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Susan Moran

21 September 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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In California some farms lose up to 10 percent of their crop due to coddling moths. Davis University is measuring the impact bats have on various walnut farms, such as potential savings from reduced insecticide use an...

The New York Times

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

9 September 2015

Niger

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Creative, bottom-up solutions in renewable energy and land use are helping combat poverty in many parts of Africa. An innovative business model combining solar power and cellphones allows rural areas to have access to...

Civil Eats

Sarah Henry

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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After incarceration, Black men and women have a difficult time re-integrating into society without financial and educational resources. A former Black Panther activist has created the non-profit Oakland &the World Ent...

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

8 September 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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It’s no secret that, although progress has been made, school lunches need help to become more nutritious and sustainable. School officials in San Francisco are partnering with researchers from UC Berkeley's School of ...

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Amy Elliott Bragg

4 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...

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Sidsel Overgaard

1 September 2015

Tommerup, Denmark

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To decrease the nations food waste, activists in Denmark showed the people that it was safe buy and consume items that were very recently expired.

The Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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25 August 2015

Australia

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

Yes! Magazine

Leah Penniman

10 August 2015

Oaxaca, Mexico

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With a global food crisis, farmers look for how to get long-term high yields out of difficult farmland. In Oaxaca, Mexico, farmers farm like a forest, eat low on the food chain, restore damaged land, and have reverenc...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

3 August 2015

Kenya

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Limited fertile land and scarce water make traditional farming difficult in Kenya, so several organizations have begun teaching women how to farm out of sacks. The practice is spreading throughout Kenya and to other A...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

30 July 2015

Shinyanga, Tanzania

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Many unskilled workers in Tanzania are women and, due to gender inequality, they are often disregarded and live with economic hardship. Oxfam Tanzania has a reality show that raises awareness of women farmers. The win...

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

24 July 2015

Newfield, New York, United States

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When veterans return from service, there is often a need for meaningful, guided reintegration into civilian life - farm business incubator programs in New York are helping veterans to learn the trade and start their o...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

12 July 2015

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Immigrants to St. Louis are capitalizing on urban gardens, and helping to revitalize the city by repopulating it.

Digital Trends

Andy Boxall

11 July 2015

London, United Kingdom

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More than 30-meters below the busy London streets, there is an eco-farm called Growing Underground that's part innovative agri-tech project and part sci-fi inspired netherworld. Created to provide increased food secur...

Bright Magazine

Bridey Heing

30 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Culinary and agricultural education can sometimes take a backseat to the more academic side of high school. But Blue Hill is teaching high school students the importance of healthy cooking and home grown produce throu...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

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20 June 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States is facing a looming shortage in agricultural workers, as the vast majority of farmers are aged 65 or older and fewer young folks are taking up the trade. The International Rescue Committee has a win-...

Ensia

Maywa Montenegro

17 June 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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What we sometimes call the “agri-food system” is clearly broken — just ask farmworkers and food workers (exploited and underpaid), honeybees (collapsing), forested landscapes (fragmenting), the climate (warming), and ...

Washington Post

Michael S. Rosenwald

7 June 2015

Westover, Maryland, United States

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Eastern Correctional Institution is just one of the nation's prisons that's using gardening and agriculture as a way both to improve prison and community food systems, and to give inmates a sense of worth.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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5 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The lack of access to healthy food has always been a problem for the financially unstable. Food stamps can now be used to buy fresh produce at farmers markets, but greater success could be achieved by getting grocery ...

Al Jazeera

Bibek Bhandari

Ankita Rao

31 May 2015

Chaina, Punjab, India

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As India's government promotes organic exports, farmers in Punjab have non-economic reasons for avoiding pesticides: Their health.

Al Jazeera

Rachel Mealey

25 May 2015

Fukushima, Tōhoku, Japan

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At the Fujitsu factory in Japan, a significant decline in demand for semiconductor computer chips meant the company had large empty factory space sitting unused. A new business approach allowed them to dually address ...

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Sarah McColl

23 May 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The demand for growing fresh fruits and vegetables presents a problem for schools, restaurants, and organizations that do not have the space, resources, or labor for greenhouses. Different companies are now repurposin...

The Guardian

Patrick Mayoyo

18 May 2015

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A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa, championing an unusual form of urban farming: sack gardens.

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

The New York Times

Rachel Cernansky

1 May 2015

Tanzania

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Crop production is very high in Tanzania but the farmers have no way of storing crops so most produce goes bad. Researchers are beginning to create storage systems that allow for produce to last longer and help farmer...

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