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African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
A Comunidade dos Pa¡ses de L¡ngua Portuguesa - CPLP ‚ o foro multilateral privilegiado para o aprofundamento da amizade m£tua e da coopera‡ao entre os seus membros. Criada em 17 de Julho de 1996, a CPLP goza de personalidade jur¡d...
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of Central African States
ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
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...
The public's library and digital archive.
Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations.
The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world.
Our science mission is to:
* Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity.
* Use t...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:
* Support sustainable economic growth
* Boost employment
* Raise living standards
* Maintain financ...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...
Organic Trade Association in Canada opposes introduction of genetically engineered alfalfa
Organic Trade Association in Canada
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has registered strong opposition to federal permission to allow production of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa in Canada.â#oAlfalfa is a perfect crop f...
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Agriculture & Farming Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to agriculture and farming in the Sources directory for the media.
Agroecology Case Studies
The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformatio...
Back to the Land in Romania
A Pig, Milk and Cheap Veg Against EU Agribusiness
Le Monde Diplomatique
The EU sends Europeanisation agents across Romania to end subsistence farming and encourage agricultural competition. But those who have turned to self-sufficient farming because of austerity resist t...
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultu...
Community Shared Agriculture / Community-supported agriculture
A community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs usually consist of a system of weekly delivery o...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture
Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks
Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic ab...
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
Palestine produces some of the finest olive oils in the world, not to mention dates, nuts, tomatoes - even wine. Now, despite the conflict, farmers are finding ways to export their produce - and show ...
Food Among the Ruins
Detroit, the country's most depressed metropolis, has zero produce-carrying grocery chains. It also has open land, fertile soil, ample water, and the ingredients to reinvent itself from Motor City to ...
From villages to New Delhi to Geneva: Indian farmers protest against the WTO
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
The "liberalization" and 'corporatization' of agriculture under the World Trade Organisation would put at risk the livelihoods of more than 2/3 of India's 1 billion people.
The guardians of the Andean potato
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
More than 2,800 types of potatoes are known to have originated in Peru. The existence of these varieties can be attributed to the high value the Quechua people place on their cultural traditions and b...
Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Biron, Carey L.
Inter Press Service
An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly...
How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
Latham, Jonathan; Wilson, Allison
Independent Science News
According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local,...
Monsanto vs. Vernon Bowman's Farm
The Fiction of Intellectual Property
Knapp, Thomas L.
Monsanto’s entire case against Vernon Bowman — as with Percy Schmeiser — is that their profits will be negatively affected if they’e not empowered to dictate what Vernon Bowman does on his own land an...
Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agr...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Toward the Agro-Police State
You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
The Canadian Organic Grower
Aimed at organic farmers, gardeners and consumers. Includes articles on growing, processing and marketing organic products.
Canadian Poultry Magazine
Flock & hatchery management, poultry markets, and marketing strategies. Three annuals also published: Who's Who of Canadian Poultry (July); Buyers' Guide (November); Feather Forum - Tradeshow Issue (A...
Cannabis culture in Canada and internationally. News and features about hemp and marijuana. Advocating for the beneficial use of cannabis.
Information on the latest in production and utilization of canola aimed at canola growers and industry members.
Farm Light & Power: Farming
Relates the experiences of Alberta farmers and ranchers with economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Farming for Tomorrow
Annual reference for Alberta farmers looking to improve the profitability and sustainability of their operations.
Farm-related news and information.
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.
Coverage of the commercial greenhouse industry in Canada, both floriculture and vegetables. Contains grower profiles, industry updates, new products and technology features.
Information about the Canadian agricultural industry for growers and industry related companies and individuals.
Featuring news and information on local, national and international events relevant to farming.
Ontario Corn Producer
Information on the association, the corn industry, agricultural and commodities issues.
Agricultural and country lifestyle magazine.
Voice of the Farmer
Region 1: Essex and Kent
Region 2: Elgin, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth, and Waterloo regions.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization (SAFRR) promotes the growth of an agriculture and food sector that embraces change to meet the challenges and opportunities of global competitio...
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...
Canada's central statistical agency.
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