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Date: 2020-06-05 Page is: DBtxt001.php list0300-Agriculture


A listing of files associated with Agriculture

Alphabetic navigation within issues
Aquaponics | Cacao | Child Labor | Climate Change | Companies | By Country Agriculture | Craft Agriculture | Family Farming | GMO | Monoculture | Organic Agriculture | Permaculture | Pesticides | Soil Degradation | Sheep | Supply Chain | Sustainable Agriculture | Unsorted | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Aquaponics go to TOP
Open PDF ... Portable-Farms®-Make-$100000-a-Year-in-Aquaponics-2015

Child Labor go to TOP

Cacao go to TOP
Agriculture ... Cocoa ... Child Labor in West Africa
Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector of West Africa ... A synthesis of findings in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria
Open file 3674
Agriculture ... Cocoa ... Child Labor in West Africa
A 2005 report on the state of child labor in cocoa growing in West Africa ... Child Labor in West African Cocoa Production: Issues and U.S. Policy
Open file 3675
Child Labor ... Africa ... Cocoa Growing
Working Towards Responsible Labour Standards for Cocoa Growing
Open file 3672
The International Cocoa Initiative
The International Cocoa Initiative was organized by the corporate organizations in the chocolate industry to address the problem of child labor in the industry ... some will argue this is merely a PR effort of little substance
Open file 3673

Sustainable Agraculture go to TOP
You can't buy a better agriculture
AJE Opinion ... With the Earth's cropland quickly eroding, a shift to perennials is needed for a sustainable food supply.
Open file 0421
Sustainable agriculture ... permaculture
What is permaculture?
Open file 975
Sustainable Agriculture
Towards Permaculture Centres Worldwide ... Geoff Lawton explaining the need to establish self-sustaining Permaculture centres around the world.
Open file 980
Sustainable Agriculture ... Aquaponics
Aquaponics Solves Agricultural Environmental Problems While Increasing the World’s Food Production
Open file 995

Organic Agraculture go to TOP
Organic Foods
Organic farmers beat US droughts ... Farmers say that they have fared better, thanks to alternative growing methods.
Open file 3375

GMO go to TOP
GMO issues
The Indian government is preparing charges against Monsanto, the US-based company for appropriating indigenous farming techniques and knowledge to develop a genetically altered eggplant.
Open file 2120
Monsanto and GM seeds
GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs ... Report finds genetically modified crops fail to increase yields let alone solve hunger, soil erosion and chemical-use issues
Open file 1424

Bees go to TOP
Open PDF ... USDA-report-on-the-national-stakeholders-conference-bee-health-2012

Sheep go to TOP
Australian Sheep
Australian sheep stranded in the Gulf ... Two vessels carrying more than 70,000 sheep refused permission to dock by Bahrain and Kuwait due to infection fears.
Open file 3180
Australian Sheep
There are two stories here: 2003: Sheep at sea find home at last ... 2006: Protests over Australian sheep export
Open file 3181

Monoculture go to TOP

Supply Chain go to TOP

Permaculture go to TOP
Permaculture guidance
Open file 1203
Bill Mollison in Australia ... In Grave Danger of Falling Food Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4
Open file 1204
Urban Permaculture (Part 1-6)
A series of videos about urban permaculture (Part 1-6)
Open file 1205

Climate Change go to TOP

Aquaponics go to TOP
Family Fish Farms (FFF)
Open file 1018

Craft Agriculture go to TOP

Family Farming go to TOP
Family farming ... craft agriculture
A small family farm in New York State produces the tastiest bacon you'll ever eat
Open file 617

Pesticides go to TOP

Soil Degradation go to TOP

Supply Chain

By Country Agriculture go to TOP
Country ... Bhutan
Navdanya from India Monitors progress of Bhutan's Transition to Organic ... collaboration with Samdrup Jonkhar Initiative (SJI)
Open file 1930
Country ... Iran
Some history of Iran
Legacy of Revolution
Open file 3471

Companies go to TOP
Open PDF ... Unilever-Sustainable-Agriculture-Code-2010

Unsorted go to TOP
Open PDF ... Acumen-Bain-Growing-Prosperity-Agriculture-Report
Open PDF ... ISIS-TWN-Food-Futures-Now-2008
The decline of agriculture?
AJE Feature ... Climate change induced extreme weather events and shifting weather patterns are challenging farmer's ability to feed us.
Open file 0422
Conservation Agriculture
The text of a Conservation Agriculture pamphlet used in Lesotho to improve agricultural yields
Open file 600
What farming methods are best in Africa
China's farming history misapplied in Africa ... Sub-Saharan Africa is being sold misguided agricultural policies based on hybrid seeds and chemical inputs.
Open file 951
Backing away from industrial monoculture
The One-Straw Revolution ... The seminal natural farming book, The One-Straw Revolution, by Masanobu Fukuoka, was published by Rodale Press in 1978.
Open file 1595
Social Activism ... Occupy Movement
Feeding The 99%: How Co-ops Fuel Occupy Wall St.
Open file 1597
Social Activism ... Occupy Wall Street
Permaculture is a way to improve agriculture in a way that is about community more than corporate profit
Open file 1598
Social Activism ... Occupy Wall Street
GUERRILLA GARDENING ... Students from Sterling College in Vermont came down to Occupy Wall Street and showed us how to plant and sow seeds anywhere
Open file 1599
Open PDF ... EDF-Using-the-supply-chain-to-slash-fertilizer-pollution

Structure of Agriculture go to TOP
Open PDF ... FAO-Number-and-Size-of-Farms-2014

Agriculture ... Palm Oil
Open PDF ... Environmental-Investigation-Agency-UK-Who-Watches-the-Watchmen-2015

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Basic observation
Agriculture is highly productive in the “north” and mainly subsistence in most of the “south”. Without improving productivity in agriculture there will always be relative poverty in rural communities in the “south”.
Prevailing response
In many places there has been “investment” in support of subsistence agriculture. A lot of actions have removed initiative from the farmer and the community to organizations that have cost a lot and then failed to deliver anything of value.
A better response
The farmer and the community have a vested interest in success. Many small initiatives that are priority from the community perspective can change performance and productivity. Community needs efficient access to resources that are needed to improve performance and their results.

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