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21 August 2020
Ronan, Montana, United States
By collaborating with other businesses, nonprofits, and institutions, food processing enterprises in Montana are expanding the local supply chain to keep food in the state. The Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center ...
31 March 2020
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Farms in Southwest Florida are facing a decline in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing restaurants and farmer's markets to close and social distancing to be mandated. To stay afloat, some farmers are "addin...
9 March 2020
Florida, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Fair Food Program, which educates and empowers farmworkers to report on-the-job sexual harassment, has all but eliminated sexual assaults at participating farms in an industry that otherwise is known for vast powe...
15 January 2019
Nairobi Area, Kenya
Food loss in sub-Saharan Africa is a common occurrence, due to the unreliability of brokers that sell the farmers produce, but groups throughout the region are fighting against this. From cooling systems that allow pr...
3 October 2018
Throughout the United States, farmer co-ops are gaining popularity as a means to share work and resources with fellow small farms with the goal of keeping rural communities alive. Although this model can look slightly...
14 August 2018
Central African Republic
Hundreds of millions of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa live on a mere two dollars per day, making it difficult to not only support themselves and their family, but also stay relevant in a market that requires expensive...
7 August 2018
Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada
Canada is quickly approaching a farming shortage, as elder farmers look to retire from the practice with no succession plan in place for future generations. Yarrow Ecovillage, a land-sharing project, may be the answer...
2 August 2018
Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States
Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...
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...
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...
11 April 2018
In India, 15 farmers are piloting a program that utilizes greenhouses to grow crops that would otherwise perish in the unpredictable climate. The income generated from this capability is allowing families to pay for t...
28 March 2018
Waianae, Hawaii, United States
An impoverished corner of Hawaii may not sound like the foundation of a successful agriculture endeavor, but local youth have proved otherwise. MA'O translating into youth food garden aims to show college-aged youth a...
18 February 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Canada is paving the way in marine solutions, but they didn't get there without failure first. After decades of overfishing, the country is experimenting with a sustainable commercial fishing catch-share system that h...
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
Missoula, Montana, United States
Over 3000 Words
Despite a boom in the economy for Montana, not all are feeling the impact equally. In rural Missoula, farmers are struggling to find ways to preserve their land as developers move to build on the rich soil the farmers...
The GroundTruth Project
12 December 2017
Scandia, Minnesota, United States
Sustainable agriculture and farming is on the rise on a national level, but it's not often so simple to get into the practice, especially for those that are new to the U.S. A farmer training program based in Washingto...
8 December 2017
Investment in African agriculture has wide-ranging impact because the industry provides 60 percent of employment in the continent. Injaro, founded by an investment banker, is a private equity fund that seeks to invest...
4 December 2017
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
We rarely think of Female Genital Mutilation, which is the total or partial removal of the external female genitalia, as an economic practice. It’s often thought of in cultural terms. However, that’s exactly what Sele...
7 June 2017
Lafayette, Colorado, United States
After taking a year off, the Lafayette Farmers Market in Colorado is back in action and piloting a new type of incentive program that is based on guaranteed-minimum sales for participating farmers. A first of its kind...
18 January 2017
Canton Las Limas, Chalatenango, El Salvador
When Maria Lidia Guardado learned that a Canadian mining company was drilling on her land, she educated herself. Through her new found knowledge she learned her rights, and led her community in a nonviolent effort to ...
23 November 2016
When unexpected weather patterns began affecting crops in Kenya, the Government of the Makueni region provided a group of local leaders with weather information, through text messages, to distribute to the community t...
The Taos News
6 September 2016
Taos, New Mexico, United States
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.
5 September 2015
Not all reality shows focus on the lives of the rich and famous. Female Food Heroes, is a Tanzanian reality show in which female farmers compete against each other for a grand prize. Ultimately, it’s not just about th...
18 November 2014
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastoral...
17 July 2014
With youth no longer joining the agriculture workforce at the same rate or volume as they were historically, food systems are struggling to keep pace with need. Prioritizing the efficiency of supply chains and food se...
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