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  1. 2016-11-15 This presentation will examine the value of sustainable tourism as a complement to agriculture activities in rural community development settings. The United World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) identifies tourism as “one of the strongest drivers of world trade and prosperity,” and the majority of...  
  2. 2015-11-17 Phil Reasons, drawing from Morning Star Fishermen’s 22 years of experience, will be sharing about the benefits of an integrated aquaponic farming environment. Solar-powered, off-grid aquaponics farms that produce over four tons of produce and protein each year will be highlighted.  
  3. 2015-11-18 Are you someone who plans? Have you ever had your plans disrupted by the unexpected – farmer or family change, community change, government change, or disaster? How do you feel about change and disruption – is it a threat or an opportunity? Let’s explore together how disruption and even disaster...  
  4. 2015-11-18 Vegetable growing can provide nutrition and livelihood for those isolated by poverty, recovering from crisis, and/or diversifying their food and income options -- but gains are not automatic. What should be considered in designing and deploying vegetable gardening programs? What seed...  
  5. 2015-11-18 Mark’s presentation will demonstrate how the Haiti-based FONDAMA Yard Garden program helps people make small, daily changes that are consistent, persistent, and positive without being intrusive. We will look at examples of how the program helps people recognize the power they have to learn to use...  
  6. 2015-11-19 Small farmers around the world are cautious when making changes to the practices they use or the crops they grow; especially as their family’s food and income depend on the harvest. However with challenges such as decreasing soil fertility or erratic rainfall, they are increasingly willing to...  
  7. Abstract, International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2017 January Bamboos like all lignocellusic biomass are susceptible to biodegradation which reduce its durability. Post harvest preservation of bamboo culms is important for enhancement of its service life. But the durability...  
  8. Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers isa book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive...  
  9. 2018-11-14 Despite the incredible diversity of useful plants that exist, a small handful of crops feed the majority of the world and millions of people still suffer from malnutrition and poverty. This talk will discuss some often overlooked crops that have the potential to alleviate suffering through...  
  10. As of January 1, 2018, JAFSCD has become anopen access journal—freely readable by all, worldwide. TheJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development(JAFSCD) is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of...