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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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Learning from the past: Japan’s tree-planting efforts provide lessons for other countries

Ensia

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Nishiawakura, a village in Japan, was once the site of complete forest devastation due to the need for timber during and after World War II. Through trial and error, the country has learned what does and doesn't work when it comes to reforestation efforts. Now, their lessons are acting as a model...

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'Farming While Black': A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food

NPR

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Many sustainable farming practices originate from African roots, yet the industry in the United States is largely dominated by people who are white. Leah Penniman, an African American farmer based in a food desert in New York, saw the need to change this and began teaching her neighbors growing t...

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Three Guanacaste Organizations Take on Role of Schools As Teachers Remain on Strike

Voz de Guanacaste

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As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of school and without sufficient food. "The safest and best place is in the classroom, n...

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For farmers, talking about mental health used to be taboo. Now there's #AgTwitter

PBS NewsHour

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Farmers are using the hashtag #agtwitter to discuss mental health challenges, provide information about resources, and organize offline support. In areas of the country where studies consistently show mental health resources are scarce and suicide rates high, twitter provides a space for peer-to-...

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Can we meet a growing need for food without destroying our environment?

Ensia

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between traditional and organic farming. Taking the best from both practices, this new practice e...

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Free College Tuition Is Nice, But How About Food?

Yes! Magazine

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offering food scholarships and more comprehensive services.

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