Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development is a recently published free pdf book which details case studies in sustainable food production methods. The data is extensively peer reviewed and offers much of interest in many fields of science.
Millions Fed is a project led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) , with support from the [Gates] foundation, to identify policies, programs, and investments that have actually reduced hunger and poverty in the developing world. The goal was to collect evidence about where, when, and why these interventions succeeded, learn about the key drivers and factors underlying success, and share lessons to help inform better policy and investment decisions in the future.http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Pages/millions-fed-proven-successes-in-agricultural-development.aspx
More than 250 candidate case studies were submitted and evaluated using a comprehensive set of criteria that took into account such issues as scale, impact, and sustainability. Ultimately, the project identified 20 case studies, which are featured in the book Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development.
The book is freely available as an entire pdf or as separate parts from:
Background materials and data sets are also available from the same site.