Agricultural engineering in development 1
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CTA. 1993. Agricultural engineering in development 1. Spore 43. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Agricultural engineering in development A series of manuals covering various aspects of mechanization and ancilliary areas has been published by FAO. There are three manuals on blacksmithing. The first, Basic blacksmithing, describes how to equip a...
Agricultural engineering in development A series of manuals covering various aspects of mechanization and ancilliary areas has been published by FAO. There are three manuals on blacksmithing. The first, Basic blacksmithing, describes how to equip a forge; blacksmithing tools, fire and operations; and useful metals in the small workshop. It then goes on to give examples of 22 simple practical jobs, each of which has a written method accompanied by drawings illustrating each stage of the process. Two further manuals intermediate and advanced biacksmithing deal with increasingly difficult tasks right up to making ox-cart fittings and axles. Tillage for crop production in areas of low rainfall is aimed at those who do not have access to irrigation or who farm in areas of inadequate rainfall, where land is fragile and subject to wind and water erosion. The book is a reference document to assist scientists and extension workers and is not intended as a handbook for farmers. Subject areas covered are: soil properties; dry farming management systems (with current examples?; and tillage and planting equipment. Mechanization strategy formulation Vol 1 (Concepts and Principles) presents the concept of national agricultural mechanization strategy formulation and reviews the relationships between that and the overall national development planning in developing countries. Volume II (Methods and Procedures) provides more detailed guidelines for formulating appropriate mechanization strategies. Basic blacksmithing: a training manual by J B Stokes 1992 73pp ISBN 92 5 102738 2 Pbk Intermediate blacksmithing by J B Stokes 1992 61pp ISBN 92 5 102739 0 Pbk Advanced blacksmithing by J B Stokes 1992 84pp ISBN 92 5 102803 6 Pbk Tillage for crop production in areas of low rainfall by R J Godwin 1990 124pp ISBN 92 5 102542 8 Pbk Mechanization strategy formulation Vol l by R C Gifford 1992 74p ISBN 92 5 103175 4 Pbk The series is available from: Distribution and Sales Section FAO via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY