This collection publishes concise but comprehensive handbooks on crop and animal agricultural production and issues relating to sustainable development. It gives priority to practical information and research results that are applicable in the field, and is geared towards producers in developing countries and the associations, trainers and technicans working with them. Researchers, teachers and students required to work in tropical environments will also find the basic concepts they need.
A complete guide on seed production and distribution in tropical regions: technical aspects and organisation of seed production, basic principles for plant improvement and seed biology, management of operations relating to seed production, harvesting and post-harvest conditioning. It also deals with rules for placing on the market of seed and the management of seed breeding companies.
Producer organisations are very numerous and active in the farming modernisation process in southern developing countries. This didactic work analyses the advantage of the partnership with producer organisations, how they can be strengthened and their relations with the environment. The questions are made extremely accessible and are illustrated by numerous examples in the southern countries.
Palm oil is today the leading source of vegetable fats and oils on the world market. From a crop meeting the goal of sustainable production to the effects of palm oil consumption on human health, this work addresses all aspects of the plants and its products: market, morphology and biology, creation and operation of a palm stand with an environmental and socio-economic impact study.
Fonio, a fast-growing cereal: this book explains all aspects of the plant. With a potential role for food safety and environmental protection of southern countries, we find it in our markets under fair trade programmes.
This practical summary of knowledge on animal traction is enriched with results from recent experiments into animal well-being, producer and craftsman associations and environmental impact.
This book gives the foundations of a research-action partnership in agriculture and key elements for putting such an approach into practice.
This book covers the diagnosis of production systems in developing countries. It suggests an approach and tools that serve to describe farmers' choices and practices in terms of production, processing and marketing.
Using examples, this book looks at the various techniques used for genetic improvement of livestock, such as selection, crossing and consanguinity.
This informative illustrated book describes beekeeping methods in the tropics, from the most traditional to the most advanced, including how to make and use beekeeping equipment, manage hives, and collect and process bee products.
This first volume contains a reminder of the fundamental concepts of animal pathology in the tropics and summarizes the main ways of controlling disease. It is a technical work intended for agricultural counsellors and technicians, farmers and students.