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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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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Food and Health Education in Northeastern Brazil

Title Food and Health Education in Northeastern Brazil
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Elena Giachetti
Content Educating people on nutritional and health issues promotes interest in growing home gardens and improves the quality of life in the community.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/education.html

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Agroforestry systems managed using natural succession in South of Bahia, Brazil.

Title Agroforestry systems managed using natural succession in South of Bahia, Brazil.
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Fabiana Mongeli Peneireiro
Content Agroforestry systems managed using natural succession were tested as a strategy for improving degraded soils and as a sustainable production system in the Rainforest Region, South of Bahia, Brazil.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/agroforestrysuccession.html

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Agroforestry islands for enhancing connectivity among forest fragments in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Title Agroforestry islands for enhancing connectivity among forest fragments in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Flavio Bertin Gandara
Content Agroforestry in small settler farms in a very deforested landscape can enhance biological connectivity and gene flow among forest fragments. From the project “Biodiversity islands as corridors for restoration of the fragmented landscape of Pontal do Paranapanema, Sao Paulo, Brazil”, by IPE (Institute of Environmental Projects and Research – NGO) , USP (University of Sao Paulo), IF (Forestry Institute), MST (Landless Workers Movement) and COCAMP (Farmers Cooperative). 1999.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/agroforestryislands.html

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Greening the City Rooftops in Toronto, Canada

Title Greening the City Rooftops in Toronto, Canada
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Annex Organics, Tracey Lue
Content Creative use of urban roof space can improve local environments and produce commercial organic crops.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
North America CANADA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/rooftops.html

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Community Development with the Bribri of Costa Rica

Title Community Development with the Bribri of Costa Rica
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Neil Whatley
Content Human resources are developed within Bribri indigenous communities using a participatory research approach based on traditional agricultural systems.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
North America COSTA RICA
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Farmers’ Selection, Environmental Variation and Sorghum Genetic Diversity in Ethiopia

Title Farmers’ Selection, Environmental Variation and Sorghum Genetic Diversity in Ethiopia
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Awegechew Teshome, IPGRI
Content Farmers’ knowledge is critical for conserving and using genetic diversity of farmers’ varieties (landraces) of sorghum in Ethiopia.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/sorghum.html

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Gender and Alfalfa Improvement in the Oasis Area, Ziz Valley, Morocco

Title Gender and Alfalfa Improvement in the Oasis Area, Ziz Valley, Morocco
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Abdelaziz Bouizgaren, INRA Maroc
Content Sheep production in the Oasis Area of Morocco’s Ziz Valley is limited by alfalfa forage productivity. As women manage most alfalfa, improvement demands the participation of women farmers in the research and development process
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
Africa MOROCCO
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/alfalfa.html

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