Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Save and grow - A policymaker’s guide to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production - FAO (2011)
This publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) titled “Save and Grow” is a guide for policymakers on the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production. Save and grow says that while the Green Revolution led to a quantum leap in food production and bolstered world food security, intensive crop production has, in many countries, depleted agriculture’s natural resource base, jeopardizing future productivity. Posted on 14 Jul, 2011 12:48 PM


The Andhra Pradesh farmer managed groundwater system project
Several thousand farmers voluntarily takes number of steps to reduce groundwater pumping, to overcome groundwater depletion without sacrificing on returns, while still improving overall efficiency
Posted on 14 May, 2009 12:23 PM

The Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater System (APFAMGS) project is an enabling intervention for managing groundwater depletion through voluntary self regulation. The project has demonstrated its impact in 7 districts of Andhra Pradesh spread over 650 villages, on a significant scale. Read more

A successful case of participatory watershed management at Ralegan Siddhi village in district Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra
The process of sustainable development envisages that people should not merely participate, but be in charge of their own development
Posted on 11 May, 2009 10:47 AM

This case study from FAO deals with participatory watershed management at Ralegan Siddhi village in district Ahmadnagar. In recent years the notion of sustainable development has emerged as a reaction to the highly technological and centralized processes that have governed thinking on development, the green revolution being a classic example.