Sustainable Agriculture

Kirby Farms third-generation family farm in Mechanicsville, VA, uses micro irrigation (drip watering) and plastic mulch (row covering) to efficiently grow green zucchini squash

University of California Davis. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

Provides materials on efforts to ensure access to healthy food and to promote agriculture through research, education, and communication.

USDA. Office of the Chief Economist.

Lists USDA efforts to support sustainability arising from The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20).

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture; Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

Gives information about efforts to advance agricultural innovation to promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their communities.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

 Describes USDA projects and publications documenting multi-disciplinary research to understand fundamental agro-ecological processes underlying sustainable systems.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Organizes USDA research on technologies and strategies needed to help farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural practitioners manage their resources. Includes projects on water availability and watershed management, climate change, soils, and emissions, biorefining, agricultural and industrial byproducts, pasture, forage and rangeland systems, and agricultural system competitiveness and sustainability.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

 Displays data and reports on policies, trade, research, and standards affecting sustainable practices.