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New York Magazine

Emma Orlow

7 January 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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In Bushwick, the grocery store Precycle is on the front lines of the battle against plastic pollution. Selling food in bulk, while inviting customers to bring their own containers, reduces not only plastic waste but f...

KCET

Juan Devis

7 January 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The history of Los Angeles, a farm town-turned metropolis, leads to the present-day food situation, in which the quantity of food produced is insufficient to feed everyone - yet food insecurity persists. Food Forward ...

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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...

Mongabay

Daniyar Serikov

2 January 2019

Isfara, Tajikistan

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Many farmers in Tajikistan are transitioning from Soviet-era monoculture to agroforestry, a method that more closely mimics natural ecosystems. While the farms are small, many payoffs--good income, diverse crops, robu...

The Christian Science Monitor

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Laurent Belsie

28 December 2018

Iowa, United States

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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...

Mongabay

Camilo Mejia Giraldo

19 December 2018

Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea

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Across Papua New Guinea, growers are turning to agroforestry, pairing crops like cocoa and nuts to closely mimic forest ecosystems. The benefits are numerous--diverse income streams for growers, new habitat for wildli...

Mongabay

Deusdedit Ruhangariyo

11 December 2018

Butanda, Uganda

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Communities across Uganda have been realizing the benefits of agroforestry, an old farming system that mimics natural ecosystems. Apart from creating a diverse, stable local food supply, the practice promotes soil hea...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

7 December 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the middle of Milwaukee's toughest neighborhood, an organization called We Got This helps kids get off the streets and into the garden. Each summer, teens spend Saturdays working in a community garden to produce fo...

Politico Magazine

Max Blau

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6 December 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An entrepreneur and activist in Atlanta, GA runs an urban farm and employees former prisoners in an attempt to tackle Georgia's incarceration and recidivism problems. The program, called Gangstas to Growers, employs f...

Culinary Backstreets

Jennifer Hattam

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5 December 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

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For refugees fleeing Syria, a new career path is possible: become a food entrepreneur. A program in Turkey provides Syrians and other refugee groups with basic entrepreneurial skills, as well as access to mentors and ...

Earth Journalism Network

Sonali Prasad

5 December 2018

Rayagada, India

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As many Indian tribes have struggled with land ravaged by government-subsidized monoculture, the Dongrias, a traditional Indian tribe, have found success by bringing back long-lost seeds. This practice benefits soil ...

Mongabay

Tesfa-Alem Tekle

4 December 2018

Bule, Ethiopia

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Farmers in Bule, Ethiopia, are practicing agroforestry, a diverse cropping method that mimics natural ecosystems. A survey found a stunning average of 16 crop species, including 21 species of tree, on farms. The benef...

Daily O

Ankita Anand

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30 November 2018

Sunam, Punjab, India

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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 ...

Village Square

Jency Samuel

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30 November 2018

Tharangambadi, India

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In coastal Tamil Nadu, farmers are using traditional techniques to combat salinity and drought conditions. Farmers caution that as sea levels rise and the climate changes, traditional practices and organic farming wil...

Mongabay

Sonali Prasad

30 November 2018

Rayagada, India

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The women of India's Dongria Kondhs, with some assistance from grassroots organizations, are leading an effort to move away from monoculture and back to lost seed varietals. A community can grow as many as 50 plant va...

Ensia

Lindsey Konkel

27 November 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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Integrated pest management, which uses ecological processes and natural chemicals to control crop-damaging pests, offers an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides. For example, a company in Michigan has rolled o...

Mongabay

Camilo Mejia Giraldo

26 November 2018

Papua New Guinea

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In Papua New Guinea, agroforestry--an old method of farming that more closely mimics natural ecosystems--has provided the Gildipasi community with diverse crops and greater food security. And in a boom for wildlife, t...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jen Zettel

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20 November 2018

Seymour, Wisconsin, United States

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Organizations across Wisconsin work in tandem to combat widespread hunger using a combination of fundraising, nonprofit supply, and low cost food delivery services. While organizations use different methods to accompl...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Knott

16 November 2018

Ghana

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High tech innovations are making agriculture more productive while creating skilled jobs. In Ghana, tech startups like Acquah Aviation and TROTRO Tractor offer technology-sharing services to farmers. With urbanization...

Mongabay

Daniyar Serikov

13 November 2018

Faizobod, Tajikistan

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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...

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. ...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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8 November 2018

Costa Rica

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As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of schoo...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

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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 ...

Ensia

Paul McDivitt

1 November 2018

Virginia, United States

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between tradition...

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