The first 26 titles in FAO's Better Farming Series were based on
the Cours d'apprentissage agricole prepared in Cd'Ivoire by the Institut
africain de dloppement nomique et social for use by extension workers.
Later titles, 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 provide prototype
outlines to be modified or expanded in each area according to local conditions
of agriculture and specific training needs.
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 of individual volumes in it, have
been published in Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Creole, Hindi, Igala, Indonesian,
Kiswahili, Malagasy, SiSwati, Thai and Turkish.
Requests for permission to translate and adapt this manual are
welcomed. Such translation work may, in specific cases, be supported by FAO.
Requests should be addressed to the Director, Publications Division, Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Via delle Terme di Caracalla,