Alternative Crops Network

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Welcome to the Alternative Crops Network website.  We encourage the implementation of sustainable agriculture and food security provisions of Agenda 21, signed by national leaders in Rio at the Earth Summit. Efforts such as these require working with governments, NGOs, and the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which was established by the United Nations to monitor progress toward global sustainability. Equally important is monitoring and encouraging enhancement of sustainable agriculture-related policies and programs of international credit and development institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Urban Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Another primary goal is to help instil greater peace and harmony in urban communities by providing urban dwellers with more opportunities to connect directly with nature. We seek opportunities to help public and private organizations to strengthen and support household gardens, community gardens, and community supported agriculture in around urban areas, featuring small to moderate-scale family farms relying on sustainable (preferably organic) production methods.

Publication and Information Exchange

We seek to encourage and augment the efforts of various organizations by publicizing their activities. Our fair trade newsletter reaches over 1,600 persons or organizations in 88 countries. We also publish an occasional paper series and various issues papers and reports. Several of our publications will be made widely available electronically through this website. Get in touch today and share with us your alternative crop source experiences.

Welcome to the Alternative Crops Network website. We aim through our website to increase the awareness of the willingness to use alternatives, sustainable farming methods and crops, as well as alternative energy sources to fossil fuels, such as photovoltaic solar power, wind and wave energy.

All these initiatives are required in order to safeguard our future as we head into a period where the consequences of our increasing population and over-reliance on fossil fuels will make themselves felt, and with a vengeance. Please feel free to email us directly to learn more about alternative crop sources.


this website has nothing to do with ACTIN (Alternative Crops Technical Interaction Network). For more information on them, please contact the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) directly at Biocentre, York Science Park, Innovation Way, Heslington, York YO10 5DG.  You can also telephone them on 01904 435182 or email on