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The Farmers's Handbook, Part 1 - Inside the House

The Farmers's Handbook, Part 1 - Inside the House

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Inside the House
The Farmers' Handbook 
+ Hay Box
 Introduction to this Volume
1 Diet & Nutrition
 2 Household Hygiene
 3 Improved Stove
 4 Hay Box Stove...............................................
This Volume's Authors : Ms Hom Maya Gurung, Mr Bipin Vaidhya, Mr Laxman Rana,Mr Chris EvansTranslated from Nepali by Chris EvansEdited, Designed & Produced by: Chris Evans & Jakob JespersenProof reading: thanks to Mike Feingold, Margaret Evans, Ted Albins, Rupert Greville, JakobJespersen, Andy Langford, Looby MacnamaraPhotos: Jakob Jespersen, Chris EvansAddional photo credits are given in Volume FiveCover illustration: Mr Motilal PhaujaTyping: Chris EvansComputer Coordination: Graphics Edge, KathmanduPublished by: Chris Evans, Jakob Jespersen......Distributors: .......... (see p.8 for address)Printed by: Format Printing Press, Kathmandu......First Edition (Nepali) printed June 2001, 7500 copiesThis Edition.........Farmers' Handbook, ISBN 99933-615-0-XThis Volume One: ISBN 99933-615-1-8The Farmers' Handbook is about techniques for sustainable farming, and this is the firstof 5 volumes. There are 4 techniques presented here. In five volumes there are a total of 44techniques and approaches.This Farmers' Handbook is meant for education and awareness raising as well aspractical gardening uses. It is permitted to photocopy for such purposes, but please remember that photocopying can cause pollution to the environment, is expensive, and does not give agood quality.
SubjectChapter No:
Chapters are separated by a yellow page
This is the first of five volumes in the Farmers'Handbook. In all there are forty techniques and approachesshown, of whch three are in this first volume. Here, weintroduce you to some technologies used inside the house.The titles of these are given on the previous contents page.This Farmers' Handbook provides information aboutsustainable farming methods, and can also be used as aresource to run literacy programmes. Information about these,and how the Handbook can be used, is provided in volumefive. A list of new and/or difficult words and their explanationis also provided in volume five.
AimsBackgroundEvaluation & Feedback
The main aim of this handbook is to help farmers maketheir own farms more successful. This is done by providinginformation about using simple methods which strengthen,rather than damage the environment, and help to createsustainable livelihoods for future generations.
The techniques described in the handbook are the resultsof research made by the farmers of Surkhet and Jajarkotdistricts of Mid-Western Nepal. We believe these methods willalso work well for farmers of other countries. However,aroundthe world there are diverse climates and soils, and so weexpect that small changes will need to be made in thetechniques according to this diversity. Similarly, it may benecessary to change plant species according to climatic region,but their function will remain the same. For example, thechapter on the
Living Fence
describes the use of thorny plantsas a barrier. In the low altitude, hot Tarai of southern Nepal,"Babool" (
 Acacia nilotica)
is suitable for this. But this doesnot grow in the higher elevations. Here, species such as wildpear, wild blackberry and Sea Buckthorn make a good livingfence.
Comments and questions about the techniques andapproaches described in this handbook will be most welcome.Suggestions for improvement will be used for future editionsof this handbook and other similar publications.
The Farmers' Handbook -this Volume's IntroductionThe Farmers' Handbook -this Volume's Introduction

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