Turning agricultural products into other commodities has the potential to provide income generation opportunities. These opportunities are needed to support the millions of poor families who can no longer make a living from the land alone, as well as people who have no land to farm.
From Practical Action Publishing
Drying Food for Profit
This book has been written for existing and prospective entrepreneurs who wish to produce dry foods commercially at small and medium scale.
The Complete Manual of Small-scale Food Processing
This book provides comprehensive technical and business information on all aspects of small-scale food processing in a single text.
Training in Food Processing
This book shows how to provide effective training in food processing, which can open up opportunities for individuals who lack business experience.
Small-scale Food Processing
This completely revised and expanded second edition is the essential reference guide for all those involved in food processing on a small- or medium-scale.
Starting a Small Food Processing Enterprise
This book brings together important aspects of both the technological and business skills needed to successfully start and operate a small food processing business.
Baking For Profit
Baking for Profit provides the information that a small entrepreneur needs to address when setting up a bakery.
This is a comprehensive guide to the processing of traditional foods, from Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are made and sold at a small commercial scale of operation.
The bleak employment opportunities faced in many developing countries suggest a need for a large contribution by small-scale production units, looked at in this collection of case studies which represent six important dimensions in development contexts.
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.
Marketing for small-scale producers
Marketing for small-scale producers PDF
Entering the organic export market
Entering the organic export market PDF
Preservation of fish and meat
Preservation of fish and meat PDF
Small-scale production of weaning foods
Small-scale production of weaning foods PDF
Starting a cooperative
Starting a cooperative PDF
The rural finance landscape
The rural finance landscape PDF
From CTA Publications
Setting Up and Running a Small Food Business
This is the first in a series of manuals on small-scale food processing, compiled by contributors from several developing countries.