Agriculture/Ecology

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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
Bell, Beverly
Article
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 l...
Agroecology Case Studies
Article
2016
The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformatio...
Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
Quinn, Tristan
Article
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 resto...
The Comintern, CPUSA & Activities of Rank-and-File CPers
Post, Charlie
Article
1996
CP members, including worker and African-American militants capable of leading heroic mass struggles, were unable to develop their own revolutionary socialist viewpoint independent of the leadership. ...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Ecological Agriculture in Manitoba: A Turning Point?
Scott, Vere; Janssen, Michael
Unclassified
1983
The ecological benefits of Marijuana
Bock, Alan W.
Article
The decriminalization of cannabis would not only have important medicinal implications, but also positive economic consequences and largescale environmental benefits
The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture: Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks
Saito, Kohei
Article
2014
Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic ab...
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnolgy
Kneen, Brewster
Book
1999
Kneen explains how corporations control the distribution of food with little knowledge or care of the health risks of engineered food.
Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology
Bramhall, Stuart Jeanne
Article
1974
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 remain...
Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
Lewis, Walter
Article
2016
There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
The future is agroecology
Tudge, Colin; Harvey, Graham
Article
2014
The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
Green Business: Hope or Hoax?: Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth
Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith
Book
1991
Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
Latham, Jonathan; Wilson, Allison
Article
2011
According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local,...
The Lessons of Amish Agriculture
Kline, David
Article
1987
Amish agriculture offers valuable eco-lessons to those interested in organic, earth-friendly farming.
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
Book
1999
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Fairlie, Simon
Book
2010
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship
Jackson, Wes; Berry, Wendell
Book
1984
Addresses the problems facing agriculture today, such as topsol erosion, lowered water tables, reliance on pesticides, dependence on machinery, the overcapitalization of agriculture, the decline of th...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
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.
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Mitchell, Alanna
Article
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 use...
New Roots For Agriculture
Jackson, Wes
Book
1980
No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
Climate Smart Agriculture Concerns
Article
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...
Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
Article
2015
In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need th...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015: Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
The Passing of Bhaskar Save: What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India
Todhunter, Colin; Save, Bhaskar
Article
2015
Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
Permaculture: Connexipedia Article
Article
An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
Ruiz, Carmelo
Article
2016
American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, ...
Strong Meat
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The meat-producing system Simon Fairlie advocates differs sharply from the one now practised in the rich world: low energy, low waste, just, diverse, small-scale. But if we were to adopt it, we could ...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
Todhunter, Colion
Article
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, comb...
Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
Deb, Debal
Article
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, ...
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
Gelder, Sarah Van
Article
2013
Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bustan
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...
Farm Radio Weekly
Campaigns against hunger and disease in Africa and elsewhere through informative, educational radio information broadcasts.
Health Action Network Society (HANS)
A membership-based consumer health organization; information resource centre on alternative health since 1982. Information collected and disseminated is in the realm of self-care, alternative medicine...
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...

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No-till farming
Wikipedia 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 w...

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Bustan
Website
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...
International Permaculture Species Yearbook 1986
Hemenway, Dan
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
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