Enlightened Agriculture

Funding Enlightened Agriculture

The Agrarian Renaissance needs new kinds of farms – polycultural, low-input, skills intensive; and these new farms need appropriate markets – generally local, and geared to the small-scale; and overall we need a true food culture – people who truly appreciate what good food is, and are prepared to seek it out.

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FAO embracing Agroecology? But what does it really have in mind?

An open letter from about 70 scientists has been sent to the FAO in advance of their forthcoming symposium on agroecology, pointing out its real meaning. Agroecology is not just … Read on

OXFAM blog on public-private partnerships for African agriculture — they’re risky!!

This blog from Oxfam policy adviser Robin Willoughby (Sept 16) “shrugs off the big ag groupthink and argues that the current trend of mega projects in African agriculture is a risky and … Read on

TTIP: UK, US, and EU NGOs protest to the European Commission

This Open Letter to the EC US-EU Trade Negotiators (August 27 2014) spells out the concerns of NGOs about the safety of the TTIP — “whether the relationship between trade interests … Read on

Soil structure: the use of visual evaluation (VESS) for farmers

by Bruce Ball, Soils specialist with Scotland’s Rural College I have a lifelong interest in soil structure – how soil is actually built up. Soil structure determines soil porosity – … Read on

Allotments “selling” produce to local shops

It’s called Crop for the Shop, and has been started by Anthony Davison of BigBarn.  Its aim: to get more people growing their own produce and selling surplus to local food … Read on

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