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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield. By definition, food insecurity is "the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity

Richland Source

Emily Dench

April 21, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

The building at 359 W. 4th St. that housed E&B Market is undergoing renovation and will be home to a grocery store once again. K.V. Market is expected to open

Richland Source

Emily Dench

April 13, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where post-harvest produce is collected and donated, as well as clarifications on food labeling to help prevent confusion about expiry dates.

The Press of Atlantic City

THOMAS BARLAS

March 30, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

The cotton industry is turning to a wide variety of innovations such as remote sensing, water regulation, no-till methods etc. in order to combat the varied and complex impacts climate change is having on it.

Ensia

Laura Routh

February 20, 2017

United States

New Jersey was one of seven states chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in a pilot program for SNAP recipients, where eligible participants can use food stamps for grocery purchases online for the first time.

The Press of Atlantic City

Nicole Leonard

January 16, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Not every route to prosperity involves trashing the planet.

Grist

Nathanael Johnson

December 15, 2016

San Jose, Costa Rica

New Jersey looks for those solutions being implemented successfully in other regions around the country to fight hunger in food deserts and poor neighborhoods, assessing what can be replicated in their local communities to address these issues.

The Press of Atlantic City

Vincent Jackson

November 27, 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Food access for low-income Americans is still a challenge across the country. Campus Kitchen Project, a national community service project that operates at 53 colleges, leverages the readily-available manpower and compassion of university and high school students to help provide meals to those in need.

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

November 27, 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

In this episode of New Mexico in Focus, we examine the economic impact of medical cannabis in rural communities in our latest report for Small Towns, Big Change. Producer Sarah Gustavus also looks at the potential impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico.

New Mexico PBS

Sarah Gustavus

November 18, 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

For something as important as food, many communities in the West struggle. That's because agricultural systems aren't really geared for the communities that harvest the food. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss some of the most interesting challenges — and solutions — to rural food supply.

High Country News

Brian Calvert

November 15, 2016

Payona, Colorado, United States

Columbia University has a food insecurity problem among its students. New York University has developed an app called Share Meals that pairs needy recipients with meal donors, and also encourages repeated donations through the app. So far, the app has enabled over a thousand meal donations. Columbia now is looking to collaborate on the Share Meals app to improve its food security.

Columbia Daily Spectator

Rahil Kamath

November 14, 2016

New York, New York, United States

In the United States, minors are often tried and sentenced as adults, leading to traumatizing circumstances and high recidivism. In Germany, minors cannot be tried as adults and are put in prisons that double as farms, aiming to mirror the outside world.

WNYC

Sarah Gonzalez

October 10, 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Climate change causes intense weather, such as droughts and hurricanes, which damage vegetation and cultivation of farming practices. In addition, farming can contribute to climate change because it causes greenhouse gas emissions. The Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology project has offered low-cost and low-technology techniques, as well as farmer-to-farmer teaching, which has successfully diversified crops and improved food security.

The Conversation

Rachel Bezner Kerr

September 21, 2016

Malawi, Africa

A tax break for open space may help protect New Mexico’s farm land from development, preserving generations-old tradition and ownership, while maintaining valuable land for a future agricultural resurgence.

The Taos News

JR Logan

September 6, 2016

Taos, New Mexico, United States

To develop the next generation of producers, the Young Farmers Coalition non-profit is now pushing Congress and individual state legislatures to take a big step: forgiving farmers’ student loans.

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

September 5, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

A group of agriculture producers think new, low-cost growing techniques, high-value crops and an increased interest in local produce offer solutions to New Mexico’s food struggles.

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

September 3, 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

New initiatives connect farmers and consumers - supplying fresh, chemical-free vegetables to Bengaluru residents.

CitizenMatters.in

Kate Clark

September 1, 2016

Bengaluru, India

Reunity Resources is a Santa Fe-based company that has stepped into the national arena in which many cities are contemplating what to do with the enormous problem of food waste. Some 40% of the food supply goes uneaten in the U.S. annually. Ellen Berkovitch researched this story as part of KSFR’s Solutions Journalism Network grant initiative.

KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio

ELLEN BERKOVITCH

August 31, 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Pollinators such as honeybees have been decreasing at alarming rates, resulting in poor pollination in cotton crops. The Jha Lab in Austin has discovered that by increasing land plants surrounding the cotton fields, successful pollination increases, yielding fuller crop harvests. The land plants enable nesting and provide nourishment for pollinators.

The Conversation

Sarah Cusser, Shalene Jha

August 11, 2016

Austin, Texas, United States

Elephants in Africa often eat a farmer’s entire crop, physical barriers don’t work, and fighting the elephants has left both people and elephants dead. After learning from Africans that Elephants don’t like bees, a researcher devised a hanging bee-hive/fence that effectively scares the elephants. The Elephants and Bees Project is helping farmers in Africa and Asia implement this solution.

Upworthy

James Gaines

August 9, 2016

Sagalla, Kenya

Environmental refugees in Ethiopia flee their country because there are no jobs without healthy land. A group of former refugees have returned to Ethiopia with a business venture in Gergera to improve the land by regreening efforts, foresting, and building water conservation systems. The new businesses demonstrated such positive effects that the region is now on the brink of resettlement due to improved environmental conditions.

The Guardian

Cathy Watson

August 3, 2016

Mekelle, Ethiopia

Israel experienced extreme drought a few years ago and its water supply was very low. National campaigns to install desalination plants have helped Israel turnaround its inadequate water supply into a surplus. The water scientists who have helped make this surplus see an opportunity for water diplomacy and the de-politicization of water in the Middle East so that more of it can be shared with other geographies.

Ensia

Rowan Jacobson

July 19, 2016

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

SERVIR, a joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, leverages data from space to improve environmental decision-making in 30 developing countries.

Devex

Catherine Cheney

July 1, 2016

Panama

Food insecure children in Seattle amount to the hundreds of thousands in number. Local nonprofit, Food Lifeline’s Kids Café, has become an accessible option for poor children to receive free nutritious meals and snacks. The operation has expanded to 18 different branches across Seattle in locations where children go for enrichment and is currently looking into establishing locations in rural areas.

ParentMap

Nancy Schatz Alton

June 29, 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

For the last 700 years women in Ghana and Liberia have been using a valuable farming technique that modern-day agronomists have only recently figured out. It transforms depleted soil into "enduringly fertile" farmland.

Quartz

Lily Kuo

June 22, 2016

Ghana

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