Peace Corps Official

This idea of teaching such specific numeracy comes from discussions between farmer members and Department of Co-operation (DOC) staff. In those discussions, farmers stated their desire for such practical arithmetic skills. One of their greatest fears is of being cheated when selling their primary source of income--groundnuts.

Peace Corps Official

Farmers all over the world lose much of their grain after it is harvested. Farmers work hard to plant and grow crops. And often they do not receive good returns for their time and effort. The grain is attacked in the field and in storage by insects. rodents, birds, and other pests. The grain that pests do not eat, they make dirty with their droppings and their bodies.

Peace Corps Official

This guide was developed to aid Peace Corps country staff members who are interested in programming marine fisheries projects. Although marine fisheries projects are not new to Peace Corps, today's Peace Corps staff members may not be aware of the history of marine fisheries efforts in their country.

Peace Corps Official

Introduction or expansion of intensive fishculture may be a viable solution to these problems. Intensive fishculture is the growing of fish, usually in ponds, for the purpose of producing a food crop and, It is hoped, a surplus that will bring capital to those sectors of society involved in fish farming. Local consumption of fish naturally will help alleviate dietary protein deficiencies.

Peace Corps Official

This manual is a practical guide to the use of draft animals and animal-powered farm equipment. It is written primarily for use by Peace Corps Volunteers and agricultural extension personnel working in animal traction development programs, but it can be used by farmers who are teaching themselves to use these techniques.

Peace Corps Official

This manual is designed as a learning tool and on-the-job reference for Peace Corps Volunteers involved in small farmer crop improvement programs in maize, sorghum, millet, peanuts, beans and cowpeas. Although written to be readily understood by non-specialists, the manual con

Peace Corps Official

For Peace Corps, development centers on building local capacity and self-reliance among those who need it most. Accordingly, Peace Crops promotes approximately 35 agricultural extension programs reaching small-scale farming families world-wide.

Peace Corps Official

This manual is designed to provide development workers with the information and tools needed either to begin or to improve poultry production. For those who are inexperienced in poultry production, this manual can identify and provide the basic information needed to raise and market poultry successfully. 

Peace Corps Official

This is a manual for getting started with small-scale beekeeping development projects. The intention is to provide an overview of beekeeping and its possibilities as a tool for development.

Peace Corps Official

This manual provides a guide for those who are helping future Peace Corps Volunteers to acquire basic beekeeping skills. The program is designed to help Trainees develop the skills they will need to work and live in another culture as beekeeping extensionists. This is a skills training program; thus, some further in-country training or orientation is presumed.

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