Crops/ fruits/ vegetables
Information on crop husbandry, Water and soil management, Preventive and curative pest and disease managementPests/ diseases/ weeds
Description, identification and management of plant pests and diseasesMedicinal plants
Medicinal plants and their uses: Artemisia, Mondia, Moringa, Neem, Ocimum kilimandscharicum, Pelargonium, Prunus africana, Sutherlandia, TamarindFruit and vegetable processing
Tomato preservation, Vegetable preserves, Drying of fruit and vegetables,Natural pest control
Biopesticides (Bt, Copper, Sulphur), Biofumigation, Flour-preparation, Hot-water treatment, Plants with crop protection properties, Plant extracts (Garlic, Neem, Pyrethrum), Natural enemies, Soap-Spray, Solarization, Traps and baggingCultural practices
Organic plant nutrition, Composting, Field sanitation, Green manure / Cover Crop Legumes, Crop rotation, Intercropping and Push-pull, Mulching, Conservation tillage, Weed management
Introduction, Digestive system, Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Micronutrients, VitaminsNutrition related diseases
Anemia, Ariboflavinosis, Beriberi, Constipation, Diabetes, Goiter, Gout, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Indigestion, Osteoporosis, Pellagra, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Rickets/Osteomalacia, Vitamin A deficiencyInsect transmitted diseases
Malaria: integrated and preventive control (water management, bed-nets, medical treatment)Zoonotic diseases
What are zoonoses, Transmission and risk factors, Prevention, Examples, Impact in daily lifeHygiene and sanitation
Poor sanitation and health problems, Hand washing with soap and water, Planning for sanitation, Toilet choice
Animal husbandry and welfare
Animal husbandry introduction, Animal welfare and organic certification norms for cattle, goats, chicken, pigs and sheep, Animal nutrition and feed rations, Record keepingLivestock species and commercial insects
Information on husbandry and management by categories of domestic animals (Chicken, Camels, Cattle, Cattle breeds, Donkeys, Fish, Geese, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Sheep) as well as information on Beekeeping and SericultureLivestock health and diseases
Disease prevention, Abortion and Stillbirth, Assisting with birth, Calf problems, Diagnosis, Eye Problems, Flies and Mosquito born diseases, New Castle disease, Nutritional deficiencies, Plant and other poisoning, Reproductive diseases, Respiratory diseases, Skin diseases, Management and Specific diseases, Tick borne diseases, Worms, Zoonotic diseasesFodder production
Fodder production, Conservation of maize stovers, Hay making, Mulberry trees, Silage makingProducts
Bee products, Leather products, Manure, Milk and dairy products, Sericulture as a business
FAO System, Kenya SystemWater management
Water cycle and rain, Rainwater harvesting, Shallow ground water, Water for domestic use, Water for irrigation, Community management of water sources, Water storage, Surveys, Designs and permits for water projects, Construction of water projects, Seeking funds, Water as business, etcSoil management
Soil degradation, Soil conservations measures, How to improve soil fertility, Kenyan Soils, Soil monitoring - Know your soilSustainable and organic agriculture
The concept of Organic farmingConservation agriculture
Conservation agriculture, Soil cover, Conservation tillage systems, Mixed cropping, Crop rotationTrees
Agroforestry introduction, A guide to tree planting in Kenya, Information on agroforestry treesProcessing and value addition
Hygiene requirements, Lables and barcodes, Prepacking fruits and vegetables, Processing facilities, Juice making, Machinery and utensils
April 2012 - 5th edition of infonet-biovision is online!We are pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of infonet-biovision, available online and for download. It is a great resource of scientifically and practically sound information for strengthening sustainable development of farmers and rural communities in Africa by allowing them to access, use and share information developed in the 4-H (Plant, Human, Animal and Environmental health) areas.
Besides updating the content, this latest edition contains rich and valuable new content in 2-H areas. Under Human Health you can find a brand new section on Healthy Food additional sections on nutrition related diseases and hygiene and sanitation.
Under Animal Health besides the vast content updating, we have essential information on animal welfare and organic certification norms for livestock husbandry that has been added and increased information on livestock health and disease management.
The infonet-biovision.org website gets over 30'000 visitors each month. Download this resource today and enable increased access to it by the hundreds or thousands in your community that could benefit from this proven content to improve their welfare and livelihoods. The file size is 314 MB and can be transferred onto CD drives or USB sticks for offline use.
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