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    A study on the response of wheat to fertilizers
    FAO Soils Bulletin 12
    1971
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    Because of the overall importance of wheat in human nutrition throughout the world, the present publication was prepared to summarize the data of wheat production on global, regional and country basis and to examine the factors affecting the production and hectare yields with special reference to use of fertilizers and the response of wheat to fertilizers. Finally, this soils bulletin also concentrate on the possibilities of improvement of wheat production in the future.
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    A fishery manager's guidebook - Second edition 2009
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    Fisheries around the world make essential contributions to human well-being including the provision of basic food supplies. employment, recreational opportunities. foreign currency and others, providing benefits to hundreds of millions of people. Despite these benefits, our record of managing fisheries so that the benefits can be sustained has been poor; at best, and most fisheries around the world are experiencing serious ecological, social or economic problems and usually all three. Today there is global concern about the state of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems, their resilience to future stresses such as climate change and their ability to continue to provide benefits. Fisheries management Is the process that has evolved to try to ensure that fisheries operate in a manner that provides the immediate benefits in a sustainable manner. The widely accepted goal is that the full range of benefits should not only be available for this generation but for gen erations to come. fisheries management has been successful in some cases but there have also been many, many cases of failure. This volume is intended to contribute to Improving this unsatisfactory state by addressing the widespread need for Information and guidance on the broad and often complex task of fisheries management. It is an updated and expanded edition of AFishery Manager’s Guidebook which was published as a FAO Fisheries Technical Paper in 2002. The major part of this new edition is divided into five parts intended to cover the range of concerns, tools and techniques essential to the modem fisheries manager, whether that manager Is an Individual or a formal or Informal group. following the Introduction: Part I examines the primary dimensions of fisheries: biological, ecological. social and economic Part Ii looks at the legal and Institutional characteristics of fisheries Part III explores the tools that fishery managers have to achieve the objectives e xpected from a fishery Part IV discusses the role of scientific Information of Indicators and reference points Part V moves Into Implementation of fisheries management and Includes a chapter on special considerations In small-scale fisheries It concludes with a chapter that summarises the current state of knowledge and best practices and looks ahead to possible futures for fisheries governance. This landmark publication is intended to be a practical guide to those actively engaged In fisheries management and will be of particular Interest to fishery managers and scientists. All libraries in research establishment and universities where fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this Important volume.
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    Improving soil fertility in Africa 1971
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    This FAO Soils Bulletin is gathering a selected number of papers prepared for a Conference organized in Africa on improving soil fertility in Africa. The main purpose of the Conference was to discuss developments and requirements in the field of soil fertility, fertilizer use and soil development in Africa and to provide fresh ideas and lines of action for future work. There were 58 participants from most of the African countries and from various countries and organization from outside Africa. T he technical part of the Agenda included the following items: Soils and plants, responses of crops to fertilizers on farmers fields and research stations, fertilizers economics, FAO standard guide to soil fertility investigations, fertilizer materials, fertilizer supply, fertilizer use development programmes and policies, stabilization of soils and agriculture in areas of shifting cultivation, planning of soil fertility and fertilizer use development programmes.

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