ISSUES

Agriculture is eroding much more than soil. It is accelerating climate change and fouling waterways. It is the single human activity most responsible for dismantling the biodiversity that makes life as we know it possible. MORE

SOLUTIONS

Have you ever wondered why prairies thrive without any human intervention? No pesticides, no fertilizer, no irrigation, and yet they come back year after year, come drought or flood. The soil remains healthy, full of nutrients and swarming with organisms MORE

SCIENCE

There’s a good reason the world's grain comes from annual plants, grown in monocultures, boosted by chemical and energy inputs that cause widespread damage: there are no good alternatives. Yet. MORE

NEWS FROM THE LAND

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International conference on ecological intensification

About 50 scientists from throughout the world will gather next week in Colorado to address some of the most significant challenges and breakthroughs in perennial grain breeding and agroecology. The five-day conference will begin Monday, Oct. 27, in Estes Park at the historic Stanley Hotel. MORE

Annual Report Highlights Perennial Crop Results

The 2013 Annual Report, telling the story of The Land Institute’s work to transform agriculture, is now available. MORE