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close this bookPrimary School Agriculture Volume II: Background Information (GTZ, 1985, 190 p.)
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View the documentPreface
close this folderPart I: Farming methods
View the document1. Objectives
close this folder2. Traditional agriculture
View the document2.1 Traditional land use systems from shifting cultivation to degraded bush fallow
View the document2.2 Traditional Farming Methods
View the document2.3 Instruments for School Surveys of Traditional Agriculture
close this folder3. Scientific agriculture
View the document3.1 The meanings of scientific agriculture
View the document3.2 Scientific agriculture in Cameroon
View the document3.3 Conclusion
close this folder4. New approaches to farming in the tropics
View the document4.1 The need for a new approach
View the document4.2 The Main Approaches
View the document4.3 Backing for the New Approaches
View the document4.4 Suggestions for school activities
View the document4.5 Some Terms Used in Connection with Farming Methods
close this folderPart II: Crops
close this folder1. Leguminous crops
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View the document1.1 The Bean
View the document1.2 The Cowpea
View the document1.3 The Groundnut
close this folder2. Starch-producing crops
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View the document2.1 Cereals
View the document2.2 Root and Tuber Crops
close this folder3. Tree crops
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View the document3.1 Coffee
View the document3.2 Cocoa
close this folder4. Tables of yields and farm activities
View the document4.1 Tables of yields
View the document4.2 Farm activities associated with different crops
close this folderPart III: Crop storage
close this folder1. The Grain storage problem
View the document1.1 Extent of the problem
View the document1.2 Types of grain storage losses
View the document1.3 Costs and benefits of grain storage
close this folder2. Properties of grain in storage
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View the document2.1 Grain kernel structure
View the document2.2 Biology of grain in storage
View the document2.3 Moisture, temperature, and respiration
View the document2.4 Conclusions
close this folder3. How to prepare your grain for storage
View the document3.1 Harvesting: when is grain ready
View the document3.2 Grain cleaning
View the document3.3 Selection of grain for storage
View the document3.4 Preparing and cleaning your grain store
close this folder4. Drying grain
View the document4.1 Why grains must be dried
View the document4.2 What Makes grain dry
View the document4.3 How much drying is enough: Safe drying limits
View the document4.4 How to test the grain for dryness
View the document4.5 Drying methods
close this folder5. Storing grain
View the document5.1 Difference between grain storage and grain drying
View the document5.2 Grain storage principles
View the document5.3 Storage methods
close this folder6. Pests of stored grain
View the document6.1 Mould and fungus
View the document6.2 Insects
close this folder7. Insect control
View the document(introduction...)
View the document7.1 Traditional methods
View the document7.2 Chemical methods
close this folder8. Rats
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View the document8.1 Some facts about rats
View the document8.2 Environment and habits of rats
View the document8.3 How to find rats
View the document8.4 Non-chemical rat control methods
View the document8.5 Chemical rat control methods
View the document9. Costs and benefits of improved grain storage: an example
close this folder10. Tuber preservation
View the document10.1 Present state of tuber storage
View the document10.2 What happens to tubers in storage
View the document10.3 Preparing Tubers for Storage
View the document10.4 General storage principles
View the document10.5 Tuber stores
View the document10.6 Storage pests of tubers
View the documentReferences


Part I: Farming Methods

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), ea., Multiple Cropping. Special Number 27, 3rd printing 1979, Madison, Wisconsin

Bennet, A., and Schork, W., Preliminary Research Towards a Sustainable Agriculture in Northern Chana - internal working paper on agro-ecosystems, unpublished manuscript, Heidelberg 1979

Bergmann, H., Agricultural Instruction in Primary Schools - A Contribution to Rural Development? in: Development and Cooperation No 2, 1978, p. 9-11

Bergmann, H., General Guidelines for School Agriculture, IPAR Buea 1977, cyclostyled

Cadillon, M., Evolution du Sol sous une Rotation Baoulee Traditionelle, IRAT, Bouake, undated

Cleave, J.H., African Farmers: Labour in the Development of Smallholder Agriculture, Praeger, New York, 1974

Egger, K, and Mayer, B.J., Agro-Technological Alternatives for Agriculture in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, Kubel-Stifung, Bensheim, 1979

Francis, C.A., Flor, C.A., Temple, S.R., Adapting Varieties for Intercropping Systems in the Tropics, in: ASA, Multiple Cropping, p. 235-253

Holway, J., Good-Bye to the Plough? How American Farmers Are Saving the Soil: in Development and Cooperation No 1, 1978, p. 16-17

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, International Research in Agriculture, New York 1974

Lagemann, J., Traditional African Farming Systems in Eastern Nigeria, Weltforum Verlag Munchen, 1977

Leakey, C.L.A., and Wills, J.B., Food Crops of the Lowland Tropics, Oxford University Press 1977

Litsinger, J.A., and Moody, K., Integrated Pest Management in Multiple Cropping Systems, in: Multiple Cropping, p. 293-308

Meuer, G., Eco-Farming in Practice - The Agro-Pastoral Project in Nyabisindu, Ruanda; Development and Cooperation, No 4/1977, p. 17-21

Ngende, F.E., Geography of West Cameroon, Victoria, 1966

Ngwa, J.A., An Outline Geography of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, London 1967

Obi, J.K, and Tuley, P., The Bush Fallow and Ley Farming in the Oil Palm Belt of South-East Nigeria, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Overseas Development Administration, Miscellaneous Report 161, 1973

Oelsligle, D.D., McCollum, R.E., and Kang, B.T., Soil Fertility Management in Tropical Multiple Cropping, in: ASA, Multiple Cropping, p. 275-292

Okigbo, B.N., and Greenland, D.J., Multiple Cropping in Tropical Africa, in: ASA, Multiple Cropping, p. 63-101

Simon, H., WADA - A Programme of establishing a training centre for draught cattle, Wum, 1974, cyclostyled

Simon, H., Farming in the Tropical Highland of North-West Cameroon, unpublished manuscript, Bamenda 1978

Smith, R., Tree Crops - A Permanent Agriculture The Devin-Adair Company, Greenwich 1977

Smock, D., and Smock, A., Cultural and Political Aspects of Rural Transformation - A Case Study of Eastern Nigeria, New York and London, 1972

Tourte, R. and Moomaw, J.C., Traditional African Systems of Agriculture, in: Leakey, G., and Wills, J.B., Food Crops of the Lowland Tropics, p. 295-312

Trenbath, B.R., Plant Interactions in Mixed Crop Communities, in: ASA, Multiple Cropping, p. 129-163

Nwosu, N.A., Some Indigenous Cropping Systems of Eastern Nigeria, Umudike, Nigeria, undated
de Wilde, J.C., et al., Agricultural Development in Tropical Africa, vol. I, Baltimore, The John Hopkins Press, 1967

Part II: Crops

Assoumou, J. L'economie du Cacao, editions universitaires delarge, 1977

Bederman, Sanford, H., The Cameroons Development Corporation - Partner in National Growth, Bota 1968

Cameroon Development Corporation, Annual Report and Accounts for the 12 months ending 30th Juni, 1973, Bota, Victoria

Ejedepang-Koge, S.N., Tradition and Change in Peasant Activities - A Study of the Indigenous People's Search for Cash in the South West Province of Cameroon, Yaounde 1975

FAO-INADES, Coffee, Better Farming Series Nr. 23, Rome 1970

FAO-INADES Groundnuts, Better Farming Series Nr. 19, Rome 1970

FAO-INADES Upland Rice, Better Farming Series Nr. 20, Rome 1970

FAO-INADES, Wet Paddy or Swamp Rice, Better Farming Series, Nr. 21, Rome 1970

Ghanaian-German Agric. Development Project Northern and Upper Regions, Agricultural Extension Handbook, Eschborn 1977

IPAR-Yaounde, Geographie du Cameroun, Yaounde 1972

Irvine, F.R., West African Crops, London, Oxford University Press 1976

Kaberry, Phyllis M., Some Problems of Land Tenure in Nsaw, Southern Cameroons, Journal of African Administration

Kenya Institute of Education, Agriculture, Unit Three, Crop Husbandry - Teachers' and Students' Manual experimental version, Nairobi 1977

Leakey C.L.A., and Wills, J.B., Food Crops of the Lowland Tropics London: Oxford University Press 1977

Ministere de l'Education Nationale, Le Bananier Plantain, Bibliotheque du Maitre et des Eleves, vol 10 Yaounde 1974 same author Racines et Tubercules Bibliotheque du Maitre et des Eleves, vol. 3, Yaounde 1974

Mohr, B., Die Reiskultur in Westafrika - Verbreitung und Anbauformen, Munchen 1969

Mutsaers, H., Les Cereales et la Canne a Surcre, Universite de Yacounde, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Nkolbisson, 1977

Ndenge, A.F., Science for Beginners, Victoria 1972

Phillips, T.A., An Agricultural Notebook, London 1972

Postgraduate Training Centre for Agricultural Development, Possibilities of the Introduction of Draught Animals in the North-West Province of the United Republic of Cameroon, Berlin 1978

Provincial Delegation for Agriculture, Technical Annual Reports of the North-West Province 1974/75 and 1976 Bamenda

Provincial Delegation for Agriculture, Annual Reports 1973/74; South-West Province, Buea Presbyterian Rural Training Centre, Annual Reports 1974, 1975, and 1977, Kumba Presbyterian Rural Training Centre, Kumba, Rice - A Short Introduction to the Cultivation of Wet Paddy, undated

Rashid, A., Economics of Rural Living in the Areas of Nso and Ndu, Bamenda 1974

Rehm, S., and Espig, G., Die Kulturpflanzen der Tropen und Subtropen - Anbau, wirtschaftliche Bedeutung, Verwertung, Stuttgart 1976

Rural Science Tutor, St. John's TTC, First Yam Production Experiment at St. John's College, Nchang 1966

Southern Cameroons Development Agency, Third Report of the Southern Cameroons Development Agency, April, 1959 - March 1960, Buea 1960

W.A.D.A. (Wum AreaDevelopment Authority), Annual Reports 1971/72, 1972/73

W.A.D.A., A programme of establishing a training centre for draught cattle in the Wum Area Development Authority, Wum 1975

W.A.D.A. Final Report of the outgoing director, 1975, Wum

W.A.D.A. Extension Section, Rice Cultivation, undated, Wum

West Cameroon Development Agency, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Report, Buea, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966

Westphal, E., Leguminous Crops (pulses), second revised edition, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique, Nkolbisson 1977-78

Westphal, E., Root and Tuber Crops (second revised edition), E.N.S.A., 1978

Part III: Crop Storage

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