Agriculture and Farming

Agriculture and Farming

These are Shell Book titles in English relating to agriculture and farming.

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A Simple Chicken-feeder
 346 Downloads
 547.2 KB
 15-May-2020

This explains how to make a simple chicken feeder from a plastic bucket or similar container.

An Easy Way to Water Seeds
 204 Downloads
 1.32 MB
 01-Jun-2020

Use a tin can or plastic bottle as a mini-reservoir alongside your seeds or seedlings.

Arid Lands
 88 Downloads
 4.4 MB
 02-Nov-2021

From Arid Lands to Well-Watered Fields

Cattle Care
 276 Downloads
 688.77 KB
 27-May-2020

An interesting booklet on how to care for your cattle, including hints on milking, breeding and the care of your calves.

Chicken Care, Book 1
 301 Downloads
 1.26 MB
 27-May-2020

This is an introduction to keeping hens. It covers building a hen house and what sort of food to provide.

Chicken Care, Book 2
 289 Downloads
 594.04 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on the daily care of poultry, food and water and how to choose good hens.

Chicken Care, Book 3
 287 Downloads
 624.22 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on how to select the right hens for reproduction, the right eggs for incubation and the care of newly hatched chicks.

 

Chicken Care, Book 4
 282 Downloads
 997.68 KB
 27-May-2020

This deals with the symptoms and treatment of various diseases and pests that affect chickens.

Collecting and Keeping Seeds
 211 Downloads
 675.14 KB
 01-Jun-2020

Harvesting seeds enables farmers to avoid purchasing them from others each year.

Coping with Climate Change: Tips for Farmers
 158 Downloads
 2.48 MB
 10-Nov-2020

Coping with Climate Change: Tips for Farmers

Crickets — the New Cattle?
 147 Downloads
 1.32 MB
 13-Apr-2021

Crickets — the New Cattle?

Cultivating Eru
 249 Downloads
 2.32 MB
 30-May-2020

Advice is given to enable farmers to propagate cultivated eru from cuttings.

Early Maize Seedlings
 207 Downloads
 1.48 MB
 01-Jun-2020

How to give maize seedlings an early start and save time between crops.

False Bananas
 32 Downloads
 4.24 MB
 21-May-2022

Who would eat a false banana?

Farming with Disabilities
 154 Downloads
 3.07 MB
 10-Jul-2021

Farming with Disabilities

Fattening Cattle in your Backyard
 304 Downloads
 703.83 KB
 27-May-2020

How to buy a few cows, look after them, fatten them up and sell them for a profit.

Food and Farming
 232 Downloads
 1.57 MB
 29-Oct-2020

An overview of relevant Shell Books on farming and food.

Gardening for Better Nutrition
 153 Downloads
 1.61 MB
 18-Jun-2021

Gardening for Better Nutrition

Gardening in a Small Space
 249 Downloads
 6.38 MB
 01-Jun-2020

This contains three simple ideas for planting some herbs or vegetables where space is limited.

Good Granary Design
 279 Downloads
 569.16 KB
 01-Jun-2020

A suggested design for a raised grain or food store to discourage raids by rats and mice.

Growing Bamboo
 167 Downloads
 485.96 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on how to cultivate bamboo plants from cuttings.

Growing Mushrooms
 216 Downloads
 611.06 KB
 12-Feb-2021

Growing mushrooms can provide a useful extra income stream or supply additional protein for the family diet.

Growing Vegetables in Bags
 169 Downloads
 656.71 KB
 01-Jun-2020

Growing vegetables in plastic bags.

Harvesting Fruit the Easy Way
 244 Downloads
 514.44 KB
 30-May-2020

Some methods of harvesting fruit are dangerous and damage the fruit. Using a container on the end of a stick is safe and fruit can be picked without damage.

Helpful Weeds
 145 Downloads
 1.43 MB
 01-Oct-2021

Helpful Weeds which are beneficial to farmers

How to Extract Quality Honey
 215 Downloads
 2.11 MB
 25-Aug-2020

This explains what equipment and methods are needed to extract honey from the honeycomb.

How to Make and Use a Donkey Plough
 198 Downloads
 1.49 MB
 19-Jan-2021

This book shows how to make a donkey-powered plough and how to ensure the donkey can pull it comfortably and well.

How to Make and Use Compost
 300 Downloads
 1.24 MB
 30-May-2020

Instructions on how to make a compost container out of an old oil drum.

How to Make Natural Pesticides
 216 Downloads
 1.12 MB
 22-Jun-2020

This booklet tells you how to use red chilli peppers to help keep pests away from your crops.

How to Manage Bees
 208 Downloads
 3.69 MB
 25-Aug-2020

This explains how to manage bees: planning the work, inspecting the hive and understanding what you see.

How to Store Grain Effectively
 139 Downloads
 902.86 KB
 10-Sep-2021

Tip on how to store grain effectively and at a low cost

How to Treat Coccidiosis in Chickens
 314 Downloads
 1.83 MB
 27-May-2020

Coccidiosis is a disease in chickens which is caused by parasites. This book describes how to treat it.

Hydroponics - Growing Crops without Soil
 191 Downloads
 1.91 MB
 12-Feb-2021

This book describes and illustrates six systems for growing fruit and vegetables hydroponically.

Increase Chicken Production
 282 Downloads
 1.73 MB
 30-May-2020

This booklet helps you to increase the number of chickens you have.

Keeping Fish and Ducks
 245 Downloads
 3.23 MB
 30-May-2020

Here are some basic suggestions for keeping ducks on a fish pond.

Making a Bee-keeper’s Veil
 194 Downloads
 3.8 MB
 26-Aug-2020

How to make and wear a cheap and simple bee veil.

Making a Beehive
 213 Downloads
 1.01 MB
 25-Aug-2020

How to make a simple beehive from local and low-cost materials.

Making Compost in a Pit or Box
 237 Downloads
 651.56 KB
 29-Dec-2020

Farmers and gardeners use compost to improve their soils and increase their crop yields. This book describes one approach to making compost.

Natural Regeneration - a Bonus for Farmers
 189 Downloads
 1.23 MB
 12-Feb-2021

This book explains how natural regeneration by farmers using simple, low-cost techniques can encourage the re-growth of trees from live stumps and from seeds in the ground.

Olive Trees, Olives and Olive Oil
 205 Downloads
 2.87 MB
 28-Jul-2020

This book tells you how to cultivate olive trees and how their fruit and wood can be used, along with some references to olives in the Bible.

Raising Fish
 229 Downloads
 1.57 MB
 30-May-2020

Advice on siting, building and maintaining a fishpond, then buying, farming and harvesting the fish to go in it.

Raising Goats
 226 Downloads
 2.09 MB
 01-Jun-2020

A goat is a good animal to keep because it gives very good milk and meat.

Rice Paddy, Book 1
 222 Downloads
 706.44 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the first in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at how to plant rice.

Rice Paddy, Book 2
 216 Downloads
 581.5 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the second in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with poor soil.

Rice Paddy, Book 3
 212 Downloads
 592.78 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the third in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with pests.

Rice Paddy, Book 4
 200 Downloads
 542.82 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the fourth in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with diseases.

Small Livestock - Guinea Pigs
 154 Downloads
 1.1 MB
 29-Oct-2020

Guinea pigs are easy to raise for households and small-scale farmers.

Small Livestock - Rabbits
 164 Downloads
 2.33 MB
 29-Oct-2020

Rabbits are useful animals for individual farmers, village groups and schools.

Starting A Tree Nursery
 188 Downloads
 3.68 MB
 22-Jun-2020

How to create a tree nursery from the preparation of the ground to planting trees and caring for them.

Sterilising Seed Beds
 153 Downloads
 570.61 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This explains how to use the heat of the sun to sterilise seed beds.

Two Farmers Talking about Conservation Agriculture
 73 Downloads
 2.14 MB
 15-Jul-2021

Two Farmers Talking about Conservation Agriculture

Two Productive Gardens
 76 Downloads
 2.98 MB
 10-Sep-2021

Two Productive Gardens: The Midi and the Mini

Wood and Rice Husk Ash
 158 Downloads
 799.44 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This booklet explains how to keep pests from your crops by using ash from wood or rice husks.

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