Food and Agriculture : Links

There are 36 documents in this section.

  • Avant-Gardening: Creative Organic Gardening

    9 February 2004

    This US-based website provides a comprehensive guide to creative organic gardening, including composting, soil-building, permaculture and much more.

  • Living Planet Report (WWF)

    17 June 2003

    The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.

  • Water Policy Briefing series

    6 May 2003

    The series challenges policy-makers to think differently about the way water ismanaged for agriculture. It is based on recommendations distilled from research on water from different perspectives - including sociology, hydrology, agriculture, engineering, health, and environment.


    30 April 2003

    OUTREACH seeks to improve the health and the environment of the poor in the developing world by providing relevant learning materials to educators and communicators. OUTREACH has produced a selection of easy-to-use learning materials on 'soil erosion', 'genetic diversity and food crops', and 'trees for people'. Materials come either as as Issue packs which examine a specific environmental or health issue, and Solution packs which help young people take actions to improve health and environmental conditions. The information is presented in an understandable and practical way.

  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    22 May 2002

    This Washington-based food think-tank seeks sustainable solutions to ending poverty and hunger in the developing world. Its website provides a good insight into a broad range of food and agriculture issues. The site includes information on it researchs projects, publications and training programmes, as well as an on-line library and a comprehensive links section.

  • UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    22 May 2002

    A comprehensive overview of world food issues from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, with up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, from the role of women in farming to genetically modified crops.

  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

    22 May 2002

    Comprehensive range of material on agricultural and trade issues.

  • Third World Network

    22 May 2002

    TWN, based in Malaysia, is an international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South relations. Its website contains a wealth of information on trade, environment, human and women's rights issues, from a broad developing world perspective. It also includes publications, papers, action alerts and UN statements.

  • Via Campesina

    22 May 2002

    International movement which co-ordinates peasant organisations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities. Material on the effects of trade on peasant farmers.

  • UN Human Development Report

    27 September 2001

    The annual Human Development Report published by the UN Development Programme contains several indices to measure different aspects of human development, including economic and educational performance, life expectancy, aid and debt, gender inequality, crime, demographic trends, poverty and more. A bible for those interested in all aspects of development.