1. 2019-09-19 Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last quarter century transforming their livestock grazing operation into an agroecological fruit farm, nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side, they discuss the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they...
  2. 2014-06-10 Our Current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet. Paying closer attention to how we eat, what food we buy, and where we make these purchases are important first attempts in creating a better food system. Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America discusses the steps we...
  3. 2015-10-20 When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm dreams of replenishing the local “food desert” with organic produce. On Cape Cod, Nick Muto stays afloat and...
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  5. This paper is part of a broader programme of research looking at transformations in West African agriculture and the challenges faced by smallholder production systems. The purpose is to explore the future of family farms in West Africa, in light of the enormous changes that have taken place in...
  6. 1980-01-01 This book provides information on agriculturalprograms in the energy fields which are working to ease the Nation's energy crunch.
  7. 2016-09-07 "If we work hard, we sleep well." These simple words distill the farming ethos of authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty, who twenty years ago purchased a small parcel of land deemed "not suitable for agriculture" by the state of Ohio. Today, their family raises and grows 90 percent of their own food...
  8. 2017-02-09 This session will demonstrate Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) as a low-cost, sustainable land-restoration technique used to combat poverty and hunger amongst poor subsistence farmers in developing countries by increasing food, fodder and livelihood production, while enhancing...
  9. 2017-02-07 The desire to transform smallholder farming to feed the increasing hungry people, burgeoning population, and adaptation and mitigation to climate change is high. There is an obvious realization that it is smallholder farming and rain-fed for that matter that holds the promise to feed the hungry...
  10. 2017-03-10 The desire to transform smallholder farming to feed the increasing hungry people, burgeoning population, and adaptation and mitigation to climate change is high. There is an obvious realization that it is smallholder farming and rain-fed for that matter that holds the promise to feed the hungry...