Save and Grow

A Policymaker's Guide to Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Crop Production

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251068712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 9420

The book offers a rich toolkit of relevant, adoptable ecosystem-based practices that can help the world's 500 million smallholder farm families achieve higher productivity, profitability and resource-use efficiency while enhancing natural capital.

Save and Grow in practice: maize, rice, wheat

A guide to sustainable cereal production

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251085196

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 124

View: 8482

FAO’s best-selling 2011 publication, Save and Grow, proposed a new paradigm of agriculture, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable. This new book looks at the application of “Save and Grow” practices and technologies to production of the world’s key food security crops – maize, rice and wheat. With examples drawn from developing countries worldwide, it shows how eco-friendly farming systems are helping smallholder producers to boost cereal yields, improve their incomes and livelihoods, conserve natural resources, reduce negative impacts on the environment, and build resilience to climate change. The book will be a valuable reference for policymakers and development practitioners guiding the transition to sustainable food and agriculture.

100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money

Financial Fitness for Regular People

Author: Peter Sorrells

Publisher: Best Books LLC

ISBN: 0984341404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 8874

Are you frustrated with the month left at the end of your money? Are you starting from zero with no money at all, or worse - starting with a load of debt? There is hope! Do you have a "why"? A goal that absolutely must happen? A dream vacation, new furniture, college tuition, new church building, big medical bill, or well-fed credit card debt that's outgrown all your other bills? This book is for you! Through simple and practical ideas and examples, you'll learn how to put money back into your pocket, purse and bank account regularly and safely. You can watch your debt shrink and your money grow month by month. It's easier than you think.

Save and Grow: Cassava

A guide to sustainable production intensification

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251076413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

View: 3815

This practical guide applies FAO's ecosystem-based model of agriculture, which aims at improving productivity while conserving natural resources, to cassava. The guide shows how "Save and Grow" can help cassava growers avoid the risks of intensification, while realizing the crop's potential for producing higher yields, alleviating hunger and rural poverty, and contributing to national economic development.

Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification

Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change

Author: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351403338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

View: 9075

Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but it must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social and natural capital. It also recognises that all initiatives must cope with the challenges of climate change to agricultural production, food security and livelihoods. This multidisciplinary book presents state-of-the-art reviews of current SI approaches to promote major food crops, challenges and advances made in technology, and the institutional and policy measures necessary to overcome the constraints faced by smallholder farmers. Adressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2, the various chapters based on evidence and experiences of reputed researchers show how these innovations, if properly nurtured and implemented, can make a difference to food and nutrition security outcomes. Case studies from around the world are included, with a particular emphasis on Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus is not only on scientific aspects such as climate-smart agriculture, agroecology and improving input use efficiency and management, but also on institutional and policy challenges that must be met to increase the net societal benefits of sustainable agricultural intensification. The book is aimed at advanced students and researchers in sustainable agriculture and policy, development practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental and farmer organisations.

Save the Seeds

Author: Kathy Bingham Powell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449059368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2149

Save the Seeds is a simple picture book that explains the significance of saving and growing the precious gift of faith. Written with simple illustrations and through the viewpoint of Benny the bean seed and Iris the flower bulb, this is an inspiring story about hope, salvation, and responsibility as Christians. Benny, Iris, and the brother and sisters who tended the little garden one spring learn the valuable lesson of why their mother saved the seeds each year. In an ever-changing world, it is becoming more and more important to preserve the heritage seeds of our faith, to save those morals and principles, which we first learned from those who exemplified the love of God. Spreading the Word of God by telling others about the love of God and being an example of His love is just like planting tiny seeds. Everyday is a good day to be a gardener for Christ and to plant seeds of our faith. Children of all ages will be delighted to meet Benny and Iris and spend time in their small garden, reading their simple story about growing faith. There are many lessons to be learned from this small garden.

Kitchen Garden Box

Save & Grow Seeds of Your Favorite Vegetables

Author: Mike McGrath

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594742897

Category: Gardening

Page: 55

View: 6426

With the Kitchen Garden Box, gardeners will learn how to collect, store, use, and replant seeds of their favorite tried-and-true vegetables, from squash and cucumbers to peppers, peas, and heirloom tomatoes. Over the course of 55 conveniently organized cards, gardening guru Mike McGrath provides simple step-by-step instructions, practical tips, and delicious recipes for each veggie. Also included are 10 reusable seed storage envelopes and a coupon redeemable for two free seed packets from Gardens Alive! Gardeners of all ages will enjoy discovering this time-honored, eco-friendly practice and creating something tangible from their labor of love.

Soil Remediation and Plants

Prospects and Challenges

Author: Khalid Hakeem,Muhammad Sabir,Munir Ozturk,Ahmet Ruhi Mermut

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0127999132

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 1507

The soil is being contaminated continuously by a large number of pollutants. Among them, heavy metals are an exclusive group of toxicants because they are stable and difficult to disseminate into non-toxic forms. The ever-increasing concentrations of such pollutants in the soil are considered serious threats toward everyone’s health and the environment. Many techniques are used to clean, eliminate, obliterate or sequester these hazardous pollutants from the soil. However, these techniques can be costly, labor intensive, and often disquieting. Phytoremediation is a simple, cost effective, environmental friendly and fast-emerging new technology for eliminating toxic heavy metals and other related soil pollutants. Soil Remediation and Plants provides a common platform for biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental scientists, and chemists, working with a common aim of finding sustainable solutions to various environmental issues. The book provides an overview of ecosystem approaches and phytotechnologies and their cumulative significance in relation to solving various environmental problems. Identifies the molecular mechanisms through which plants are able to remediate pollutants from the soil Examines the challenges and possibilities towards the various phytoremediation candidates Includes the latest research and ongoing progress in phytoremediation

The Money Tree

Money. How to make it, save it and grow it.

Author: Martin Bamford

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273741195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7288

Few of us are as good at making, saving and managing money as we'd like to be. It can be a complex and bewildering subject. But it doesn't have to be this way. This is a simple but brilliant practical guide to the main steps in mastering your personal finances - for now and the future. The step by step format makes it easy to follow and use, and it is packed with all the secrets of the best financial advisers, without all the jargon and mystique usually associated with money.

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 6893

A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.

Tricks of the Rich

How to make, grow and save money

Author: Paul A Overy

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273759981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1011

Are you ready to become rich? How do they do it - how do the rich get rich? What do they do that’s so different from the rest of us? We all do it, we slog away to make a living, after all it’s the only way… But, what if there was another way? A smarter way – a way that gives you more chance of making your dreams a reality? There is. And Paul Overy, self made millionaire and financial coach will show you how. In simple and ordinary language, Tricks of the Rich will show you how the rich make think and manage money - and how you can apply this to your financial world. Overy will reveal the key golden rules that the rich live by; you’ll learn how to invest, save tax, use banks, and borrow in a way that will rapidly improve your chances of becoming wealthy. It’s time for you to take control of your cash and gain your financial freedom. WHAT THEY KNOW. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. MORTAGES: how to make money from property TAX AVOIDERS: ways to pay less tax CREDIT CARDS: how to borrow wisely PENSIONS: how to retire early FINANCIAL ADVISERS: use them to your advantage INTEREST RATES: haggle with your bank to get better results

The Otherworld

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Holly Lisle,Mark Shepherd

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578529

Category: Fiction

Page: 627

View: 6403

It is the elves to the rescue as two young children find themselves in deadly peril, when Jamie's father joins a fanatical cult with ties to powerful and evil entity, and Amanda, an abused little girl, threatens to unleash her extraordinary psychic talents in retaliation for her suffering. Original.

Save the Planet: Growing Your Own Garden

Author: Rebecca Hirsch

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1602797773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6901

Save the Planet: Growing your own Garden, applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.

Grow vegetables

grow your own and save money

Author: Angela Youngman

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730994379

Category: Gardening

Page: 44

View: 5367

Looking to grow your own vegetables? This little book contains all the basic information you need to get started. It takes you through the process of choosing tools, clothing, cultivating the soil, growing and choosing vegetables. Suggestions are made for easy to grow vegetables like carrots and beetroot; as well as highlighting vegetables that require just a little more skill and attention like oca and cabbage. It also explains in simple language techniques such as thinning and hardening off. Many people want to grow their own vegetables each year but may be put off by gardening programmes that make it look very complicated. In reality, it is not difficult – anyone can do it. You don't even need to have a garden. You can grow a small amount of vegetables in containers, on trellis, in window boxes or you can get an allotment. Vegetables can be grown in any corner of the garden as long as it gets some sunlight. Growing vegetables offers a lot of advantages. You know where the food comes from and there are no pesticides or additives involved. You can save money. Vegetables taste fantastic fresh from the garden, and you get a lot of satisfaction from growing your own food. It is also brilliant exercise! Keep fit while you garden and grow your vegetables!

Grow a Living Wall

Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose: Pollinators - Herbs and Veggies - Aromatherapy - Many More

Author: Shawna Coronado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866243

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 7502

In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.

Promoting Investment in Agriculture for Increased Production and Productivity

Author: Saifullah Syed,Masahiro Miyazako

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780643888

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 1060

Investing in agriculture is one of the most effective ways of reducing hunger and poverty, promoting agricultural productivity and enhancing environmental sustainability. Covering the development of sustainable agriculture, food production and food security, this paper explains the relationship between all levels of investment and their interdependence to be successful. It also describes how to drive increased investment, at what stage and where, providing a useful overview of investment in agriculture for policymakers and researchers.

Mission: Save the Planet

Things YOU Can Do to Help Fight Global Warming!

Author: Sally Ride,Tam O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1429939117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2397

PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact. From simple measures like turning off the water while you brush your teeth, to bigger challenges like MAKING SOME NOISE in the larger community, this simple guide helps lay a conceptual foundation for kids to become responsible energy consumers in the years to come.

Common Sense for Young Minds

The Tween Companion Book Series 1

Author: M.M Wilson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595909795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9623

Raising children today is challenging for parents. But it is also equally demanding to be a child growing up in today's society. Today's children are constantly bombarded with information overload and they are always asking a lot of questions. As young children are always looking up to someone to answer questions, honestly and respectfully, Common Sense for Young Minds: The Tween Companion Book, Series I is not a pretence book, but answers questions honestly inside the pages of the book. Common Sense for Young Minds offers an open mind, for children to seek out and ask questions, without the fear of being taken advantage of by someone for self-interest, or taking advantage of the vulnerability of a child's point of view. Many children in this book are your own ages, and they share the same values, speak the same language and ask the same questions. This book will give you the best possible answers to the questions and concerns children may have, including family and their health. Enjoy these short, seventeen easy-to-read stories about children and families from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Malawi, Russia Federation, South Africa, West Africa and the United States. These stories will make both adults and children smile, and children will feel a part of this book for a lifetime.

Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-one

Author: Deke McClelland

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596006181

Category: Computers

Page: 465

View: 4945

Presents step-by-step lessons on the digital image editing software with two hours of video instruction on the companion CD-ROM.