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  1. The Abandonment of Agricultural Land in Gaspe, Quebec
    The Causes and the Impacts on Land Use

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  2. Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    "We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers."
  3. Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore traditional foods and farming methods, resulting in lower costs, higher yields, improved nutrition, and a rekindling of native Tamil culture.
  4. The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    How plastic waste is used on the farm for agriculture.
  5. Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2015
    Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, and a hostile government. A popular campaign is fighting back from its base deep in the Polish countryside, a small organic farm that's developing new green technologies to enhance the sustainability of small farms everywhere.
  6. Canadian Federation of Agriculture
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  9. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  10. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  11. Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  12. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  13. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  14. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  15. Connexions Library: Africa Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
  16. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  17. Cover crop
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A cover crop is a crop planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem (Lu et al. 2000), an ecological system managed and largely shaped by humans across a range of intensities to produce food, feed, or fiber. Currently, not many countries are known for using the cover crop method.
  18. Cracking The Food Chain
    Shut out by supermarkets, farmers fertilize direct links between the field and the kitchen table

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    A survey of the challenges faced by farmers seeking to market for their organic produce.
  19. Crop rotation
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. It also helps in reducing soil erosion and increases soil fertility and crop yield.
  20. Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Originally published in 1974, How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine1 remains a vital resource for farmers, agricultural researchers and planners, sustainability activists and home gardeners.
  21. Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
  22. Golden Rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    'Golden Rice' is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But Daniel Ocampo says it is for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it!
  23. I was wrong on veganism
    Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requirement of livestock rearing so much as an entrenched practice, and offers suggestions for greening the industry.
  24. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  25. New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being used in ever-increasing numbers, quantities, and combinations -- are harming living things they’re not intended to kill, including birds.
  26. No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
  27. No-till farming
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct drilling) is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique which increases the amount of water that infiltrates into the soil and increases organic matter retention and cycling of nutrients in the soil. In many agricultural regions it can reduce or eliminate soil erosion.
  28. Ontario Farm Animal Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  29. Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds -- from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures to mallard ducks -- have been killed legally across the United States since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what’s called the "depredation permit" program.
  30. Some Historical Perspectives on Canadian Agrarian Political Movements
    The Ontario Origins of Agrarian Criticism of Canadian Industrial Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  31. The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, combatting climate change, and enriching farmland.
  32. Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, is the future of modern agriculture.
  33. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism
    A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power — no matter how “green” — are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.

Experts on Agricultural Practices in the Sources Directory

  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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