As part of Peace Corps’ West Africa System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Toolkit, this handbook was designed primarily for Peace Corps Volunteers in West Africa and their communities, but is intended to be applicable to other audiences as well – both outside of Peace Corps and outside of West Africa. The methodology it covers, the System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is an adaptable strategy for ecologically increasing rice production while decreasing inputs, and with some local adaptation can be used in a wide variety of circumstances.
As part of Peace Corps’ West Africa System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Toolkit, this handbook is designed for Peace Corps programming and training staff to assist with planning and executing SRI training programs, and any PCVs who are also involved in the planning and execution of these trainings. The SRI Toolkit also includes sample session plans and accompanying presentations, as separate files. In addition to this SRI Trainer Handbook, the toolkit also includes an SRI PCV Handbook.
This brief, prepared by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report explains the impact of climate change on the Pacific Islands in the areas of agriculture, coastal systems, ecosystems, and water.
The manual was created specifically for use in the Western Kenya Smallholder Agricultural Carbon project. This manual includes introductory modules on climate change and Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM), as well as modules that describe specific SALM practices.
This page explains generally how food chains and food web works, and defines terms that relate to each. A section on biomaginification is also included. Nutrient cycles are also diagrammed and talked about.
This website provides a diagram and overview of the nitrogen cycle and lists some anthropogenic changes in the nitrogen cycle.
The University of Missouri explains a basic look at the nitrogen cycle, ways nitrogen is lost to the cycle, more about the nitrogen cycle and nitrogen's impact on water quality.
The purpose of this publication is to show how conservation agriculture can increase crop production while reducing erosion and reversing soil fertility decline, improving rural livelihoods and restoring the environment in developing countries.
The World Agroforestry Centre organizes resources on agroforestry. Here, you can find introductory documents on agroforestry for Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers.
This manual focuses on providing a set of criteria to ecotourism planners and managers at conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to facilitate decisions with respect to ecotourism management and development.