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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 ...
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% ...
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.
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 ...
Livestock: Recognizing their role in sustainable agriculture
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 1995)
A collection of leaflets outlining the importance of livestock in subsistence farming. Breeding animals is taken to be an ascendant industry on the basis that consumption is low and there is potential for greatly increased ...
Crops and drops: Making the best use of water for agriculture
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2000)
Water and food security are intimately connected. It is no accident that many of the nearly 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food ...
Conflicts, agriculture and food security
(Rome: FAO, 2000)
Armed conflict and civil strife were major sources of food insecurity in the 1990s and will continue to be this century, although their number and the losses associated with them may have passed their peak. Depending on ...
Research and extension: A gender perspective
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2008-03-07)
Research and Extension services can help improve food availability, provide employment, and reduce environmental degradation. This site highlights the important role women play with food crops. To increase women's participation ...
Nutrition and Agriculture No. 2: Integrating nutrition into agricultural and rural development projects - Six case studies
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1984)
This is the follow-up publication to an FAO manual of the same name published in 1982. It describes the methodology of agricultural and rural development projects in the form of six case studies. In each project, a common ...
Nutrition in Agriculture No. 3: Selecting Interventions for Nutritional Improvement
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1983)
This Manual accompanies other publications in the Nutrition in Agriculture Series designed to facilitate the integration of nutrition objectives and outcomes with the objectives and outcomes of agriculture and rural ...