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  1. 2019-07-20 With 821 million people still hungry (FAO et al., 2018), it is clear that the global agriculture and food systems are not meeting the world’s demand for food. This tension is likely to be exacerbated as food systems will continue to face multi-dimensional, complex and mounting challenges...
     
  2. 2019-07-12 Learn everything you need to know about feeding your garden, orchard and smallholding with homemade and chemical free 'teas'. Packed with recipes for creating nutrient-rich, healthy soil, to give you healthy plants and ecosystems, Eric Fisher offers an in depth history of organic agriculture and...  
  3. 2019-07-02 The official bee test! What do you do when you see one of these? a. Flap your arms and ruin in figure eights. b. Dash inside and lock all the doors and windows. c. Pull out you industrial-size can of bug spray and aim for the stripes. d. How out your honey bear-shaped bottle, bow, and give...
     
  4. 2019-06-20 100 Under $100: Tools for Reducing Postharvest Losses is a comprehensive compilation of postharvest techniques covering every step of the smallholder Value Chain, enhanced with lively descriptions, pertinent links, engaging stories, data-rich tables, and stunning photos. These all build and...  
  5. 2019-06-20 Biochar and wood vinegar are emerging technologies with numerous applications in agriculture and environmental remediation1 . Advocates and early adopters of these products are well versed in their positive attributes. Biochar, for example, has been shown generally to increase crop yields in...
     
  6. Key Resource 2019-05-21 Now available through Amazon as well as the ECHO Bookstore Smallholder farmers around the world face some of the harshest growing conditions globally, yet they produce the majority of the world’s food. Soils in these areas often lack nutrient and water holding capacities, due to erosion or poor...  
  7. 2019-05-07 Alternative medicine and natural healing have reached into every facet of our lives. Lack of confidence in commercial medicine and an interest in getting closer to nature have made formerly-considered "alternative" treatments mainstream. Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and over 120...  
  8. 2019-03-26 Our Journey as gardeners started with one small potted plant, but things did not go as planned. Turns out, trying something new isn't always easy, but sometimes, it's the hardest work that leads to the greatest reward.
     
  9. 2019-03-12 Acadia Tucker’s long love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer who is deeply concerned about global warming, Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops. Sturdy and deep rooted,...
     
  10. 2019-03-05 Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling remains one of the most dominant paradigms; almost everyone does it. But tilling kills beneficial soil life, burns up organic matter, and releases carbon dioxide. If the ground could instead be prepared for planting without...