The first 26 volumes in FAO's Better Farming Series were based
on the Cours d'apprentissage agricole prepared in Cote d'lvoire by the Institut
africain de developpement economique et social for use by extension workers.
Later volumes, beginning with No. 27, have been prepared by FAO for use in
agricultural development at the farm and family level. The approach has
deliberately been a general one, the intention being to create a basic model
that can be modified or expanded according to local conditions of agriculture.
Many of the booklets deal with specific crops and techniques,
while others are intended to give farmers more general information that can help
them to understand why they do what they do, so that they will be able to do it
Adaptations of the series, or individual volumes in it, have
been published in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Creole, Ewe, Gipende,
Hindi, Igala, Indonesian, Kiswahili, Malagasy, Malaysian, Nepali, Oriya,
SiSwati, Thai, Tschiluba, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Requests for permission to issue this booklet in other languages
and to adapt it according to local climatic and ecological conditions are
welcomed. They should be addressed to the Director, Publications Division, Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di
Caracalla, 00100 Rome,