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The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) has published more than a dozen sets of information materials on environment, natural resources and agriculture. These materials are written in simple, easily understood language and are illustrated with numerous, clear line drawings. Many of these materials are produced through intensive, two-week workshops that bring together academics, government planners, researchers, organizations' staff and farmers together with artists, editors and communication specialists. These workshops provide an especially rapid method of developing and revising information materials, drawing from the expertise of specialists in a wide range of topics.
Agroforestry in Ghana
The first of its type in Ghana, this kit presents a range of agroforestry techniques for use in both the humid south and the drier northern parts of the country. The kit describes numerous multipurpose tree and shrub species and their uses. Easy-to-understand sheets show how to lay out contour hedgerows, prepare seedlings for planting, dig fishponds, earn extra income by keeping bees and snails, and many other practical techniques. Prepared in Ghana and based on local research and field experiences, the kit will be a valuable resource for development workers throughout West Africa. (Available from Ghana Rural Reconstruction Movement P. O. Box 2338, Accra, Ghana, Tel. 662163.)
Agroforestry technology information kit
Described by Agroforestry Today magazine as an "extremely valuable resource", this kit contains more than 60 brief, clear, illustrated leaflets on different strategies for integrating food production and planting of multipurpose trees.. Among the general subjects covered are soil and water conservation cropping systems, seeds and plant propagation, tree management and livestock production. This very popular material was revised and updated in 1992. The second edition presents the material in a set of six topic-specified pocket booklets.
Price: P=200 or US$8 (first edition), P200() or US$8 (2nd edition— booklets), excluding postage
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World Center/Asia: Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118, Philippines - Tel. 63-46-414 2417 Fax 63-46-414 2420 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org apc.org.
Africa: P.O. Box 66873, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya - Tel. 254-2-442 610, 446 522 - Fax 254-2-448 148 Email email@example.com.
Latin America: Pasaje Muirriagui Donoso 4451 y Av. America, Apartado Postal 17-08-8494, Quito, Ecuador Tel/Fax 593-2-443 763 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manila: Room 38, Elena Apts., 512 R Salas St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines - Tel. 63-2-525 1284, 524 1585 - Fax 63-2-522 2494 - Cable IIRRINC MANILA A.
New York. 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1035, New York, NY 101115 USA - Tel. 1-212-870 2992 Fax 1212-870 2981 - Telex 238573 RRNYUR' Cable MEMINTCOM - Email email@example.com.
Bases y practicas para una agricultura regenerative
This Spanish-language publication presents a range of practical, low-cost agricultural production techniques appropriate for poor, rural households in Central America Topics include a range of approaches to agroforestry, home gardening, small-scale livestock production, biological pest control, soil and water conservation, and seed productions for vegetable, grain and tree crops. The foundations and principles of a "regenerative" agriculture production system are also outlined through the presentation of practical examples of integration at the farm-level. Although the topics presented are the result of translations from English-language materials produced in the Philippines, the techniques have been screened for inclusion from the agroecological and socio-economic reality of the Central American context. Price : P=250 or US$10; excluding postage
Biodiversity in the Western Ghats
The Western Ghats -the range of hills running along India's west coast— is one of the Asia's richest regions in teens of its biological diversity. The forested hills the narrow coastal plain to their west and the Arabian Sea harbor a vast range of life forms ranging from lowly bacteria and fungi to plants, birds reptiles and mammals. This kit presents a range of biodiversity in the Western Ghats region. Produced in a workshop coorganized by IIRR and the World Wide Fund for Nature-lndia it is intended for use by teachers journalist and environmental nongovernment organizations in the region. The kit focuses on the genetic species and ecosystem diversity of the Western Ghats landscape. It contains more than 70 topics on environmental and biodiversity issues of relevance to this region and many other parts of the humid tropics.
Price P=250 or US$!0 ; excluding postage
Bio-intensive approach to small-scale household food production
This revised edition of the original information kit titled Bio-intensive Approach to Family Food Gardens has been updated with new technical topics and additional themes It presents low-cost strategies for small-scale household gardening which aims to improve the nutritional status of rural and peri-urban households as well as supplementing their income through the sale of vegetables The kit focuses on both humid and semi-arid tropical conditions.
Price P=250 or US$10; excluding postage
Environment, agriculture and natural resources management: basic concepts
The environment is news. Every week , we hear of environmental degradation , deforestation , pollution acid rain. But most of us do not understand how the environment works why it is important, or how it is being threatened.
This kit provides some answers. The 44 sheets cover ecological basics, freshwater and marine ecosystems global warming and acid rain, pollution, and a range of other topics. Clear diagrams show the environmental and health effects of pesticides, the effects of a damaged ozone layer how people damage coral reef's how protected areas can help conserve the environment and many other ideas .Aimed especially at students educators and government and nongovernment organizations, the kit will be an invaluable resource for all who wish to understand our environment more fully.
Price P=200 or US$8; excluding postage
Environment, agriculture and natural resources management: Ideas for action
This kit a companion to the Basic Concepts kit presents practical ideas that individuals, organizations and communities put into action to help restore and enhance the environment and natural resource base. The 45 topics-specific sheets cover conserving resources environmental action wildlife and habitat conservation, recycling and waste disposal pesticides and consumer guides The sleets give practical ideas that can be put info effect in urban, rural and coastal areas—for instance on saving energy in the office and home, conserving water on farms and in the workplace protecting wildlife , recycling wastes and using herbal medicines.
Price: P=200 or US$8; excluding postage
Environmentally sound technologies for women in agriculture
The kit contains simple science-based resource materials geared at increasing the efficiency of women in the home and in the farm while helping sustain the environment. The topics include animal husbandry and dairying vegetables and post-harvest technologies, organic farming, seed production and storage , pests and pesticides , drudgery reduction , water management for farm and home and fish production. This publication contains 60 illustrated environmentally sound technologies useful to both female and male extension agents.
Price:. P=375 or US$15; excluding postage