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9 November 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
To address worsening droughts and limited water resources in the 2nd driest state in the country, Utah government officials are implementing different methods of water metering throughout the state as a tool for water...
8 November 2019
Around the world, companies, especially those that depend on the production of plant-based products, are stepping up their sustainability efforts. In the face of climate change, producers of things like coffee and fra...
7 November 2019
Bennett, Colorado, United States
Emerald Garden farm in Colorado is a microgreens hydroponic farming operation that is using a comprehensive approach toward conducting business. From experimenting with new practices to reduce food waste to diversifyi...
5 November 2019
New Mexico, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The chili pepper industry is infamous in New Mexico; however many local farmers who rely on this crop for their livelihood are finding it difficult to find field workers. One possible solution is turning to technology...
Reasons to be Cheerful
29 October 2019
The Serapium Forest is one of 36 forests in Egypt that are growing because of treated wastewater, part of a country-wide initiative that started 25 years ago as a way to productively use treated sewage water, create f...
16 October 2019
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...
15 October 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Philadelphia Zoo has created an in-house, vertical garden – housed in a shipping container provided by the nonprofit, CropBox – to grow food for the animals. So far, it has shown to be a more sustainable way of fe...
15 October 2019
Ames, Iowa, United States
Farmers in Iowa have been experimenting with native prairie crops – using native plant species as buffers on farmlands – in an effort to bring more pollination, soil health, water quality preservation, and carbon sequ...
10 October 2019
Desert Hot Springs, California, United States
California-based cannabis company, Canndescent, has taken many steps toward low-carbon sustainability in its operations. The company uses commercial-scale solar energy, reverse-mounted ceiling fans, and microburst irr...
3 October 2019
Albany, Georgia, United States
The New Communities Land Trust was created in the 1960s as a way to build power and equity for and among African Americans in Georgia. The Trust works with Black farmers on many different levels, including helping the...
2 October 2019
Herders in Mongolia have resorted to cooperative shared funds to keep their pastures afloat, a sign of a slow tilt towards greater collaboration and trust in the area. The shared funds act as a way for herders to borr...
1 October 2019
Petersburg, New York, United States
The online Reparations for Black-Indigenous Farmers map connects farmers across the United States in an effort to support those who have been historically oppressed. Those who participate voluntarily pay reparations t...
25 September 2019
Colorado, United States
Over 3000 Words
As congregations are struggling to engage younger people in faith communities, many are turning to food to energize young people. These "food-based ministries" span Jewish and Christian communities alike to connect wi...
Earth Journalism Network
19 August 2019
Facing sea-level rise and other climate threats, a group of women working in agriculture in Bangladesh are adapting their practices and focus and sharing their tips for success with other women.
16 August 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...
14 August 2019
Sargent, Texas, United States
To protect the natural lands of the Texas coast and battle climate change, a new nonprofit is working to create a carbon dioxide storage program in partnership with private landowners. The innovative models give lando...
8 August 2019
San Martin, California, United States
In Santa Clara County, California, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program is funding an effort to prevent development and bolster agriculture on local farmland. The County, home to Silicon Valley, pur...
2 August 2019
Under 800 Words
Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...
29 July 2019
Palisade, Colorado, United States
Over 3000 Words
Eradicating invasive species requires enrolling a community effort. Although quarantines and chemical treatments have not proven effective in preventing the spread of Popilia japonica, or the Japanese beetle, to farms...
29 July 2019
As the world population increases and resources decrease, researchers across many countries are focusing on utilizing technology to make food production more efficient. From optimizing photosynthesis to enhancing plan...
18 July 2019
Bozeman, Montana, United States
The American Prairie Reserve (APR)has diverged from government funding and instead created a free-market system to preserve prairie land across Northeastern Montana. Some ranchers in the state oppose the allowance of ...
2 July 2019
Under 800 Words
In the Horn of Africa, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation has introduced insurance schemes for pastoralists who rely on livestock farming but are at risk for ever-increasing droughts due to cl...
4 June 2019
Under 800 Words
Off-grid cold storage options reduce food waste. Farmers in eastern Kenya are benefitting from the use of solar-powered cold storage units offered by Solar Freeze, a Kenyan agri-tech company. Farmers can use an app to...
Keith Anthony S. Fabro
1 June 2019
Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...
27 May 2019
New “agripreneurs” are trying to bring high-tech, business-driven farming practices to Ghana, while also attempting to shift the prevailing norm that a career in farming is not equivalent to “success.” This comes in t...
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