1. Nearly a century ago, the idea of “local food” would have seemed perplexing, since virtually all food was local. Food for daily consumption―fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy products―was grown at home or sourced from local farms. Today, most of the food consumed in the United States...
  2. Most of sub-Saharan Africia depends on agriculture for subsistence. This book discusses the needs and challenges of growing food in this region.
  3. This short concept paper explores in a preliminary fashion some of the linkages between biodiversity and agriculture. The main conclusion is that biodiversity conservation and agricultural development are co-dependent. Biodiversity is an essential resource to improve agriculture, and little...
  4. Presenters and participants gathered from all over the world in order to address the present-day soil challenges and collectively share comprehensive solutions to take home to their very diverse communities. The presenters ranged from highly trained scientists to a South American rural priest who...
  5. ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The majority of funding for ATTRA is through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service. We are also partially funded through sales...
  6. The CGIAR (Link ) is a strategic alliance of members, partners and international agricultural centers that mobilizes science to benefit the poor. Their mission is to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related...
  7. The AgriCultures Network strives to mainstream the values, principles and practices that underlie agro-ecology. The Network facilitates practice-based knowledge sharing at community level as well as among researchers, academia, extensionists and civil society actors. At the same time, the Network...
  8. SARE'svisionis an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality. This agriculture is profitable, protects the nation's land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society. SARE's...
  9. Recommended sites: The New Farm USDA SARE program Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas Way back in 1997, I started this site along with several other former New Farm editors to try to fill the gap left when Rodale Institute ceased publication of that magazine. In 2003, things came full...
  10. FAO

    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active,healthy lives. Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving...