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Yes! Magazine

Leilani Clark

2 July 2018

Paicines, California, United States

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Churches across the U.S. own a staggering amount of land that often goes unused and untended. FaithLands is an intersectional group of church leaders who are seeking to encourage churches to parcel off some of this la...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Down To Earth

Leopold Obi

1 June 2018

Nakuru, Kenya

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Motivated by crop devastation from a severe drought, farmers in parts of Kenya took action to prevent a similar event from impacting them in the future. Working together, these small-scale farmers implemented conserva...

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Cara Pallone

29 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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An income qualified farm-to-community incentive program has found its place within the Coloradan San Miguel County. Allowing farm shares to be distributed at Mountain Village Farmers’ Market, both communities win thro...

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Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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When faced with a water shortage due to the lack of snowfall and rain in the region, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe had to get creative in order to improve irrigation methods for their ranch and farm. Although not without...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

28 April 2018

Uganda

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The fall armyworm has caused problems for farmers throughout Uganda for the past several years. To combat the issue, a number of scientific and rudimentary practices have been developed for farmers to implement into t...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

The New York Times Magazine

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

18 April 2018

Marin, California, United States

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One tactic for combatting climate change has to do with soil health. Soil can withdraw and store carbon from the atmosphere—at a higher rate when covered by manure—and also supports long-term soil sustainability and s...

H20 Radio

Frani Halperin

1 April 2018

Vona, Colorado, United States

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It's not easy sustaining historical agricultural practices amidst a backdrop of climate change. Nate McCaffrey of eastern Colorado knows this all too well. So, instead of continuing the conventional ways of farming he...

The Guardian

Mark Hillsdon

23 March 2018

Ndiayene Pendao, Senegal

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After many years of attempts, scientists have discovered how to create a heat tolerant wheat that has the potential of impacting the growing concerns around food insecurity. Tested in sub-Saharan temperatures in Seneg...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

14 March 2018

Malawi

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While climate change continues to complicate the realities of creating seasonal viable crops, farmers in Malawi are adopting conservation agriculture in at attempt to salvage what they can from their crops. Through a ...

Mongabay

Anna-Catherine Brigida

14 March 2018

Zacatecoluca, El Salvador

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Agroforestry has become a powerful tool in El Salvador communities and is helping farmers grow crops they otherwise wouldn't be able to. The practices which has played a major role in bringing cacao back to the region...

Green Matters

Aimee Lutkin

6 February 2018

Lancaster, Lancashire, England

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Scientists are experimenting with a natural form of pesticide by planting flowers amongst their crops to attract insects that eat the pests that damage the crops. One study in Switzerland found a 61% reduction in leaf...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

31 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Common Market in Philadelphia is an example of a thriving food hub. A 2017 study showed there are at least 360 active food hubs in America that are helping small farmers sell their produce while helping people acc...

Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

11 January 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Despite a boom in the economy for Montana, not all are feeling the impact equally. In rural Missoula, farmers are struggling to find ways to preserve their land as developers move to build on the rich soil the farmers...

NPR

Amy Yee

8 December 2017

Ghana

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Investment in African agriculture has wide-ranging impact because the industry provides 60 percent of employment in the continent. Injaro, founded by an investment banker, is a private equity fund that seeks to invest...

KNME-PBS

Sarah Gustavus

22 November 2017

Leupp, Arizona, United States

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Entrepreneurs in the Navajo Nation face unique challenges finding talent and funding. One business struggling is the North Leupp Family Farm, which grows healthy food and employees local people. The Native American Bu...

NPR

Luke Runyon

18 November 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado is only now recovering from a 16-year long drought that resulted in the aquifer irrigation system becoming increasingly dry. Until the farmers decided to tax themselves for water consumption, realizing that s...

BBC

Angela Saini

22 October 2017

Karnataka, India

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Farmers play a vital role in the health of people around the world, yet often are not financially compensated in a sustainable way to survive. Entrepreneurs in India are attempting to shift this reality by introducing...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

Earth Island

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

31 August 2017

Lunzu, Malawi

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Malawian farmers have been hit hard by climate change over the last two farming seasons, and have thus seen a drop in agricultural production. To combat these losses, agriculture experts have begun implementing climat...

Inc. Magazine

Sonya Mann

16 June 2017

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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Blue River Technology is getting ahead in the agtech industry by using “robots that help farmers manage their fields more efficiently.” They use data to selectively spray fields with pesticides, drastically saving far...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

Ndoni Khanyile

6 June 2017

South Africa

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As climate change continues to advance, its impact on farmlands has become more pronounced and increasingly devastating. Farmers and researchers in both South Africa and Nepal are working towards solutions to problems...

Food and Environment Reporting Network

Barry Yeoman

9 February 2017

Louisiana, United States

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Tribal areas in Louisiana are suffering from massive land loss due to flooding, which has taken away a lot of food sources and livelihood. In response, the First People's Conservation Council has been created, which i...

NPR

Amy Yee

27 September 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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As a response to a growing population, farmers have begun encroaching into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand their crop yield. This creates a problem for the endangered great...

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