Farmer Tips for Beginners: Start Right Now

Are you thinking to become a small farmer? If it is, then I am gonna appreciate your decision because I know the importance of small farmers and their contribution of the local economy. However, I am here to give you some advices that may help you in the future. Tips 1: Don’t be afraid to […]

Different Type of On-Farm Water Conservation Methods

About 70% of the world’s fresh water is being using in agriculture every year. This is why farming should focus on abundant water conservation. In this article, we are going to focus this issue about on-farm conservation, describing some major methods of water conservation. According to the researched data, water from major aquifers in the […]

African Farms

Successful projects support on-farm conservation by providing services that farmers want.

Farm Manager Job Available in Maryland

Backbone Food Farm is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager to work with them for the 2012 growing season and subsequent years to come. They are looking for a person to join their crew to supervise, in conjunction with the two head farmers, our 12 acre produce operation. Their season runs March 15- October 30. Read […]

Farm Training Apprenticeships in Community Gardening, WA

They are seeking two motivated individuals who wish to gain skills for future leadership positions in the field of sustainable community gardening. The training will combine hands-on, practical growing skills in small-scale food production with the leadership skills needed to initiate and manage community gardening projects, to coordinate volunteers, and to implement education and outreach […]

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Manager Job, Massachusetts

Position Description: The Assistant CSA Manager will assume responsibility for all member service aspects of the CSA, including e-mail and phone communication, member registration, and billing. The position involves a lot of time on the computer, answering e-mails and entering data. It also involves face-to-face time with members and prospective members. Read the full article […]

Best Practices

Best Practices

This website first defines good practice, then lists ten key aspects of good practice, giving specific suggestions about how to handle each aspect, based on the lessons from the case study projects. Click here for further information on the fieldwork and analytical methods used in this project.

Data Analysis Workshop

Data Analysis Workshop

Addis Ababa, February 2003 A workshop was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3rd to 7th February 2003 to synthesis and derive common lessons from all six case studies. The workshop was hosted by Ethio-Organic Seed Action (EOSA) at the Ras Amba Hotel, and opened by H.E. Ato Gebremedhin Belay, Vice Minister of Agriculture. Six […]

Case Study

Case Study

The Farmer Field School (FFS) training method was first developed by the FAO-assisted Indonesian National IPM program in 1989. The concept behind an FFS is that groups of farmers meet on a regular basis to do practical learning that is based on a season-long curriculum.