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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NEW report from the US Environmental Protection Agency says neonics no good!

Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production This from the EPA website (October 15 2014): ” EPA analyzed the use of the neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in … Read on

New research shows plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures

Press release from the University of Zurich (October 16 2014). The research is published in Nature 10.1038/nature13869 Diverse plant communities are more successful and enable higher crop yields than pure … Read on

French Gvt passes new law recognising the importance of agroecology

This from the French Government’s website (September 11 2014): “The bill on the Future of Agriculture, Food and Forestry was definitively adopted by a large majority in Parliament. The text … Read on

Stronger Plant Variety Protection May Threaten the Right to Food

Press release from Berne Declaration, Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service, Community Technology Development Trust, Development Fund – Norway, Misereor, SEARICE and Third World Network Thursday, 9 October … Read on

Guide to Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together

Written for the Greenhorns, “a non-traditional grassroots non-profit organization made up of young farmers and a diversity of collaborators”, this is a comprehensive guide to farming together — setting up … Read on

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