25+ Agriculture Books for Free! [PDF]

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Agriculture is defined as the art of cultivating, favoring and making the land productive. Agriculture is considered an essential and indispensable economic activity at a general level.

The beginnings of agriculture date back to the Neolithic period, when human societies evolved from gathering, fishing and hunting to animal husbandry and agriculture. The first plants to be cultivated were barley and wheat.

Its origins are estimated in prehistoric times and its development was due to the independent practice of various cultures, such as those of the Fertile Crescent (area from Mesopotamia to Ancient Egypt), the Chinese cultures in East Asia, and the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, among others.

There was a gradual transition from the economy of gathering agricultural products and hunting. The reasons for the evolution of agriculture could have been climatic changes towards more temperate temperatures, the scarcity of game or gathering products, or the desertification of many regions.

We have compiled more than 25 books on Agriculture in PDF format so that you can learn everything you want to know about this activity. From our list we have included books in Spanish and Portuguese.

All the texts were given for free publication or are in the public domain.

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Basic Agriculture Books

1) Basic Agriculture. Student Handbook

Shiksha Kendra

Source: CBSE Academic

2) Farmer’s Handbook on Basic Agriculture

Chandra Shekara, Ajit Kumar, N. Balasubramani, Bakul C. Chaudhary, Rajeev Sharma, Max Baumann and Chitra Shukla

Source: National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

3) Training of Farmers Programme South Asia

Food and Agriculture Organization

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization

4) Crop Production Manual

Sayed Mohammad Naim Khalid

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

5) Northeast Beginning Farmer's Field Journal

Greenhorns

Source: Greenhorns

6) Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans

Farm Service Agency

Source: MARBIDCO

7) Hydroponic Green Fodder Production

Rachel Jemimah, P. Tensingh Gnanaraj, T. Muthuramalingam and T. Devi

Source: Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojna

8) Farm management Guide

Sayed Mohammad Naim Khalid and Shukrullah Sherzad

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization

9) Understanding Farming. Facts and figures about German farming

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Source: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

10) Guide of Best Farming Practices

OXFAM GB

Source: UNISDR

11) A Beginner's Guide to Small-Scale Tropical Agriculture

Dr. Franklin W. Martin

Source: UMass Amherst

12) Seed Germination and Sowing Options

Tara Luna, Kim M. Wilkinson and R. Kasten Dumroese

Source: US Forest Service

13) An Introduction to Agriculture and Agronomy

Various authors

Source: Books Library

Organic Agriculture Books

Organic agriculture is also known as ecological or biological agriculture, and consists of a cultivation methodology that does not use chemical products and optimizes the use of natural resources.   

If you want to learn about this autonomous system in which meticulous care is applied to the environment, you can consult the texts that we offer about it. 

With the Organic Agriculture books you will have the opportunity to know the necessary details to put this mechanism into practice, and obtain completely organic products. 

14) Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening

Martha Brown, Jan Perez and Albie Miles

Source: University of California

15) Training manual for organic agriculture

Nadia Scialabba, Ilka Gomez and Lisa Thivant

Source: People in Need

16) National Organic Farming Handbook

USDA

Source: USDA

17) Organic Food and Farming

Ifoam EU Group

Source: Organic Eprints

18) What is Organic Farming?

HDRA

Source: Organic Consumers Association

19) Organic Farming as A Development Strategy: Who are Interested and Who are not?

Mette Vaarst

Source: Organic Eprints

Sustainable Agriculture Books

Sustainable agriculture is agriculture that manages to meet society’s food and textile needs without compromising resources or the ability of present or future generations to meet their needs. 

It is a type of agriculture that seeks to make the most of what nature provides us, without harming it. The idea is to maintain and conserve all current resources, so that agriculture can be sustained for many years to come.

Each concept, methodology and practical advice can be found in the Sustainable Agriculture books that we offer in this section.

20) Sustainable Agriculture

Fritz J. Häni, László Pintér and Hans R. Herren

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

21) Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

Alexandre Meybeck, Jussi Lankoski, Suzanne Redfern, Nadine Azzu and Vincent Gitz

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

22) Agroecology, Best Practices

Agrisud International

Source: Agrisud International

23) Approaches to Sustainable Agriculture

Barbara Pia Oberc and Alberto Arroyo Schnell

Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature

24) Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

V. Praveen Rao, R. Veeraraghavaiah, S. Hemalatha and B. Joseph

Source: JNKVV Jabalpur

25) Sustainable Agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

26) Sustainable Agriculture

UNDP

Source: Convention on Biological Diversity

27) The 10 Elements of Agroecology

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

28) Sustainable and Climate Resilient Agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Here ends our selection of free Agriculture books in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!

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