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Mongabay

Deusdedit Ruhangariyo

5 December 2018

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

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In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where 54 percent of the world's mountain gorillas reside, NGOs and locals are combining efforts to stem human-gorilla conflict. By funneling tourism dollars into communit...

Daily O

Ankita Anand

30 November 2018

Sunam, Punjab, India

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In Punjab's Sangrur district, some farmers are choosing to mulch rather than burn crop residue. The benefits of mulching are two-fold: increased soil health and reduced air pollution. But a lot of growers in the area ...

Mongabay

Daniyar Serikov

13 November 2018

Faizobod, Tajikistan

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To restore degraded lands in Tajikistan, farmers are turning to agroforestry, a traditional cropping method that more closely mimics natural systems. An estimated 45 gigatons of carbon is sequestered by agroforestry s...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Winsome Denyer

29 October 2018

New South Wales, Australia

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Natural Sequence Farming is the process of restoring a landscape's original hydration processes by "reading the landscape and tapping into the land's natural system of self-rehydration," – and it's helping Mulloon Cre...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Corey Hawk

19 September 2018

Camp Verde, Arizona, United States

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Swapping out water-intensive crops for barley alleviates demand on rivers like the Salt and Verde, which supply Phoenix, Arizona. A collaboration between the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and farmers...

Nation Africa

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...

India Climate Dialogue

Hiren Kumar Bose

17 September 2018

Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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In the arid Karnataka region of India, millet is largely replacing rice as a staple crop. Not only does this drought-resistant grain require far less water and pesticide, but it's also highly nutritious. Perceptions a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

11 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Haile Johnston and Tatiana Garcia Granados both grew up in homes where gardening, farming, and access to fresh produce were important. When they found out how much middlemen distributors in America profit from selling...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

5 September 2018

Dufur, Oregon, United States

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In the town of Dufur, Oregon, local residents have been acting as firefighters to protect their fields and homes, using farming equipment to bury dry vegetation and tanks of water to put out the flames. While this has...

Christian Science Monitor

Nellie Peyton

30 August 2018

Ghana

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In Ghana, cocoa trees are aging and producing lower yields, worrying the farmers who rely on the crop to make a living; the decreased yield is also presenting opportunity for agricultural reform to produce a more sust...

NationSwell

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

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...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

21 August 2018

Guatemala

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Much of Guatemala's lands have been degraded due to a consistently burgeoning industrial market for palm oil and cattle farming. As a company that makes makeup using a variety of plants, beauty corporation Lush has co...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

16 August 2018

Niger

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With climate change altering the realities of farming, small-scale farmers in Niger are doing their part to nurture the growth of local gao trees. As a tree that sheds its leaves in the rainy season and naturally fert...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Karen Dillon

10 August 2018

Topeka, Kansas, United States

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Western Kansas' finite Ogallala aquifer is the bedrock of an agricultural region that accounts for 10 percent of Kansas' economy. But thanks to decades of over-drafting for irrigation, the aquifer is on track to run d...

The Tyee

Erin Ward

7 August 2018

Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada

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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...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Nicole Erwin

3 August 2018

Kentucky, United States

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For landowners living in close to proximity to the Mississippi River, this means continuously facing the impacts of unexpected flooding. The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program offers the farmers on these lands the op...

The Washington Post

Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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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...

NPR

Aaron Scott

9 July 2018

Touchet, Washington, United States

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Approximately twenty-five percent of the United State's alfalfa seed is produced in Walla Walla County, Washington, thanks in part to farmers successfully cultivating a unique working relationship with the region's na...

Yes! Magazine

Leilani Clark

2 July 2018

Paicines, California, United States

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Churches across the U.S. own a staggering amount of land that often goes unused and untended. FaithLands is an intersectional group of church leaders who are seeking to encourage churches to parcel off some of this la...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Down To Earth

Leopold Obi

1 June 2018

Nakuru, Kenya

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Motivated by crop devastation from a severe drought, farmers in parts of Kenya took action to prevent a similar event from impacting them in the future. Working together, these small-scale farmers implemented conserva...

KSJD

Cara Pallone

29 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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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...

KSJD

Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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When faced with a water shortage due to the lack of snowfall and rain in the region, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe had to get creative in order to improve irrigation methods for their ranch and farm. Although not without...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

28 April 2018

Uganda

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The fall armyworm has caused problems for farmers throughout Uganda for the past several years. To combat the issue, a number of scientific and rudimentary practices have been developed for farmers to implement into t...

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