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Sustainable Agriculture Research Sources

Sustainable Agriculture. Farm landscape. iStock

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Describes online searchable databases and glossaries related to sustainable or alternative agriculture. Offers a gateway to publications, document abstracts, research project descriptions, directories, data and statistics, information contacts and more.

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Search for almost 3,000 SARE-funded projects by keyword, title or project number.

"...Health begins in the soil."

An online collection of historical and recent publications or articles, most available in full-text, on sustainable agriculture. Many titles are out-of-print or hard-to-find.

USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.

Provides links to online databases that cover topics related to water and agriculture. Contents include bibliographic citations, current research, streamflow data, species information, and chemical and toxicology data and more.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Search Organic Roots, an electronic collection of historic USDA publications related to organic agriculture. Contains almost 800 documents published before 1942 (before synthetic chemicals became widely used) that contain data that are still very pertinent for today's agriculture.

Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming (DARCOF); Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).

A searchable archive of online documents about organic agriculture. Submitted resources include scientific papers, books, articles, published or unpublished documents, research project descriptions, Web or online writings, conference papers, theses and more.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Identifies electronic databases from which SARE grant applicants and other researchers can locate answers to frequently asked questions about sustainable agriculture: Who else is working in my topic area? Has my project been attempted before? Are there related research efforts that I might link with? Where are the best places to look for in-progress and recent research?