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Management of food systems and their underlying resources. These stories center on ways of maintaining productive, healthy, and sustainable systems of agriculture, fishing, and forestry. Included also are efforts to establish food security, community food systems, and responsible irrigation.

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Bridging the gender gap through groundwater monitoring in a Rajasthan village

Mongabay

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A group of farmers in India have been trained to monitor their village’s groundwater levels to help its residents make more informed decisions about irrigation based on water availability. The farmers-turned-researchers are known as “Bhujal Jaankars” and they monitor rainfall, dam water levels, a...

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How a Waco nonprofit built a community grocery store in a food desert

The Victoria Advocate

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Jubilee provides an oasis in a desert - a food desert that is. The community grocery store provides the only fresh food for miles around at competitive prices and makes an effort to cater to the local clientele, stocking items that have been requested and offering locals a discount. The much-need...

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Mexico City Tames Covid-19 in One of World's Largest Food Markets

Wall Street Journal

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and isolation protocols. Although the rest of the country has yet to implement such mea...

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Ag Sees Some Opportunity in Loss and Chaos With Montana Beef Market

Montana Public Radio

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As the traditional food supply chain is upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local food systems in Montana are connecting farmers and ranchers with buyers. The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub, a cooperative that started before the novel coronavirus hit the state, has seen a boom in business since me...

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“Fall-off-a-cliff moment”: Covid-19 adds new dimension to farmers' stress

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

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As the novel coronavirus disrupts how farmers get their products to consumers, many of them are looking for mental health resources to manage their stress. While the stigma of mental health issues prevents some farmers from seeking help, there are more outreach efforts across the United States to...

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Coronavirus concerns revive labor organizing

High Country News

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Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fifth of the county’s positive cases. The worker initiated strikes and picket lines ...

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