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close this bookAmaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO, 1996, 397 p.)
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close this folder1: Basics of agricultural development
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View the documentNature of small-scale tropical agriculture
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close this folderSelecting suitable tropical crops
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close this folderTechnical note: selecting the right crop for your location in the tropics or in the subtropics
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View the documentTable I. Ecological or life zones of the tropics, sub tropics, and warm temperate zones
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View the documentAppendix I. Maximum ecological amplitudes for some tropical crops
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close this folder2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics
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close this folderECHO development notes - issue 52
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View the documentIn memoriam Scott Sherman, age 36
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close this folderECHO development notes: issue 53
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close this folderDry farming
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close this folderPrinciples of agroforestry
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close this folderGood nutrition on the small farm
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