These are Shell Book titles in English relating to agriculture and farming.
Advice on how to cultivate bamboo plants from cuttings.
An interesting booklet on how to care for your cattle, including hints on milking, breeding and the care of your calves.
How to buy a few cows, look after them, fatten them up and sell them for a profit.
This is an introduction to keeping hens. It covers building a hen house and what sort of food to provide.
Advice on the daily care of poultry, food and water and how to choose good hens.
Advice on how to select the right hens for reproduction, the right eggs for incubation and the care of newly hatched chicks.
This deals with the symptoms and treatment of various diseases and pests that affect chickens.
Coccidiosis is a disease in chickens which is caused by parasites. This book describes how to treat it.
This booklet helps you to increase the number of chickens you have.
Instructions on how to make a compost container out of an old oil drum.
Advice is given to enable farmers to propagate cultivated eru from cuttings.
Here are some basic suggestions for keeping ducks on a fish pond.
Advice on siting, building and maintaining a fishpond, then buying, farming and harvesting the fish to go in it.
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.
Growing vegetables in plastic bags.
This contains three simple ideas for planting some herbs or vegetables where space is limited.
A goat is a good animal to keep because it gives very good milk and meat.
A suggested design for a raised grain or food store to discourage raids by rats and mice.
This is the first in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at how to plant rice.
This is the second in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with poor soil.
This is the third in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with pests.
This is the fourth in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with diseases.
Harvesting seeds enables farmers to avoid purchasing them from others each year.
How to give maize seedlings an early start and save time between crops.
This explains how to use the heat of the sun to sterilise seed beds.
Use a tin can or plastic bottle as a mini-reservoir alongside your seeds or seedlings.
This booklet explains how to keep pests from your crops by using ash from wood or rice husks.
This booklet tells you how to use red chilli peppers to help keep pests away from your crops.
How to create a tree nursery from the preparation of the ground to planting trees and caring for them.
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.
How to make a simple beehive from local and low-cost materials.
This explains what equipment and methods are needed to extract honey from the honeycomb.
This explains how to manage bees: planning the work, inspecting the hive and understanding what you see.
How to make and wear a cheap and simple bee veil.
An overview of relevant Shell Books on farming and food.
Guinea pigs are easy to raise for households and small-scale farmers.
Rabbits are useful animals for individual farmers, village groups and schools.
Coping with Climate Change: Tips for Farmers
Farmers and gardeners use compost to improve their soils and increase their crop yields. This book describes one approach to making compost.
This book shows how to make a donkey-powered plough and how to ensure the donkey can pull it comfortably and well.
This book describes and illustrates six systems for growing fruit and vegetables hydroponically.
Growing mushrooms can provide a useful extra income stream or supply additional protein for the family diet.
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.
Crickets — the New Cattle?