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Agricultural compendium for rural development in the tropics and subtropics

Author: Euroconsult (Organization); Netherlands. Ministerie van Landbouw en Visserij.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. edView all editions and formats
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Contains statistical and general information about many aspects of agriculture in the tropics and subtropics. This book includes sections on fisheries, sociology and remote sensing. It includes a  Read more...

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Agricultural compendium for rural development in the tropics and subtropics.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1989
(OCoLC)747327321
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euroconsult (Organization); Netherlands. Ministerie van Landbouw en Visserij.
ISBN: 0444429050 9780444429056
OCLC Number: 19390625
Notes: "Commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, The Hague, The Netherlands."
Description: xxxvii, 740 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of tables. List of figures. Preface. Introduction. Acknowledgements. Arrangement of the Compendium. Chapter 1. Climate. Classification of climate. Phenomena relevant to agricultural meteorology. Data collection. References. 2. Soil and Land Classification. Introduction. Parent materials of soils. Essential soil properties. Soil fertility. Soil description. Diagnostic nomenclature used in the present U.S. taxonomy. Systems of soil classification. The field survey. Land suitability classifications. Land evaluation. References. 3. Geodesy. Introduction. Measuring methods, instruments and accessories. Organization of measurements. Photogrammetry. Processing of data, production of maps. New developments in geodesy. Remote sensing. Maps: Types, scales and degrees of accuracy. Calculation of surfaces and volumes. References. 4. Water Control. Hydraulics. Surface water hydrology. Groundwater hydrology. Drainage. Irrigation. Flood control. Operation and maintenance. References and suggested reading. 5. Land Improvement. Land clearing. Land levelling. Reclamation of saline and sodic soils. Soil improvement. Soil erosion, and soil and water conservation. Rural roads. Capacity standards for construction. References. 6. Crop Production. Introduction. Crops. Land use. Yields. Water requirements. Chemical fertilizers. Manures. Pest control. Weed control. Mechanization. Storage. Production of planting materials. Climatic and soil requirements. Labour requirements in crop production. Nutrition requirements and values. Data bases. International research stations that can be approached for publications, advice or plant material. References and suggested reading. 7. Part A - Animal Production. Introduction. Cattle. Buffaloes. Sheep and goats. Horses, donkeys and mules (equines). Camels and llamas. Pigs. Animal power. Poultry. Breeding. Nutrition and feeding. Forage production. Animal diseases and sanitation. Nomadism. Housing. Part B - Fisheries. Introduction. Marine fishing. Aquaculture. Glossary. References and suggested reading. 8. Farm Economics. Introduction. Data collection. Data processing and analysis. Farm planning. Glossary. References and suggested reading. 9. Economic and Financial Appraisal of Projects. Introduction. The economic appraisal. The financial appraisal. Sensitivity and risk analysis. Calculation of future/present values and annuities. Annex - selected interest tables. Glossary. References and suggested reading. 10. Sociology. Sociology and rural development. Planned development. Social aspects of physical planning. Settlement and resettlement. Reallocation of rights and resources. The utilization of knowledge. References. Suggested reading. 11. Tables and Supporting Data. Index.
Other Titles: Agricultural compendium.
Responsibility: produced and edited by Euroconsult.
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Like its predecessors, this revised edition is a very useful guide and reference work. Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science

 
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