Seeding the Way with Systems of Rice Intensification in Cambodia

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by

Mrs Tea Sarim is one of the participating farmers in a European Union funded multi-country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand) project called “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” (http://www.sri-lmb.ait.asia/). Mrs Sarim is from Kampot Province in Cambodia, […]

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The System Of Rice Intensification and its International Community Of Practice

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by

When the rainy season came early to the highlands of Madagascar in 1983, the rice seedlings in the nursery were still too young for transplanting, and French Jesuit priest Henri de Laulanié had to make a decision: either to wait another two to four weeks to transplant (which would obviously result in a lower yield […]

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SRI International Network and Resources Center

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by

SRI-Rice ONLINE and its associated social networking sites are maintained by the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) at Cornell University. SRI-Rice ONLINE contains the most comprehensive collection of information on the System of Rice Intensification globally. Many of the documents we publish come directly from our partners: Farmers, researchers, NGOs, government agencies […]

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The Secrets of Silvopasturing

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by

When George Owens and his wife, Pat, became the owners of his family’s farm in 1971, it wasn’t sustainable. The 100-year-old farm specialized in peanuts, timber, cotton, cattle and hogs, but that wasn’t enough to support the operation. Pat, an accountant by trade, insisted that unless the farm could pay for itself, they would have […]

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Farming with forests

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by

In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops or livestock—to achieve sustainability goals. A number of practical and policy challenges have prevented adoption of agroforestry practices on a large scale in […]

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Silvopasture: Adding a Little Forest to the Farm

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Hezekiah and Francis Gibson’s non-profit organization, United Farmers USA works with NRCS staff to help other small farmers succeed through a wide range of outreach and technical assistance, educational programs and resources. Lifelong farmer Hezekiah Gibson, and his wife Frances, farm 1,200 acres in Manning, South Carolina. They have been working with USDA’s […]

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This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Bren Smith (Patrick Mustain) [From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] By designing a small-scale, affordable, and open-sourced solution to what often feels like an insurmountable challenge, Bren Smith gives us all the precious gift of possibility and hope. The co-founder and executive […]

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The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want: • more nutrition from our food. • to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs. • to create safer conditions for farmers and rural communities. • to protect the water, air and soil from contamination by toxic agrochemicals. By John Roulac in EcoWatch […]

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Patagonia and Chris Malloy Made a Film About Agriculture That You Really Need to Watch

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Like it or not, our climate is rapidly changing. Although climate change is a natural occurrence, the cause for alarm isn’t the fact that it’s changing, it’s the speed at which it’s doing so. Humans have created a life so full of comfort that it’s destroying the place we all call home, and the way […]

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Cows, Regenerative Farming in North Carolina

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

North Carolina farmer Suzanne Nelson has this thing about farming as a regenerative rather than an extractive business. She also has a thing for cows. Nelson says people should do what they love doing. For her, “for whatever reason, I love cows. I loved cows before I knew I loved cows.” She says she […]

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