Practical Action Publishing produces books, journals and catalogs covering a range of development fields including water and gender issues, agriculture and health. It aims to provide academic information and support to where it is needed most in the world.
This book, part of the Tools for Agriculture series, is designed to give a guide to types of equipment available for farming on the small-scale and for small holdings.
This guide discusses the various methods of seed-bed preparation with a description of hand tools, animal powered cultivation and tillage systems and continues with a listing of appropriate equipment which includes ploughs harrows and cultivators.
Miombo Ecology and Management
This book provides comprehensive details of the climate, environment, ecology and species characteristic of Miombo, and describes methods for assessing the timber and other resources, through inventories, in order to use the forest sustainably.
The book draws on the experience of demonstration sites that are the farmers' own enterprises, combining superior production along with enhancement of biological diversity.
This book suggests planting and cropping methods, and a range of potentially useful trees that can establish a sounder ecological balance and greater productivity of food and materials for clothing, fuel and shelter.
Modern Coconut Management
Modern Coconut Management is aimed at guiding those who work with small-scale farmers and farmer groups through the complex area of coconut management.
This book shows that slash/mulch practices have generally shortened the necessary fallow periods and have restored degraded soils, thus increasing or stabilizing yields.
Living with Wildlife
This Working Paper presents detailed analysis of two case studies and then addresses the question of how problematic situations which emerge can be addressed.
CGIAR Systemwide Program on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM) is a global partnership that draws together the diverse IPM research, knowledge and expertise of the international agricultural research centres and their partners to build synergies in research outcomes and impacts, and to respond more effectively to the needs of farmers in developing countries.