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11 June 2018
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...
7 June 2018
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...
29 May 2018
Colorado, United States
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...
19 May 2018
Runyenjes, Nairobi, Kenya
Under 800 Words
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 ...
5 May 2018
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...
27 March 2018
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 ...
23 March 2018
Ndiayene Pendao, Senegal
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...
Deogracias Benjamin Kalima
14 March 2018
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 ...
8 March 2018
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...
17 February 2018
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...
6 February 2018
Over 15 Minutes
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 ...
25 January 2018
Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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 ...
11 January 2018
Hamden, New York, United States
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...
3 January 2018
Under 800 Words
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...
28 November 2017
Tahoe City, California, United States
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...
27 November 2017
Kipcherere, Baringo County, Kenya
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...
16 November 2017
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)
7 November 2017
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...
24 October 2017
California, United States
Over 3000 Words
"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 ...
11 October 2017
Alaska, United States
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...
26 September 2017
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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 ...
20 September 2017
Silicon Valley, California, United States
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...
Over 3000 Words
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...
12 September 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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...
11 September 2017
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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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