The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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A Fundamentally Transformed Model for Global Agriculture to Prioritize Nutrition

Title A Fundamentally Transformed Model for Global Agriculture to Prioritize Nutrition
Contributor Worldwatch Institute
Author Daniel Bornstein
Content Daniel Bornstein is a student at Dartmouth College interested in global food security. He has written columns on international development issues for PolicyMic.com, the Merrick Herald (Merrick, N.Y.), and College News Magazine. He was named a national semifinalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search for his research on poplar’s viability as a biofuel—a potential alternative to the corn-based ethanol that drives up world food prices.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Link http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/a-fundamentally-transformed-model-for-global-agriculture-to-prioritize-nutrition/

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The Rwenzori Experience

Title The Rwenzori Experience
Contributor Third World Network
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
Content Environment and Development Series No. 15.
This booklet is a portrait of a unique participatory learning project involving farming communities in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda. The project brought rural households together in ‘Farmer Family Learning Groups’ (FFLGs) with the aim of enhancing community food security.
This booklet looks at the guiding principles behind the project, how it has worked in practice, the successes achieved and the challenges faced.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa UGANDA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end15.pdf

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Organic farming: the successful story of Mr. Chidumula Nkhata

Title Organic farming: the successful story of Mr. Chidumula Nkhata
Contributor Development Fund
Author The Development Fund
Content Growing maize with use of manure alone.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa MALAWI
Link http://tinyurl.com/czpogxf

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Designing and Disseminating Ecological Production Systems for Perennials: Organic Olive Production in Crete

Title Designing and Disseminating Ecological Production Systems for Perennials: Organic Olive Production in Crete
Contributor agroecology.org
Author E. Kabourakis, NAGREF
Content Olive production is a major crop in the Mediterranean region. Organic olive production offers agroecological and socioeconomic advantages. A prototyping design methodology was used to design, introduce, test and disseminate ecological olive production systems
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Europe GREECE
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Crete.html

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Biological Control of Lygus rugulipennis in Italy

Title Biological Control of Lygus rugulipennis in Italy
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Gianumberto Accinelli
Content Use a technique with a low level of environmental impact for the management of Lygus rugulipennis, a very harmful pest for many crops, especially lettuce, in Italy.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2000
Language English
Europe ITALY
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Lygus.html

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Nematodes in the “Tierra Estella” zone of Navarra, Spain

Title Nematodes in the “Tierra Estella” zone of Navarra, Spain
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Carmelo Perez
Content The object of this study is to see the presence of nematodes in the soils of the areas of Ayegui, Muniain de la Solana, Sesma, Sartaguda and Andosilla.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Europe SPAIN
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/nematodes.html

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Community Supported Agriculture in Santa Cruz, California, USA

Title Community Supported Agriculture in Santa Cruz, California, USA
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Chris Bley
Content Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provides locally grown organic farm products to the community of Santa Cruz, California.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
North America UNITED STATES
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/CSA.html

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Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

Title Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa
Contributor UNCTAD, UNEP
Author UNCTAD, UNEP
Content This paper examines the relationship between organic agriculture and food security in Africa, analysing organic agriculture’s impact on food availability as well as natural, social, human, physical and financial capital in the region. Given the paper’s origins, special attention has been given to East Africa throughout the paper, including analysis of 15 case studies. The conclusions and findings are, however, relevant for all African countries as well as many other developing countries around the world.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2008
Language English
Link http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ditcted200715_en.pdf

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Impact Analysis of Organic Farming in Rice Agroecosystems in the Philippines

Title Impact Analysis of Organic Farming in Rice Agroecosystems in the Philippines
Contributor
Author Teodoro C. Mendoza
Content Paper presented during the 1st RDA/ARNOA International Conference on Asian Organic Agriculture held at Suwon and Cheonan/Korea on November 12-15, 2002.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2002
Language English
Asia PHILIPPINES
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J064v24n02_09

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