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SAFSF.ORG :. Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders | Welcome: Sachamama Sachamama Center for BioCultural Regeneration (SCBR) is a non-profit organization in the Peruvian High Amazon in the town of Lamas, Department of San Martin, dedicated to the biocultural regeneration of the region in collaboration with the indigenous Kichwa-Lamistas, the descendants of pre-Columbian inhabitants, as well as with the local Education Board of the district of Lamas (Sp. acronym UGEL). SCBR was founded in 2009 by the anthropologist Frédérique Apffel-Marglin. SCBR shares a worldview in which the human, the non-human, as well as the community of spirits, are all kin to each other. SCBR is bringing together an expanding collective of scholars, activists, healers, artists, and shamans that cross the North-South divide. SCBR is an educational, research, and experimental center that regenerates the Amazonian pre-Colombian black earth with biochar to achieve food sovereignty for the small farmers as well as for improving the climate crisis.

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Nutrients For All | Vitality for People and the Planet How farmers can help fight climate change The other week, I spent some time interviewing several business leaders for the North Carolina Sustainability CEnter, asking them about their reactions to President Obama's climate speach. Their responses were decidedly mixed, but one discussion stayed with me. When I asked Charles Sydnor, the owner of Braeburn Farm, about the urgency of climate policy for his industry—he had this to say: "As a farmer, when we look at climate change there are two sides to the story – but we only really talk about one – namely the production of greenhouse gases. Sydnor has a powerful point. No-till farming NRCS Soil Health/CC BY 2.0 Soil has the potential to store huge amounts of carbon. Planting crops directly into the soil, surrounded by crop residues from previous plantings, allows farmers to save time, fuel, and labor—and decreases the amount of fertilizer that's needed too. Home gardeners can also try their own equivalent of no-till farming by incorporating no-dig gardening into their vegetable patch.

Gardeners Sharing Their Harvest With A Community Food Pantry Farming and knowledge monocultures are misconceived Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science, say Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas. In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains. But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests. This is effectively an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — that avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility. To generate more sustainable pathways to equitable and healthy food production and access, agricultural diversification is needed, with food-supply systems decentralised and a move towards more localised networks. Science as ideological tool References

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms Organic farming produces the same yields of corn and soybeans as does conventional farming, but uses 30 percent less energy, less water and no pesticides, a review of a 22-year farming trial study concludes. David Pimentel, a Cornell University professor of ecology and agriculture, concludes, "Organic farming offers real advantages for such crops as corn and soybeans." Pimentel is the lead author of a study that is published in the July issue of Bioscience (Vol. 55:7) analyzing the environmental, energy and economic costs and benefits of growing soybeans and corn organically versus conventionally. The study is a review of the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial, the longest running comparison of organic vs. conventional farming in the United States. Inter-institutional collaboration included Rodale Institute agronomists Paul Hepperly and Rita Seidel, U.S. Among the study's other findings:

When Less is More; Farmers Are Reaping the Benefits of No-till Agriculture With no-till agriculture, farmers avoid disturbing the soil through tilling or plowing. In other words, the roots and stems of the previous crop are left in place to decay which helps to add organic matter to the soil. While turning the soil can allow water and oxygen to more easily reach the part of the soil where roots grow, tilling can also harm soil quality by creating a layer of loosened soil (which will easily compact again under rainfall) over a deeper layer of compacted soil where the roots need to grow. Tilling can also lead to the loss of valuable organic matter, soil erosion from water or wind, and, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the accelerated loss of carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, no-till has a number of benefits. No-till can help increase the amount of organic matter in soil, which helps to increase net primary productivity and yields, which “are generally at least as good with no-till agriculture as they are with plow techniques.”

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