Hesperian Health Guides

Nutrition, Food, and Farming

Agrodok Series, Agromisa Foundation
A series of low-priced, practical manuals on small-scale and sustainable agriculture in the tropics. Agrodok publications are available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Campesino a Campesino
A method and a movement that supports the sharing of knowledge between smallholder farmers, based in Central America.

Developing Countries Farm Radio Network
Makes radio programs on issues facing small farmers using information from farmers world wide.

ETC Group
Promotes cultural and ecological diversity and human rights through research, public education, and advocacy, with a focus on sustainable agriculture.

Fair Trade International (FLI) (formerly FLO)
Sets standards and provides information for local producers to become fair trade certified.

Works with farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage resources more effectively, develop sustainable livelihoods, and reduce poverty and dependence on international aid. Has materials on forestry as well as food and farming.

How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons, Ecology Action
A guide to sustainable agriculture.

Mother and Child Nutrition
A website with links to many resources on nutrition and malnutrition of women and children.

Supports farmers conserving traditional crops and plants and provides education about the hazards of genetic engineering.

National Nutrition Council of the Philippines
Health and nutrition materials including books, posters, manuals, flipcharts, pamphlets, and calendars.

Pesticide Action Network (PAN)
A network of NGOs, institutions, and individuals in more than 60 countries promoting healthy alternatives to pesticides. PAN provides lists of banned pesticides for different countries and information on the uses and health effects of particular pesticides.

Practical Guides to Dryland Farming, World Neighbors
A series of booklets for farmers, extension agents, and development workers to improve farming in arid and semi-arid regions.

Via Campesina
An international movement of peasant farmer organizations, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, America, and Europe.