African rice farmers explore alternatives to cheap, dangerous insecticides
September 14, 2007:
Farmer-to-farmer training and on-farm research grow local adapted
knowledge of biologically based integrated pest management that
embraces biodiversity, careful observation and beneficial insects.
market for NZ lamb
In 20 years of raising organic lamb in New Zealand's Wairarapa region,
Ian and Heather Atkinson have seen—and helped shape—the
market's evolution from export niche to emerging local staple.
In New Zealand, domestic demand for organics is catching up with
overseas markets while supply struggles to keep pace. Now a new
outreach program aims to boost production tenfold by 2013.
Africa can feed itself—through a sustainable agriculture revolution
Building soil—not importing more inputs—will be the
best way for this bio-diverse continent to improve its food security.
Rodale Institute intern offers perspective on values, culture and
priorities following Peace Corps stint in Mali.
a sense of place from Italy's agriculture
The life of a campanilismo farmer teaches the author a
lesson in the interconnectedness of land, food and family, and the
true art of sustainability.
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