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NRC, 1996. National Research Council, USA

Lost Crops of Africa. Volume I Grains

This book focuses on native cereals from Africa, and presents information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed and list its benefits and limitations as a food source.

October 6, 2010
Machin, D.; Nyvold, S.. Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation held in CIAT, Cali, Colombia 21–25 January 1991; FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 95

Roots, tubers, plantains and bananas in animal feeding

July 27, 2010
BVN, 2010. Botany Research and Development Group of Vietnam

Vietnam plant data center

Database about the plant resources of Vietnam. 

July 21, 2010

An introduction to agroforestry

July 12, 2010
Mondragon-Jacobo et al., 2001. FAO Plant production and protection papers Vol 169. FAO

Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage

This book provides technical and scientific knowledge on opuntia utilization as forage in many different places in the world.

June 15, 2010
eFloras, 2010. Harvard University

eFloras, a collection of on-line floras from around the world

Includes floras from Madagascar, Chile, Ecuador, North America, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan etc.

June 11, 2010
Preston, 1995. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper 126

Tropical animal feeding. A manual for research workers

This FAO manual includes: the importance of managing natural resources for sustainable development and of identifying priority areas for research aimed at solving practical problems and improving the lot of small farmers in developing countries, the basic principles of animal nutrition, the identification of important feed resources and of some appropriate technologies to better use them.

March 24, 2010
NAS, 1982. 3rd Revision, National Academy of Sciences, Publication No. 1684

United States-Canadian Tables of Feed Composition

March 24, 2010
NRC, 2008. National Research Council, USA

Lost Crops of Africa. Volume III Fruits

March 24, 2010
Orwa et al., 2009. World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya

Agroforestree Database: a tree reference and selection guide version 4.0

The Agroforestree Database provides information on the management, use and ecology of a wide range of tree species which can be used in agroforestry.

March 24, 2010
Cook et al., 2005. CSIRO, DPI&F(Qld), CIAT and ILRI, Brisbane, Australia

Tropical forages

Tropical Forages is a tool for selecting forage species suitable for local conditions in the tropics and subtropics.

March 24, 2010
Le Houérou, 1980. Papers presented in the International Symposium on Browse in Africa, Addis Ababa, April 8-12, 1980, International Livestock Center for Africa

Browse in Africa. The current state of knowledge

March 24, 2010
Gutteridge et al., 1994. The Tropical Grassland Society of Australia

Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major tropical forage tree legume species, and their evaluation and utilisation in sustainable agricultural production systems.

March 24, 2010

Famine foods database

Plants that are not normally considered as crops are consumed in times of famine. This website provides insight to potential new food sources that ordinarily would not be considered.

March 24, 2010
CGIAR, 2009. CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Programme

SSA Feeds - Sub-saharan Africa feed composition database

Web-based software and database that provides information on the nutritive value of 14,571 samples of 459 livestock feeds from 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

March 24, 2010
Pérez, 1997. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 132

Feeding pigs in the tropics

This publication is an extensive review of the research on non-traditional feedstuffs used for feeding pigs in the tropics.

March 24, 2010

ILDIS World Database of Legumes

ILDIS is an international project which maintains a database of plants in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae) and provides services to scientists and other people interested in these plants

March 24, 2010