Category: International

F H King

This portrait of Franklin Hiram King appeared in his 1911 book, Farmers of Forty Centuries (First edition). By John Koster A hundred years after his death, monuments to Franklin Hiram King dot the landscapes of farm country all over North America, even in places where his name is unknown or has long been forgotten. King

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IFOAM

IFOAM participants look at a pepper trial at the Seeds of Change Research Farm. Photo by Terry Allan. By Terry Allan Breeding Diversity, the first IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) international conference on Organic Plant and Animal Breeding, was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in August 2009. Hosted by Seeds of Change,

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Maine to Palestine

by Molly Little What struck me most in my first few weeks as a MOFGA farm apprentice two summers ago wasn’t the hard work. It wasn’t the beauty of the clear night sky far from the light pollution of Providence, Rhode Island, where I had been going to school. It wasn’t even the simple joy

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Palm Oil

by Margaree Little To stand in the heart of an oil palm plantation in Colombia is to begin to understand the meaning of an industry-proclaimed “environmentalism” that doesn’t take social justice or true sustainability into account. At least that’s how I felt when I visited the Chocó region in the summer of 2007 and traveled

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Terra Madre

Maine is Part of the Scene by Jo Anne Bander Artisan cheeses, jarred artichokes, colored salts, smoked meats, chocolates: Artful displays of such foods at 600 stalls in the Turin, Italy, Lingotto Fiere exhibition center for the seventh Slow Food Salone del Gusto could have been viewed and tasted at any Italian-flavored food show that

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MOFGAs Hermans

Juvelina Palma spoke with fairgoers after her powerful keynote speech at the Common Ground Fair. English Photo. Santiago Serrano (shown here with MOFGA-El Salvador committee member Jess Harper) works with youth in El Salvador, using theater to teach them about “free” trade, health and other issues. English photo. Deb Soule of Avena Institute exchanged information

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C et R Zollinger

Christine Zollinger (left), Terry Allan and Robert Zollinger pose at the Zollingers’ demonstration seed garden at the Ballenberg Building Museum in Switzerland. The Zollingers travel two to three hours to this garden every other week to help promote seed saving – and to take a break from their own seed farm. Terry Allan photo. by

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Cuba

An organic farm in the Bacuranao River Valley, near Havana, Cuba, as viewed from 26th of July Cooperative’s headquarters. Jed Beach photo. By Jed Beach The view from the hilltop headquarters of the former Empresa Pecuaria Bacuranao is just the sort of command-and-control, panopticon view to satisfy the manager of a large-scale, industrial farm. “All

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Siberia

Babushka and Dedushka, two Russian “Old Believers,” with their milk cow, who is one of the family in Ynegetai, Siberia, Russia. The Old Believers maintained their agricultural traditions, which include carefully tended dairy cows and crops grown using hand labor, throughout and beyond the industrialization of the Soviet era. Effie Elfer photo. By Effie Elfer

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Third MOFGA Delegation to El Salvador

By Karen Volckhausen © 2005. For information about reproducing this article, please contact the author. The Beginning – “Maine Organic Coffee Growers” Travel to El Salvador The blizzard of January 23-24, 2005, did nothing to quell the enthusiasm of the eight delegates traveling to El Salvador to visit and strengthen ties with MOFGA’s sister organizations,

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