sustainable agriculture

AFSIC Notes no. 1. Prepared By: Christophe Tant, Jane Potter Gates, Jayne MacLean. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, Information Centers Branch. Slightly revised January 1992. NAL Call no. aS494.5.A65A36 no. 1.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 97-01. 275 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1994 - December 1996. By Mary V. Gold, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. June 1997. aZ5071.N3 no.97-01.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-01. Updates QB 90-57. Compiled by Jayne T. MacLean, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. October 1992. 273 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1985 - August 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-01.


This directory lists resources and contacts on sustainable agriculture and on topics related to sustainable agriculture, selected books and Web sites for Children, and books and articles for teachers. AFSIC Notes Series no. 4. Compiled by Mary V. Gold. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Revised July 2002. NAL Call no. aS494.5.A65 A36 no. 4.


Special Reference Briefs Series no. 97-05. Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books, prepared annually by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), first appeared in 1992 in response to requests for assistance in identifying the rapidly growing body of literature on sustainable or alternative agriculture. This publication is by no means an exhaustive survey of the literature. Inclusion or omission of any work does not indicate approval or disapproval. When combined with our publication, Tracing the Evolution of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (BLA 72) these titles provide bibliographic coverage of sustainable agriculture literature from 1580 to 2007. Compiled by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. NAL Call no. AS21.D27S64 no.97-05. August 1997.


Special Reference Briefs no. 95-08. Compiled by Jane P. Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. September 1995. This publication is a guide to the periodical literature on agricultural sustainability issues, developments, and practices current at the time of publication. It updates and expands the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center's (AFSIC) Periodicals Pertaining to Alternative Farming Systems, February 1993, as well as supplements to similar publications from other sources. NAL Call no. aS21.D27 S64 no. 95-08. See also: Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books.


Sustainable Agriculture: Top 10 Research Journals
Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold; Updated by Stephanie M. Ritchie
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Rm 132
Beltsville, MD 20705
July 2009
Journal titles are ranked by relevance to Sustainable Agriculture by surveying journal issues from the past five years for English language articles about sustainable agriculture/farming/ranching and/or organic farming/agriculture/production. Each journal citation includes a description, indexing services, Website (current as of 2009), and National Agricultural Library call number.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-03. Updates QB 91-95. 438 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1990 - September 1992. By Jane Potter Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. November 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-03.


National Agricultural Library (NAL) staff produced this guide for distribution "Who Will Pay for On-Farm Environmental Improvements in the 21st Century?", at the symposium held April 12, 2000 at NAL in Beltsville, Maryland. The symposium offered individuals with different perspectives on the economic aspects of agricultural operations and environmental quality the opportunity to exchange views and ideas on the topic. Agriculture in the United States has historically produced a food supply that is relatively inexpensive and that benefits our society. However, agriculture, like other land uses, can have negative impacts on the natural environment. That detracts from our quality of life. To counter this, many people are working toward the goal of protecting the environment while maintaining the agricultural producer's ability to operate a viable enterprise that provides an adequate standard of living, contributes to the community and produces high quality, affordable food. Compiled by Andy Clark, Stuart Gagnon, Mary Gold, Joseph Makuch, Robert Rand, and Susan Wilzer. December 2004.