East Asia and Pacific

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Improved chicken breeds raised with vaccination in Lao PDR

This technology describes the cost-benefit analysis of rearing improved chicken breeds with vaccination in Lao PDR. Improved chicken breeds grow faster and are highly resistant to stresses. Moreover, the improved chickens were vaccinated against cholera and Newcastle diseases, further reducing their mortality rate.

Rooftop water collection, drip irrigation and plastic mulching in home garden conditions in drought prone areas of Cambodia

In Cambodia, drought can have different impacts: delay of rainfall onset in early wet season, erratic variations of rainfall onset, early ending of rains during wet season, and longer dry spell in July and August. This technology describes three different technologies and analyses the costs and benefits of their combined application: rooftop water harvesting, drip irrigation and plastic mulching in home garden conditions. As a result of the combined application of those good practices (GPOs), the resistance against drought is increased and a second cropping period is possible. The GPOs have been tested and validated in 19 Farms in the Kampong Speu (3) and Oddar Meanchey (16) Provinces in Cambodia.

Multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice in the Philippines. Cost benefit analysis based on field testing of some lines of Green Super Rice

This technology describes the testing of multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice (GSR) varieties in the Philippines. The benefits and constraints compared to local varieties are shown in a cost-benefit analysis.

How to buffer impacts of climate variability and dry spells in home gardens by using botanical pesticides and liquid compost, Cambodia

This technology offers a low-cost method used in Cambodia to control and manage pests for crop production while limiting adverse impacts of residue toxicity. It describes the methods of producing botanical insecticides and describes how to produce compost using the heap method and how to make liquid compost. The costs and benefits of the combined application of botanical insecticides with the production and use of liquid compost is presented.

Producción de pollos sin grano: el sistema integrado con aves de corral y compost

El presente documento es una traducción de la versión original en inglés (http://teca.fao.org/read/8863). El sistema integrado de producción avícola y compost es un método que combina el compostaje, la cría de aves de corral, y la producción de huevos. Es un método de bajo costo para criar pollos, mientras se produce compost de buena calidad. Los costos de alimentación son casi eliminados debido al uso de restos de comida, estiércol, mantillo que se utilizan para la alimentación - los cuales se pueden obtener ya sea de la misma finca o se consiguen a bajo precio en los restaurantes o mercados cercanos. Estas aves se alimentan con una dieta cero granos y son comparativamente más robusto que los pollos alimentados con granos. El número de huevos producidos a partir de pollos alimentados con compost es el mismo, o incluso más alto (hasta 1/3), que la de los pollos alimentados con granos. El contenido de proteína en la alimentación de los pollos es alta y muy buena por el compost de calidad que se produce en este sistema. El sistema que se explica en esta tecnología emplea un remolque que proporciona alojamiento para la protección contra los depredadores, recolección de huevos y la captura de las heces de los pollos para enriquecer el compost. Un sistema de riego automático garantiza que siempre haya suficiente agua para que las aves se mantengan hidratadas. El compost resultante es rico en nutrientes y se recicla en huertas que producen frutos y verduras de alta calidad. Este sistema está diseñado para un total de 36 aves adultas porque el gallinero (un remolque reutilizado) tiene seis perchas; cada percha tiene seis gallinas. Las gallinas tienen la opción de poner sus huevos en dos lados diferentes del remolque donde se alojan. Dependiendo de la raza y la edad de las aves, dentro de cuatro semanas, este sistema va a producir una gran cantidad de compost de calidad, más de 200 huevos, gallinas robustas que pueden continuar produciendo los huevos o ser procesados en la comida.

Apicultura: confección de cajón triple

El cajón triple es una estructura que permite la optimización del espacio, de material y compartir el calor que generan las tres familias pequeñas que se encuentran dentro de este cajón adaptado para este propósito. Algunos apicultores utilizan este sistema para la generación de núcleos con pequeñas familias y también es utilizado como cajón de fecundación ya que es fácil revisarlo y requiere pocas abejas para mantener a una reina en su interior. Esta tecnología explica cómo construir un cajón triple y su uso.

Traditional floating garden practices for seedling production in Bangladesh

The floating garden practice is a local indigenous production system most successful in the wetland/submerged areas of selected south and south-western districts (Pirojpur, Barisal and Gopalganj) in Bangladesh. Floating garden agricultural practices have been adopted by local farmers for near two centuries. This technology describes how to construct and use floating gardens for seedling production of vegetable and spice crops in Bangladesh.

Improvements of traditional floating gardens for vegetable production in Bangladesh

Floating garden agriculture (locally known as vasoman/dhap chash) is a local innovative crop production technology for the submerged ecosystems of the southern region of Bangladesh. Traditionally, farmers of Gopalganj, Pirojpur and Barisal districts have been practicing the farming technology for about two centuries as an adaptation to the flooded/submerged conditions. To improve the traditional floating garden agriculture practices for successfully growing cucurbits or other creeper type of vegetable crops, research programmes were undertaken. This technology describes how the improved practice for vegetable production is implemented and managed.

Traditional floating garden practices for vegetable production in Bangladesh

Floating garden practice is a local indigenous production system most successful in the wetland/submerged/flooded areas of selected south and south-western districts (Pirojpur, Barisal and Gopalganj) of Bangladesh. Floating garden agricultural practices have been adopted by the local farmers since about two centuries ago. This technology describes in detail how to construct and manage floating gardens for production of different crops (vegetables and spices).

Raising Chicken without Grain: the Integrated Compost and Poultry System

The integrated compost and poultry system is a farming method that combines composting, poultry raising, and egg production. It is a low-cost method to raise chickens while producing good quality compost. Feed costs are almost eliminated because food scraps, manure, and mulch are used for feed – all of which can be obtained from either the same farm or sourced cheaply from nearby restaurants or markets. These birds are fed a zero-grain diet and are comparatively more robust and toned than grain-fed chickens. The number of eggs produced from compost-fed chickens is the same, if not more (by up to 1/3), than that of grain-fed chickens. The protein content in the chicken feed is high and very good quality compost is made from this system. The system explained in this technology employs a trailer that provides housing for protection of predators, collection of eggs, and capture of feces of the chicken to enrich the compost. An automatic watering system ensures that there is always enough water for the birds to keep them hydrated. The resulting compost is rich in nutrients and is recycled into vegetable gardens that produce high quality fruits and vegetables. This system is designed for about 36 adult birds because the chicken coop (a repurposed trailer) has six perches; each perch holds six chickens. The chickens have the option to lay their eggs on two different sides of the trailer where they are housed. Depending on the breed and the age of the birds, in four weeks’ time, this system will produce a high amount of quality compost, over 200 eggs, and robust chickens that can continue to produce eggs or be processed for food.

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