Technical Resources

On-Line Books 

http://www.aciar.gov.au/system/files/node/8613/MN129+part1.pdf 
Diagnostic Manual for Plant Diseases in Vietnam. Lester W. Burgess, Timothy E. Knight, Len Tesoriero, Hien Thuy Phan (2008). Published by the Austrailan Center for International Agricultural Research. 
A reference for developing basic skills in diagnosing causes of diseases, especially fungal diseases of the roots and stems, that can cause serious socioeconomic losses in Vietnam.

Vegetable MD Online. Cornell University (2008). http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/DiagnosticKeys/CucKey.html 
Various information on plant diseases including diagnostic keys for disease identification, disease resistant varieties, photo gallery of vegetable diseases, integrated crop and pest management guidelines for commercial vegetable production, vegetable IPM and other vegetable links

http://www.cplbookshop.com/glossary/G362.htm
Online Bookshop: Crop Protection

http://focusweb.org/content/handbook-agroecology-farmers-manual-sustainable-practices-0
Learning AgriCultures. An educational series suitable for educators and teachers at universities and vocational schools who are looking for a comprehensive course on sustainable agriculture.

   
Video Links
https://www.accessagriculture.org/video-distribution
Links to various videos on FFS from NGO Access Agriculture video library
   

Crop Production

http://www.cabi.org/cpc/
Data sheets on pests, disease pathogens, crop, damage symptoms and country of occurrence and aspects of crop protection. Also provides a guide for Pest Risk Analysis and suggestions for demonstrating the Phytosanitary Decision-Support System.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture#Crop_production_systems
Provides information on the etymology, overview, history of agriculture, information on crop production systems, crop alteration and biotechnology and modern agriculture.

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=0odDhoWN7DIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rice+Production+technical+manual+dedata&hl=
en&sa=X&ei=FpO4VMmSNoXrUufQgZgE&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Principles and Practices of Rice Production

http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/2311/MN119%20Part%201.pdf
Guidelines for Surveillance for Plant Pests in Asia and the Pacific

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=yaI0NFQb36UC&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=ACIAR+monograph+crop+protection&source=
bl&ots=VPEbpSbuGd&sig=0JmDQf_RFtnjyTNcIq6FxH2DbLI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=u4-4VInDLsnvUNCYgegN&ved=0CFMQ6AEw
Bw#v=onepage&q=ACIAR%20monograph%20crop%20protection&f=false

Rodent Outbreaks: Ecology and Impacts

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=ktYAYhLKOooC&pg=PT571&lpg=PT571&dq=ACIAR+monograph+crop+protection&source=
bl&ots=z4FTOGv3IS&sig=lJYRPml9f6yTdKmAbqiU4aW5hUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=u4-4VInDLsnvUNCYgegN&ved=0CE4Q6AEw
Bg#v=onepage&q=ACIAR%20monograph%20crop%20protection&f=false

Viroids: Properties, Detection, Diseases and their Control

   
Post Harvest

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/SARE-Project-Products/Northeast-SARE-Project-Products/Plain-Language-Guides-for-New-and-

Under-Served-Producers/Harvesting-Crops-for-Market
- Harvesting Crops for Market

http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/datastore/234-1450.pdf
- Small-Scale Postharvest Handling Practices: A Manual for Horticultural Crops (4th Edition)

http://agritech.tnau.ac.in/postharvest/pht_faq.html
- Post harvest technology frequently asked questions

http://articles.extension.org/pages/18354/respiration-and-ethylene-and-their-relationship-to-postharvest-handling
-  Respiration and Ethylene and their Relationship to Postharvest Handling

http://books.google.com/books?id=Y4N54Wn618YC&pg=PA709&lpg=PA709&dq=green+beans+
post+harvest&source=bl&ots=utOvwq76tO&sig=kpMDP6DeGaIKldP12_nQ1u-mr2o&hl=en&ei=H
QpFTL-COs3_OciLsaIN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBEQ6AEwADhG#v
=onepage&q&f=false

- Handbook of postharvest technology: cereals, fruits, vegetables, tea and spices

http://www.apo-tokyo.org/00e-books/AG-18_PostHarvest/AG-18_PostHarvest.pdf
- Postharvest Management of Fruit and Vegetables in the Asia-Pacific Region

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=IKsaRY9sb_AC&pg=PA3&dq=Vegetable+Production+technical+manual&hl=en&sa=X&ei=bJO4V
PqDHsWAUd2og9AP&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Vegetable%20Production%20technical%20manual&f=false

Handling and preservation of fruits and vegetables by combined methods for rural areas

   

Sustainable Agriculture  

Organic, Sustainable, and Alternative Farming Systems: Websites of interest
Sustainable Small Farm Information Network
http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Building-Sustainable-Farms-Ranches-and-Communities
Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities
Concept themes, farming and natural resources, plant production practices, animal production practices and the economic, social and political context of sustainable agriculture

http://attra.ncat.org/fundamental.html 
A list of publications on various subjects on sustainable agriculture.

Summaries of publications introducing concepts, principles, planning and managing farm operations towards sustainable agriculture

https://attra.ncat.org/publication.html
A list of more than 300 easy-to-read titles covering organic production, livestock, horticultural crops, business and marketing, farm energy, water and pest management and more. The publications are written by sustainable agriculture specialists, who are experts in their fields, and are meant to help farmers, ranchers and others involved in sustainable agriculture.

Pesticide Exposure, Safety Issues, and Risk Assessment Indicators

International Programme on Chemical Safety

   

Pesticides and Health

http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slides-self/Factsheets.aspx
Cornell University Pesticide Fact Sheets

http://thailand.ipm-info.org/documents/Surveillance_manual_(English).pdf 
A Farmer Self-Surveillance System of Pesticide Poisoning

The Health Effects of Pesticide Use: Methods to Conduct Community Studies with School Age Children

http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev03/03files_e.html
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

http://thailand.ipm-info.org/pesticides/problems.htm 
Problems Associated with Pesticides

http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/pesticides/b_2.htm 
General information about pesticides, toxicity and hazard, environmental protection, safety precautions, pesticide regulations, pesticide labels and a link to other resources for information on pesticides.

http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Search_Chemicals.jsp 
PAN Pesticides Database - Chemicals

http://chemport.ipe.ac.cn/cgi-bin/chemport/getfiler.cgi?ID=gBjDk7uSRrMn9x6T9Ho
Rwy13kcjaD1QORYF8IQ76mg2SMquF8WmtCT7W1rU5Q35R&VER=E 
Pesticide Active Ingredient Information at Cornell University

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em8850 
A Guide to the Safe Use and Handling of Pesticides

International Programme on Chemical Safety

   

Specialist IPM Sites

Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective
An online course using case studies designed to improve knowledge and skills on vegetable IPM. The link contains information and links to other sources of information on vegetable IPM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_pest_management 
Contains information on the history, principles and processes of Integrated Pest Management

http://www.vegedge.umn.edu/ipmdefined
Contains links to other useful IPM sites including vegetable crop production guides; organic crop production; vegetables and food safety; insects, diseases and weeds; and biological control; fertility and water quality.

http://ipmworld.umn.edu
University of Minesotta’s electronic textbook of Integrated Pest Management. 

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/index.html
Information on IPM basics; soil quality, nutrition and soil crop interactions; weed biology, identification and herbicide injury; and production and protection practices for various crops

   

Sustainable Development

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/index.htm 
Various information on sustainable development including major agreements and conventions; database on case studies and list of civil societies working on sustainable development; and links to other websites on sustainable development.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21 
Provides information on the development of Agenda 21; Rio5; the Johannesburg Summit; the Commission on Sustainable Development; and the structure and contents of the chapters of Agenda 21.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development 
Scope and definitions; environmental sustainability; the notion of capital in sustainable development; critique of the concept of sustainable development; and sustainable development in economics.

   

Environmental Education

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
Definition; history; modern environmental education in the US; related disciplines and trends.

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/CFS_Climate_E_web.pdf
Climate Change and Environmental Education

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/education/ee/referencebooks.html
Reference Books for Environmental Education - Environmental education resources

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/environmentalism.html
Science Reference Guides Environmentalism: Resources for kids, young adults, educators and parents

Environmental Education Web Sites

   

Organic Agriculture

http://www.ifoam.bio/en/ifoam-standard
IFOAM Organics International

http://attra.ncat.org/organic.html 
Publications that offer guidance in production methods for a range of organic crops and livestock, preparing for
certification and marketing of organic produce.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_farming_methods 
Description of organic farming methods and various topics related to organic farming such as crop diversity; farm
size; plant nutrition; pest control; livestock and organic farming systems.

http://www.small-farm-permaculture-and-sustainable-living.com/advantages_and_disadvantages_organic_farm-
ing.html
 
Advantages and Disadvantages Organic Farming: Good Things, Barriers and Environmental Effects

http://organic.about.com/od/organicindustrybasics/tp/Environmental-Benefits-Of-Going-Organic.htm
Environmentalism: Benefits of Organic Farming

Organic Agriculture Related Links

   

Marketing

http://www.fao.org/docrep/s8270e/s8270e00.htm 
Horticultural marketing – a resource and training manual for extension officers. Includes information on the marketing process; successful case studies in horticultural marketing; basic preparatory work in marketing; decision making, planning and implementation of plans; and eight common mistakes in horticultural marketing.

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/alternative-marketing-and-business-practices/farm-enterprises-and-value-added-products 
Market Information Related Websites

http://attra.ncat.org/marketing.html 
Information on organic marketing and labeling; direct marketing options; value-added and processing; business planning and management; funding, risk management; and other marketing topics.

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sis9491
Agricultural marketing glossary – marketing terms and what they mean

http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/a0185e/a0185e00.htm
(Horticultural Marketing - Marketing Extension Guide No. 5 from FAO, Rome. Provides detailed advice on marketing and post-harvest matters and suggests ways in which the extension worker can assist farmers to identify markets for their produce.)

Course of Agribusiness Management for Producers' Associations. An FAO training manual on how to run an agribusiness to help poor farmers turn into better business people.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/i0499e/i0499e00.htm

   

Good Agricultural Practices

http://certification.controlunion.com/document.aspx?File_ID=611122
GlobalGAP (EurepGAP) General Regulations - Integrated Farm Assurance, Part I - General Information
Includes information on Global GAP governance, history, members, national technical working groups; Global GAP standards on integrated farm assurance, compound feed manufacturer, plant propagation materials, risk assessment on social practice; how to become a member of Global GAP; services of the Global GAP Secretariat and available resources on Global GAP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Agricultural_Practices
Contains a description of the UN FAO GAPS; Good Agriculture Practices related to soil, water, animal production, health and welfare, health care and public health; USDA GAP/GHP Programme; suggested further reading and external links.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ag130e/AG130E12.htm
Includes an introduction to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and regional and national GAPs.

   

Soil and Water Management

http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/010117attrasoilmanual/010117attra.html
A Soil System Guide to Sustainable Soil Management that includes information on principles and characteristics of sustainable soils; management steps to build soil quality and examples of successful soil builders.

http://attra.ncat.org/soils.html
Publications and other resources on how to assess, improve and maintain soil health for croplands and pastures. The site also contains publications addressing fertilization and composting specifically for organic production and how to protect water quality through good soil management.

http://attra.ncat.org/water_quality.html
Publications and other resources that address water use, soil moisture management, water quality and water conservation. Contains information on the close relationship between agriculture production, soil moisture, crop and livestock water use and water resources.

http://scholar.google.co.th/scholar?q=various+publications+on+soil+and+water+use+management&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart
&sa=X&ei=E9u4VMf9NYH0UOHkgJgJ&ved=0CBkQgQMwAA

Links to various publications on soil and water use management.