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Yes! Magazine

Lynsi Burton

29 August 2018

Lynden, Washington, United States

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Many farmers in the United States toil under exploitative working conditions, enduring long hours, low pay, and exposure to dangerous chemicals; after taking their battle for better conditions to the legislature, a gr...

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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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Serena Maria Daniels

28 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A food truck in a Detroit Latinx neighborhood offers “decolonized” food—food made up of staples of the Latinx culture before colonization. In this way, the truck—and other community activists working on food issues—ho...

Seacoastonline.com

Hadley Barndollar

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26 August 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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NH Gleans is group of gleaners in New Hampshire working to ensure food security in their communities. The group gathers food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to local food kitchens, schools, and foo...

BBC

Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

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23 August 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tre...

News Deeply

Chhavi Sachdev

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23 August 2018

Panchiyasaal, Gujarat, India

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Gujarat is known to be very dry land, which makes planting annual crops a struggle for many farmers. Due to the determination of one farmer's wife, however, many are discovering that to be successful, they must divers...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

20 August 2018

Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

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Cape Cod is losing its namesake fish to climate change and overfishing, which is in turn hurting the profits of local fisherman. Adapting to the circumstances, fisherman have begun catching and marketing dogfish as th...

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Eillie Anzilotti

17 August 2018

Afghanistan

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The U.S. beauty industry often relies on outsourced labor and markets in order to create products for their specific clientele. To affect change from the inside, one social entrepreneur started a fragrance company ded...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

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17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

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Charu Sudan Kasturi

16 August 2018

Chad

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Chad is facing an uphill battle against climate change, but has found that relying on historical practices may be the saving grace of solutions. Between partnerships to diversify crops and traditional practices that h...

OZY

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...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

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14 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Some Detroit residents can soon trade the long commute to big chain grocery stores for Neighborhood Grocery, a new store with local produce intended to actually cater to the needs of the customers it will serve. Other...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

13 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Food companies like General Mills and Hershey are sharing their expertise with entrepreneurs in Africa to help strengthen their businesses and depend less on foreign imports. Employees of the company volunteer through...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

11 August 2018

Bulindi, Hoima, Uganda

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In the Hoima District in Uganda, pumpkin farming is proving to be a game-changer for local farmers. After one local university student began pursuing the viability of the vegetable, she has now started an initiative t...

News Deeply

Robert Kibet

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10 August 2018

Chamari, Kenya

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When a national park was created in Kenya, the local Waata hunter-gatherer community was displaced and forced to take refuge elsewhere while also adapting to a farming lifestyle. Choosing to cultivate pineapples becau...

Rappahannock News

Sara Schonhardt

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10 August 2018

Nellysford, Virginia, United States

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In small town Nelson County, several economic development initiatives are working to put the region on the map. By promoting cideries, business owners can source apples from local farmers. Breweries, festivals, and hi...

The Guardian

Killian Fox

10 August 2018

Cloughjordan, Ireland

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Admittedly by no definition perfect, members of Ireland's model eco-village have learned many lessons since the community first came into existence and are vowing to use these lessons to improve. Over the last ten yea...

The Guardian

Amanda Holpuch

8 August 2018

Puerto Rico

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When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, not only were the local communities devastated, but so were 80 percent of the country's crops. With the farmlands wiped cleaned, farmers seized the opportunity to start from scrat...

The Tyee

Erin Ward

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7 August 2018

Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada

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Canada is quickly approaching a farming shortage, as elder farmers look to retire from the practice with no succession plan in place for future generations. Yarrow Ecovillage, a land-sharing project, may be the answer...

Yes! Magazine

Margot Ford McMillen

7 August 2018

Missouri, United States

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Production agriculture has put many small town, local farmers out of business, changing the landscape of the communities they've been pushed out of. One town in Missouri is fighting against this by joining together to...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philabundance, a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting food insecurity, has a sustainable and creative solution. They launched a line of cheeses, known as Abundantly Good, and proceeds will help pay farmers to turn...

Washington Post

Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

Quartz

Chase Purdy

2 August 2018

Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Sugar has proven to be a hard element to replace due to its inefficiency at being recognized by human's tastebuds. While substitutions have been attempted, most have failed to successfully replicate the desired taste....

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

28 July 2018

Kireka, Uganda

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The hibiscus plant is gaining popularity in a Uganda community due to the ease of using the shrub to make tea leaves, juice and wine. A local family is taking this discovery a step further by engaging youth in the pro...

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