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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Agroecology and the people’s struggle for land and freedom

The Ecologist has just published this article by Blain Snipstal – a farmer from Maryland, USA and a member of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON). “Blain talks about how … Read on

New funding from EU linking research with farming practice

This from the Rural Payments Agency, Defra, and the Rural Development Programme for England Network. The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-Agri) is part of the Countryside … Read on

Latest on Rural Development Payments for England: £177m to people and businesses to “help them support their local rural economy”

This from Rural Services Network: The new Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) was formally agreed by the European Commission last month. Under the programme, the government will be investing … Read on

Community Supported Agriculture: an intro from the US

Source: Fix.com

Oxfam New Briefing Paper: Working for the Few

This is taken from the summary — published January 19 2015, in time for Davos. The full report can be found here In November 2013, the World Economic Forum released … Read on

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