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Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry

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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Foodstuffs: Giving Food Stamp Recipients a Place at Farmers Markets

NHPR

Radio / Under 5 Minutes

While farmers’ markets popularity has increased in the last decade, the higher prices mitigate equal access to such provisions -- and, by extension, the health benefits. As a result, non-profits and farmers' markets across New Hampshire are collaborating with a state program, Granite State Market...

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Madagascar skirted famine – barely. Now, it's boosting resilience before drought returns.

The Christian Science Monitor

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Drought in Madagascar grows worse each year as its minimal public infrastructure and extensive poverty slow efforts by the UN and various NGOs for food and water distribution. But in recognizing the severity of the cyclical water shortages, organizations are piloting new approaches. These include...

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A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

The New York Times

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In a randomized experiment in western Uganda, scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of paying rural farmers not to chop down trees (responsible for annual CO2 emissions worldwide). They studied for two years the declines in forest cover between a control group (no payment) and the participant...

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U-Haul Invests in New England Wild Spaces

Triple Pundit

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U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers are striving to help offset their wood use and increase donations to The Conservation Fund. This partnership has led to to promotion of the conservation of of the Success Pond and its surrounding forest, planting trees, and investing in land e...

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To Keep Predators Away, Montana Ranchers Compost Dead Cattle

Montana Public Radio

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With the reintroduction of predators such as wolves and grizzly bears in Montana's national parks, ranchers' livestock are increasingly being targeted by these carnivores. When livestock is threatened their health decreases due to the stress of survival. To mitigate this issue, livestock composti...

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Oklahoma City-Based International Development NGO Focuses On Women

WMOT

Radio / Over 15 Minutes

In many rural villages in Northern India and Nepal, long-standing cultural norms have relegated women to subordinate positions in marriage and minimal educational opportunities, stifling the social, agricultural and economic development of entire communities. But with the NGO World Neighbors' wor...

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Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

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