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Daniel Gordon

20 June 2019

Bogotá, Colombia

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Growing flowers and plants in fields where cows graze leads to a healthier diet, larger cows, more enriched soil, and less methane emitted into the atmosphere. About 4000 farmers have received funding to transform the...

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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...

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Deonna Anderson

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30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

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Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

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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. ...

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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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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...

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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...

NPR

Shana Clarke

6 March 2019

Turner, Oregon, United States

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Grape growers and winemakers in Oregon recently worked together after a fire burned thousands of acres of land. After contracts were turned down due to smoke taint of the grapes, the Oregon Solidarity project was form...

Reuters

Sebastien Malo

12 February 2019

Demika, Ethiopia

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Many herders are adapting to climate change by adopting farming. In the wake of severe droughts in recent years, herding communities in Ethiopia have expressed increasing interest in farming as a way to secure additio...

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Daniyar Serikov

2 January 2019

Isfara, Tajikistan

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Many farmers in Tajikistan are transitioning from Soviet-era monoculture to agroforestry, a method that more closely mimics natural ecosystems. While the farms are small, many payoffs--good income, diverse crops, robu...

The Christian Science Monitor

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Laurent Belsie

28 December 2018

Iowa, United States

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After decades of planting almost solely corn and soybeans, across the Midwest and Plains, farmers are trying new methods to restore nutrients and replenish their soils. Methods like no-till farming, growing diverse co...

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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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Sonali Prasad

5 December 2018

Rayagada, India

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As many Indian tribes have struggled with land ravaged by government-subsidized monoculture, the Dongrias, a traditional Indian tribe, have found success by bringing back long-lost seeds. This practice benefits soil ...

Village Square

Jency Samuel

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30 November 2018

Tharangambadi, India

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In coastal Tamil Nadu, farmers are using traditional techniques to combat salinity and drought conditions. Farmers caution that as sea levels rise and the climate changes, traditional practices and organic farming wil...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Knott

16 November 2018

Ghana

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High tech innovations are making agriculture more productive while creating skilled jobs. In Ghana, tech startups like Acquah Aviation and TROTRO Tractor offer technology-sharing services to farmers. With urbanization...

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...

Logic Magazine

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...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

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, Kenya

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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...

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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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, India

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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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