cip@cgiar.org

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INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Biodiversity     Plants    
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND _
INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AND FAO, ROME,
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English
This module presents the International Treaty and its main components in the context of the broader legal framework governing crop diversity. It shows how the International Treaty has been set up to cope with global challenges such as food security, climate change and the loss of crop diversity. The module provides learners with key concepts and historical background, through lessons that are specifically designed for newcomers to the biodiversity policy area. This work constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the International Treaty. This module is tailored to the following learner groups: policy makers, farmers'organizations, plant breeders, Academia.
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Related links
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture web site
http://www.planttreaty.org/



Contact: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and FAO
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
pgrfa-treaty@fao.org

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MAINTAINING QUALITY OF FOOD AND FEED GRAIN THROUGH TRADE AND PROCESSING         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Plants         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
GOLOB PETER
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
The booklet is intended to be used by anyone who is involved in providing practical advice to counteract the causes of deterioration of grain and grain products which loss in quality, quantity, nutrient content and monetary value along the marketing chain (transportation, storage and processing). It illustrates actions that should be undertaken to prevent or remedy them. The booklet is a useful tool for extensionists, planners and educators on rural development.
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Contact: _
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESOURCE KIT        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
This kit has been designed to answer the call from National Focal Points (NFPs) and others involved with the Treaty at national level, including those responsible for gene banks, NGOs and ministries. It is intended to support the improvement of their ability to raise public and media awareness and understanding of the Treaty and its activities. When fully operational, the Treaty Communication Kit will recognize and integrate information from countries whose media activities have been successful, presenting them as best practices for sharing with other countries.
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Contact: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
pgrfa-treaty@fao.org
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MIP EN ARROZ : MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS: ARTRÓPODOS, ENFERMEDADES Y MALEZAS         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
PANTOJA LÓPEZ ALBERTO ,
FISCHER ALBERT J.
F.J.C. VICTORIA, L.R. SANINT, A. RAMÍREZ, E.TASCÓN, E.DURÁN
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE), 2001
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Spanish
This manual targets farmers and researchers in the field of rice crops. It offers rice farmers and researchers up-to-date methods of control, thresholds of damage, and integrated management strategies to counteract the serious loss of yield (20%) to pests in Latin America. The dynamics of rice pests (harmful arthropods, diseases, and weeds) increase both rice research costs and market prices.
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Related links
www.ciat.cgiar.org




Contact: CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Cali,Colombia
Mailing address: A.A. 6713
www.ciat.cgiar.org

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POPULAR HYDROPONIC GARDENS        
subjects:  Plants     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
MARULANDA CESAR
IZQUIERDO JUAN
FAO, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1993, pages 138
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English
This manual targets governments, institution and agencies. This publication promotes the implementation of the Popular Hydroponic Gardens (PHG)in order to establish horticultural micro-enterprise in suburban and rural areas with characteristics of social and economic poverty and marginality. The PHG technique enable users to produce, with little water consumption and small amount of physical work, fresh, healthy and abundant vegetables in small spaces at home; it is possible to produce high quality products and improve food’s quality.This manual provides eight classes on installation, cultivation, nutrition of the plants, pest management and control of PHG.
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Contact: Juan Izquierdo
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA
Santiago ,Chile
Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, 3241, Vitacura
juan.izquierdo@fao.org
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PROCESAMIENTO DE FRUTAS Y HORTALIZAS MEDIANTE METODOS ARTESANALES Y DE PEQUEÑA ESCALA         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training      Secondary and vocational education    
PALTRINIERI GAETANO
FIGUEROLA FERNANDO
ROJAS LORETO
FAO, SANTIAGODE CHILE, 1993
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Spanish
This manual addresses microenterprises in order to improve their incomes and the development of small communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides basic elements on post-harvest food preservation and technological processes applied for the transformation and conservation of products. It also considers their final destination as own consumption and marketing.
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Related links
Departamento de Agricultura y Proteccion del Consumidor
http://www.fao.org/ag/esp/default.htm



Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153

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PRÉVENTION DES PERTES APRÈS RÉCOLTE: FRUITS, LÉGUMES, RACINES ET TUBERCULES         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Secondary and vocational education         

FAO, ROME, 1992, pages 183
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French
The purpose of this book is to prevent post-harvest food losses. It focuses in particular on fruits, legumes, roots and tubes. It analyses the causes of their deterioration and provides methods for their conservation. The document addresses people working on the field, project directors', and teachers of agricultural and vocational schools. It provides different techniques for different local needs.
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Related links
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/



Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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RIDDING THE WORLD OF POPS: A GUIDE TO THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Plants         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
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THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME, 2005
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English
This booklet is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This booklet illustrates the treaty, called the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The persistent organic pollutants (POPs) pose such significant threats to health and the environment that on 22 May 2001, the world’s governments met in Sweden and adopted an international treaty aimed at restricting and ultimately eliminating their production, use, release and storage.
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Related links
The new official web site of the Stockholm Convention
http://chm.pops.int/Default.aspx



Contact: Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals
Geneva,Switzerland
CH-1219, Châtelaine
ssc@chemicals.unep.ch

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ROGUING POTATOES        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
CORTBAOUI ROGER
CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER), 1984
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English
This short technical handbook targets potato growers and secondary or vocational education students. The main objectives of this manual are to enable the learners to know the principles of roguing, identify the plants to be rogued and carry out roguing in different weather conditions.
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Related links
www.cipotato.org




Contact: CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER)
Lima,Peru
Apartado 1558
cip@cgiar.org

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SAVE AND GROW        
subjects:  Plants     Biodiversity         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
ROME , 2011
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English
The present paradigm of the intensive crop production cannot meet the challenge of the new millennium. In order to grow, agriculture must learn to save. This book is an useful tool for policymakers and presents a new paradigm: sustainable crop production intensification, which produces more from the same area of land while conserving resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.
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Contact: AGP - Plant Production and Protection Home
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
agp@fao.org
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SEED PRODUCTION        
subjects:  Plants     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Teachers' training     
DAVID SONIA
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE), CALI, 1998
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This is a series of three seed production handbooks. It targets people who have no formal training or experience in seed production, oriented especially towards small-scale farmers, entrepreneurs, and community-based institutions, that are interested in producing seed of various crops for sale.
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Business skills for small-scale seed producers: Handbooks for small-scale seed producers. Handbook Two
English
Business skill for small-scale seed producers: a trainer’s guide. Handbook Three. Handbooks for small-scale seed producers
English
Producing bean seed. Handbook one
English

Related links
www.ciat.cgiar.org




Contact: CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture)
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Cali,Colombia
Mailing address: A.A. 6713
ciat@cgiar.org

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SEEDS OF DIVERSITY        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Plants         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
In Ethiopia farmers use a wide variety of seeds to obtain their crops from an incredible variety of different kinds of fields. This video introduces the kind of seeds farmers use and explains why it is essential to help farmers and the country preserve its rich genetic resources. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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SMALL-SCALE PALM OIL PROCESSING IN AFRICA        
subjects:  Plants     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
POKU KWASI
FAO, ROME, 2002, pages 56
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English
This publication provides extensionists with information on equipments that can be used for the extraction of palm oil and palm kernel oil in Central and West Africa; it supplies detailed descriptions of the various processes involved in small-scale palm oil processing, the type of the machinery required, their performance and energy and water consumption. The book also considers effects on the environment caused by solid waste products and by product uses.
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Related links
Agricultural Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html



Contact: Njie Divine Nganje
Agricultural and Food Engineering Technologies Service
Agriculture Support System Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
divine.njie@fao.org

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TECHNOLOGY OF PRODUCTION OF EDIBLE FLOURS AND PROTEIN PRODUCTS FROM SOYBEANS        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
BERK ZEKI
FAO, ROME, 1993, pages 192
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English
This book is a useful manual for extensionists working on the soybeans utilization; it describes the processing of soybeans into oil, meal, texturized vegetables protein, cooking oil, flours and grits. The publication also focuses on the process that yields various products such as soymilk, tofu, miso, tempeh and soy sauce. The manual includes information on the cost of various equipments for different usages of the plant.
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Related links
Agricultural Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html



Contact: Mejia-Lorio Danilo Jacinto
Agricultural and Food Engineering Technologies Service
Agriculture Support System Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
danilo.mejia@fao.org

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VISUAL SOIL ASSESSMENT (VSA) FIELD GUIDES        
subjects:  Soil and land rights     Plants         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
_ FAO
FAO, ROME, 2008
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English
The VSA Field Guides, especially aimed at scientists and field technicians, consist of a series of separate booklets for specific crop groups which are vineyards, olive orchards, orchards, wheat and annual crops. Each one is a practical guide to carry out a quantitative soil analysis with reproduceable results using only very simple tools.
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Contact: Bunning, Sally
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG)
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Sally.Bunning@fao.org
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WEED MANAGEMENT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ADDENDUM1         
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
LABRADA R.L
FAO, ROME, 2003, pages 7
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English
Spanish
This publication is an important tool for weed researchers and agricultural extension workers as it provides technical information on weed management in various economically important crops in the developing world. Weeds represent a major constraint to the agricultural production in several developing countries and the book gives relevant information of control strategies to be implemented, including detailed and updates information on herbicides and possibilities for their use.
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Contact: Labrada Ricardo
Plant Protection Service
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
ricardo.labrada@fao.org
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WEST AFRICAN CATALOGUE OF PLANT SPECIES AND VARIETIES        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Plants         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
_ FAO
ROME, 2008
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English
This catalogue is aimed especially at farmers, extensionists, students and all the people involved in the production chain. This document presents a list of varieties or varietal types whose seeds can be produced and commercialized within the territory made up by the seventeen West and Central African countries.
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Contact: Guei, Gouantoueu
Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service (AGNP)
Plant Production and Protection Division (AGN)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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