Smallholders D-I-Y


Author: Michael Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947870171

Category: Agricultural implements

Page: 72

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This manual contains detailed instructions for 22 projects from a simple feed scoop holder to housing and fencing for chickens, sheep and goats. There are plans for gates and hurdles; troughs and hayracks; brooders, nestboxes and dustbaths; and a sawbench, ratbox and goat milking bench.

Build It!

DIY Projects for Farmers, Smallholders and Gardeners


Author: Joe Jacobs

Publisher: Good Life Press

ISBN: 9781904871323

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1135

Using recycled materials where ever possible Build It! provides step-by-step instructions for over 50 DIY projects for both inside and outside the home farm. Former engineer Joe Jacobs guides you through the equipment, the tools, the materials and the plans to provide you with inspiration and plenty of ideas. The projects include a polytunnel, beehives, chicken arks and runs, gates, hurdles and fencing, cloches, dog kennel, feed bins, a heat pump installation, a heated orphan lamb feeder, incubator, nesting boxes and renewable energy projects including solar panels and plenty more, making this an essential book for any keen DIY enthusiast with a basic knowledge of construction.

The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale


Author: Suzie Baldwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 085783603X

Category: House & Home

Page: 244

View: 6450

The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.

Smallholder Tree Growing for Rural Development and Environmental Services

Lessons from Asia


Author: Denyse J. Snelder,Rodel D. Lasco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402082614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 494

View: 2075

Recent history reveals that both the large-scale reforestation projects of the 20th century have often been less successful than anticipated, and that tree growing by smallholders – as an alternative means to combat deforestation and promote sustainable land use – has received relatively little attention from the scientific and development communities. Taking a first step to addressing that balance, this collection of peer-reviewed papers adopts a comparative approach to explore the potential role that tree growing by farmers can play in sustainable forest management. The goal of this approach is to identify common threads and to start to develop a framework for future research and practice. Presenting case studies from the Philippines and comparative data from a number of Asian countries the book reveals that farmer tree growing has the potential to play a significant role in sustainable forest management, and discusses the surrounding issues which must be addressed in order to realise this potential. The book is primarily aimed at research scientists and graduate students interested in relevant aspects of forestry, agroforestry, agricultural diversity, natural resource management and conservation in agricultural landscapes, as well as those involved in sustainable development and international development studies. It will also provide a valuable reference for professionals, managers, consultants, policy makers and planners dealing with issues in sustainable development, natural resource management, land use change issues and participatory approaches to resource management.

21st-Century Smallholder

From Window Boxes To Allotments: How To Go Back To The Land Without Leaving Home


Author: Paul Waddington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409082954

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8528

Achieving genuine self-sufficiency of the kind described in John Seymour's classic guide is sadly beyond the vast reach of the urban majority today. Few have the space, and for those few there are comprehensive guidebooks. But where do the rest of us look for the answers to questions like how much effort does it really take to grow your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Is solar power really worth the bother? From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook along the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdote, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of 'going all the way'. If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.

C'Est la Folie


Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Bantam Press


Category: British

Page: 446

View: 8494

In early 2004, 38 year-old Michael Wright turned his back on Blighty and flew himself (he's a qualified pilot) and his long-suffering cat to begin a new life as the owner of a delapidated 15th century farmhouse called 'La Folie'. Commissioned to write a column for the Telegraph about his experiences, readers implored him to write a book about it and C'est La Folie is that book. But far from being a 'good life abroad' book al la Peter Mayle, this is a comic memoir about...well, about a soft modern townie attempting to learn how to become an old-fashioned Man, about a clinically social bloke rejecting the world of parties, 'Chelsea tractors' and flightly little numbers and jumping feet first into the life of a hermit peasant, alone and miles from anywhere (with a real tractor), about a congenital plant-killer learning to deal with Nature at first hand. It's a quest of sorts too (perhaps not quite on the scale of those medieval knights of yore) but a quest nonetheless - to not always be the worst tennis player at le club, to avoid the scary new version of England seeping its way into France and, naturellement, to find vrai amour... A true story packed full of homicidal chickens, diseased root vegetables, dry rot, bad French pop music, manly power tools with unpronounceable names and a fair few femmes fatales, C'est La Folie is a funny, nicely self-deprecating, well-sustained, lovingly-observed memoir avec une difference.

Improving smallholder farming systems in Imperata areas of Southeast Asia

alternatives to shifting cultivation


Author: Damasa Magcale-Macandog,I. Wayan Rusastra,Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research,Center for International Forestry Research

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 2499