The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S. Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites.
Nourishing the Planet
Worldwatch Institute Vision for a Sustainable World
The Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) project assesses the state of agricultural innovations—from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy—with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health, as well as productivity. The project aims to both inform global efforts to eradicate hunger and raise the profile of these efforts. The project also considers the institutional infrastructure needed by each of the approaches analyzed, suggesting what sort of companion investments are likely to determine success—from local seed banks to processing facilities, from pro-poor value chains to marketing bureaus. The first phase of the project culminatedin the release of the, "State of the World 2011," a comprehensive report that focuses on agriculture and is accompaniedby derivative briefing documents. This volume is a roadmap for foundations and international donors interested in supporting the most effective agricultural development interventions in various agroecological and socioeconomic contexts. As the project continues its research, the initial findings are being disseminated to a wide range of influential agricultural stakeholders globally, including government ministries, agricultural policy makers, farmer and community networks, and the increasingly influential non-governmental environmental and development communities.