“A Natural Farming System For Sustainable Agriculture In the Tropics” by Keith O. Mikkelson which was first printed in 2005 is a book licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License and published in the Philippines by Aloha House Inc.
The book is an important work for tropical agriculture. It’s great read for anyone who is into organic gardening. The book covers materials that is extremely useful for the day-to-day operation of a farm or garden.
Natural Farming is the most economical way to solve this impending global food problem. We are approaching a two-fold global crisis in food production, as both the quantity and quality is declining. There is an economically viable way to make crop fertilizers and livestock feed from waste products that are currently being lost to the environment.
K. Mikkelson, 2005
We created a PDF copy of the book with a smaller file size. This copy is available for download on this website.
Ever wondered what FAA, FFJ, FPJ and TM are? They get talked about a lot in gardening communities. They are organic fertilizers that are part of an organic fertilizer kit.
We recently updated our downloads page to include this kit. They are downloadable PDF manuals on organic fertilizer production. These guides are available in e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries by the Department of Agriculture’s e-Extension Program under the course “Organic Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture.” The online course was developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCARRD).
The following manuals are included in the organic fertilizer kit. It even includes a guide on cost of production.
Fish Amino Acid (FAA)
Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ)
Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ)
Tea Manure (TM)
Guide on Cost of Production (CoP)
These guides can also be downloaded in a single zip file in the downloads page.