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The following reports, research studies, and weblinks provide relevant, balanced and comprehensive information that informed our positions and perspectives on agriculture, the natural environment and the global food system.


AGree: Transforming Food & Ag Policy

Facing the Future: Critical Challenges to Food and Agriculture (May 2012)


The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB): Agriculture and Food


International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Global Report (2009) [More about this global report]


United Nations Conference on Trade & Development: Trade & Environment Review 2013

[Subtitle of this 2013 review: “Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate”]


UN-Food & Agriculture Organization: The State of Food and Agriculture (2015)

[Subtitle of this report: “Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”]

Also see this UN-FAO link:  “Towards Sustainable Food and Agriculture”

And this report: “Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture” (2014)


NGO Advocacy Groups

La Via Campesina [plus see this link: Sustainable Peasants Agriculture]

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

— Members of NSAC =

FoodTank [plus see this link: “Good Food Organizations guide”]


GRACE: NEXUS Food~Water~Energy

Sustainable Table FOOD PROGRAM


Union of Concerned Scientists [NOTE: This organization puts independent science to work to solve pressing problems on our planet. Joining with citizens across the country, they combine technical analysis and strategic advocacy to create practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. “Toward Healthy Food and Farms” is one of their major concerns; their efforts focus on promoting sustainable agriculture in the United States.]

— UCS key statement is found HERE.

— Also see their Food & Agriculture webpage

GRACE: Food, Water, Energy Nexus

Food & Water Watch


UNIVERSITIES / Research Centers

University of California-Davis: Agricultural Sustainability Institute

University of California-Berkeley: Agroecology

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Iowa State University, Sustainable Agriculture Programs

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

Cornell University, Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development

National Center for Appropriate Technology

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture: Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann

Calvin DeWitt and the Evangelical Approach to Environmental Ethics



Catholic Rural Life

Caritas Internationalis

Presbyterian Church (USA): Food and Faith

Catholic Ecology (blog)

CIDSE (an international alliance of Catholic development agencies): Just Food

Learn more about CIDSE