Volume I

Volume I, Number 1, 1988

"over the past decade, the world farm economy has been transformed as the grain shortages of the seventies have become the grain surpluses of the mid-eighties. unfortunately, this shift has occurred for all the wrong reasons - overplowing, excessive subsides, and falling food consumption in regions with hungry people."

Lester R. Brown, "sustaining world agriculture", STATE OF THE WORLD - 1987


  • Regenerative Agriculture in the Third World

  • The Response of Rodale Institute

  • Sahelian Forest Soil Revegetation

  • Using Green Manures in Honduras

  • Clay Pots for Efficient Irrigation

  • Ancient Cultured Citrus Ant as a Bio-Control

    Volume I, Number 2, 1988

    "appropriately, in our age of interdependence and rapid information exchange, international ngo networks that were forged to channel assistance to developing nations are beginning to channel information back to the industrial countries. the insights carried on these people-to-people links bring grassroot experience to the public at large and to decision makers who often need such alternative open channels."

    Moeen A. Qureshi, World Bank Contents:

  • Biological Control Halts Cassava Hornworm

  • Botanical Pesticide Safety

  • Intercropping Legumes in Upland Rice

  • Tied Ridges Improve Semi-Arid Crop Yield

  • Low-Input Cropping for the Humid Tropics

  • The Lost Art of the Waru Waru

  • Chemical in Myrrh Relative Repels Ticks

  • Plants Helping Plants

  • "food for the future" Workshop

  • New Trends in Leucaena Plsyllid Resistance

  • Resources

    Volume I, Number 3, 1988

    "...shifting agriculture is the most widely practiced form of farming in the tropics. it is the single most important cause of tropical deforestation. with as many as 240 million people growing food for subsistence in rural tropical areas, at least eight million hectares of forest are converted to cropland each year...no single miracle crop nor farming technique can save tropical forests, bu the modification and more careful proactice of farming techniques might slow the ever-increasing uso of tropical forest land for agriculture."

    Judith Gradwohl and Russell Greenberg, Saving the Tropical Forest Contents:

  • Maize and Peach Palms Revive Peruvian Soils

  • Editorial

  • Book Review

  • Deforestation, Land-Use and Microclimates

  • Neem Research Yield Results (series)

  • Aqua-Vegeculture Systems

  • 3-Strata Forage

  • Conservation Bench Terracing in Somalia

  • Resources