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Number of Books: 58
A GUIDE TO GENDER SENSITIVE MICROFINANCE        
subjects:  Gender     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
MURRAY UNA
BOROS RUXANDRA
FAO, ROME, 2002, pages 118
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English
This guide targets policy-makers and donors, practitioners and field workers. It is a practical tool for those involved in microfinance programmes to ensure that socio economic and gender issues are taken into account when developing microfinance programmes. It is intended for users both in developing and developed countries where microfinance activities are proposed to improve social and economic development.
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Related links
SEAGA
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga



Contact: Sisto Ilaria
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ilaria.sisto@fao.org

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A GUIDE TO MAIZE MARKETING FOR EXTENSION OFFICERS: MARKETING EXTENSION GUIDE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
SHEPHERD ANDREW
FAO, ROME, 1999
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English
French
This guide has been designed to be used by extension officers working with small farmers in those African countries that liberalized in the 1990s their maize marketing system. As a result of the move away from marketing by grain boards, extension officers will have to develop new skills. They will need to advise farmers on what crops to grow, on how and where to sell their crops and how to store them. They will also need to answer farmers’ questions about prices, about where to store their crops or sell them immediately and how to pay for them. Extension workers can play an important role in ensuring that marketing systems work to the benefit of both farmers and consumers and promote food security. As it covers the basic principles of private sector grain marketing, as well as on-farm crop drying and storage, this guide should also be valuable for extension workers elsewhere in Africa.
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Related links
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/resources/en/marketExtension.html



Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org

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A GUIDE TO MARKETING COSTS AND HOW TO CALCULATE THEM        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
SHEPHERD ANDREW
FAO, ROME, 1993
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English
French
Spanish
This guide is intended for marketing officers, extension workers and governments. It explains basic concepts of agricultural marketing costs and marketing margins. Farmers seeking to produce new crops need to be aware not only of their likely production costs but also of the costs of marketing these crops. Extension workers need to be able to advise them on such matters. In identifying the main types of marketing costs, the guide provides brief advice on how to calculate them and discuss the interpretation of marketing margins. The aim of the guide is to correct some of the widely held misunderstandings over marketing costs and it will be particularly useful to marketing officers and extension workers who are called upon to advise farmers on marketing and prices. Moreover, governments officials concerned with monitoring the efficiency of agricultural markets can have, thank to the Guide, a full vision of marketing costs and margins.
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Related links
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/subjects/en/agmarket/agmarket.html





Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org

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A HANDBOOK FOR TRAINING OF DISABLES ON RURAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
HANKO JOHANNE
POLMAN WIM
FAO - REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, BANGKOK, 2003
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English
This handbook, which is especially aimed at rural farmers, is designed as a guide for setting up a small scale business. Although meant for persons with disabilities, it offers basic knowledge for successful business management and self-employment for all small farmers to help them in generating income and improving their quality of life. The handbook is divided into four parts. The first part outlines the structure of the handbook, the second deals with the crucial aspect of the methodology used in training persons with disabilities, the third reviews basic steps in the preparation and setting up of a micro-enterprise and the fourth part uses examples of successful micro-entrepreneurs as models and trainers for people who wish to start their own micro-enterprise. The handbook is illustrated with case studies of farmers with disabilities who have become successful micro-entrepreneurs.
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Contact: Hazelman Malcom
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
FAO
Bangkok,Thailand
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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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AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL EXTENSION WORLDWIDE: OPTIONS FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
RIVERA WILLIAM M.
QAMAR M. KALIM
CROWDER L. VAN
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 49
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English
This document addresses policy-makers, governments and institutions. The focus of this paper is on reform measures that promote food security and poverty alleviation among small-holders in low-income countries. It reviews and draws on a broad range of existing reform options and proposes a number of initiatives for institutional reform involving pluralism, decentralization and subsidiary, with an emphasis on participatory approaches.
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Related links
Journal of Extension
http://www.joe.org/



Related articles
A New Extension Vision for Food Security: Challenge to Change
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Y5107E/Y5107E00.HTM
Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Y5061E/Y5061E00.HTM

Contact: Kalim Qamar
Extension, Education and Communication
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
00390657054203
Kalim.Qamar@fao.org

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AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN FINANCE. TOOLS AND LESSONS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
MILLER CALVIN
JONES LINDA
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
Agriculture is still an important means of alleviating poverty, but shortage of finance can constrain its development. At the same time, agriculture is evolving towards a global system requiring high-quality, competitive products, and is organized in value chains which often exclude smallholders. This book describes how the various types of value chains are being used to strengthen and extend financial products and services to the agricultural sector. Case studies were conducted in Asia, Africa and Latin America in 2006-07 and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2008. This book represents essential reading for agribusiness leaders and technical staff, bankers and cooperative leaders working in agriculture, NGO and microfinance development practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
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Contact: Miller Calvin
FAO
Calvin.Miller@fao.org
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BETTER FARMING SERIES. RURAL FINANCE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
FAO -
FAO-INADES, ROME, 1976
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These booklets are intended for use by extension workers and farm and family as well. The objective of these booklets is to provide a conceptual framework and an empirical evidence of farm business change in relation to the adoption and development of alternative farm enterprises. The booklets adopt various business typologies supported by descriptive and illustrative pictures which help small - scale farmers to develop better the effective application of existing knowledge to traditional production system.
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The farm business survey
English
The modern farm business
English

Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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CLASSIFICATION AND REGRESSION TREES        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
1999
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This series of guides introduces development practitioners to a statistical software package, Classification and Regression Tree (CART), that addresses problems of vulnerability to famine, chronic food insecurity, and other failures of entitlement. It outlines the methods of setting up a CART-based information system to identify indicators of these problems. CART is a 3-2 nonparametric technique that can select from among a large number of variables and their interactions that are most important in determining the outcome variable to be explained.
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Classification and Regression Trees: An Introduction
English
Classification and Regression Trees, CART: A User Manual for Identifying Indicators of Vulnerability to Famine and Chronic Food Security. Microcompute
English

Related links
www.ifpri.org
http://www.ifpri.org



Contact: IFPRI (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Washington, DC 20006-1002,USA
2033 K Street, NW
ifpri@cgiar.org

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CURSO DE GESTIÓN DE AGRONEGOCIOS EN EMPRESAS ASOCIATIVAS RURALES EN AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
RIVEROS HERNANDO
SANTACOLMA PILAR
TARTANAC FLORENCE
FAO, ROME, 2005
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Spanish
The objective of this manual is to improve the agribusiness management capabilities of leaders and managers of associative agro-enterprises as well as technicians from government, NGO or private sectors, who provide technical assistance to these agro-enterprises. The manual is made up of four modules: agro-food systems, food value chain and competitiveness; associative enterprises; applied planning to associative agro-enterprises and post-harvest and support services. Each module is complemented with presentations, a guide with complementary readings, a facilitator guide and the curriculum design.
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Related links
Oficina Ragional de la FAO para América LAtina y el Caibe
http://www.rlc.fao.org/



Contact: Pilar Santacoloma
Agricultural Management , Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pilar.santacoloma@fao.org

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DECENTRALIZATION AND RURAL PROPERTY TAXATION        
subjects:  Soil and land rights     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
KEITH SIMON
MCCLUSKY WILLIAM
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
russian
This guide targets land administrators involved in the design and implementation of rural property tax systems; it provides advice to introduce new property tax systems or to expand or reform existing ones. This publication describes how rural property taxes can be a vital source of revenue for rural communities, and provides a chronological checklist for the implementation of reforms.
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Contact: Mika Torhonen
Land and Water Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle terme di Caracalla 00153
mika.torhonen@fao.org
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ENHANCING FARMER'S FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
HENEY JENNIFER
ROME, 1999, pages 85
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English
This manual addresses the key actors who have a role to play in enhancing the financial management skills of rural households. This manual produced by GtZ and FAO, presents the type of actions that could be taken to help people to improve their financial management skills and the benefits that may gain from this, including an increased access to financial services. An array number of case studies from diverse countries such as Uruguay, South Africa, Bangladesh, and the Philippines are introduced in order to present alternatives ways of delivering information, education and training in financial management to rural households.
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Related links
Agriculture, Biosecurity, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/
Agricultural Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html



Contact: Jennifer Heney
Agricultural management, marketing and finance
Agricultural support systems division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Jennifer.Heney@fao.org

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ESTABLISHING SEED POTATO PRICES: CONCEPTS, PROCEDURES, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
CRISSMAN CHARLES
HIBON ALBÉRIC
CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER), 1996
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English
This manual targets potato cultivators and extension agents. It suggests a method to set prices for seed potatoes alternative to the standard one based on costs per unit. This new method uses information on the benefits to farmers of using quality seed in addition to costs per unit. It requires data produced from on-farm trials, market price monitoring and cost accounting to be implemented. An example is given using experiences from Ecuador.
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Related links
www.cipotato.org




Contact: CIP (INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER)
Lima,Peru
Apartado 1558, Lima 12
cip@cgiar.org

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EXTENSION THROUGH WOMEN'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUPS: A CASE STUDY OF FEMALE EXTENSION ASSISTANTS         
subjects:  Gender     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
ROME, 2003, pages 33
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English
This publication can be used by female extensionists and female extension assistants. This case study enables rural women to engage in the field of agriculture production. It concentrates on the extension modality followed by a group of female extension assistants in the north of Pakistan. The use of women's community development groups as a platform for female extension workers to deliver extension advice has been explored and compared with the extension approach of contacting individual farmers.
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Related links
Sustainable Development Department
http://www.fao.org/



Contact: Extension, Education and Communication
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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FIGURES FOR BOOKKEEPING 1        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
TEMPELMAN DIANA E.
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR AFRICA , ACCRA, 2001
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English
This guide for facilitators wants to teach illiterate women and men how to count. This Facilitators Guide together with the Learners Primer form a training package. Figures for bookkeeping is a basic training document to teach numbers, calculations and the use of money. It teaches numeracy (counting) and not literacy (reading and writing letters, words or sentences). This training has been specially made for illiterate women and men who work in agriculture, fisheries, forestry or who have a small business. Part 1 of the facilitators guide gives a general introduction on the use of the students' document, how to adapt the training material to other currencies, what attitude the facilitators should take to stimulate the learning of the participants.
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Related links
Gender and food security website
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0013.htm
Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA) web site
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/index_en.htm



Related articles
Enhancing women's managerial skills
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0133b.htm
Programmes for Women in Agriculture and Rural Development
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0014.htm
Education and Food For All. A Compendium of FAO Experience in Basic Education
http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/kn1003a3_en.htm

Contact: Diana E. Tempelman
Gender and Development
FAO
Accra,Ghana
P.O. Box 1628
Diana.Tempelman@fao.org

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FIGURES FOR BOOKKEEPING 2        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
TEMPELMAN DIANA E.
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR AFRICA , ACCRA, 2001
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English
This guide for facilitators wants to teach illiterate women and men how to count. This facilitators guide together with the learners primer form a training package. Figures for bookkeeping is a basic training document to teach numbers, calculations and the use of money. It teaches numeracy (counting) and not literacy (reading and writing letters, words or sentences). This training has been specially made for illiterate women and men who work in agriculture, fisheries, forestry or who have a small business. Part II explains the contents of the course and clarifies the details of the document Figures for bookkeeping.
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Related links
Gender and food security website
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0013.htm
Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA) web site
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/index_en.htm



Related articles
Enhancing women
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0133b.htm
Programmes for Women in Agriculture and Rural Development
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0014.htm
Education and Food For All. A Compendium of FAO Experience in Basic Education
http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/kn1003a3_en.htm

Contact: Diana E. Tempelman
Gender and Development
FAO
Accra,Ghana
P.O. Box 1628
Diana.Tempelman@fao.org

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FROM AGRONOMIC DATA TO FARMER RECOMMENDATIONS: AN ECONOMICS TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
CIMMYT ECONOMICS PROGRAMME
CIMMYT (INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER), 1988
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English
This manual targets mostly students and researchers. It is the most widely used manual for economic analysis of on-farm trials in developing countries. The manual explains how to do an economic analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments to help select treatments for further experimentation and develop recommendations for farmers.
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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
cimmyt@cgiar.org

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GENDER AND ACCESS TO LAND        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Gender         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO, ROME, 2002, pages 50
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
This guide addresses administrators in governments and their counterparts in civil society who are involved in land access administration questions in rural development. It emphasizes the importance of developing a better understanding of the situation for women and men when societies are subject to great economic, social and environmental changes. This guide also identifies indicators for measuring the quality and quantity of access to land and housing before, during and after an intervention. It outlines recommended principles for land administration projects from the perspective of national and international organizations.
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Related links
Land Tenure
http://www.fao.org/sd/in1_en.htm



Contact: Land Tenure
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
SD-Dimensions@fao.org

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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR AGRICULTURAL LEASING ARRANGEMENTS.         
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 71
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Russian
Good practice guidelines for agricultural arrangements targets governments and civil society with the aim to assist them understanding how agricultural leasing and related agreements work. This guidelines not only provides with a practical and up-to-date guide and commentary on the issues that need to be taken into consideration by the landlord and the tenant at the moment of negotiating over the leasing of agricultural land but also with the contextual and policy issues.
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Contact:
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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GROW MUSHROOM FOR MORE INCOME        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
SENZABURO IKEDA
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU), TOKYO, 2002, pages 12
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English
This booklet targets rural families and extension personnel giving them information on how to get income in growing mushrooms. With the help of drawings, it guides the reader step-by-step showing him the time and place of planting and the necessary material.
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Related links
Literacy Materials with ACCU
http://www.accu.or.jp/litdbase/material/index.htm





Related articles
Mushroom production training for disabled people: a progress report
http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0072.htm

Contact: Mari Takano
Education
UNESCO (ACCU)
Tokyo,Japan
6 Fukuromachi, Shinjuku-ku, 162-8484
+81-3-3269-4559
maritakano@accu.or.jp

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GUIDEBOOK FOR GENETIC RESOURCES DOCUMENTATION        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
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    
PAINTING K.A.
PERRY M.C.
R.A.DENNING AND W.G. AYAD
IPGRI (NOW BIOVERSITY), 1995
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English
This guidebook targets scientists developing a new or improving an existing genebank documentation system. It assists users in making their own decisions on the analysis, design, implementation and use of both manual and microcomputer- based documentation systems. It represents a timely, self-teaching treatment of a subject of concern to those involved with many aspects of genetic resources documentation, characterisation, conservation, management and utilization.
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Related links
www.bioversityinternational.org




Contact: BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL
Maccarese (Rome),Italy
Via dei Tre Denari, 472a 00057
Bioversity-publications@cgiar.org

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HORTICULTURAL MARKETING        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
GRAHAME DIXIE
FAO, 2005
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English
This publication has been written for small-scale farmers. The objective of this guide is to provide a conceptual framework of the horticultural marketing and, supported by descriptive and illustrative pictures, helps small-scale farmers to understand better the commercial process in a free market, the effect of supply and demand on prices. A number of case studies from diverse countries such as a Caribbean Island, Bangladesh, Yemen and Africa are introduced in order presents the type of actions that could be taken by the small-scale farmers to improve their benefits in a specific context.
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Contact: Andrew W. Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org
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LET'S MAKE OUR OWN BUSINESS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
ULLA GORDON WINSOME KALHA
UNESCO, PARIS, 2003, pages 21
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English
This booklet targets young people giving them some ideas and guidelines for setting up a small-scale enterprise. With the help of drawings, it shows what do they need to start and to plan a business activity, where does the money come from and how to sell various products.
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Related articles
FAO News Room
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/index.html
FAO News Room
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/51590/index.html

Contact: Ulla Kalha
Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development Programme
Basic Education
UNESCO
Paris,France
7 place de Fontenoy, 75007
+33 145681093
u.kalha@unesco.org
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MANAGING INCOME-GENERATING RURAL ACTIVITIES - VILLAGE GROUP TRAINING        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
KIRJAVAINEN L.M.
ROBERTS R. A. J.
FAO, ROME, 1994
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English
The publication targets farmers and members of village groups and it focuses on income-generating activities developed in the rural areas. The manual explains how rural Africans, individually or members of cooperative groups, are involved in productive activities such as agriculture, commerce and handicrafts.
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Related links
FAO - AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/subjects/en/agmarket/agmarket.html



Contact: L.M. Kirjavainen
Women in Agricultural Production and Rural Development Service
SDW
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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MANUAL FOR THE PREPARATION AND SALE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. FORM FIELD TO MARKET        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
LÓPEZ CAMELO ANDRÉS F.
FAO, ROME, 2004, pages 159
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English
French
Spanish
This manual addresses small and medium-scale farmers of any region or country who have easy access to technology, although it is based on the experience of Latin America and the Caribbean region. This publication presents the main aspects to be taken into account when undertaking a commercial activity on fruits and vegetables. The book provides basic elements on the harvesting, post harvesting, handling and marketing of fresh produce for market. A glossary provides the identification of a great variety of fruits and vegetables with large commercial potential.
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Related links
Agricultural Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html



Contact: Mejia-Lorio Danilo Jacinto
Agriculture Support System Division
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
danilo.mejia@fao.org

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MARKET RESEARCH FOR AGRO PROCESSORS: MARKETING EXTENSION GUIDE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
TRACEY-WHITE JOHN
FAO, ROME, 1993
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English
This guide is a useful tool for entrepreneurs and companies, banks, extension workers and NGOs involved in agro processing business. It describes the market research that agro processors can carry out, and some of the ways of doing such research. Market research is essential before embarking on any agro processing venture. It is addressed to entrepreneurs and companies who are planning to develop medium sized agro processing business. It is also intended to be used by banks that need to understand the potential market before lending for agro processing, by consulting firms and individuals offering market research services in developing countries. Extension workers and NGOs who are supporting rural processing ventures could also use parts of this guide.
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English version in PDF
http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/agricult/ags/AGSM/markres.pdf

Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Department
Agriculture Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org
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METHODS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
HODDINOTT JOHN
IFPRI (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE), 2002
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English
The Food Security in Practice handbook is designed for development practitioners. It is based on IFPRI research and enables project personnel in the field to take research from analysis to action. Each volume addresses informational and methodological issues that practitioners confront during the life of a project, and presents the lessons learned from research on specific development issues. Relevant research and operational concepts are explained in easy-to-understand ways.
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Related links
www.ifpri.org




Contact: IFPRI (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Washington, DC 20006-1002,USA
2033 K Street, NW
ifpri@cgiar.org

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MICRO-CREDIT. THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN BORROWING MONEY        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
ASIA/PACIFIC UNESCO -
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU), TOKYO, 2002, pages 25
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English
This booklet can be used by extension personnel, trainers and neo-literates people who are interested in starting a self-employment project or a commercial activity. In a simple and easy-to-understand manner, this booklet explains practical knowledge and skills for borrowing and returning loans in micro-credit, a scheme of small loans.
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Related links
Give us credit. UNICEF Web site
http://www.unicef.org/credit/credit.pdf



Related articles
Microcredit as a Tool for Women Empowerment
http://www.foreignaid.com/thinktank/microcredit.html

Contact: Mari Takano
Education Division
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU)
Tokyo,Japan
6 Fukuromachi, Shinjuku-ku, 162-8484
+81-3-3269-4559
maritakano@accu.or.jp

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MOBILIZING CAPITAL IN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE COOPERATIVES        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
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    
ROUSE JOHN G.
VON PISCHKE J.D.
FAO, ROME, 1997
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English
This publication targets cooperativists and policy-makers. The aim of this booklet is to highlight some of the issues that cooperatives can afford in meeting challenges. Cooperatives in many developing countries, face increasing financial difficulties which threaten their survival an business. They need alternative sources of capital to maintain and strengthen their position in the market and this publication provides guidelines on how this can be done
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
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PLANNING AND DESIGNING RURAL MARKETS: MARKETING EXTENSION GUIDE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
TRACEY-WHITE JOHN
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
Spanish
This guide is designed to assist community planners, rural engineers and agricultural extension units to formulate and implement relevant market-development plans. Upgrading rural markets is one way to improve access to marketing opportunities. The issues covered in this Guide include: designing markets that meet a community's social and economic needs; working with communities to identify the marketing problems and to choose a site for a new market; using appropriate and simple methods to survey and plan the site layout and to design market buildings; preparing a market development proposal and making budget estimates; undertaking simple social and economic feasibility studies; looking for financing and constructing the market; managing, operating and maintaining the market.
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Related links
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/subjects/en/agmarket/agmarket.html



Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org

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PRICE MONITORING        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
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    
GOLETTI FRANCESCO
FARID NASER
IMTIAZ AHMED, MD. AMINUL ISLAM KHANDAKER
IFPRI (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE), 1993
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English
This manual targets policy-makers and all actors involved in the process of price control. It is based on a training course addressed to officers from Ministry of Agriculture of Bangladesh, who are involved in price monitoring, analysis, and forecasting. It is divided into three following modules: Role of Price and Simple Price Forecasting, Price Variability, Margins and Market Integration and International Prices and Parity Prices.
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Related links
www.ifpri.org




Contact: IFPRI (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Washington, DC 20006-1002,USA
2033 K Street, NW
ifpri@cgiar.org

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PROMOTING RURAL WOMEN        
subjects:  Gender     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
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    
PREMCHANDER SMITA
PRAMEELA V.
POLMAN WIM
FAO, 2004, pages 210
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English
This training kit provides Cooperative Promotion Department (CPD) staff with tools for enhancing the sustainability of rural women's cooperative businesses. The aim is to assist CPD to move from being a provider of finance, to becoming a facilitator; it also aims at assisting rural women's groups to move from dependence to self-reliance and from being small income generating instead of being hand-holders.
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Related links
Regional Office for Asia and the PAcific
http://www.fao.org/world/regional/rap/



Contact: Wim Polman
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Thailand,Bangkok
39 Phra Atit Road
wim.polman@fao.org

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REACHING THE HEARTS AND MINDS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
QAMAR M. KALIM
FAO, ROME, 2006, pages 142
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English
This publication is the report of the project “Integration of Population and Environment Education in Agricultural Extension in Egypt”; it is addressed to agricultural extensionists and provides them strategies on how extension messages can incorporate components of non-agricultural discipline related to sustainable rural and agricultural development.
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Related links
Sustainable Development Department
http://www.fao.org/



Contact: Blum Magdalena
Research and Extension Service
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
magdalena.blum@fao.org

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RURAL FINANCE COURSE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO - IDEAS - GIORDANO DELL _
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English
French
Spanish
This guide has been designed for use in introductory rural and microfinance training courses. The material is organized into ten teaching modules each of which should take approximately one-half day to deliver. Each module contains facilitator's notes, a PowerPoint presentation, background reading and a case study for use in a class. The material presented here has been developed in collaboration with the University of Bergamo in Italy
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Related links
Rural Finance Learning Centre
http://www.ruralfinance.org/



Contact: RFCL Editor
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
RFLC@fao.org

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RURAL FINANCE LEARNING CENTRE         
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
HENEY JENNIFER
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
French
Spanish
This is a tool for facilitators of the Farmers' Life School (FLS) who have graduated from a Farmers' Field School and a Farmers' Life School (FLS), by adult educators or NGOs and community-based organizations with experience in participatory learning and people interested in introducing the Farmers' Life School (FLS) course into their own programmes. The Farmers' Life School can be used in either community-based programmes or it can be adapted for formal educational settings. The website is dedicated to providing access to the best materials for capacity building in the field of rural finance. Rural finance is about providing financial services such as deposit and money transfer facilities, insurance and loan products, for people living in rural areas. Finding ways to increase the availability of appropriate financial services in rural areas is a challenge. Perceptions of high costs and high risk divert banks from operating in rural areas and micro finance institutions face difficulties dealing with highly seasonal farm incomes, uneven demands for credit and a dispersed clientele. To assist organisations seeking ways to increase the availability of rural financial services, the Rural Finance Learning Centre contains a database of resources organised into topics, online self study lessons and session guides for training programmes.
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Related links
Rural finance lessons
http://www.ruralfinance.org/training/online-lessons/rural-finance-lessons/en/?no_cache=1
Training Tools
http://www.ruralfinance.org/training/training-tools/en/?no_cache=1
Training Opportunities
http://www.ruralfinance.org/training/training-opportunities/en/?no_cache=1

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FAO News Room
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/index.html
FAO News Room
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/51590/index.html

Contact: Jennifer Heney
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service (AGSF)
Agricultural Support Systems Division (AGS)
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Jenifer.heney@fao.org

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RURAL FINANCE ON LINE LESSONS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
FAO, ROME ,
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
French
Spanish
These lessons were developed for trainers and they are intended to provide distance learning in rural and micro finance. The lesson themes are often structured around a story and include a variety of quizzes, reflective questions and calculations to encourage the user to think about the issues as he or she goes along.
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Related links
Rural Finance Learning Centre
http://www.ruralfinance.org/
A selection of internet portals relevant to rural finance, micro finance and rural development.
http://www.ruralfinance.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND0xMTQ0NiY2PWVuJjMzPSomMzc9a29z
Training opportunities
http://www.ruralfinance.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND01NTcyJjY9ZW4mMzM9KiYzNz1rb3M~

Contact: RFLC Editor
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
RFLC@fao.org

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SEAGA MACRO LEVEL HANDBOOK. GENDER ANALYSIS IN MACROECONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL SECTOR POLICIES AND PROGRAMS        
subjects:  Gender     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
ROME, 2003, pages 116
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English
The Handbook is addressed to officials, trainers and development agents involved in agricultural policy-making, agricultural planning and programmes. This manual draws attention on the importance of considering gender not as a purely social issue, but rather as a fundamental part of policy-making and implementation, thus deserving explicit investigation. This handbook shows through case studies in countries like Costa Rica, Uganda or Guinea, how to mainstream gender analysis in agricultural sector policies or programs through institutional analysis, baseline gender analysis of the sector, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
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Related links
Socio -Economic and Gender Analysis Program
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/4_en.htm



Related articles
BRIDGE- development-gender-University of Sussex
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/4_en.htm
Gender Research Network
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/4_en.htm
Center for Women
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/4_en.htm

Contact: Socio- Economic and Gender Analysis Programme
Gender and Population Division and Policy Assistance
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
SEAGA@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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SIMPLE BOOKKEEPING AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
MEIJERINK RIA
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR AFRICA , ACCRA, 2001, pages 88
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English
Simple Bookkeeping and Business Management Skills'is a training document to teach small-scale entrepreneurs how to use their numeracy skills in improving their businesses. It aims: to teach participants on how to use their numeracy skills in business activities, thus allowing them to continue practising their newly acquired skills; and to train them in how to improve their businesses by using simple business management techniques. The course targets small-scale entrepreneurs, both from rural and urban areas. Participants can be individual entrepreneurs or groups engaged in agricultural or other small-scale economic activities. Even though the course is mostly directed towards women, its content is also relevant for male entrepreneurs. Participants are expected to be able to do basic calculations, but they do not necessarily have to know how to read and write words. Where appropriate, symbols are used instead of words. Literacy courses can be held supplementary to the course on 'Simple Bookkeeping and Business Management Skills. The course explains the difference between "Money in" (credit) and "Money out" (debit) and provides examples of "Income" and "Expenditure". It teaches how to maintain a "cash book" (using symbols for the goods sold or the services rendered) and practises calculations on "profit" and "loss".
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Related links
Gender and food security website
http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/index_en.htm



Related articles
Enhancing women
http://www.fao.org/sd/wpdirect/wpre0133b.htm

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

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TERRITORIAL APPROACH TO RURAL AGRO-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE),
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This is a series of guides designed to address the entrepreneurial development needs of institutions that support rural communities. The first manual, A Guide to Developing Partnerships, Territorial Analysis and Planning Together, provides methods to define a project area, develop partnerships with likeminded partners and undertake a select enterprise groups based on their livelihood profiles. The second guide is a marketing manual that can assist service providers to support smallholder producers in making decisions on which product to invest in. The third manual, Increasing the Competitiveness of Market Chains for Smallholder Producers, is designed for first-time users. It starts with a detailed analysis of a selected market chain, followed by an analysis of key points in designing an agro-enterprise support strategy for the chain. The fourth, Collective Marketing for Smallholder Farmers, outlines the benefits of collective marketing and the strategies that different types of farming communities in Uganda can use. It describes how these benefits and strategies can be obtained
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Strategy Paper: Territorial Approach to Rural Agro-enterprise Development:
English
A Guide to Developing Partnerships, Territorial Analysis and Planning Together
English
Identifying and assessing market opportunities for small rural producers
English
Increasing the Competitiveness of Market chains for Smallholder producers
English
Collective Marketing for Smallholder farmers
English

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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THE FARM MANAGEMENT TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO
FAO, ROME, 2003
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This manual targets training farmers in Tonga. It contains 11 modules. Each module prescribes expected outcomes and details the methods to be taught and outputs to be achieved by trainees. The main part of the module is a set of exercises for small groups. Most exercises are based on four case studies that reflect different degrees of commercialization and intercropping arrangements in Tongan agriculture.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00154
erp@fao.org
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THE GROUP ENTERPRISE BOOK        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
BONITATIBUS ESTERB
COOK JOHNATAN F.
FAO, ROME, 1995
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
French
Spanish
Arabic
This book targets group promoters (GP), extension workers and rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprises. It explains how small enterprises can be developed by small groups in rural communities by using a participative approach. The language in the book has been kept simple and examples illustrations and exercises have been included to help GPs to explain the ideas to their rural community groups.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact: Bern Seiffert
Gender, Equity and Rural Development Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
bern.seiffert@fao.org
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THE GROUP PROMOTER'S RESOURCE BOOK        
subjects:  Communication     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
GROVERMAN VERONA
J.COOK, J.THOMAS, ROME, 1994, pages 112
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
French
Spanish
Arabic
This book mainly targets group promoters (GPs), extension workers and development project staff. It presents a participatory approach in which GPs play a key role: their task is to help the poor in rural communities to form sustainable self-help groups and undertake income-generating activities. This book shows how group promoters can help men and women to work together to increase their income and self-reliance, through a best use of their skills and resources.
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Related links
Rural Finance Learning Centre
http://www.ruralfinance.org/
ACC Network on rural development and Food Security
http://www.rdfs.net/oldsite/en/News/Farmergroups-e.htm



Contact: John Rouse
SDAA
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
SD-Dimension@fao.org

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THE GROUP SAVINGS RESOURCE BOOK        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
RIME JI-YEUNE
ROUSE JOHN
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
This book addresses self-help groups, group promoters and international development agent staff. The aim of this publication is to help the poor to strengthen their capacities in order to accumulate productive capital through savings groups, especially in areas where no formal financial services are available; it also aims at assisting existing self-help groups to establish their own saving activities. Information is presented in an easy-to-read form, with illustrations and group exercises.
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Contact: Bernd Seiffert
Gender, Equity and Rural Development Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
bernd.seiffert@fao.org
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THE INTER-GROUP RESOURCE BOOK        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               

FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 99
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
The book addresses small farmers groups, group promoters, and international development agency staff. It aims at developing a small farmers group associations by helping groups to increase their economies-of-scale and bargaining power. In these inter-group-assciations small farmers acquire new skills in the management of their own activities using their own resources and without need of outside help.
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Contact: Bern Seiffert
Gender, Equity and Rural Development Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
bern.seiffert@fao.org
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THE MARKETING TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO
FAO, ROME,
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This manual targets training farmers in Tonga. It aims to explain the role of the marketing plan in the farm business especially the market opportunities for tongan fruit and vegetable growers. It contains seven modules that cover marketing plans, the use of market information, and risk management.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
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TRADITIONAL CHEESEMAKING MANUAL        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
O'CONNOR CHARLES
ILRI (INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE), NAIROBI, 2005
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English
This handbook targets smallholder milk producers. It presents in a very clear manner the basic techniques of cheesemaking. The manual is a useful material for farmers interested in the opportunity of developing the milk production and processing industry.
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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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UNDERSTANDING AND USING MARKET INFORMATION        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
W. SHEPHERD ANDREW
FAO, ROME, 2003
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This Guide has been prepared to assist extension workers and others in regular contact with farming communities, to advise farmers on how best to use market information. The Guide emphasizes the necessity to understand why farmers need information, how they can use it and benefit from its use, and what the available sources of market information are. Why prices change, both in the short term and in the long term, how to interpret prices provided by a market information service, and how to calculate marketing costs between farmer and market are also covered. In addition, the Guide provides a number of practical ways in which extension officers and others throughout the world can work to improve their support to farmers¿ marketing efforts.
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Related links
More Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html
Agriculture Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/resources/en/marketExtension.html



Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Marketing and Rural Finance Service (AGSF)
Agricultural Support Systems Division (AGS)
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org

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WORLD MARKETS FOR ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO, TECHNICAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL COOPERATION INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE-
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 318
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English
French
Spanish
World Market for organic fruit and vegetables is thought for key players in the private and public sector in developing countries but it can be useful for a number of individuals and organizations, including importers and retailers, in developed countries. The main objective of this study is to help key player in the private and public sector in developing countries to make informed decisions on whether to develop exports of organic horticultural products. The publication provides suggestions on which product categories are likely to provide market opportunities to developing countries.
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Contact: Mr. Pascal Liu
Economic and Social Department
Trade Policy Service
Trade and Markets Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
00 39 06 570 55957
Pascal.Liu@fao.org
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¿ES LA CERTIFICACIÓN ALGO PARA MI? UNA GUIA PRACTICA SOBRE POR QUÉ, COMO Y QUIÉN CERTIFICAR PRODUCTOS PARA LA EXPORTACIÓN        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
COULIBALY AICHA
LIU PASCAL
TARTANAC FLORENCE
FAO,
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Spanish
This guide targets South American exporting producers; the aim is to provide them with general information on six major self-certification programmes and major importing countries'rules. The book presents advantages and limitations of each self-certification programme,importation's control and technical rules. It also furnishes contact numbers that can be helpful in order to collect further information.
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Contact: Pascal Liu
Trade and Markets Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pascal.liu@fao.org
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