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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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Dogs are helping save Florida's citrus groves from a devastating disease

Washington Post

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Dogs can detect plant disease earlier than visual inspection and faster than lab testing. In Florida, dogs are helping farmers detect Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterium with devastating consequences for the citrus fruit industry in the state. So far, HLB has decimated the citrus industry. With thei...

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On the frontline of the climate emergency, Bangladesh adapts

The Guardian

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Adapting to climate change requires innovation in farming techniques. In Bangladesh, farmers are switching from cultivating crops to fishing. They are employing adaptive practices such as raising fish in cages, shrimp farming, planting on floating beds, and creating dyke gardens. Some of the init...

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What it Takes to Keep Independent Grocery Stores Open in Rural Communities

Civil Eats

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. One such store in Wimbledon, North Dakota re-organized as a non-profit and applie...

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Most of America's Farm Owners Are White. This Program Is Rooting for More Diversity

NationSwell

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Cultivating a more diverse generation of farmers requires training and mentorship. In New York, GrowNYC’s FARMroots program trains new farmers of diverse backgrounds. The FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program offers courses on everything from finances to driving tractors. The program also pairs the ...

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Saving Florida's Oranges Starts With Soil

NationSwell

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Healthy soil promotes plant growth and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere. To help the declining citrus industry in Florida, Locus Agricultural Solutions developed a combination of microbes to promote plant growth. The microbial additive, Rhizolizer, while originally intended to combat citrus ...

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Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

Honolulu Civil Beat

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As concerns about food security grow in Hawaii amidst a backdrop of climate change, Pacific Islanders are leaning into agroforestry as a means to address the problem. Resilient to extreme weather, agroforests allow for multiple plants to be farmed together and can "grow double or triple the amoun...

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