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: 9846

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: 2058

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.

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: 863

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: 9605

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.

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: 7117

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.

Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill,Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 4359

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill. The book was heavily inspired by the work of Andrew Carnegie. While the title focuses on how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.

Seed to Seed

Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener

Author: Suzanne Ashworth,Kent Whealy

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 0988474905

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 4525

A complete seed-saving guide of 160 vegetables, including detailed info on each vegetable.

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: 4622

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.

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: 5552

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 Ultimate Safe Money Guide

How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money

Author: Martin D. Weiss,Weiss Ratings, Inc.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471271225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 6486

* Choosing profitable investments * Getting unbiased professional advice * Avoiding Insurance, Brokerage, and other scams Protect Your Wealth and Well-Being Now and for Years to Come In light of the new risks our country and our economy are facing, entering your fifties with an effective financial and personal plan for your future is now more crucial than ever-to make sure you can truly enjoy your golden years. The Ultimate Safe Money Guide was especially designed to help you map out your plan in this new environment, so that you can stop worrying about your money and just enjoy life. Step by step, Martin Weiss-an expert in financial ratings and consumer protection-introduces, explains, and helps solve many of the new challenges and risks that face millions of Americans over fifty, including how to find: * Truly profitable investments with the least risk * Protection against investment losses * The worst and best insurance policies and annuities * The best health insurance solution for you * The right plan for your long-term health care The Ultimate Safe Money Guide is an important source of information for anyone planning for a secure future during their fifties and beyond. Expert advice and proven guidance will prepare you for this critical juncture in your life at a critical time in our history, putting you on the road to a satisfying retirement, where you are always firmly in control.

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy

Volume I: Concepts and Analysis

Author: Kaushik Basu,Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137554541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3301

It was a part of the wisdom of mainstream economics that in the early stages of development inequality would rise but as growth persisted, it would, eventually, decline. Early evidence seemed to suggest that this pattern would be borne out. But, as time passed and growth persisted, inequality continued to grow, casting doubt on the received wisdom. The aim of this two-volume book is to analyze the current state of global and regional inequality, dissect the phenomenal increase in inequality that we have seen occur in recent times, and better understand the complex relationship between inequality and development. The political instability and conflict that we see around the world, arguably, has connection to economic deprivation of large segments of society and the perception of marginalization. This two-volume work acquires a special significance in the light of these developments.

The Seed Underground

A Growing Revolution to Save Food

Author: Janisse Ray

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583076

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3145

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.

Water-Smart Gardening

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

Author: Diana Maranhao

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1627888357

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 2773

You can have a colorful, striking garden that's drought resistant too! Water-Smart Gardening gives you all the tools needed to create a water-smart landscape and garden. Drought is spreading throughout the country. Even areas that previously had plentiful supplies are feeling the strain, and the price of water is climbing. If you have to water your garden during non-drought years, many of the water-saving techniques from this book could still pay for themselves in no time. Choose water-smart plants that survive and even thrive in low-water situations. Tap into the power of evolution and use plants native to your area. Add water-holding polymers to your container garden. Time your irrigation and install water-collection devices such as cisterns and rain barrels. Creating a water-efficient garden can even be as simple as designing your landscape to harvest as much rainfall as possible, using berms, terraces, and raised beds. Gorgeous photos throughout Water-Smart Gardening will inspire you with beautiful garden ideas and help you see your way to a garden that sips water instead of gulping it. Helpful how-to information gets to the nuts and bolts of everything from installing a cistern to using seep irrigation. Author Diana (Dee) Maranhao brings over 30 years of experience to help you create the garden of your dreams and save water at the same time.

Epic Tomatoes

How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

Author: Craig LeHoullier

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122094

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1907

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds

322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs

Author: Robert Edward Gough,Cheryl Moore-Gough

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425748

Category: Gardening

Page: 311

View: 8415

A full-color resource explains how to gather, clean and store seeds for 300 different kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as how to propagate and care for new seedlings. Original.

Think and Grow Rich

The Original 1937 Classic (Abridged)

Author: Napoleon Hill,Mitch Horowitz

Publisher: HBG

ISBN: 1469062496

Category: Self-Help

Page: 49

View: 9251

The World's Greatest Book on Successful Living - In a Special Compact Edition! Here is the complete experience of Think and Grow Rich in an exquisitely brief and faithful condensation. In forty minutes you will learn all thirteen of Napoleon Hill's famous steps to wealth and achievement. This masterly summation of Hill's original landmark explains: Why you must write down your goals. The immeasurable importance of a definite major aim. How to benefit from hunches and sudden inspirations. The magic of persistence in the face of setbacks. How to program your mind for success. The extraordinary power of a Master Mind group. Abridged and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this concise rendition of Hill's masterwork is both the perfect introduction to Think and Grow Rich and a great refresher for those who already know the book and its powers.

Y-Size Your Business

How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business

Author: Jason Ryan Dorsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470583371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4932

In today's economy, maximizing the performance of every employee is critical to business survival and growth. Gen Y—sometimes called Millennials—provides an enticing opportunity for employers to increase their short-term profitability and create a long-term competitive advantage. Almost 80 million strong, Gen Y is the fastest growing segment in the US workforce—and now comprises the entire 18 to 32 demographic. Along with their ever-present cell phone and occasional backpack, Gen Y brings tremendous potential and timely skills to the workplace (just ask, they’ll tell you). However, Gen Y can be notoriously difficult to attract, retain, motivate, and develop. Gen Y's new approach to work makes them a growing challenge or strategic opportunity—depending entirely on how you choose to employ them. In Y-Size Your Business, Jason Ryan Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy, presents a step-by-step methodology for best employing Gen Y without investing a lot of time or money. A member of Gen Y himself he delivers an insider's view of his generation as well as more than fifty cost-effective, ready-to-use strategies that deliver immediate measurable results. Dorsey collected these creative strategies from the frontlines of business during his work with executives, managers, and entrepreneurs in businesses large and small around the world. He shows you exactly how to attract the best Gen Y employees, quickly develop their workplace skills, and then unlock their performance, motivation, and loyalty. Reveals creative ways to attract, retain, motivate, and develop Gen Y employees without paying them more money (or meeting their Mom) Includes a behind-the-scenes view of Gen Y from someone in Gen Y (including why they text message without vowels) Explains the primary workplace differences between the four generations and how to leverage their strengths Features funny, outrageous, and candid stories that expose the generation gap in the office (Is that a tattoo?) Helps you view the Gen Y employee life cycle and key business operations in a new way—one you can use to your business and career advantage Companies that wisely choose to embrace Gen Y today will be well positioned to navigate the global economy tomorrow. Not only will these companies benefit from the talents and ambitions of Gen Y—they’ll also benefit from Gen Y's increasing economic influence as well as their massive social networks. Based on Dorsey's work with business leaders at companies around the world, as a keynote speaker, consultant, and generational expert, Y-Size Your Business presents precisely the solutions you need to make the most of an increasingly important generation that is ready to make an impact from their first day at work (and then blog about it!).

Doughnut Economics

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Author: Kate Raworth

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358675X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3354

A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics” 800-CEO-Read “Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs” Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like. Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas—from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science—to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow? Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.

Indoor Salad

How to Grow Vegetables Indoors, Bamp;W Edition

Author: Ginger Booth

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507727355

Category: Gardening

Page: 172

View: 353

What Do You Really Need to Grow Vegetables Indoors? You've seen systems for $200, others for $500, expensive lighting solutions and hydroponic claims. Indoor Salad puts these technologies and more into perspective, and you into the driver's seat. The practical crops to grow indoors are the salad crops we eat fresh – lettuce, brassicas like kale and salad greens, herbs, cucumbers, beans, peppers, and mouth-melting tomatoes. Starting from what those crops need,Indoor Salad explores technologies to meet those needs – from the humble CFL light bulb to hydroponics. Get growing today with do-it-yourself projects for the craftsy. Or buy ready-made systems with confidence. Hydroponics and potting mix – when to use which Organic and inorganic options Best grow projects for kids Seed-starting indoors 4 types of crop plant needs 7 lighting technologies 9 DIY projects include the author's own inventions 11 crops detailed with proven indoor varieties Are you an urban gardener disappointed by your harvests? An Aerogarden owner suffering tomato heartbreak? A container gardener who wants to take it year-round? A black thumb that yearns to be green? Stubbornly insist that growing your own should cost less than the farm market? Bemused or offended by the price tags on indoor grow systems? Believe all kids should know how to grow food? Simply want to eat good food, bite into a tomato and mayo sandwich, bursting with rich flavor and no pesticides? Me, too. Whether you're an indoor gardening novice, or an experienced vegetable gardener seeking to up your game, read this engaging, skimmable book. You'll soon be busy gardening and eating the fruits of your efforts – year round, no matter where you live. I dare you to buy this book and not harvest fresh lettuce indoors within the month. Note: This is the black & white edition, a lower cost alternative to the full-color edition.