Featured Links

Below is a list of the organizations that have partnered with us on projects, or have relevance to agriculture and natural resource management.

Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) – This voluntary alliance is dedicated to increasing access to resources and expertise for all those seeking agricultural information over the Internet. AgNIC is recognized across disciplines worldwide, and particularly in the agricultural sciences. For over a decade, AgNIC partners have worked to provide reliable, freely-available, evaluated, digital content and quality services for agriculture, food, and natural resources information. Their website offers recent news, upcoming events, an extensive searchable database, and links to other participating AgNIC members.

Biodiversity Restoration in Madagascar – Workshop participants came together to discuss local, regional, and national priorities and needs concerning the restoration of biodiversity and economic values to degraded rainforest and agricultural landscapes in southeastern Madagascar.

Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) – COMACO is a model for rural development that supports natural resource management. It operates through the community-owned Conservation Farmer Wildlife Producer Trading Center. Community residents benefit by receiving high market value for goods they produce, and having access to affordable farmer inputs and improved farming skills. In return, they agree to adopt land use practices that help conserve their area's natural resources.

Conservation Agriculture Website at Cornell – Researchers at Cornell have recently finished a web site on Conservation Agriculture. The site focuses on basic information on CA gleaned from print sources and the Internet. The site creators are calling for submissions in the form of materials that can be posted to the site (with proper acknowledgments), and are soliciting feedback on what may need to be added or removed from it. Sections of the site, such as the Photos section and the RefWorks Literature Database, are expanding continuously. A large volume of information on soil health is also available through the “Related Websites” page on this site.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies – Program of study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison consists of 15 disciplines including anthropology, business, communications (journalism), education, economics, forestry, geography, history, linguistics, literature, music and dance (performing arts), political science, public health, sociology, and urban and regional planning. In addition to the center’s faculty, many other university faculty members have research and teaching interests in Southeast Asia and regularly work with students in a wide variety of fields, including environmental, development, and policy studies, natural resources, and law. More than 120 undergraduate and graduate students specializing on Southeast Asia are enrolled in various departments and institutes throughout the university.

Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) – Understanding how and why some forests are fragmented, degraded, and losing species, while other forests are in good condition and even regrowing and expanding, is a puzzle to any thoughtful observer of the environment. In a world which is experiencing unprecedented degrees of environmental change and degradation at a global scale, one sees evidence of restoration, suggesting that under certain conditions, people can self-organize and stem the steady loss of the ecological systems that sustain us. At the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) we are dedicated to understanding these processes and sharing this knowledge with the scientific community and the public.

Digital Library of the Commons – The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. This site contains an author-submission portal; an archive of full-text articles, papers, and dissertations; the Comprehensive Bibliography of the Commons; a Keyword Thesaurus; and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the commons.

Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability – Seeks to facilitate information exchange and discussion among the growing and diverse group of individuals, institutions, and networks engaged in the field of science and technology for sustainability.

FRAME – The FRAME website is part of a USAID-funded program to build knowledge-sharing networks of natural resource management professionals. The website contains a library of documents and other resources related to NRM and provides a platform for electronic discussions and online meeting spaces for NRM communities of practice.

Globalization, agricultural growth, and the environment in Southeast Asia – A suite of research activities funded by USAID through the SANREM CRSP.

Hydrologic Model Inventory – This is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University and the Bureau of Reclamation to provide basic information on a variety of hydrologic models to practitioners in the academic, governmental and private sectors.

IPPS – El Instituto de la Pequeña Producción Sustentable (IPPS) – The Institute for Small Sustainable Production – was founded in 2001 in Lima, Peru, to address social, environmental, and economic problems of small-scale farmers and to increase their capacity. The institute also emphasizes interdisciplinary research and innovation in the development of rural communities.

Organic.Edunet– This web portal was developed to facilitate access, usage and exploitation of digital educational content related to Organic Agriculture and Agroecology.

Professional Alliance for Conservation Agriculture – The Professional Alliance for Conservation Agriculture (PACA) is a platform that has emerged from concerns surrounding agriculture, given the increasing importance and diminishing interest. Recent deliberations surrounding food security, diversion of croplands for other applications, and the subsequent ecological impact are all adding to heightening worry for farmers and policymakers alike.

Science and Development Network – The Science and Development Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world. Its website gives policymakers, researchers, news media, and civil society a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health, and raise standards of living around the world.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) – The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) is a USDA-funded domestic program that works to increase knowledge about—and help farmers and ranchers use—practices that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for people and communities. Results from SARE-funded projects can be found in a searchable data base at http://www.sare.org/projects/index.htm

Sustainable Human Ecosystems Laboratory – As the name implies, the Laboratory of Agricultural and Natural Resource Anthropology is a locus of research activity on the human dimensions of agriculture and food systems and their impacts on the Earth’s natural resource base, especially soil and water.

The Mountain Forum – This global network uses modern and traditional communications, supports networking and capacity building and encourages members to be proactive in advocating sustainable development of mountain areas. Membership of Mountain Forum is free and open to anyone wishing to participate. The membership database contains information which might help people build institutional and individual links to share ideas and experiences related to mountain issues and to form partnerships and collaborations for sustainable mountain development. Mountain Forum moderates 12 discussion lists with both geographic and thematic focuses. Subscription to these lists is free and open to anyone interested in sharing ideas about mountain issues, making inquiries, or posting mountain related information. The Mountain Forum Online Library is a repository of information and knowledge, a valuable and unique resource for anyone interested in mountain issues. To keep up to date with what is happening in the mountain world, the Mountain Forum maintains and manages a global calendar of events related to mountain issues, which lists upcoming activities and events around the world.

Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: Sharing Scientific and Scholarly Research related to Agriculture, Food, and Environment (VOA3R) – This project uses an innovative approach to sharing open access research products with the purpose of improving the spread of European agriculture and aquaculture research results.