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

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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: 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: 3590

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.

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: 2024

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 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: 2534

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.

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: 7090

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.

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: 4338

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.

The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers

How to Save Your Advisors and Grow Your Bottom Line

Author: Alden Cass,Brian F. Shaw,Sydney LeBlanc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470263907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5366

The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers serves as an educational tool for proactively dealing with emotional distress that may affect advisors in the high-risk/high-reward world of finance. In it, Dr. Alden Cass and Dr. Brian Shaw—with the help of Sydney LeBlanc—explore strategies that will help you recognize potential job stressors, manage office conflicts, and implement appropriate solutions. It will also assist you in developing a specific set of skills that will allow you to deal with the unpredictability of this environment.

Save the Seeds

Author: Kathy Bingham Powell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449059368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3209

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.

Grow Your Money!

101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest

Author: Jonathan D. Pond

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061121401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 646

Money manager Jonathan D. Pond has taught countless Americans in his series of bestselling books and PBS specials how to do the seemingly impossible: grow their money while still living the life they'd like to have. Whether planning for children, trying to afford the ones you've already got, buying a house, investing for retirement, or just learning not to live from paycheck to paycheck, Jonathan's energetic, warm, and no-nonsense financial advice has made him a regular on The Today Show and CNN as well as on PBS. In Grow Your Money, Jonathan unpacks the best of his decades of financial advice to create a cornerstone compendium. Includes: Using debt to your advantage Why collecting Social Security early is (usually) a mistake Dual-income homes: does that second paycheck help as much as you think? Getting rich slowly Give Uncle Sam his due at tax time—but not one penny more Whether you're working on your third million—or your third year out of college—take advantage of this all-time best collection of financial tools and tips from one of America's most-loved money managers and advisers.

Water-Smart Gardening

Save Water, Save Money, and Grow the Garden You Want

Author: Diana Maranhao

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866448

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 3783

Save Water, Save Money, and Grow the Garden You Want

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: 833

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

Twitter for Authors

Save Time, Get Followers and Grow Your Email List

Author: Jesper Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 153782810X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 3069

Do you feel as if you’re wasting your time on Twitter? Not a single book sold, despite all your efforts? Then Twitter for Authors is precisely what you need. It will do exactly what the title says: save you time, get you followers and grow your email list. You will learn: • how to systematically leverage Twitter to create a powerful author brand for yourself • how to attract and grow your following significantly – not with random people, but with future loyal fans • how to promote your book without being perceived as a spammer • how to use Twitter to grow your email list The techniques taught in Twitter for Authors can all be executed in under 30 minutes a day, and will drive massive amounts of traffic to your books, blog and everywhere else where you have an online presence. Throughout the chapters you will find free tutorial videos that show you exactly, with easy, step-by-step guides, how to put a system in place that will deliver upon all the promises made. Why not put in 20% of the effort and gain 80% of the results? Click the Buy Now button to download Twitter for Authors and launch your dream career.

The Everything Kids' Money Book

Earn it, save it, and watch it grow!

Author: Brette Sember

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605507768

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9027

From saving for a new bike to investing their allowance online, kids get the "cents" they need with this. Kids will also learn: How coins and bills are made. What money can buy--from school supplies to fun and games. How credit cards work. Ways to watch money grow--from savings to stocks. Cool financial technology. And more! Saving money isn't about a piggy bank anymore. Today's kids are investing money, starting their own small businesses, and watching their savings earn interest. This book will teach kids all they need to know about the "green" they earn so they can save or spend it wisely. This edition includes completely new material on online banking, opening a bank account, and saving allowance.

The Seed Underground

A Growing Revolution to Save Food

Author: Janisse Ray

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583076

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1077

There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings. At no time in our history have Americans been more obsessed with food. Options- including those for local, sustainable, and organic food-seem limitless. And yet, our food supply is profoundly at risk. Farmers and gardeners a century ago had five times the possibilities of what to plant than farmers and gardeners do today; we are losing untold numbers of plant varieties to genetically modified industrial monocultures. In her latest work of literary nonfiction, award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray argues that if we are to secure the future of food, we first must understand where it all begins: the seed. The Seed Underground is a journey to the frontier of seed-saving. It is driven by stories, both the author's own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to preserve our traditional cornucopia of food by simply growing old varieties and eating them. The Seed Underground pays tribute to time-honored and threatened varieties, deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds, and reveals the astonishing characters who grow, study, and save them.

Promoting Investment in Agriculture for Increased Production and Productivity

Author: Saifullah Syed,Masahiro Miyazako

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780643888

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 9793

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.

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Marie Iannotti

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691883

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 7952

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

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: 5436

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

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies

Author: Geoff Stebbings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992230

Category: Gardening

Page: 428

View: 5557

Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce

Save the Planet: Growing Your Own Garden

Author: Rebecca Hirsch

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1602797773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3986

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.