Disaster Programs Discourage Organic and Natural Food Production Current disaster relief and crop insurance programs put organic and natural farmers at a serious disadvantage. Learn why, and what can be changed.
Organic Agriculture and Access to Food (PDF). May 2007. This paper was presented by RAFI staff at the May 2007 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security.
This reports outlines a strategy for sustaining income and jobs in rural communities through investment in existing farm businesses. The report documents the role that direct-investment in farmer innovation can play in assisting rural, farm enterprises to transition to more profitable, sustainable models.
Farmer and Lender Project: Strategies to Sustain Agriculture and Enhance Rural Development in North Carolina, December 2006. The Farmer and Lender Project report examines barriers to agricultural finance in North Carolina, and looks toward a system of debt finance that allows lenders to work with innovative farmers. The challenges in the current system are discussed, […]
Summit Proceedings from 2003 Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture The 2003 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century brought together a selected group of scientists and participants from concerned organizations and government to address these needs and limitations and the potential for reforming public breeding and funding policy. The summit was held […]
Who Owns Organic? The Global Status, Prospects, and Challenges of a Changing Organic Market. December 2003 (PDF, 1.5 MB). A 35-page report describing the global status of organic agriculture and evaluating the impact of structural changes in the industry on issues such as farmers’ access and economic sustainability.