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The Taos News

JR Logan

6 September 2016

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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A tax break for open space may help protect New Mexico’s farm land from development, preserving generations-old tradition and ownership, while maintaining valuable land for a future agricultural resurgence.

Ensia

Bob Cooper

17 August 2016

California, United States

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Three biointensive mini-farms in the US are teaching small-scale farmers from throughout the world how to grow more food through sustainable practices that focus on using less water and land. After bringing these farm...

The Guardian

Cathy Watson

3 August 2016

Mekelle, Ethiopia

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Environmental refugees in Ethiopia flee their country because there are no jobs without healthy land. A group of former refugees have returned to Ethiopia with a business venture in Gergera to improve the land by regr...

OR Magazine

Erin Hampton

1 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Female farmers are working to close Oregon's gender gap in the agriculture industry. Communities like the OSU farm networks provide a forum where these women can share experiences.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

22 March 2016

Baripada, Odisha, India

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Finally, the right to own land in their own name has begun to change the way thousands of very poor women farm and feed families in some parts of India.

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Oishanee Ghosh

25 November 2015

Jharkhali, West Bengal, India

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Algaculture offers a sustainable and empowering alternative to rice farming in coastal areas of India threatened by sea level rise. With the assistance of The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research and the So...

SciDev.Net

Karen Coates

Jerry Redfern

12 September 2015

Timor-Leste

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A Ministry of Agriculture project called "Seeds of Life" grants local farmers genetically-solidified seeds in order to fight food insecurity in the country. The farmers will produce the crops and sell them back to bot...

NPR

Amy Yee

4 June 2015

Bangladesh

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Soil in Bangladesh is becoming increasingly saline and infertile due to climate change. Bangladeshi farmers have begun using a saline-tolerant rice seed in order to produce an abundant crop despite salty soil.

Pacific Standard

Graeme Wood

3 March 2015

Colorado, United States

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In prison, most inmates are alienated from social practices and can be a tax burden for the states. The Colorado Correctional Industries is a program that positions inmates in different forms of labor such as making s...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 February 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.

Ensia

Sarah Jane Keller

5 January 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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In Fort Collins, Colorado, developments and shopping malls are eating away at farm fields, ranches, and forests. One development company is protecting biodiversity by putting houses clustered along a single access roa...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

21 November 2014

Bangladesh

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During rain seasons in Bangladesh, rivers flooded villages and their agriculture so that local economies and food supplies were in jeopardy. A Bangladeshi non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha introduced small float...

Future Food

Lisa Palmer

18 November 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastoral...

Cattle Drive

Matt Hansen

1 July 2014

Pescadero, California, United States

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Historically, open land conservationists and cattle ranchers in California were rivals but with new research, which praises controlled cattle grazing habits, cows are being welcomed back to open land grasslands, regen...

Earth Island

Benjamin Goldfarb

1 April 2014

Alberta, Canada

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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local co...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

27 November 2013

Tanzania

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In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relati...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

16 November 2011

Sharbaga, Punjab, Pakistan

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Thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Program and the government of Punjab, the state is seeing a reduction in poverty and a regeneration of agriculture. Since implementation, farmers incomes ...

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