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David Hall

11 January 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When people are released from jail, they often have a hard time finding work due to time lapsed and prison records. RecoveryPark Farms in Detroit, Michigan aims to change this by providing job training in urban farmi...

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Elda Cantú

2 January 2019

Peru

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Not all solutions have to be new in order to work, some just have to be modernized for today's needs. This was the lesson learned when villagers in Peru decided to restore centuries-old hydraulic systems to revitalize...

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Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

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Verónica Zaragovia

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19 December 2018

Quibdó, Chocó Department, Colombia

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One man's chocolate company in Bogotá is aiming to change the lives of farmers in the Chocó department of Colombia. Concerned about the rise in the country's coca production, the company helps farmers transition from ...

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Ankita Anand

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30 November 2018

Sunam, Punjab, India

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In Punjab's Sangrur district, some farmers are choosing to mulch rather than burn crop residue. The benefits of mulching are two-fold: increased soil health and reduced air pollution. But a lot of growers in the area ...

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Alan Yu

10 November 2018

Albany, New York, United States

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Many sustainable farming practices originate from African roots, yet the industry in the United States is largely dominated by people who are white. Leah Penniman, an African American farmer based in a food desert in ...

PBS NewsHour

Courtney Vinopal

2 November 2018

Iowa, United States

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Farmers are using the hashtag #agtwitter to discuss mental health challenges, provide information about resources, and organize offline support. In areas of the country where studies consistently show mental health re...

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Paul McDivitt

1 November 2018

Virginia, United States

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between tradition...

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Virginia Gewin

23 October 2018

Lima, Peru

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At Expo Amazonica in Lima, chefs are working to build a taste for traditional Amazonian foods, in an effort to promote biodiversity conservation and slow deforestation. But against a huge global demand for palm oil, g...

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Nina Sparling

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15 October 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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True to hacker form, an MIT team wants "open-source agriculture," a technology that takes food production back from big corporations and makes it widely accessible. To this end, the OpenAg community, comprised of code...

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Ammar Ebrahim

10 October 2018

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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In northern Spain, the Fire Flocks project uses goats to clear vegetation between grassland, bushes and treetops because this can help stop the spread of future wildfires. This depends on shepherds moving herds to key...

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Fiona Breen

7 October 2018

Tasmania, Australia

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In Australia, farmers are looking to diversify their crops in order to gain greater financial returns. For several farmers across different regions, this has resulted in looking to whiskey and vodka production.

Yes! Magazine

Michael J. Dax

2 October 2018

Jordan, Montana, United States

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Because women make up a smaller percentage of farmers in America as compared to men in the field, their work and contributions to the industry are often overlooked. HarvestHER, a social media-based platform establishe...

The Guardian

Nils Adler

19 September 2018

Kampala, Uganda

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As the population of urban areas in Uganda grows, many farmers are finding that they are running out of space to cultivate successful business in agriculture. One solution that has surfaced has been to build up instea...

Daily Nation

Duncan Mboya

18 September 2018

Nairobi

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For years, farmers in Nairobi were at the mercy of weeds and then armyworms that both destroyed large amounts of cropland that was dedicated to growing maize. Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physio...

India Climate Dialogue

Hiren Kumar Bose

17 September 2018

Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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In the arid Karnataka region of India, millet is largely replacing rice as a staple crop. Not only does this drought-resistant grain require far less water and pesticide, but it's also highly nutritious. Perceptions a...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

12 September 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is seeing a bumper harvest in maize thanks to good weather this season, but also the government has been campaigning to get more farmers to grow maize and it also gave them subsidized fertilizer. It’s part of an...

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Nina Sparling

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12 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Eagle Bridge, a small-scale Hudson Valley slaughterhouse, works to bring non-feedlot, regional meats to New York City. While demand for sustainable meat products is growing, competition with national feedlot operation...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

11 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Haile Johnston and Tatiana Garcia Granados both grew up in homes where gardening, farming, and access to fresh produce were important. When they found out how much middlemen distributors in America profit from selling...

The Huffington Post

John Vidal

5 September 2018

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Around the world, farmers are turning to permaculture and agrodiversity to create higher yields than chemical fertilizer while also avoiding the negative effects of conventional farming's focus on monocrop. Although r...

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David Njagi

31 August 2018

Kerita, Kenya

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Climate change coupled with an increasing human population is reducing the amount of land that Kenya farmers are able to use for profitable crops. To get the most out of what's left of the arid land, many are turning ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Nellie Peyton

30 August 2018

Ghana

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In Ghana, cocoa trees are aging and producing lower yields, worrying the farmers who rely on the crop to make a living; the decreased yield is also presenting opportunity for agricultural reform to produce a more sust...

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...

News Deeply

Chhavi Sachdev

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23 August 2018

Panchiyasaal, Gujarat

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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...

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