Inga Alley Cropping providing land for life

Title Inga Alley Cropping providing land for life
Contributor Lorraine Potter
Author Mike Hands
Content Hands, M. R. June 2002.
Alley-Cropping as a Sustainable Alternative to Shifting Cultivation. Final Report. Project HND / B7-6201 / IB / 97 / 0533(08). Tropical Forests Budgetary Line. Commission of the European Communities. DG I. Brussels.

Hands, M. R. 1998.
The uses of Inga in the acid soils of the Rainforest zone : Alley-cropping sustainability and soil-regeneration. In : Pennington, T.D. and Fernandes, E.C.M. (eds.) The Genus Inga : Utilization. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. England.

Type of initiative Training Initiatives
Year Published
Language English
North America HONDURAS
Link https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/ofia2017_handout_web.pdf

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“A revolution of thought is necessary” – Interview with Cantave Jean-Baptiste

Title “A revolution of thought is necessary” – Interview with Cantave Jean-Baptiste
Contributor ILEIA
Author Steve Brescia
Content Interview > Cantave Jean-Baptiste is a Haitian agronomist and rural development practitioner with more than three decades of experience supporting sustainable agriculture and strengthening peasant organisations. He is Executive Director of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) in Haiti, and a founding member of Groundswell International. Farming Matters asked Mr Jean-Baptiste how family farmers can build resilience in Haiti, a country where an estimated 80% of the population lives in poverty.
Type of initiative Interview
Year Published
Language English
North America HAITI
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/interview-cantave-jean-baptiste

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Food justice moving forward in the USA

Title Food justice moving forward in the USA
Contributor ILEIA
Author Navina Khanna
Content Opinion by Navina Khanna.
Navina Khanna introduces the food justice movement in the USA, and how from the corner shop to Capitol Hill, communities are making waves, and fighting for fairer policies in both corporate and governmental sectors.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
North America U.S., UNITED STATES
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/opinion-navina-khanna

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Agro-ecology: beyond food

Title Agro-ecology: beyond food
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Cristian Timmermann, Georges Felix
Content Some may view indigenous communities as being conservative and backwards. However, the Kabekwa in Costa Rica show that such communities can be adaptable and innovative. In response to changing circumstances, this community has been adapting its farming practices constantly, benefiting from it in multiple ways.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
North America COSTA RICA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/agroecology-beyond-food

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Farmers in Focus: Advocate for sovereign seed systems

Title Farmers in Focus: Advocate for sovereign seed systems
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Holly Whitesides
Content Holly Whitesides and her husband are trying to go “against the grain” of industrial agriculture in the United States. They use their family farm and their work on saving seed to convince other farmers and groups of the importance of a sovereign seed stock.
Type of initiative Interview
Year Published
Language English
North America U.S.
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/farmers-in-focus

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Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Title Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching
Content Environment and Development Series No. 14.
This paper looks at how ecological agriculture, by building healthy soils, cultivating biological diversity and improving water harvesting and management, can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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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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Pathways to resilience

Title Pathways to resilience
Contributor USC Canada
Author USC Canada
Content A document looking at the key elements of a resilient agricultural system.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2008
Language English
Africa NIGERIA, ZAMBIA
North America HONDURAS
Link http://usc-canada.org/UserFiles/File/Pathways-to-Resilience.pdf

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What we need is 40 acres and a mule

Title What we need is 40 acres and a mule
Contributor Food First
Author Brent Walker
Content The case of Brent, a urban famer. The urban agriculture movement, sweeping across urban areas, from West Oakland to Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago to the Bronx and beyond, is a call to reclaim post-industrial abandoned lots, under-serviced public parks and vacant lots to grow fresh food for the people. The movement is often called “food justice” , representing the idea that healthy food for our people is a human right, not a privilege.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
North America UNITED STATES
Link http://www.foodfirst.org/en/urban+farming

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