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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable AgricultureThis course will familiarize participants with the concepts of sustainable agriculture. General principles and specific practices such as diversified integrated farming systems (DIFS), system of rice intensification (SRI), nature farming, etc. will be covered. Participants will be expected at the end of the course to become familiar with the factors of sustainable agriculture (food crops for security, cash crops for higher income, elimination of poisons, biodiversity, and a new mindset) and to have a good idea how to make a farm sustainable.

“If we can take care of the land, the land will take care of us.” — Dick Thompson, Iowa farmer

(Photo: A rice variety from India that usually produces few tillers shows the “SRI effect”: high tillering and robust root growth.)

Publications

Journals, Books, Articles, Features and Commentaries on national and international policy, grassroots developments and initiatives and rural reconstruction movement. Read more
Community and Habitat No. 13: Community resilience needs a change in mindset Community and Habitat No. 13: Community resilience needs a change in mindset
Community resilience needs a change in mindset
THIS ISSUE OF PRRM’S COMMUNITY & HABITAT JOURNAL IS focused on the intertwined issues of climate change, energy and food.

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Conrado Benitez Institute for Sustainability (CBIS)

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CBIS Handbook 4 | Enrollment Form