Technologies and good practices in sustainable agriculture

This database contains information on sustainable agricultural technologies and good agricultural practices promoted by development practitioners and implemented by small farmers in various countries of South and South-East Asia. It is the result of research by the SATNET Asia – an open network of institutions and individuals sharing a common interest and concern in addressing the urgent need for innovative approaches to increase agricultural productivity to feed the growing population in a sustainable manner.

The Food Security Centre of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, has led the collection and analysis of technologies in this database. For more information on the experts who contributed to the database, please consult the list of contributors.


Urine-diverting Dry Toilet is an ecological sanitation (ecosan) approach, using the principle of urine diversion and recycling of decomposed human excreta in local agriculture and horticulture.
The vegetable pool is a simple technology used in Bangladesh, especially in drought-prone and saline areas and needs a limited amount of locally available material.
The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a system of cultivation methods that combine a modified transplanting pattern and transplanting handling with modified water management and soil aeration.
A floating bed, constructed of water hyacinth and other aquatic plants, is used for production of high-value vegetables during the monsoon season, when much arable land is flooded.
Package of protective measures to control eggplant fruit and shoot borer. Reduces costs of crop protection, pesticide use and possible health hazards for growers and consumers. Increases net income.