Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance

Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance Author John Bezzant
ISBN-10 9781847972361
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Publisher Crowood Press
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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 and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant (2011-04-01)

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Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant (2011-04-01) has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant (2011-04-01) also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder: An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance by John Bezzant (2011-04-01) book for free.



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.



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.



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10
Release 1977-11-17
Pages 72
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.



Hire Services by Farmers for Farmers

Hire Services by Farmers for Farmers Author B. G. Sims
ISBN-10 9251070725
Release 2011
Pages 83
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Hire services have the potential of providing improved livelihoods to small-scale farmers the world over. These services cab reduce drudgery, expand or intensify crop production, contributing to food security, reduce production, post-harvest and marketing costs and increase smallholder incomes. This booklet is intended to raise awareness and promote hire services as a viable smallholder enterprise among policy-makers, development specialists and others involved in development programmes



Managing Smallholder Teak Plantations

Managing Smallholder Teak Plantations Author Agus Astho Pramono
ISBN-10 9786028693547
Release 2011
Pages 86
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Managing Smallholder Teak Plantations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Managing Smallholder Teak Plantations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Managing Smallholder Teak Plantations book for free.



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.



Smallholding Manual

Smallholding Manual Author Liz Shankland
ISBN-10 0857332252
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 176
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by Liz Shankland Smallholdings are a popular way to increase self-sufficiency, and come in many shapes and sizes. Many people choose to keep a smallholding in order to downshift to a calmer pace of life, and to ensure that their produce is healthy and fresh. From larger smallholdings with livestock to simply growing fruit and veg on a plot of land, this manual provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of the process. Even for the experienced smallholder, information about being wildlife-friendly and money-making ensure that this is an essential investment for the future of your smallholding. The information is presented with clear, pictorial step-by-step guides to help make the most of smallholdings of every size and age.



Good Nursery Practices

Good Nursery Practices Author Anne Mbora
ISBN-10 9789290592358
Release 2008
Pages 31
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Good Nursery Practices has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Good Nursery Practices also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Good Nursery Practices book for free.



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.



Small Farm Equipment for Developing Countries

Small Farm Equipment for Developing Countries Author
ISBN-10 9789711041571
Release 1986
Pages 629
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The role of small farm equipment; Land preparation; Irrigation; Seeding and planting; Plant protection and soil fertility; Harvesting; Threshing; Grain drying; Improving research and development, manufacturing, marketing, extension and use of small farm equipment.



Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal

Gardeners  Chronicle  Horticultural Trade Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105013948257
Release 1958
Pages
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Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal book for free.



Markets and Rural Poverty

Markets and Rural Poverty Author Jonathan Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781849713139
Release 2011
Pages 268
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This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can 'upgrade' within such chains. Upgrading is a key concept for value chain analysis and refers to the acquisition of technological capabilities and market linkages that enable firms to improve their competitiveness and move into higher-value activities. The authors examine a range of evidence to assess whether the 'bottom billion' people, living mainly in the rural areas of low-income countries, can improve their position through productive strategies and, if so, how? They propose an innovative conceptual framework of value chain upgrading for some of the most marginal producers in the poorest local economies. They demonstrate how interventions can improve poverty and the environment for poor people supplying a wide range of services and agricultural and food products to local, regional and global markets. This analysis is based on empirical research conducted in Senegal, Mali, Tanzania, India, Nepal, Philippines and Vietnam. The main focus is on poverty, environment and gender outcomes of upgrading interventions, and represents one of the key challenges of contemporary development economics.



Air Rifle Shooting for Pest Control and Rabbiting

Air Rifle Shooting for Pest Control and Rabbiting Author John Bezzant
ISBN-10 9781847974075
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 160
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The air rifle is a very effective weapon for the control of rabbits and vermin. This clearly written and fascinating book covers the following topics in a practical and thorough way. Demonstrates how to learn to shoot an air rifle safely and accurately and how to construct your own forty-yard range; Discusses shooting techniques and all the firing positions; Considers the advantages and disadvantages of using air rifles for pest control and rabbiting; Analyses, 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; Examines the characteristics of the various quarry species (rabbits, wood pigeons, feral pigeon, and rats); Summarizes the law as it relates to air rifle hunting and 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; Includes a detailed chapter on how to maintain your hunting rifle in good working order. Produced with the technical assistance of top professionals in the field of gun and scope manufacturing.



An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis Author Timothy J. Coelli
ISBN-10 9781461554936
Release 2012-12-06
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.