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WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Randy Ziemnik

20 March 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trials for Hope, in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, is a nonprofit that provides free farmers markets to underprivileged senior citizens. Trials for Hope receives 10,000 pounds of food in donations t...

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Katja Döhne

19 March 2019

Quito, Ecuador

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AGRUPAR, a program funded by the Quito local government, supports 4000 urban farming plots across the city. One of its goals is to make healthy, organically-grown produce more accessible to marginalized groups, includ...

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David Claughton

9 March 2019

Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia

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Multiple farmers in New South Wales have overcome drought and transformed their farming practices through regenerative agriculture. They decreased pesticide use, increased the planting of native vegetation, and increa...

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Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

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Matt Simon

5 March 2019

Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Crickets are the new cows - at least, that’s what researchers in Madagascar would have you believe. They are encouraging cricket consumption with a twofold goal: decrease malnutrition through the protein it provides w...

Bloomberg

Elizabeth G. Dunn

4 March 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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The Farmers Business Network (FBN) started as a way to create transparency about seed prices, and it has evolved into a platform to sell non-GMO seeds for lower prices. By cutting out the middleman, FBN can save farme...

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Maria Esquinca

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25 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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To cope with and combat gentrification, residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood created a community garden called the Femme Fairy Garden, founded by Fempower. Community members come together every Sunday to ten...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

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Michael Behar

15 February 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Urban Organics is a large-scale aquaponics endeavor growing out of an abandoned brewery building. They grow fish and fresh produce, almost all picked up onsite by locals, thus limiting the carbon footprint of the oper...

Reuters

Sebastien Malo

12 February 2019

Demika, Ethiopia

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Many herders are adapting to climate change by adopting farming. In the wake of severe droughts in recent years, herding communities in Ethiopia have expressed increasing interest in farming as a way to secure additio...

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Janet Njung'e

8 February 2019

Kilifi County, Kenya

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In Kenya and Tanzania, butterfly farming is emerging as a viable alternative to those seeking employment beyond illegal logging or hunting practices. While up to 1,200 farmers have participated in various butterfly pr...

Next City

Jared Brey

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

7 February 2019

Florida, United States

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A startup called Locus Agricultural Solutions has created a "probiotic" for soil that uses a mixture of beneficial fungi and bacteria. Not only does it increase productivity of crops, but it also absorbs enough carbon...

Yes! Magazine

Madeline Ostrander

4 February 2019

Hayes, South Dakota, United States

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Mortenson Cattle Ranch in Hayes, South Dakota is redefining sustainability practices for cattle-raising farmers by using a model that restored the habitat, wildlife, and water sources on their land. Mimicking the habi...

Yes! Magazine

Frances Moore Lappé

29 January 2019

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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In 1993, a new administration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's fourth largest city, declared food access a fundamental citizen right. The city government partnered with rural farmers to bring fresh food into the city limit...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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29 January 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A nonprofit grocery store in Washington, D.C. brings fresh, affordable food to regional food deserts. Through community engagement, public partnerships, and the willingness to learn from failure, Good Food Markets bri...

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Tafline Laylin

25 January 2019

Manchester, Washington, United States

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As rising temperatures threaten marine life, the Pacific Hybreed laboratory is working to develop resilient shellfish. Their experimental breeding process attempts to uncover new genes to help a variety of shellfish w...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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25 January 2019

Majuli, Assam, India

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A small island in India is eating their pests in an entomophagic restaurant before they in turn destroy their crops. The island of Majuli has been plagued by an infestation of white grub beetles for a long time, but s...

NBC News

David Hall

19 January 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Detroit's RecoveryPark, an urban farming organization, creates agricultural jobs for those who have faced barriers to employment. RecoveryPark acquired 105 acres of underutilized or foreclosed land from the Detroit La...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tanzina Vega

17 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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During the government shutdown, federal workers went unpaid for weeks, struggling at times to access money, food, and legal services. To fill the gaps, communities stepped in. In Phoenix, Arizona, community members cr...

The Telegraph

Olivia Cuthbert

16 January 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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New planting and harvesting techniques and improved seeds are transforming farmers' fortunes and boosting harvests in Nigeria, where rice is a staple food but local supply fails to keep up with high demand. Farmers ar...

Scientific American

Jodi Helmer

14 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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As farmland is converted to space for solar panels, researchers are planting native wildflowers amongst the technology to support populations of bees and other insects facing endangerment. While it's not the only solu...

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Alfred Lubrano

10 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new take on a corner store called Rowhouse Grocery is trying to do what many have failed to do - provide fresh produce in a food desert at affordable prices, especially for residents on SNAP benefits. The Rowhouse ...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

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8 January 2019

Ikenne, Nigeria

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Cassava, a root plant that feeds and supports over 800 million people across the globe, is ready for an improvement. As part of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, scientists are exploring how to increase th...

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Kate Schimel

8 January 2019

Papua New Guinea

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In northeastern Papua New Guinea, community leaders and the government set aside 360,000 hectares of the Managalas Plateau as a protected conservation area in 2017. The project has strong local support. But facing des...

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