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

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.
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published 2002
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country INDIA, INDONESIA
Country BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
Country 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

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.
Author Daniel Bornstein
Contributor Worldwatch Institute
Year Published June 2012
Type of Initiative Article
Link http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/a-fundamentally-transformed-model-for-global-agriculture-to-prioritize-nutrition/

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The Rwenzori Experience

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.
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2012
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country 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

Content Growing maize with use of manure alone.
Author The Development Fund
Contributor Development Fund
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country MALAWI
Link http://tinyurl.com/czpogxf

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

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
Author E. Kabourakis, NAGREF
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country GREECE
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Crete.html

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Biological Control of Lygus rugulipennis in Italy

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.
Author Gianumberto Accinelli
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ITALY
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Lygus.html

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

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.
Author Carmelo Perez
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country SPAIN
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/nematodes.html

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Community Supported Agriculture in Santa Cruz, California, USA

Content Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provides locally grown organic farm products to the community of Santa Cruz, California.
Author Chris Bley
Contributor agroecology.org
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country UNITED STATES
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/CSA.html

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Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

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.
Author UNCTAD, UNEP
Contributor UNCTAD, UNEP
Type of Initiative Case Studies
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

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.
Author Teodoro C. Mendoza
Contributor
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country PHILIPPINES
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J064v24n02_09

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