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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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This Charcoal-Coated Seed Could Bring Kenya's Forests Back to Life

The Slowdown

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To combat the rapidly decreasing forest density in Kenya, an organization created "seedballs," or seeds from trees coated in charcoal and other nutrients that help the seeds survive long enough to germinate. The organization created a competition for schoolchildren to scatter the seeds using slin...

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These Brilliant Nets Don't Just Glow in the Dark — They're Saving Sea Turtles' Lives

NationSwell

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Fishermen are attaching LED lights to the gillnets they use to trap fish to ward off unintended captures like turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. The lights warn the wildlife that something is there so they don’t get caught and has led to global decreases, as much as 60%, in the amount of sea turtl...

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Humans are damaging the fragile Galapagos ecosystem. Maybe coffee can help save it.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Radio / 3-5 Minutes

Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tree's extinction. Conservationists have taken action, however, by planting thousan...

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5 Decades Later, New Communities Land Trust Still Helps Black Farmers

NPR

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

The New Communities Land Trust was created in the 1960s as a way to build power and equity for and among African Americans in Georgia. The Trust works with Black farmers on many different levels, including helping them strengthen their farming practices and businesses. While the Trust was lost in...

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Growing community: How Colorado religious leaders are farming food — and a new variety of faithful

The Colorado Sun

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As congregations are struggling to engage younger people in faith communities, many are turning to food to energize young people. These "food-based ministries" span Jewish and Christian communities alike to connect with faithful followers.

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Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece

Associated Press

Multi-Media / 1500-3000 Words

In Jamaica, locally-led coral nurseries are working to restore the coral reef that have been lost to natural and manmade disasters. These organizations have small coral gardens where they can grow free of danger and when they’re big enough, are transported to a reef. With coral and fish being so ...

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