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FastCompany

Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

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. In Detroit, Black residents are addressing these issue...

IRIN

Cissokho Lassana

5 June 2017

Passy Kaymor, Kaolack, Senegal

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As climate change has brought rising temperatures and more frequent droughts to much of Africa, some communities in Senegal are finding ways to survive by adapting their agricultural practices. Medicinal plants can be...

Ensia

Laura Routh

20 February 2017

United States

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The cotton industry is turning to a wide variety of innovations such as remote sensing, water regulation, no-till methods etc. in order to combat the varied and complex impacts climate change is having on it.

The Christian Science Monitor

Zack Colman

12 February 2017

Ait Hssaine, Morocco

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Morocco is one of countless regions around the planet facing the challenges of climate change - as rivers dry up and temperatures increase, the livelihoods of millions stand at risk. But the country may serve as an ex...

Grist

Nathanael Johnson

15 December 2016

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Unlike other countries suffering with an impoverished population, Costa Rica has not destroyed the environment while modernizing its economy. Costa Rica has created a coffee alliance, a collective effort between the g...

Ensia

Kristin Ohlson

5 December 2016

Kansas, United States

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Regenerative farming practices such as cover crops can be environmentally friendly and financially profitable. But federal crop insurance rules and certain characteristics of the agriculture industry have prevented fa...

KNME-TV - New Mexico PBS

Sarah Gustavus

18 November 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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In this episode of New Mexico in Focus, we examine the economic impact of medical cannabis in rural communities in our latest report for Small Towns, Big Change. Producer Sarah Gustavus also looks at the potential imp...

High Country News

Brian Calvert

15 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A number of problems continue to challenge rural agriculture in the western United States. These include connecting people who grow the food with the people that need to eat the food, food waste worsening greenhouse g...

WNYC

Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

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In the United States, minors are often tried and sentenced as adults, leading to traumatizing circumstances and high recidivism. In Germany, minors cannot be tried as adults and are put in prisons that double as farms...

Take Part

Kyle Dickman

7 October 2016

Ohio, United States

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Flu's are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narrowly mis...

The Conversation

Rachel Bezner Kerr

21 September 2016

Malawi, Africa

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Farming can exacerbate climate change because it contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, but it is also an industry in serious danger from climate change. The Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology project...

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.

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

5 September 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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To develop the next generation of producers, the Young Farmers Coalition non-profit is now pushing Congress and individual state legislatures to take a big step: forgiving farmers’ student loans.

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

3 September 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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A group of agriculture producers think new, low-cost growing techniques, high-value crops and an increased interest in local produce offer solutions to New Mexico’s food struggles.

CitizenMatters.in

Kate Clark

1 September 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...

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...

Ensia

Rowan Jacobson

19 July 2016

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Israel experienced extreme drought a few years ago and its water supply was very low. National campaigns to install desalination plants have helped Israel turnaround its inadequate water supply into a surplus. The wat...

Quartz

Lily Kuo

22 June 2016

Ghana

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For the last 700 years women in Ghana and Liberia have been using a valuable farming technique that modern-day agronomists have only recently figured out. It transforms depleted soil into "enduringly fertile" farmland.

Devex

Catherine Cheney

9 June 2016

Bihar, India

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With climate changes causing extreme fluctuations in the weather, agricultural conditions and small farming operations are suffering around the world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded research and init...

The Taos News

JR Logan

27 May 2016

Talpa, New Mexico, United States

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Farmers and land owners in the Rio Grande del Rancho region are using a collaborative, community-based approach fostered by acequias to ensure better sharing of water resources in times of scarcity.

High Country News

Paige Blankenbuehler

26 May 2016

Centre, Colorado, United States

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An over-taxed basin in Colorado is getting its water use under control through the sub-district project, an innovative user-led solution for solving water problems.

New Delhi TV

Siddharth Ranjan Das

23 May 2016

Dedla, India

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Indian farmers frequently struggle with cheap ways to store their produce. A new kind of low-cost onion storage facility, built by 19-year-old farmer Rohit Patel, may eventually come to the rescue of onion farmers acr...

The Tennessean

Jamie McGee

23 May 2016

Gressier, Haiti

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Middle Tennessee nonprofit KORE Foundation is combating poverty in rural Haiti with the help of chickens.

Wyoming Public Radio

Melodie Edwards

20 May 2016

Bondurant, Wyoming, United States

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Growing wolf populations in Wyoming are forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make hard decisions about culling the endangered species in order to preserve local wildlife and livestock.

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