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13 February 2019
Cynthiana, Kentucky, United States
The legalization of hemp as a cash crop is showing significant benefits for farmers across the United States. Although the process of transporting the crop is still facing challenges, producers are seeing an increase ...
11 February 2019
Concepción Chiquirichapa, Guatemala
Concepción Chiquirichapa, Guatemala, is known for its potatoes. The produce is especially good because of a consistent supply of high quality water from its forests, as well as the use of leaf litter as organic fertil...
11 February 2019
Because the upfront costs of transitioning a farm to be certified organic can be burdensome to farmers amidst a growing demand for organic food, large companies like Kashi and Land O'Lakes are creating a number of ini...
23 January 2019
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
In Green Bay, Wisconsin, farmers are experimenting with BMPs, or best management practices, to farm their land in a way that protects the environment and decrease algae in the water. Five years into the pilot program,...
17 January 2019
Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A Brazilian photographer and his wife set out to restore devastated land in the late 1990s by replanting the forest, which would in turn bring back the wildlife. To date the pair and their organization, Instituto Terr...
8 January 2019
New York, United States
Connecting new farmers to community partners facilitates the process of buying and selling land. In addition to linking buyers and sellers, the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) enrolls local organizations such as...
28 December 2018
Iowa, United States
After decades of planting almost solely corn and soybeans, across the Midwest and Plains, farmers are trying new methods to restore nutrients and replenish their soils. Methods like no-till farming, growing diverse co...
5 December 2018
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where 54 percent of the world's mountain gorillas reside, NGOs and locals are combining efforts to stem human-gorilla conflict. By funneling tourism dollars into communit...
30 November 2018
Sunam, Punjab, India
In Punjab's Sangrur district, some farmers are choosing to mulch rather than burn crop residue. The benefits of mulching are two-fold: increased soil health and reduced air pollution. But a lot of growers in the area ...
13 November 2018
To restore degraded lands in Tajikistan, farmers are turning to agroforestry, a traditional cropping method that more closely mimics natural systems. An estimated 45 gigatons of carbon is sequestered by agroforestry s...
19 September 2018
Camp Verde, Arizona, United States
Swapping out water-intensive crops for barley alleviates demand on rivers like the Salt and Verde, which supply Phoenix, Arizona. A collaboration between the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and farmers...
18 September 2018
For years, farmers in Nairobi were at the mercy of weeds and then armyworms that both destroyed large amounts of cropland that was dedicated to growing maize. Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physio...
India Climate Dialogue
Hiren Kumar Bose
17 September 2018
Dharwad, Karnataka, India
In the arid Karnataka region of India, millet is largely replacing rice as a staple crop. Not only does this drought-resistant grain require far less water and pesticide, but it's also highly nutritious. Perceptions a...
The Philadelphia Citizen
11 September 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Haile Johnston and Tatiana Garcia Granados both grew up in homes where gardening, farming, and access to fresh produce were important. When they found out how much middlemen distributors in America profit from selling...
5 September 2018
Dufur, Oregon, United States
In the town of Dufur, Oregon, local residents have been acting as firefighters to protect their fields and homes, using farming equipment to bury dry vegetation and tanks of water to put out the flames. While this has...
30 August 2018
In Ghana, cocoa trees are aging and producing lower yields, worrying the farmers who rely on the crop to make a living; the decreased yield is also presenting opportunity for agricultural reform to produce a more sust...
Joseph Darius Jaafari
29 August 2018
Rockford, Michigan, United States
Under 800 Words
Across the United States, communities and local churches are coming together to create farming projects that utilize unused, church-owned land. The farming ventures typically benefit students and families throughout t...
23 August 2018
Panchiyasaal, Gujarat, India
Gujarat is known to be very dry land, which makes planting annual crops a struggle for many farmers. Due to the determination of one farmer's wife, however, many are discovering that to be successful, they must divers...
21 August 2018
Under 800 Words
Much of Guatemala's lands have been degraded due to a consistently burgeoning industrial market for palm oil and cattle farming. As a company that makes makeup using a variety of plants, beauty corporation Lush has co...
16 August 2018
With climate change altering the realities of farming, small-scale farmers in Niger are doing their part to nurture the growth of local gao trees. As a tree that sheds its leaves in the rainy season and naturally fert...
10 August 2018
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Western Kansas' finite Ogallala aquifer is the bedrock of an agricultural region that accounts for 10 percent of Kansas' economy. But thanks to decades of over-drafting for irrigation, the aquifer is on track to run d...
7 August 2018
Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada
Canada is quickly approaching a farming shortage, as elder farmers look to retire from the practice with no succession plan in place for future generations. Yarrow Ecovillage, a land-sharing project, may be the answer...
3 August 2018
Kentucky, United States
For landowners living in close to proximity to the Mississippi River, this means continuously facing the impacts of unexpected flooding. The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program offers the farmers on these lands the op...
2 August 2018
Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States
Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...
9 July 2018
Touchet, Washington, United States
Approximately twenty-five percent of the United State's alfalfa seed is produced in Walla Walla County, Washington, thanks in part to farmers successfully cultivating a unique working relationship with the region's na...
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