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17 November 2014
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia
In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...
16 November 2014
Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States
The El Paso Times reports from the heart of the Rio Grande Basin - where drought has led to dramatic decreases in water supply, and serious changes in management of river resources are called for - on how the region p...
Minnesota Public Radio
2 October 2014
Wadena, Minnesota, United States
A growing program in central Minnesota measures rates of "evapotranspiration," or loss of water in fields, using a complex formula involving solar radiation, wind speed, air temperature and other factors.
6 August 2014
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.
17 July 2014
With youth no longer joining the agriculture workforce at the same rate or volume as they were historically, food systems are struggling to keep pace with need. Prioritizing the efficiency of supply chains and food se...
1 July 2014
Pescadero, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Historically, open land conservationists and cattle ranchers in California were rivals but with new research, which praises controlled cattle grazing habits, cows are being welcomed back to open land grasslands, regen...
17 June 2014
Dutch farmers are saying no to antibiotics for livestock. The Netherlands is in the midst of a high-stakes, government-mandated experiment: Can large-scale meat production succeed without routine use of antibiotics?
5 June 2014
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The demand for food crops is increasing globally while the crop resilience is decreasing due to a warming climate and elevated CO2 levels. Scientists in Washington, DC are testing how to cross food crops with weeds, w...
27 May 2014
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Tucson has slashed its per capita water consumption by more than a third, and one of the more startling ways it's done that is by reusing water after it's flushed down the toilet or run through a washing machine.
24 April 2014
Immokalee, Florida, United States
For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ha...
Minnesota Public Radio
16 April 2014
Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States
Capturing water during times of plenty, storing it underground, and pulling it out later when it's needed—it's a strategy used in the western and southeastern parts of the country, and now, for the first time, in Minn...
1 April 2014
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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local co...
13 March 2014
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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...
19 February 2014
Belgrade, Minnesota, United States
Minnesotans are being prodded to take a different look at how they use water and how to make sure an apparent abundance can be made to last.
10 February 2014
Montana, United States
When cattle die on ranches in Montana, they can attract grizzly bears that can come dangerously close landowners, ranches, and living livestock. Blackfoot Challenge, a coalition of ranchers and landowners who work wit...
1 January 2014
Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi
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...
27 November 2013
In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relati...
The New York Times
26 October 2013
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...
14 October 2013
Oakland, California, United States
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...
21 August 2013
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Water:Charity assumed that money and celebrity exposure would be able to solve the world’s access-to-clean-water crisis. But this approach often led to more abandoned water pumps. Charities – and journalists who cover...
5 June 2013
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Under 3 Minutes
To minimize the problem of abandoned lots, the city of Newark created a program called Adopt-a-Lot. This urban gardening program allows city residents to use a lot to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and the city...
3 April 2013
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...
16 February 2013
The System of Root Intensification (SRI) method 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 i...
21 November 2012
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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...
28 June 2012
An essential roadway in Haiti is being rebuilt in the kind of aid Haitians say is vital to economic recovery after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. National Route 7 is an important highway for farmers and other me...
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