The Farmers' Handbook

A Handbook of over 40 farmer-friendly technologies, including a chapter on design that pulls all the techniques into a zoned system. Written for farmers in Nepal, many of the techniques are globally appropriate.

View at http://permaculture.org.au/2010/01/06/farmers-handbook/
and
www.himalayanpermaculture.com

The design of the Handbook is based on zonation - chapters in volumes that are sequenced in the appropriate zone, e.g. stove, hay box, hygeine and nutrition are inside the house therefore zone 0; nurseries, pit latrine, kitchen garden etc. are near the house i.e. zone 1-2, etc.

An example of one of the chapters in the Handbook is available here to view - the chapter about Waste Water Management.
The Handbook is the creation of Chris Evans and Jakob Jespersen, along with many farmers and development workers in Nepal.

Downloadable PDFs: 
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Designers (members of PA): 
Date: 
2001