The Permaculture Association have taken the lead on promoting research for permaculture and have a dedicated section on their website, their aim being to "build a strong evidence base for permaculture and improve permaculture practice". They have created a great booklet for anyone wishing to undertake their own research. Its very easy to read and purposefully designed to be accessible to everyone. Click here to view.
They have also launched the Permaculture Association's international soil tests a test that started in the UK last year and has now been extended to the international community. We are taking part in this.
If you are looking for peer reviewed research relevant to Agroecology, you will find much of interest from the below journals some of which are open access and available to everyone.
- Agronomy for Sustainable Development Click here for a list of open access papers
- Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (formerly Journal of Sustainable Agriculture)
- Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems
- Agroforestry Systems
- Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
- Agriculture and Human Values
- Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Agroforestry Research Trust publish an excellent quarterly journal. I highly recommend subscription to this journal as essential reading for all who are interested in temperate tree crops and agroforestry.
The The European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) aims at promoting the use of trees on farms as well as any kind of silvopastoralism throughout the different environmental regions of Europe. EURAF publish an excellent book of abstracts on their website.
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