Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder

Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder Author John Bezzant
ISBN-10 1847972365
Release 2011
Pages 192
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A wide range of tools and equipment, from compact tractors to chainsaws and from winches to torque wrenches, are employed on today's productive and efficiently organized smallholdings. There are few publications that provide the smallholder with comprehensive, technical, and maintenance information and this well-illustrated book helps to fill a gap.



Tools for agriculture

Tools for agriculture Author Intermediate Technology Development Group
ISBN-10 185339100X
Release 1992-09-01
Pages 238
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Tools for Agriculture" is a guide to small-scale farming equipment which offers information to smallholder farmers, development workers, and manufacturers all over the world. This revised and updated fourth edition, appearing 25 years after ITDG's original published guide to appropriate equipment, "Tools for Progress", is the first to be produced from a computer database, compiled jointlyw ith GRET to enable systematic and continuous updating. Information has been selected from more than 1200 manufacturers in over 90 countries, and is presented here in ten sections for ease of reference. Each subject area - field power, soil preparation, crop protection - is introduced by a specialist who sets the range of available tools, implements and machines against a background of good farming practice, and the factors to weigh up when making a choice. The theme of effective choice is also considered in the main introduction along with an analysis of why some mechanization projects are more successful than others and how they could be improved. Also included are sources of further information and useful indexes of manufactuers and equipment.



Water Current Turbines

Water Current Turbines Author Peter Garman
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924056614393
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 114
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Developed from Intermediate Technology (now Practical Action) experience in Sudan, this handbook describes the development and testing of the water current turbine as a simple and inexpensive means of lifting water for irrigation purposes. With detailed technical information on the technology, this manual also includes an economic assessment of its cost-effectiveness compared with other pumping technologies. This book is designed for the use of engineers and development workers who may be interested in trying this technology



From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780855985936
Release 2008
Pages 522
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.



Farm and Small Holder Fencing

Farm and Small Holder Fencing Author Michael Roberts
ISBN-10 0947870423
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 126
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Farm and Small Holder Fencing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Farm and Small Holder Fencing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Farm and Small Holder Fencing book for free.



Save and Grow

Save and Grow Author Mangala Rai
ISBN-10 9251068712
Release 2011
Pages 102
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In many countries, decades of intensive cropping have degraded fertile land and depleted groundwater, provoked pest upsurges, eroded biodiversity, and polluted air, soil and water. The present paradigm of intensive crop production cannot meet the challenges of the new millennium. In order to grow, agriculture must learn to save. This book presents a new paradigm: sustainable crop production intensification (SCPI), which produces more from the same area of land while conserving resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.



Mechanization for Rural Development

Mechanization for Rural Development Author Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN-10 9251076057
Release 2013
Pages 364
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This publication gives a wide-ranging perspective on the present state of mechanization in the developing world, and, as such, constitutes a solid platform on which to build strategies for a sustainable future. Farm mechanization forms an integral plank in the implementation of sustainable crop production intensification methodologies and sustainable intensification necessarily means that the protection of natural resources and the production of ecosystem services go hand-in-hand with intensified production practices. This requires specific mechanization measures to allow crops to be established with minimum soil disturbance, to allow the soil to be protected under organic cover for as long as possible, and to establish crop rotations and associations to feed the soil and to exploit crop nutrients from various soil horizons. This work is the starting point to help the reader understand the complexities and requirements of the task ahead.



Air Rifle Shooting for Pest Control and Rabbiting

Air Rifle Shooting for Pest Control and Rabbiting Author John Bezzant
ISBN-10 1847970435
Release 2009
Pages 156
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The air rifle is a very effective weapon for the control of rabbits and vermin. This comprehensive book is essential reading for all those who wish to become accurate, skilled, caring air rifle shooters who are safe and ethical in the pursuit of their quarry. The book demonstrates how to learn to shoot an air rifle safely and accurately and how to construct your own 40-yard range, it discusses shooting techniques and all the firing positions, and it considers the advantages and disadvantages of using air rifles for pest control and rabbiting. It also analyzes and tests in the field specific models of air rifle and considers what to look for when deciding to purchase a rifle; covers ballistics, loading, scopes, zeroing, range finding, windage, the difference between good and bad mounts, ammunition, field craft, clothing, and knives; and examines the characteristics of the various quarry species (rabbits, wood pigeons, feral pigeon, and rats). Summarizing the law as it relates to air rifle hunting, this guide also considers the ethical aspects of the sport, including care of the quarry, how to track down and dispatch injured quarry, and how to dispatch rabbits humanely. A detailed chapter explains how to maintain your hunting rifle in good working order. Produced with the technical assistance of top professionals inthe field of gun and scope manufacturing, the guide is aimed at those interested in air rifle shooting, pest control, rabbiting, and country pursuits in general.



The New Microfinance Handbook

The New Microfinance Handbook Author Joanna Ledgerwood
ISBN-10 9780821389287
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 530
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The New Microfinance Handbook provides a detailed overview of client financial service needs, the various providers and financial products and services that meet those needs, and the supporting functions that allow the financial market system to provide better, more appropriate financial services to the poor sustainably.



An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis Author Timothy J. Coelli
ISBN-10 0792380622
Release 1997-11-30
Pages 276
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An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis is designed as a primer for anyone seeking an authoritative introduction to efficiency and productivity analysis. It is a systematic treatment of four relatively new methodologies in Efficiency/Production Analysis: (a) Least-Squares Econometric Production Models, (b) Total Factor Productivity (TFP) Indices, (c) Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and (d) Stochastic Frontiers. Each method is discussed thoroughly. First, the basic elements of each method are discussed using models to illustrate the method's fundamentals, and, second, the discussion is expanded to treat the extensions and varieties of each method's uses. Finally, one or more case studies are provided as a full illustration of how each methodology can be used. In addition, all four methodologies will be linked in the book's presentation by examining the advantages and disadvantages of each method and the problems to which each method can be most suitably applied. The book offers the first unified text presentation of methods that will be of use to students, researchers and practitioners who work in the growing area of Efficiency/Productivity Analysis. The book also provides detailed advice on computer programs which can be used to calculate the various measures. This involves a number of presentations of computer instructions and output listings for the SHAZAM, TFPIP, DEAP and FRONTIER computer programs.



Appropriate technology sourcebook

Appropriate technology sourcebook Author Ken Darrow
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032589825
Release 1986-12-01
Pages 800
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The APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY SOURCEBOOK is your complete & up-to-date guide to sustainable living. Since 1975, the AT SOURCEBOOK has been the standard reference for people interested in simple, small scale, sustainable technologies. The AT SOURCEBOOK catalogues & reviews over 1000 of the most useful books to help you do-it-yourself. The AT SOURCEBOOK can help you design a solar greenhouse or water heater, start an organic farm, set up a woodcraft shop, & even equip your home with an independent, environmentally friendly energy system such as photovoltaics, wind energy or small hydro power. The AT SOURCEBOOK also serves as a fully indexed & annotated guide to the Appropriate Technology Microfiche Library, which includes 1000 books in their entirety in microfiche form. Order from: Appropriate Technology Institute, W11O Engineering Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. Phone: (800) 648-8043, FAX: 970-491-2729.



Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers

Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers Author John Moran
ISBN-10 9780643098718
Release 2009-05-22
Pages 296
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Most countries in South-East Asia have established smallholder dairy farming industries through social welfare and rural development programs to provide a regular cash flow for poorly resourced farmers. These farms are now being treated as accepted rural industries and require a more business-minded approach based on changes to farm profitability. Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers gives smallholder dairy farmers the business management skills they will need to remain sustainable. Drawing on detailed financial analyses of smallholders in countries such as Pakistan, Thailand and Malaysia, it shows how to budget cash inputs to match cash outflows during different seasons of the year, and how to invest wisely in improving cattle housing and feeding systems. If farmers make greater use of formats and structures for farm costs and returns, it will increase their awareness of the relative importance of all their financial inputs in terms of cost of production per kilogram of milk produced on the farm. It will also allow them to make more meaningful and timely decisions by correctly costing planned changes to their routine farming practices. The book will also be of use to support organisations to more clearly define the key drivers of profit on smallholder farms, and to government departments and national dairy organisations to routinely evaluate and update their industry policies.



Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal

Gardeners  Chronicle  Horticultural Trade Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105013948257
Release 1958
Pages
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Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities

Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities Author Lijun Wang
ISBN-10 1420063391
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 452
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Energy efficiency, environmental protection, and processing waste management continue to attract increased attention in the food processing industry. As with other industrial sectors, reducing costs while also reducing environmental impact and improving overall sustainability is becoming an important part of the business process. Providing practical guidance, Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities explores energy efficiency technologies, emerging energy efficient processes, and methods for converting food processing wastes into energy. Organized around five central themes, the book explores: Fundamentals of energy conservation, analysis, and management Energy conservation technologies as applied to the food processing industry Energy efficiency and conservations in current food processing systems Emerging systems Energy conversion technologies for utilization of food processing wastes Conservation Techniques that Improve the Bottom Line The lack of information on energy conservation and conversion technologies has been a major barrier to energy efficiency improvement and the utilization of processing wastes in the food processing industry. With coverage ranging from basic theory to traditional and alternative energy, this book provides the required skill set for the increased energy conservation and reduced consumption that will positively impact the bottom line in food processing facilities.



The Bookseller

The Bookseller Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B230482
Release 1951
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More people less erosion

More people  less erosion Author Mary Tiffen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032459094
Release 1994
Pages 311
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Uses conventional data, oral history and photographic records to examine the interactions between people and their environment over a period of 60 years. Challenges the view that population growth inevitably leads to environmental deterioration. Features valuable lessons on how resource management technologies, the right social and economic milieu and supportive policies can lead to sustainable development.



Highways and Bridges and Engineering Works

Highways and Bridges and Engineering Works Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015024289889
Release 1954
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