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The Christian Science Monitor

Daniel Grossman

20 March 2019

Borneo, Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is working with family farmers in Borneo to spread the cultivation of sago crops, which requires the restoration of the country's historic, boggy swamps. This type of agriculture, called palu...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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

New York, 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...

Wired

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...

Mongabay

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...

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...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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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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...

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...

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Peyton Fleming

15 January 2019

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Food loss in sub-Saharan Africa is a common occurrence, due to the unreliability of brokers that sell the farmers produce, but groups throughout the region are fighting against this. From cooling systems that allow pr...

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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...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

2 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Renewal Mill, a food company based in Oakland, is taking on food waste in a big way. The company produces goods from previously wasted byproducts, such as a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour that was once a wasted tofu by...

NPR

Alan Yu

10 November 2018

Albany, New York, United States

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Many sustainable farming practices originate from African roots, yet the industry in the United States is largely dominated by people who are white. Leah Penniman, an African American farmer based in a food desert in ...

Ensia

Chris West

9 November 2018

Brazil

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Certification schemes, which track international supply chains of commodities like soy or palm oil, can help consumers avoid products that contribute to deforestation. Some such schemes are showing promising results. ...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

6 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A hydroponic farm called Planted on Detroit's East Side brings a comprehensive approach to the urban farm-to-table movement, combining sustainable growth practices with a non-profit distribution program. Planted also ...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

23 October 2018

Australia

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A new approach to growing maize has been discovered by scientists in Australia and it is proving to have the potential to help alleviate food insecurity. By targeting a specific enzyme in the crop, and then boosting ...

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Virginia Gewin

23 October 2018

Lima, Peru

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At Expo Amazonica in Lima, chefs are working to build a taste for traditional Amazonian foods, in an effort to promote biodiversity conservation and slow deforestation. But against a huge global demand for palm oil, g...

Civil Eats

Annelise Jolley

3 October 2018

United States

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Throughout the United States, farmer co-ops are gaining popularity as a means to share work and resources with fellow small farms with the goal of keeping rural communities alive. Although this model can look slightly...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Colin Lodewick

27 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Sankofa Community Farm High School Internship Program in Philadelphia supports 25 students each summer (and 12 during the school year) by teaching them how to farm, bringing these skills back to their communities,...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Corey Hawk

19 September 2018

Camp Verde, Arizona, United States

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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...

Urban Omnibus

Nina Sparling

12 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Eagle Bridge, a small-scale Hudson Valley slaughterhouse, works to bring non-feedlot, regional meats to New York City. While demand for sustainable meat products is growing, competition with national feedlot operation...

The Huffington Post

Carrie Budge

5 September 2018

Kenya

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During the Industrial Revolution, farmers began harvesting monoculture crops which produced promising profits but proved harmful to the soil and weakened the immune capabilities of native plants. Lately, however, perm...

The Christian Science Monitor

Nellie Peyton

30 August 2018

Ghana

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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...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

29 August 2018

Rockford, Michigan, United States

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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...

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Justin Higginbottom

14 August 2018

Laos

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Using the example of neighboring Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are encouraging a shift from farming opium to coffee, training farmers for the new crop and helping them exit the drug trade. Hundreds of farmers are current...

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