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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...
GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector
Organic Trade Association
GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has called the recent discovery of contaminated flax seed in Europe â#ounacceptable...
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Agriculture & Farming Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
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...
Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
Independent Science News
In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures o...
The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives ...
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...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
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.
Costa Rican Farmers Become Climate Change Acrobats
Ortiz, Deigo Arguedas
Inter Press Service
José Alberto Chacón traverses the winding path across his small farm on the slopes of the Irazú volcano, in Costa Rica, which meanders because he has designed it to prevent rain from washing away nutr...
Ethiopia's seed banks - under threat from G8 plan to 'develop' Africa
Ethiopia leads the way in preserving crop seeds by engaging farming communities in the effort, and making the exchange of seeds part of village life and culture, reports Claire Provost. But now it's a...
Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds
In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to tho...
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 ...
Farming Under the Wall
Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank
The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
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 future is agroecology
Tudge, Colin; Harvey, Graham
The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
India's Rice Warrior Battles to Build Living Seed Bank as Climate Chaos Looms
Rice conservationist Debal Deb grapples with 'mindless Indian elite' to reintroduce genetically diverse, drought-tolerant varieties
Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe
Cooperativa Integral Catalana
The hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. How these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of publ...
Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsi...
The Right-to-Farm Scam
Third Wave Corporatocracy
When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate d...
Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprin...
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...
Western Uganda: crop-raiding elephants call for plan bee
Attempts to stop the destruction of farmers' crops around Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park had failed until research into elephant reactions to bees provided an answer.
Celebrating the abundance of local foods in the Golden Horseshoe.
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.
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
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...
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Department is responsible for federal policies, programs and regulations related to agriculture and food. Its mandate is to promote the growth and profitability of the agriculture and food sector ...
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
The ministry extends practical and financial assistance to farmers to improve their techniques, rehabilitate their land and upgrade their livestock and crops. It supports research and education at agr...
Canadian Dairy Commission
Coordinates federal and provincial dairy policies and creates a control mechanism for milk production which helps stabilize revenues and avoid costly surpluses.
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...