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Amanda Aronczyk

5 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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The Bronx is working to solve obesity by turning to healthy eating in a society where fast food is cheaper and of greater quantity. It turns out that increasing access to fruits and vegetables, which the Bronx has don...

Harper's Magazine

Lisa M. Hamilton

17 April 2014

Altiplano, Bolivia

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The solution is quinoa, the problem is a bit more complicated. As the human population increases alongside environmental challenges like water scarcity and climate change, quinoa shines as the answer to what can withs...

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Tracie McMillan

14 April 2014

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In an agricultural system designed for big-industrial growers, many farmers struggle to bridge the relationship between their produce and consumers, as well as strengthening local economies. The food hub is a collecti...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 April 2014

Tanzania

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The Green Revolution in Asia and Latin America never spread to Africa, due to the continent's varied climate, degraded soil and lack of infrastructure. Now, scientists look to develop a high grossing wheat seed to bri...

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Lisa Palmer

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13 March 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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Colombia’s National Development Plan for cattle ranching seeks to reduce pasture land from 94 million acres to 70 million acres while increasing cattle numbers from 23 million head to 40 million. The program focuses o...

NPR

Jennifer Ludden

1 January 2014

Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi

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In just the next couple of decades, the World Bank says, farmers across Africa could lose more than half their cropland to drought and heat - the issue is considered so pressing that, a few years ago, Malawi's Departm...

The Swazi Nation

Mantoe Phakathi

1 December 2013

Swaziland

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Seed farming—growing seeds, rather than crops, to sell—is on the rise in Africa, as climate change and tough droughts are leading farmers to seek drought-resistant seeds. Several international organizations are target...

SFGate

Courtney E. Martin

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8 November 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Bay Area has the seventh-highest-ranking income disparity between rich and poor in the United States, and food is one of the most poignant indicators of the division. But a new collaboration between the design fir...

The New York Times

Claire Martin

26 October 2013

United States

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Urbanites who want farm fresh eggs may not know what they're getting themselves into with a live chicken purchase—and wind up offloading their animals. A Pennsylvania couple began a sharing company called Rent the Chi...

East Bay Times

Emily Constance

14 October 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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Disadvantaged individuals can often have difficulty finding employment due to lack of job training and references. A free 12-week program offers intensive culinary training at St. Vincent de Paul kitchen along with ot...

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Eliza Barclay

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14 June 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Organizations in Detroit are piloting a program to apply food stamp credits in grocery stores towards the purchase of nutritious produce, in order to increase access to healthy items. The initiative can also help the ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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3 April 2013

Karnataka, India

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To combat hunger and malnutrition, Digital Green, an N.G.O., is creating and delivering videos about cheap, innovative farming techniques that can substantially increase small farmers' production of staple foods in In...

The Guardian

John Vidal

16 February 2013

Bihar, India

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The System of Root Intensification resulted in dramatically high yields from one Indian village. The system centers on a "less is more" approach and results in higher yields—without the use of GMOs. The idea has faced...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 November 2012

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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In many parts of the world, not owning one's own land is more directly correlated to poverty than other factors such as illiteracy, but land reform is controversial, difficult, and expensive. A new program called Land...

PBS

Fred de Sam Lazaro

12 July 2012

Madarounfa, Maradi, Niger

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Officials in Niger are addressing chronic severe droughts causing food shortages and leading to a widespread threat of starvation. They provide aid and resources for an crop planting technique called 're-greening,' wh...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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25 April 2012

New York, New York, United States

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The 'food desert' term is a hot buzzword that suggests lack of access. Research on obesity and food availability in poor areas suggests that access must be considered, but only alongside additional factors like price,...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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18 April 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Programs to get fresh produce carts to areas with no access to healthy food work best when government and determined entrepreneurs team up.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

16 November 2011

Sharbaga, Punjab, Pakistan

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Thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Program and the government of Punjab, the state is seeing a reduction in poverty and a regeneration of agriculture. Since implementation, farmers incomes ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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1 November 2011

Ethiopia

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America is the world’s main supplier of food aid to impoverished countries; however, food aid has the problems of long-distance transportation, cost of the transportation and storage, and the navigation through danger...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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In Jakarta’s slums, families can’t buy their children nutritious food. So Mercy Corps started a for-profit chain of food carts selling healthy kids’ meals. A second column highlights the challenges NGOs face when they...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 May 2011

Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya

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Most insurance companies avoid insuring poor farmers because the transaction costs are too high, but a non-profit in Kenya created a sustainable way to cover them.

The Spokesman-Review

Nafeesa Syeed

14 January 2007

Anita, Iowa, United States

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Anita, Iowa faced many of the same challenges as other small towns when the last local grocer closed amid competition with large chains like Costco and Walmart. But when its residents realized the value of a local "mo...

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