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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
"We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of l...
Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to resto...
The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of
How plastic waste is used on the farm for agriculture.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
A cover crop is a crop planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem (Lu et al. 2000), an ecologi...
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. It also helps in reducing soil erosion and increases soil fertility and ...
The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Investigating the agricultural impacts of use of Monsanto's herbicides, which has led to rapid development of herbicide-resistant weeds which pose difficulties for farmers and lead to further dependen...
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine
A simple agricultural technique could release farmers from the grip of agrochemical corporations. With no patents, no royalties and no licensing fees, this system just benefits the farmers.
Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology
Bramhall, Stuart Jeanne
Originally published in 1974, How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine1 remain...
Golden Rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions
'Golden Rice' is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But Daniel Ocampo says it is for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept th...
I was wrong on veganism
Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Environmental Health News
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
Climate Smart Agriculture Concerns
Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose...
No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct drilling) is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique w...
Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
Bale, Rachael; Knudson, Tom
Reveal - The Center for Investigative Reporting
Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds -- from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures t...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, comb...
Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
Independent Science News
Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, ...
The Canadian Organic Grower
Aimed at organic farmers, gardeners and consumers. Includes articles on growing, processing and marketing organic products.
For Western Canadian farmers and their families. Production-oriented with step by step methods. Includes regular sections dealing with beef cattle, farm mechanics and rural life.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency which regulates grain handling in Canada and sets grain quality standards. It inspects grain, licenses grain companies, operates a research laborato...
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