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CTA. 1996. Seeking silk. Spore 61. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Sericulture and silk production: a handbook by Prabhar Shekar and Martin Hardingham 1995 55pp price UKL6.95 ISBN 11 85339 317 7 IT Publications, 103/105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK
The world demand for pure silk continues to increase with demand far outstripping supply. Currently, silk is produced in limited quantities and accounts for around 0.2% of the total world production of textile fibres. Sericulture and silk production, as rural cottage industries, have the potential of being able to create employment and incomes for rural people in many developing countries. Sericulture and silk production: a handbook describes, in easily understood terms the stages of mulberry bush growing, silkworm egg production, silkworm rearing, silk cocoon rearing and silk fabric production. The text is supplemented thruoughout by good, clear line drawings and diagrams. The book is part of the 'Small-scale Textiles' series produce by Intermediate Technology and will be of use to fieldworkers, development agencies, and those starting small scale manufacture or attempting to improve or extend manufacture. Sericulture and silk production: a handbook by Prabhar Shekar and Martin Hardingham 1995 55pp price UKL6.95 ISBN 11 85339 317 7 IT Publications, 103/105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK