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Robin Lloyd

7 July 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to...

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Alexis Allison

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3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

The New York Times

Michele Bigley

3 July 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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Through collective action and informed practices, such as promoting grazing in vineyards, residents in fire-ravaged communities build a more resilient future. Across California’s wine region, locals have begun to reor...

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Katie Pyzyk

2 July 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Creating and supporting local food systems requires public-private partnerships in urban planning. Across the United States, nonprofit organizations like Trees Atlanta in Georgia successfully work with cities to opera...

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Megan Burks

20 June 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Food trucks have taken much of the United States by storm, but now the concept is being applied to helping keep children well nourished during summer months when school is out. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agricul...

The Denver Channel

Kumasi Aaron

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7 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Across America, there is a food insecurity problem that increasingly impacts children as they head into summer breaks from school. To address the gap that is created during this time, a school district in Denver, Colo...

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Keith Anthony S. Fabro

1 June 2019

Palawan, Philippines

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Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...

The New York Times

Sarah Maslin

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27 May 2019

Ghana

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New “agripreneurs” are trying to bring high-tech, business-driven farming practices to Ghana, while also attempting to shift the prevailing norm that a career in farming is not equivalent to “success.” This comes in t...

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Daniel Gordon

21 May 2019

Colombia

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In Colombia, four thousand farmers have received foreign aid money as part of a pilot program to adapt their cattle farms. This program funds farmers to switch their cattle’s diets from traditional grass grazing to fl...

The New York Times

Amy Thomas

14 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Brigaid trains professional chefs to run school cafeterias around the U.S. with the aim of providing healthier, cost-effective options for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. While students in the Bronx an...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

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7 May 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit Food Academy brings together local educators, chefs, and business owners to teach youth and young adults in the city business and entrepreneurship skills through cooking lessons and opportunities. The prog...

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Chelsea Wald

6 May 2019

Surabaya, Indonesia

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In Surabaya, Indonesia, an unusual approach to composting is helping reduce waste. BSF technology is short for “black soldier fly,” a type of maggot that devours organic waste. Once it grows, it acts as a food source ...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

2 May 2019

El Segundo, California, United States

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Food company Beyond Meat recently went public - a business success to be sure, but more than that, it is a reflection that environmentally-friendly meat alternatives have achieved more widespread appeal. The environme...

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Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

Vietnam

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Community-based monitoring and communication systems allow farmers to monitor environmental threats in real time. Volatile weather patters have caused spikes in salinity, caused when there is an influx of salt water. ...

The Guardian

Matthew Taylor

24 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Governments, UN officials, and climate experts alike are ringing the alarm bells of growing soil degradation around the world. But a new agricultural movement is tackling this challenge head on. Instead of the centuri...

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Lauren Sommer

22 April 2019

Modesto, California, United States

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California’s Healthy Soils Initiative is providing funding for farmers across the state to grow cover crops that will help move carbon from the air into the soil. Doing so not only cleans the air, but helps the soil a...

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Lauren Sommer

22 April 2019

California, United States

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Richer soil not only retains more water and minerals, it also trap carbon from the atmosphere absorbed by plants. As California works to meet its carbon neutral goal, the state is enlisting farmers in its climate chan...

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Paul Brinkmann

18 April 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Robots are the newest way to improve efficiency of agriculture in the context of an aging immigrant population of fruit pickers, specifically in the strawberry industry. Harvest CROO is the company behind the robot Be...

Civil Eats

Marianne Messina

16 April 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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As the number of women in agriculture grows, a group of female farmers in Wisconsin participate in a networking cooperative called In Her Boots. Starting as a 12-person potluck, members of In Her Boots now come from m...

Washington Post

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Brent Cunningham

10 April 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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After gaining attention in 2008 for having an obesity crisis, the city of Huntington, West Virginia started making slow and steady changes that have culminated into positive changes in the community's overall health. ...

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Dan Hancox

5 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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An organization in London called the Participatory City Foundation funds projects and initiatives that give local control to residents and inspire economic and social equity. One such project, "Every One, Every Day,"a...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

28 March 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pittsburgh-based nonprofit 412 Food Rescue is saving food from landfills and feeding those in need by getting produce, with minor bruises or almost past sell-by dates, into the hands of food insecure people. The organ...

Yes! Magazine

Lisa Beach

27 March 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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A teen-run farmer's market in Parramore, a low-income neighborhood of Orlando, gets children off the streets and into the garden. As a branch of the neighborhood's Kidz Zone program, the farmer's market brings fresh f...

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Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

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