Agricultural Practices

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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
Bell, Beverly
Article
2015
"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
Quinn, Tristan
Article
2015
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
Grossman, Elizabeth
Article
2015
How plastic waste is used on the farm for agriculture.
Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future
Rose, Julian
Unclassified
2015
Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, and a hostile government. A popular campaign is fighting back from its ...
Can We Live and Eat Too?: Against The Current vol. 131
Jelly-Schapiro, Eli
Article
2007
In 1579, the fleet of British explorer Sir Francis Drake met the coast of what we now call California. Drake, who would dub his discovery “New Albion” (Albion being the Latin name for Britain), though...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Farming Freedom
Howarth, Lorna
Article
2014
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
Article
1974
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...
Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
Lewis, Walter
Article
2016
There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
The Future of Food
Garcia, Deborah Koons (director)
Film/Video
2004
Explores the radical changes in our diet and our food in the last half century.
Golden Rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions
Ocampo, Daniel
Article
2013
'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
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
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...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Fairlie, Simon
Book
2010
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
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
Mitchell, Alanna
Article
2014
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
Article
2015
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...
Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
Bale, Rachael; Knudson, Tom
Article
2015
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...
Strong Meat
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The meat-producing system Simon Fairlie advocates differs sharply from the one now practised in the rich world: low energy, low waste, just, diverse, small-scale. But if we were to adopt it, we could ...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
Todhunter, Colion
Article
2015
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
Deb, Debal
Article
2009
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, ...
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck
Estabrook, Barry
Article
2011
Excerpted from the book "Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit".

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Bustan
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...
Global Action Network
Global Action Network is a national animal rights organization based in Montreal. Program areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Animals in Biomedical Research, Companion Animals, Animals in Entertainment, W...
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...
Sustain
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living enviro...

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Cover crop
Wikipedia Article
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
Wikipedia Article
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
Donley, Nathan
2017
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...
No-till farming
Wikipedia Article
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...

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Bustan
Website
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...