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.
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
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
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
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
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> Go to The College