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Cultivation

This section covers a broad range of small-scale cultivation techniques and discusses specific crops from fruit to mushrooms.

Topics

Fruit Cultivation

Fruit cultivation is popular throughout the world and can be profitable. A small section of issues are presented...

Pest and Disease Management

Crops are vulnerable to a wide range of pests and diseases; it may not be possible to eliminate all unwanted...

Rice Cultivation

Rice is a staple grown in many parts of the world. Its cultivation is of great significance to many.

General Resources

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Agricultural Manual

  • guides and manuals
  • Arabic

إرشادات عامة لبعض الممارسات والمهارات الزراعية وتفصيل الحزم التقنية للمحاصيل الحقلية والمحاصيل البستانية ومحاصيل...

Practical Action, Blue Nile, Published by Practical Action on 05/01/09

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Agroforestry in the Tropics

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Agroforestry is a broad term for land-use systems where woody perennials such as trees, shrubs or bamboos are grown...

HDRA / Garden Organic, Published by Practical Action on 05/07/14

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Cashew - Growing a Seedling in a Polypot

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Non-literate farmers materials on tree planting, management and uses.
Copyright © 2002 Rose Clarkson....

Rose Clarkson. Research funded by Forestry Research Programme (R6072), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID)., Published by Practical Action on 06/25/12

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Clôtures vivante

  • fact sheet
  • French

Agriculteurs analphabètes matériaux sur la plantation d'arbres, la gestion et l'utilisation. Copyright © 2002 Rose...

Rose Clarkson. La recherche financée par le Programme de recherche forestière (R6072),Royaume-Uni Department for International Development (DfID), Published by Practical Action on 06/02/14

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Cowpea Production - Zimbabwe

  • audio

Practical Action Southern Africa, Published by Practical Action Southern Africa on 05/30/12

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Floating Gardens in Bangladesh

  • fact sheet
  • English

A floating garden is built using aquatic weeds as a base on which vegetables can be grown.

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 05/25/11

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Garlic Farming - लसुन खेती

  • multimedia
  • Nepali

लसुन खेती: यस ज्ञान सामग्रिमा नेपालमा गरिने लसुन खेती सम्वन्धी सम्पूर्ण जानकारी समावेश गरिएको छ ।

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 01/01/11

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Ginger Farming - अदुवा खेती

  • multimedia
  • Nepali

अदुवा खेती: यस ज्ञान सामग्रिमा नेपालमा गरिने अदुवा खेती सम्वन्धी सम्पूर्ण जानकारी समावेश गरिएको छ ।

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 01/01/10

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Hibiscus Farming زراعة و حصاد محصول الكركد

  • fact sheet
  • English

The plants importance as a cash crop is promising for small-scale farmers: seeds are cheap, easy to sew, and will...

Published by Practical Action Sudan on 02/03/07

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Hints on Growing of Soya Bean

  • fact sheet
  • English

Some hints for growing soya beans, how to dehull them and how to process them in flour and milk.

Rahab Waweru for ALIN, Published by Practical Action on 06/10/13

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How to Grow Bonsai - বনসাই

  • fact sheet
  • Bangla

Bonsai trees are miniature size creations made by careful cultivation.

Published by Practical Action Bangladesh on 02/01/11

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How to Grow Your Own Onion Seed

  • fact sheet
  • English

Here is some basic information on how to grow onions and produce onion seeds. The document focuses on Burkina Faso...

Salif Oeudraogo for the Arid lands Information Network (ALIN), Published by Practical Action on 04/10/13

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Hydroponic Cultivation - মাটিবিহীন চাষবাস

  • fact sheet
  • Bangla

Hydroponics is the growing of plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water.

Published by Practical Action Bangladesh on 01/05/12

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Kukabili-Wadudu-na-Magonjwa

  • fact sheet
  • Swahili

HDRA / Garden Organic, Published by Practical Action on 05/01/14

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Kutayarisha Viunga Vya Miche

  • fact sheet
  • Swahili

Published by Practical Action Consulting on 05/02/14

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Kuzuia Mchwa bila Kemikali

  • Swahili,
  • fact sheet
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Live Fencing

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Non-literate farmers materials on tree planting, management and uses. Live fencing is a simple way to protect your...

Rose Clarkson. Research funded by Forestry Research Programme (R6072), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID)., Published by Practical Action on 06/25/12

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Maize Farming

  • fact sheet
  • English

Some useful guidance on maize cultivation in Nepal for small-scale farmers.

READ Nepal & Practical Action Nepal, Published by Practical Action Nepal on 05/09/14

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Maize Farming- मकै खेती

  • fact sheet
  • Nepali

मकै खेती: यस प्राबिधिक ज्ञान सामग्रीमा मकै खेती गर्ने समय, खेती गर्नका लागि उपयुक्त जग्गा ब्यबस्थापन, बिऊ रोप्ने...

READ Nepal & Practical Action Nepal, Published by Practical Action on 11/22/13

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Manuals for Women Farmers in West Africa

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Non-literate farmers materials on tree planting, management and uses.

  • Planting and Care of Tree...

    Rose Clarkson. Research funded by Forestry Research Programme (R6072), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID)., Published by Practical Action on 06/25/12

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    Further Information

    Also see from CGIAR Systemwide Program on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM): 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.

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 1.pdf
    Rodents - gnawing away at crops, stored grain and our health.

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 2.pdf
    Lost to the weeds - changing practices favor an old enemy

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 3.pdf
    Invasive floating water weeds – killing life and commerce

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 4.pdf
    Rid fruits and vegetables in Africa of notorious fruit flies

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 5.pdf
    Predicting the effects of global warming on insect pests.

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 6.pdf
    Aflatoxins - the invisible threat in foods and feeds

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 7.pdf
    Sowing the seeds of better yam

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 8.pdf
    A hot bath cleans all - Boiling water treatment of banana and plantain

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 9.pdf
    Endophytes: novel weapons in the IPM arsenal

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 10.pdf
    Enhanced protection for tissue cultured banana plants

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 11.pdf
    Cereal Cyst Nematodes: An unnoticed threat to global cereal production

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 12.pdf
    Vegetable Production under Protective Structures

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 13.pdf
    Phosphorous acid salt: a promising chemical to control tomato bacterial wilt

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 14.pdf
    Conservation agriculture: a solution to soil degradation and soil-borne diseases?

    SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief 15.pdf
    Ecological Engineering – a strategy to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services for pest management in rice production

     

    Publications

    From Practical Action

    Intercultivation
    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.

    Seed-bed Preparation
    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.

    Cultivating Biodiversity
    The book draws on the experience of demonstration sites that are the farmers' own enterprises, combining superior production along with enhancement of biological diversity.

    Forest Farming
    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.

    Slash/Mulch Systems
    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.

    From Agromisa http://www.agromisa.org/
    Agromisa is a Dutch non-profit organisation affiliated with the Agricultural University of Wageninen in the Netherlands which aims to strengthen self-reliance of the rural populations in the South.

    Cultivation of soya and other legumes
    Cultivation of soya and other legumes PDF
    Non-chemical crop protection
    Non-chemical crop protection PDF
    Identification of crop damage
    Identification of crop damage PDF
    Mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDs in small-scale farming
    Mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDs in small-scale farming PDF
    Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards
    Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards PDF
    Protected cultivation
    Protected cultivation PDF
    Small-scale mushroom cultivation
    Small-scale mushroom cultivation - 2
    Small-scale mushroom cultivation - 2 PDF
    Small-scale mushroom cultivation PDF
    The home garden in the tropics
    The home garden in the tropics PDF
    Urban Agriculture
    Urban Agriculture PDF

     

     

     

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