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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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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Seeking to Promote Agroecology in Communities of Small Landholders in Paragominas, Brazil

Title Seeking to Promote Agroecology in Communities of Small Landholders in Paragominas, Brazil
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Carolina Balazas
Content This case study explores the potential for establishing agroecological principles in one community of small landholders.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
South America BRAZIL
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Paragominas.html

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Soil and Water Management Techniques for Plant Resources Conservation in the Northern Burkina Faso

Title Soil and Water Management Techniques for Plant Resources Conservation in the Northern Burkina Faso
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Leopold Some
Content Agriculture in the Sahelian zone is essentially rainfed. Due to frequent droughts and land degradation, it is more and more difficult for crops to have enough water during their growing period. Farmers of this region have developed several soil and water management techniques…
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Africa BURKINA FASO
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Burkina_Faso.html

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From a conventional agriculture system to a system of self sustaining management practices: the case of Cuba

Title From a conventional agriculture system to a system of self sustaining management practices: the case of Cuba
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Giovanni Galanti
Content The incentive which determined the economic policy of Cuba that has resulted in new management practices for agriculture has been based on the necessity to reduce the coefficients of imported chemical inputs. This study was conducted in Cuba from 1999-2000, working with 3 CPAs (Cooperativas de Produccion Agropecuarias), all linked closely to the state. The study results observed a reduction in chemical input quantity for some crops as well as technological changes.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
North America CUBA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Cuba.html

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Production of Organic Tomato in the Dry Zone of the Loja Province

Title Production of Organic Tomato in the Dry Zone of the Loja Province
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Rodrigo Alexander, Solano Bayancela
Content Improve the structure of soils, to document the advantage of water that is deep in the soil, to limit the use of pesticides. In the future it is possible to diversify the agroecosystems.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
South America ECUADOR
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Loja.html

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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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Interaction between Agricultural and Natural Systems in the Mediterranean Landscape of Apulia, Italy

Title Interaction between Agricultural and Natural Systems in the Mediterranean Landscape of Apulia, Italy
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Raffaele Lafortezza
Content This study has developed a comprehensive framework that incorporates landscape ecological principles and GIS analysis in the planning and design of more sustainable agricultural systems in the Mediterranean landscape of Apulia (Southern Italy)
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Europe ITALY
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Apulia.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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