The Carbon Farming Solution

A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security

Recommended readings

Recommended Readings

These readings are the key references I returned to again and again while writing The Carbon Farming Solution (and a few that I've discovered since). While most are not light reading, they permit a more detailed investigation of the core subjects of this book.

Part 1: The Big Picture

FAO, Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

IPCC, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Vulnerability, Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Chapter 11: Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use

Lal, “Abating Climate Change and Feeding the World Through Soil Carbon Sequestration”

Lal, “Managing Soils and Ecosystems for Mitigating Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions and Advancing Global Food Security”

Lynas, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Nair, “Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems”

Nair, Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems

Nair, “Methodological Challenges in Estimating Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems”

Oxfam International, Suffering the Science: Climate Change, People, and Poverty

Tokar, Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change

Part 2: A Global Toolkit of Practices and Species

Boffa, Agroforestry Parklands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cuartas Cardona et al., “Contribution of Intensive Silvopastoral Systems to Animal Performance and to Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change”

ECHO, Agricultural Options for the Small-Scale Farmer

FAO, Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Sequestration in Grassland Systems: A Technical Report on Grassland Management and Climate Change Mitigation

FAO, Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Garrity, “Evergreen Agriculture: A Robust Approach to Sustainable Food Security in Africa”

Gordon, Temperate Agroforestry Systems

Leakey, Living with the Trees of Life: Towards the Transformation of Tropical Agriculture

Li, Agro-Ecological Farming Systems in China

Nair, Introduction to Agroforestry

Nair, Tropical Homegardens

Steinfeld et al., Livestock’s Long Shadow

World Agroforestry Center, Participatory Agroforestry Development in DPR Korea

Part 3: Perennial Staple Crops

Clay, World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-by-Commodity Guide to Impacts and Practices

Duke, Handbook of Nuts

FAO, Perennial Crops for Food Security: Proceedings of the FAO Expert Workshop

Hanelt, Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops and online database

Janick and Paull, The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts

National Research Council, Lost Crops of Africa, volume 2 and volume 3

Pasiecznik, The Prosopis juliflora–Prosopis pallida Complex: A Monograph

Plant Resources of Southeast Asia

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa

White, Grass, Soil, and Hope

Wilkinson, Nut Grower’s Guide: The Complete Handbook for Producers and Hobbyists

Part 4: Perennial Industrial Crops

Calvin, “Petroleum Plantations for Fuel and Materials”

Clark, Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

Clay, World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-by-Commodity Guide to Impacts and Practices

Duke, Handbook of Energy Crops

El Bassam, Handbook of Bioenergy Crops

Finlay, Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security

Halford, Energy Crops

Hanelt, Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops and online database

Henley, Kuehl, and Tiping, The Climate Change Challenge and Bamboo

Langenheim, Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany

Müssig, Industrial Applications of Natural Fibers: Structure, Properties, and Technical Applications

National Academy of Sciences, Firewood Crops: Shrub and Tree Species for Energy Production, volume 1 and volume 2

Singh, Industrial Crops and Uses

Tokar, “Biofuels and the Global Food Crisis”

Part 5: Road Map to Implementation

Chan and Roach, Unfinished Puzzle: Cuban Agriculture, The Challenges, Lessons & Opportunities

FAO, Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers

Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate

Leakey, Twelve Principles for Better Food and More Food from Mature Perennial Agroecosystems

Martinez, Steve. Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues

UNCTAD, Wake Up Before It Is Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

Wollenberg et al., Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture