PILLARS Guides

  • Improving food security This guide provides practical information and discussion questions to help communities to improve their food security through better storage, use of grain banks, improved nutrition, preserving fruit and vegetables and crop selection.
  • Healthy eating This guide includes information and discussion questions on food hygiene, improving a poor diet, preventing anaemia and understanding the food needs of children and babies.

Both guides are particularly appropriate for rural environments but will benefit anyone interested in making the most of food. They both contain Bible studies on the topics covered in each guide. 

CTA Guides and Agrodok Series

CTA Publications have a range of publications on food. The Agrodok series includes technical guides on granaries; preservation of fruit and vegetables; protection of stored grains and pulses; and storage of agricultural products. The CTA Practical Guides cover topics such as making sweet potato chips and flour, setting up and running a small fruit or vegetable processing enterprise, making high-quality cassava flour, making banana chips and flour and preserving green leafy vegetables and fruits. To view their full catalogue, visit:  http://publications.cta.int

All CTA’s publications are available in English, French and Portuguese. 

If your organisation meets certain requirements, you can apply for an account through the CTA website. 

You can order publications free of charge with this account. Follow the link on the homepage and click on ‘Apply for a free subscription’. 

Alternatively you can request an application form by emailing: pdsorders@cta.int 

Or by writing to:

CTA – Publications Distribution Service (PDS),
PO Box 173,
6700 AD Wageningen,
The Netherlands

You can also download certain publications free of charge from their website or buy hard copies directly from the publishers. 

Previous Footsteps 

  • Footsteps 65: Adding value to food includes features on making jams and chutneys, how to use moringa, using ojon oil, processing shea butter as well as advice on storage and market research. 
  • Footsteps 52: Nutrition includes articles on how best to feed small children, gardening for better nutrition and how to improve porridges and soups. 
  • Footsteps 32: Food security contains useful information on community grain banks, grain storage, fermentation, and promoting and protecting traditional crop varieties. 
  • Footsteps 21: Technology has advice on food drying, cooking stoves and food coolers. 

AgriCultures Network Publications

The AgriCultures Network builds and shares knowledge on small-scale family farming and agro-ecology. It has members all over the world including in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Peru and Senegal. For more than 20 years, the Network has produced regional and global magazines on sustainable farming, reaching about half a million readers globally. You can subscribe to one of the six regional magazines. Alternatively you can access electronic copies on the AgriCultures website or as a smart phone app that includes all the back issues of the magazines.

For more information visit: www.agriculturesnetwork.org

Or write to:
Farming Matters,
PO Box 90,
6700 AB Wageningen,
The Netherlands

Regional websites and contact details: 

India: AME Foundation 
No. 204, 100 Feet Ring Road, 3rd Phase, Banashankari 2nd Block, 3rd Stage, Bangalore - 560 085, India.
Website: www.amefound.org

Kenya: ALIN AAYMCA Building
Ground Floor, Along State House Crescent, Off State House Avenue, PO Box 10098 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: info@alin.net
Website: www.alin.net

You can find other regional contact information on the main AgriCultures website. 

Resources on the internet

http://agrilinks.org
A collection of resources on food security

www.fsnnetwork.org 
The food security and nutrition network

http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts2014
Big facts on climate change, agriculture and food