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Creating a Sustainable Food Future – Indicators of sustainable agriculture: a scoping analysis

Quantifiable indicators of the environmental sustainability of agriculture—by which we mean minimizing the environmental impacts of agriculture—are an important tool for helping move the world toward a sustainable food future....

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Agroecology – Conserving biodiversity, nurturing ecology

Agroecology approach is a way to make farming sustainable. It is also a way to resist the corporate agriculture model pushed through the green revolution and gene revolution. Besides technologies,...

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“Impact studies are crucial for the amplification of agroecology”

Clara Nicholls is the president of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA). For over three decades, she has worked in Latin America engaged in agroecology teaching and research,...

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Knowledge exchange on agroecology – Does it influence practice?

In agroecology, farmers solve their problems adopting practices relying on judgments based on their local conditions, resources and knowledge levels. Farmers continuously learn developing better farming methods, and hence, knowledge...

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How peasants read their farm

Whereas yield increases are considered central in modernised agriculture, they can be seen as just one element of impact in peasant farming. In assessing their farms, peasants depart from the...

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Farm to Systems – Where is our measuring tape?

Besides yield, nutrition and income, a family farmer harvests several other benefits from an agroecologically designed farm. So, we need to have a different set of parameters to capture impact...

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Past for the present

Revival of agro biodiversity that characterizes traditional agriculture is crucial for addressing food and nutrition security. Bringing back millets, pulses, coarse cereals etc. into the cropping systems can help fill the nutritional...

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Hidden harvests

There are certain crop plants that are not cropped but edible, containing high nutrients and medicinal value. These crops also called as hidden harvests are capable of providing essential nutrients...

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