Post-War Reconstruction using Sustainable Agriculture in Chalatenango, El Salvador

Content Ex-combatants and returned refugees formulate ecologically sustainable agricultural development plans in post-war El Salvador.
Author Ariane de Bremond
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country EL SALVADOR
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Chalatenango.html

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Planning an Urban Market Garden in Toronto, Canada

Content This case study outlines the plan for a 0.5 acre garden in downtown Toronto. This market garden was part of Field-To-Table’s Urban Agriculture initiative and will complement ongoing rooftop and sprout growing. The Urban Agriculture Initiative sells vegetables and sprouts to the Field-to-Table Good Food Box, an alternative distribution mechanism available to all Torontonians.
Author Jacinda Fairholm, Lauren Baker, Vera Top
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CANADA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/urbanmarketgarden.html

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Rice Transplanting in the Tai Lake Region of China

Content Farmers transplant paddy rice to increase the growing period for winter crops and reduce irrigation.
Author Erle Ellis
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CHINA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/ricetransplanting.html

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Using Human Manure (“nightsoil”) in the Tai Lake Region of China

Content China’s farmers use human manure and urine, also known as “nightsoil”, for fertilizer.
Author Erle Ellis
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CHINA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/nightsoil.html

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“Oufei” Wet composting in the Thai Lake Region of China

Content Traditional farmers make an anaerobic compost called “oufei” using canal sediments, legume green manures, crop residues and animal manures as a fertilizer for rice.
Author Erle Ellis
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CHINA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/oufei.html

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Watermelon Cover Cropping with Wheat and Barley in Niigata, Japan

Content Wheat and barley were introduced into watermelon production systems to control weeds and save labor in Japan.
Author Hajime Araki, Niigata University
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country JAPAN
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/watermelon.html

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Farmers’ Varieties and Agricultural Sustainability in Kaski, Nepal

Content Single households in Kaski, Nepal often maintain as many as 20 farmers’ varieties (landraces) of a single crop. This study demonstrates methods for documenting the cultural, medicinal value and use values of farmers’ varieties.
Author LI-BIRD, Puspa Raj Tiwari
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country NEPAL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Kaski.html

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Role of Green Manure Crops in Lowland Rice Based Farming System of Northern Thailand

Content Use of green manure to improve overall system productivity of rice-soybean production system.
Author Budsara Limnirankul, Chiang Mai University, Multiple Cropping Center
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country THAILAND
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/greenmanure.html

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Preserving and Increasing Agriculture Biodiversity: In-situ Conservation of Upland Rice in Krong No, Daklak, Viet Nam

Content The people of Krong No, Daklak, Viet Nam are Mountain ethnic groups, whose livelihood is based on shifting cultivation. They have very diverse crop systems that include upland rice. The research focus is species conservation and improving diversity in order to preserve agricultural biodiversity on the farm and alleviate hunger and poverty.
Author Ariane de Bremond, Devra Jarvis, Pham Van Hien
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country VIET NAM
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Daklak.html

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Revolving Funds for Building Water Tanks in Northeastern Brazil

Content Revolving Funds represent an effective means to enable peasants families to build their own water tanks to collect rainwater from rooftops and store it during the dry season.
Author Fabrizio Cesaretti
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/watertanks.html

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