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Fergus Peace

11 June 2018

Australia

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The Seasonal Workers Program in Australia was implemented when there was a need to be met for more farming laborers. Although not without issue, the program is drawing many Pacific Islanders as a means for them to boo...

The Huffington Post

Nina Pullman

7 June 2018

Netherlands

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To play a part towards the reduction of food waste, especially that which was being perpetrated by his own store, grocery store manager Bart Roetert decided to pitch an idea to the Netherlands grocery chain owner Albe...

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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...

Nation Africa

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Brian Okinda

19 May 2018

Runyenjes, Nairobi, Kenya

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The Karurumo Self-Help Group in Kenya initially started as a way to avoid agriculture exploitation. However, it has now evolved into a way to reduce post-harvest waste through the implementation of value addition and ...

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Gerald Kitabu

5 May 2018

Tanzania

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Community members, especially children, in Tanzania are facing a public health crisis in the form of a vitamin A deficiency. With research indicating that biofortified crops such as sweet potatoes are a viable solutio...

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Eilis O'Neill

27 March 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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In Canada, a city that was formerly known as the "salmon capital of the world,” has been nearly abandoned by both fish and people. Despite facing many ongoing trials and challenges, the Namgis First Nation is working ...

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...

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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 ...

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Charlotte Hawks

8 March 2018

United States

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Could clean meat be the solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, feeding an ever-growing human population and saving water? A growing number of food innovators think so, as do investors such as Bill Gates and Ri...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

17 February 2018

Massi, Kenya

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To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...

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Sam Judah

6 February 2018

London, England

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Hydroponics works by growing plants in water without soil, fields or farms. Across the globe, this method is already being implemented as a more cost-effective way of growing food. Farmers and scientists are debating ...

The Guardian

Ignacio Amigo

25 January 2018

Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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In Brazil, 45% of agriculturally viable land is owned by 1% of tenants. To combat this inequitable ratio, the Landless Workers’ Movement formed and took a stand for seizing lands that are "not fulfilling a productive ...

The New Food Economy

Nina Sparling

11 January 2018

Hamden, New York, United States

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Getting food from farm to table isn't as easy as one may think. This is especially true for smaller farms that have to transport their produce to larger distribution sites to see any sort of profit. One local farmer i...

Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

3 January 2018

France

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Around the world, "1.3 billion metric tons, or one-third of all the food produced, is thrown away.” France is tackling the issue, by becoming the first country to make it illegal for grocery stores to throw away unuse...

Mountain Independent

Amy Westervelt

28 November 2017

Tahoe City, California, United States

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Dubbed an agro-ecology center, Tahoe is embracing a different approach to food stability through teaching local residents how to grow food in alpine climates. By picking up food from local farmers and transporting the...

News Deeply

Wesley Lang’at

27 November 2017

Kipcherere, Baringo County, Kenya

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Environmental degradation and drought have led to conflict, poverty, and severe food insecurity in Kenya’s Baringo county. Hand In Hand International is helping communities rebound by offering training to women in ent...

Make Change

Neil Parmar

16 November 2017

Lusaka, Zambia

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Food security is a major issue that both developed and developing countries face with increasing urgency as the world's population continues to rise; but the problem is not a shortage of food - it is usually more an i...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Sally Nyakanyanga

7 November 2017

Zimbabwe

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Many indigenous crops in Zimbabwe have been replaced with cash crops that sell without worry. However, farmers still need the indigenous small grains in order to feed their families when maize - the main crop in the c...

Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

Yes! Magazine

Stephen Miller

11 October 2017

Alaska, United States

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The siglaug, is an Inupiaq word for ice cellar. It is also how the Inupiaq people are preserving a part of their culture. The siglaug, opened after the Farm Bill was passed, which allowed for the opening of a food p...

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

26 September 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In the United States, one in seven people are food insecure, and in Tucson, the number is even higher. Food banks increasingly find that their roles are not simply to distribute food, but to create sustainable change ...

Wired

Matt Simon

20 September 2017

Silicon Valley, California, United States

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A genetically engineered fake meat that smells, tastes and has the same texture as a regular beef burger? Sounds impossible, but it's not for the Impossible Burger. Made from ingredients such as wheat and potato prote...

National Geographic

Frank Viviano

Luca Locatelli

September 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

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By using new technology and shared knowledge, the Dutch have become global leaders in agricultural innovation and solutions to fight famine. Work being done at Wageningen University & Research has allowed farmers in t...

Yes! Magazine

Rina Diane Caballar

12 September 2017

Wellington, New Zealand

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In an era when 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted each year, a nonprofit organization in New Zealand called The Free Store collects surplus food from cafes and restaurants to redistribute to the public - at no cost t...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

11 September 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, and throughout the country, many people find themselves in "food deserts", or places where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is extremely limited. Black residents are addressing these issues via the cr...

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