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Soil tillage in Africa: Needs and challenges
(Rome, Italy: UN-FAO, 1993)
This publication contains material gathered for a training course on tillage and residue management in Africa. The course was held in 1991 in Nigeria to give participants the opportunity to discuss technologies of tillage ...
Fertilizer use by crop in Cuba
(Rome: FAO, 2003)
The permanent and temporary crops of the Republic of Cuba cover an area of 3.7 million ha, of which almost half is occupied by sugar cane. In recent years, there has been a substantial decrease in the use of agricultural ...
L'interférence des systèmes d'exploitation, source de conflits d'accès aux ressources naturelles
Les différents systèmes d'exploitation répondent à la crise environnementale en restreignant leur interdépendance, allant parfois jusqu'à la supprimer et à transformer leurs rapports en conflits déclarés ou pas. L'interférence ...
Annex IV: Irrigation and water control
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 1986)
The current strong interest in irrigation in Africa arises from the growing incapacity of much of the continent to feed itself. Food production, predominantly under rain fed conditions, has risen at the rate of only 1.4% ...
Atlas of African agriculture
(Rome: FAO, 1986)
This report contains various maps that show the climatic zones, rainfall reliability, natural vegetation, land use, and the length of the growing period.
Stocking rates for African pastoral systems
(Rome: FAO, 1996)
The promotion of commercial livestock husbandry has long been seen as a means of destocking African rangelands and increasing livestock output through increased offtake. This paper argues that commercialization does exact ...
La collecte des eaux de surface en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre Water harvesting in western and central Africa
Ce livre décrit le contexte technique, socio-économique et institutionnel de la collecte de l'eau en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Afrique Centrale. Les auteurs reconnaissent l'existence d'une variété de technologies endogènes ...
FAO study on irrigation potential for Africa
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2002)
To improve the conjunctive use of sub-surface and surface water in order to increase water resources availability for sustainable small-scale irrigation development in support of food security in West Africa, south of the Sahara.
IPM Farmer Field Schools to enhance farmers crop production skills and income
(New York, NY: UNDP and Rome, Italy, FAO, 2002)
Empowerment of small-scale farmers through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for rice and vegetables. Farmers will acquire the skills to make sounder crop management decisions by themselves ...
A gender perspective on land rights
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2008-02-14)
This is a short informative summary of the main issues linking women, food security, and equal access. It ends with suggestions to achieve gender equality in the future. These suggestions are based on lessons learned from ...