Special Efforts

Small Farm Resource Guide


Program Description:

Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI), a 501(c)(3) charity, trains farmers and
ranchers in sustainable, organic, and biodynamic agricultural practices designed to conserve resources and help to protect the environment while increasing economic viability. NPI's main training facility is in Oklahoma, with some additional training facilities in Mexico, Kenya, and India. Impoverished farmers and ranchers are given special instruction in self-help, self-sufficiency technologies. Additional training areas include: 1) Aquaculture; 2) Aquaponics; 3) Algalculture; 4) Crop & livestock systems; 5) Carbon sequestration crops; 6) Alternative energy; 7) Value-addedproducts; 8) Microenterprise development; 9) Green construction techniques; & 10) Energy crops with a focus on biodiesel production. Training courses are custom designed.


Technology and project descriptions, as well as NPI publications, are posted
on NPI's website (www.needfulprovision.org). Biosecurity, homeland security, and safety/ survival publications are provided to promote a more secure environment for farm/ ranch families. Some very specialized NPI publications focus on rural development in Third World areas.


David A. Nuttle, President
P.O. Box 1595, Tahlequah, OK 74465 USA
Tel. 1-918-868-5710 Email: npiinc2000@aol.com

Useful websites/references

International Rice Institute:  http://beta.irri.org/index.php/Home/Welcome/Frontpage.html

The World Bank::http://www.worldbank.org/  

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:  http://www.gatesfoundation.org/agriculturaldevelopment/Pages/default.aspx

International Potato:  http://www.cipotato.org/sweetpotato/

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa:  http://www.agra-alliance.org/

Professional Assistance for Development Action (Pradan):  http://pradan.net/

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development:  http://nepad.org/

Wageningen University and Research Centre:  http://www.wur.nl/UK/

International Fund for Agricultural Development:  http://www.ifad.org/

International Crop Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics:  http://www.icrisat.org/

Power.org:  http://www.power.org/home

Spin Farming:   http://spinfarming.com/

Agriculture Online:  http://www.agriculture.com/

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service:  http://attra.org/

Rodale Institute:  http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/

Front Porch Republic:  http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/

Oregon State University Extension Service:  http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/

Center for Rural Affairs:  http://cfra.org/

Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service:  http://nraes.org/

USDA Alternative Farming Information Center:  http://nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/altlist.shtml

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:  http://www.fao.org/

Oxfam America:  http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

iloveindia.com:  http://www.iloveindia.com/

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service  http://www.dasnr.okstate.edu/extension

HelpfulGardner:  http://www.helpfulgardener.com/

Beginning Farmers:  http://beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmers-resources