Sustainable agriculture

The publications listed below cover various aspects of sustainable agriculture.

ClimAdapt Open Space - documentation of process and results

Innovative Responses in Sustainable Agriculture

For the ClimAdapt OpenSpace we constructed a separate website on which you can find the complete documentation of process and results. ClimAdapt was held on the occasion of 20 years AGRECOL. ClimAdapt Website.




Conservation agriculture using planting holes

Hope for Lesotho's farmers

Growing Nations, Tebellong, Qacha's Nek, Lesotho, 2006

Download as  English and Sesotho from mamud.com.




Seiler, Eberhard (1998): the role of organic agriculture for the project promotion at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (in German)

In: ZwischenErnte - Die Rolle der ökologischen Landwirtschaft in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Workshop Bonn 6.-8. Oktober 1998. Tagungsband. AGRECOL e.V.

download as pdf




Environmentally sound technologies for women in agriculture

A manual covering a range of low-input technologies useful for farm women in South Asia and elsewhere. Published 1996 by the International Federation for Women in Agriculture and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.

Read this book online at the Community Development Library in New Zealand: Environmentally sound technologies for women in agriculture

IIRR Also available from IIRR publications




Managing dryland resources

A manual for Eastern and Southern Africa
Illustrated extension manual on production technologies and social approaches to improve the livelihoods of farmers, pastoralists and other people in the arid areas of eastern and southern Africa. Published 2001 by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction's Africa office.



Resource management for upland areas in Southeast Asia

An information kit

This manual covers a broad range of social and biophysical technologies used in agroforestry in Southeast Asia, from China to Papua New Guinea. Published 1995 by FAO and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. It has been translated into Indonesian and Thai, and adapted for the South Pacific.

Read this book online at the community development library in New Zealand: Resource management for upland areas in Southeast Asia




Sustainable agriculture

A pathway out of poverty for India's rural poor

14 examples of successful sustainable agriculture approaches in India, plus how to realize the potential of sustainable agriculture in the areas of organic farming, land and water management, and tapping new products and new markets.

Download as  from mamud.com.




Conservation agriculture

A manual for farmers and extension workers in Africa

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and African Conservation Tillage Network. 2005

Read this publication online at the FAO conservation agriculture website: Conservation agriculture - A manual for farmers and extension workers in Africa

IIRR Also available from IIRR publications




Agricultura sostenible

Una salida a la pobreza para la población rural de Perú y Bolivia

Sustainable agriculture: A pathway out of poverty for the rural population of Peru and Bolivia (in Spanish)

En Perú y Bolivia, las 16 experiencias exitosas en agricultura sostenible que este libro expone abren una esperanza para los pobres en el área rural.

Examples of successful sustainable agriculture projects in Peru and Bolivia.

Published by GTZ-Sustainet 2008

Download as pdf  (4091 kb) from mamud.com.




Sustainable agriculture extension manual

Sustainable agriculture extension manual for Eastern and Southern Africa

Illustrated extension manual covering countries from Ethiopia to Lesotho. 50 chapters on how to promote sustainable agriculture, implement credit schemes, improve land use, incorporate gender perspectives, conserve soil and water, maintain soil fertility, improve cropping systems, and promote livestock in agriculture. Published 1998 by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction's Africa office.

Also available in Swahili.

Download as  from betuco.

IIRR Also available from IIRR publications




Sustainable agriculture

A pathway out of poverty for East Africa's rural poor: Examples from Kenya and Tanzania

Nine examples of successful projects in East Africa, plus lessons on policy changes and approaches to scaling up sustainable agriculture approaches.

Download as  (2914 kb) from mamud.com.