Agroecology in Action
This research group uses the concepts of agroecology to obtain a deep understanding of the nature of agroecosystems and the principles by which they function. The emergence of agroecology as the discipline provides the basic ecological principles for how to study, design, and manage sustainable agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource conserving, and that are also culturally-sensitive, socially-just and economically viable.

Agroecology Home
This website is an information resource for developing sustainable agroecosystems, emphasizing international training, research, and application of agroecological science to solving real world problems. Building on the first Agroecology textbook, this site offers agroecological knowledge to anyone concerned with sustainable food systems.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
The AFSIC specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA’s effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide.

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
The Center is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

Centre for Agri-Environmental Researchm (CAER)
The Centre for Agri-Environmental Research was established by The University of Reading in 2000, to build on and integrate the University’s strengths in agricultural and environmental research. This has provided a unique opportunity to bring together the wide range of disciplines necessary to address issues related to sustainable agriculture in the 21st Century.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension
The New York State Cornell Cooperative System of Cornell University has been engaged in these issues through agroforestry programming for rural land owners for over 10 years. Their target audiences are those with a greater level of influence over the state of the land: including rural landowners, educators, researchers, policy makers, and students in the Catskill Mountain/Hudson Valley region.

Ecological Agriculture Projects
Program in Ecological Agriculture at McGill University with links to a variety of background documents.

Ecological Farming Association (EFA)
The EFA supports a vision for our food system where strengthening soils, protecting air and water, encouraging diverse ecosystems and economies, and honoring rural life are all part of producing healthful food.

Ecological Synergy Systems
The following document presents information about making a transition from average-yield row-cropping or market-gardening (truck farming) to Ecological Synergy high-yield intensive growing systems.

Edible Forest Gardens
Edible Forest is dedicated to offering inspiring and practical information on the vision, ecology, design, and stewardship of perennial polycultures of multipurpose plants in small-scale settings. We intend this website to grow into an information and networking resource for newcomers, amateurs, students, and serious practitioners and researchers alike.

Farm Conservation Toolkit
The goals of this Farm Conservation Toolkit are to (1) Identify and describe key conservation programs funded through the Farm Bill, (2) Provide a roadmap of how to leverage the funding they offer, and (3) Highlight the importance of getting involved in State Technical Committees to help set state priorities and policies.

Farming Solutions
Farming Solutions brings examples of successful, environmentally responsible farming systems to life from all over the world, illustrating how farmers can protect the environment while at the same time increasing food supply where it is most needed.

FAO Organic Agriculture
Organic agriculture also presents new challenges for FAO. In particular, Member Nations need advice and information on the potential of organic agriculture to contribute to environmental quality, income generation and food security. Informed decision making on organic agriculture, within the range of sustainable agriculture options, would allow Governments to direct research, extension efforts and tap national and international market opportunities.

FAO Photo Library
The main goal of the photo library on land management systems and conservation agriculture is to help to introduce practices of conservation agriculture and its benefits in the world by altering the distribution of photos focusing on conservation agriculture.

Indigenous Agricultural and Environmental Knowledge Systems
Indigenous knowledge is local knowledge unique to a given culture or society. Indigenous agricultural and environmental knowledge gained global recognition through the United Nations, IUCN, and others.

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
The CIAT aims to reduce hunger and poverty in the tropics through collaborative research that improves agricultural productivity and natural resource management.

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM’s mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. Their goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.

International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA)
The IIEA is dedicated to healing the planet while providing for the human community by education and implementation of socially just, ecological, resource conserving forms of agriculture; the basis of all sustainable societies.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
ATTRA services are available to farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, Extension agents, researchers, educators, farm organizations, and others involved in commercial agriculture, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or belong to traditionally underserved communities.

Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project (SAFS)
SAFS provides leadership in scientific research and education in alternative, more sustainable approaches to growing food and fiber, including minimizing the impact of farming practices on soil and water resources. SAFS serves the California agricultural community, particularly farmers, farmworkers, ranchers, researchers, industry professionals, policy makers, educators and students.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
The SARE program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)
SAREP provides leadership and support for scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are economically viable, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance the quality of life in the state’s communities.

Sustainable Harvest International (SHI)
SHI helps farmers reverse rainforest destruction with sustainable land-use practices that allow them to take control of their environmental and economic destinies.

Tagari Permaculture Institute
A community of people who worked and lived on eighty acres of swamp land in Stanley, Tasmania, researching & experimenting with Permaculture concepts. The development of sustainable design principles began here & together with the establishment of the Permaculture Institute, was the catalyst for the birth of the Permaculture ethic, which has since spread worldwide.

The MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center at Buck Island Ranch (MAERC)
The Center is dedicated to a mission of long-term research, education and outreach related to the ecological and social value of subtropical grazing lands.  The Center is at a 10,300-acre cattle ranch on a long-term lease to Archbold Biological Station from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

World Agro-Forestry Centre
Our vision is an ‘agroforestry transformation’ in the developing world resulting in a massive increase in the use of working trees on working landscapes by smallholder rural households that helps ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy and a regenerated environment.

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