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

Title Post-War Reconstruction using Sustainable Agriculture in Chalatenango, El Salvador
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Ariane de Bremond
Content Ex-combatants and returned refugees formulate ecologically sustainable agricultural development plans in post-war El Salvador.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1990
Language English
North America EL SALVADOR
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Chalatenango.html

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Planning an Urban Market Garden in Toronto, Canada

Title Planning an Urban Market Garden in Toronto, Canada
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Jacinda Fairholm, Lauren Baker, Vera Top
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
North America CANADA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/urbanmarketgarden.html

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Rice Transplanting in the Tai Lake Region of China

Title Rice Transplanting in the Tai Lake Region of China
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Erle Ellis
Content Farmers transplant paddy rice to increase the growing period for winter crops and reduce irrigation.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia 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

Title Using Human Manure (“nightsoil”) in the Tai Lake Region of China
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Erle Ellis
Content China’s farmers use human manure and urine, also known as “nightsoil”, for fertilizer.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia CHINA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/nightsoil.html

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

Title “Oufei” Wet composting in the Thai Lake Region of China
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Erle Ellis
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia CHINA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/oufei.html

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Watermelon Cover Cropping with Wheat and Barley in Niigata, Japan

Title Watermelon Cover Cropping with Wheat and Barley in Niigata, Japan
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Hajime Araki, Niigata University
Content Wheat and barley were introduced into watermelon production systems to control weeds and save labor in Japan.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
Asia JAPAN
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/watermelon.html

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Farmers’ Varieties and Agricultural Sustainability in Kaski, Nepal

Title Farmers’ Varieties and Agricultural Sustainability in Kaski, Nepal
Contributor agroecology.org
Author LI-BIRD, Puspa Raj Tiwari
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
Asia 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

Title Role of Green Manure Crops in Lowland Rice Based Farming System of Northern Thailand
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Budsara Limnirankul, Chiang Mai University, Multiple Cropping Center
Content Use of green manure to improve overall system productivity of rice-soybean production system.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Asia 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

Title Preserving and Increasing Agriculture Biodiversity: In-situ Conservation of Upland Rice in Krong No, Daklak, Viet Nam
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Ariane de Bremond, Devra Jarvis, Pham Van Hien
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Asia VIET NAM
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Daklak.html

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Revolving Funds for Building Water Tanks in Northeastern Brazil

Title Revolving Funds for Building Water Tanks in Northeastern Brazil
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Fabrizio Cesaretti
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/watertanks.html

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