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20 October 2020
Under 800 Words
Those wacky waving inflatable tube men normally seen outside car dealerships may also have a dual purpose: stopping wild dingoes from killing livestock. Inspired by a similar attempt in Oregon, scientists tested the a...
14 October 2020
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
As climate changes causes seawater to flood land and increase the salt content in soil, farms in Scotland and the Netherlands are experimenting with using the saltwater to grow food. Seawater Solutions is growing crop...
2 October 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
For several years, the Urban Growers Collective in Illinois has been helping to bring and distribute healthy food to underresourced communities throughout Chicago by operating eight urban farms, but efforts have incre...
30 July 2020
Gandú, Bahia, Brazil
Ernst Götsch, an agronomist and cocoa farmer in Brazil, uses a different method of agriculture that could be more beneficial to small farmers. His method, known as syntropic agriculture, is an agroforestry system wher...
23 July 2020
New York, New York, United States
For environmental organization GrowNYC, their one-acre teaching farm on Governor’s Island became a victory garden for New Yorkers who aren’t having their basic needs met during the COVID-19 pandemic. While future land...
16 July 2020
In Zambia, where severe drought due to climate change has negatively affected agriculture, the Daughters of the Redeemer are practicing organic farming to feed hundreds of children and families whose basic needs are n...
24 May 2020
Monument Valley, Utah, United States
As a response to the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food supply chains, especially in remote parts of the Navajo Nation, the new “Seeds and Sheep” program is mailing seeds to families so they can gro...
6 May 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Fresh Start Farms is a program by the New Hampshire Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success that invites refugees in the state to apply their farming skills here in America to earn an income. Many of the refuge...
1 May 2020
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
A company called Mootral is studying whether changing a cattle’s diet could make the animals belch and flatulate less methane. They created a food supplement out of compounds from garlic, citrus, and other additives, ...
21 April 2020
Over 15 Minutes
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated challenges in food supply at an international scale, and one way to make food more accessible is to grow it locally. From hydroponics and aeroponics, where plants are grown in the...
15 April 2020
Palakkad, Kerala, India
The Kudumbashree Mission aims to encourage agrobiodiversity projects in India and empower women farmers. These projects revive traditional and sustainable farming practices called “panchakrishi.” So far, there are 192...
9 April 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
An innovative partnership between Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter, Grow Good, an urban farm, and the Salvation Army is bringing healthy food and cooking to a new audience in Los Angeles. People experiencing homelessn...
10 March 2020
The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States
Native American communities combat pervasive food insecurity with novel approaches to their Food Distribution Program which is a part of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The Spirit Lake Reservat...
7 March 2020
Iowa, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
A group of women called The Women, Food and Agriculture Network was founded in 1998 in Iowa to educate female landowners about land conservation and implementing sustainable practices on their farms. The group has hel...
25 February 2020
Kohima, Nagaland, India
By reviving millet farming, farming communities are adapting to climate change. In India, the Millet Farmers Group, organized by a women’s rights nonprofit, the North East Network (NEN), helps farmers cultivate millet...
18 January 2020
Lost Hills, California, United States
Owners of the Wonderful Company food conglomerate honed their philanthropic efforts on the community they saw had the most need—their own workers' families—by establishing charter schools to improve the quality of lif...
31 December 2019
New York, New York, United States
Cultivating a more diverse generation of farmers requires training and mentorship. In New York, GrowNYC’s FARMroots program trains new farmers of diverse backgrounds. The FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program offers cour...
27 November 2019
Salinas, California, United States
Farm incubators provide aspiring farmers with training, land, and access to business networks. Across the United States, organizations like California’s Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) are worki...
18 November 2019
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Over 40,000 U.S. schools take part in a program called Farm to School, which teaches students healthy eating habits through lessons in school gardens.
16 August 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...
Keith Anthony S. Fabro
1 June 2019
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 ...
20 May 2019
Fresno, California, United States
Under 800 Words
The Hmong Agriculture Radio Show airs weekly, broadcasting news about unique crops, health and safety practices, and funding opportunities for Hmong farmers in their native language. Since the 1990s, this show has bee...
16 May 2019
Maui, Hawaii, United States
Organizations like Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu are reintroducing small-scale farmers to breadfruit — a traditional Hawaiian starchy fruit that fell out of style following the rise of plantation farming and colonialism. Growers ar...
3 May 2019
Sungai Nibung, Indonesia
Offering ecosystems a short break from extractive practices can stave off environmental degradation and overfishing. In Indonesia, regions of the Nibung River are closed for several months to allow populations of fish...
12 April 2019
Boone County, Kentucky, United States
With the average age of the American farmer at 57.5 and the number of farmers over 65 outnumbering farmers under 35 by a factor of 6 to 1, many are worried about a severe shortage of ecologically-minded young farmers ...
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