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Mountain Independent

Amy Westervelt

28 November 2017

Tahoe City, California, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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Dubbed an agro-ecology center, Tahoe is embracing a different approach to food stability through teaching local residents how to grow food in alpine climates. By picking up food from local farmers and transporting the...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

11 September 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, and throughout the country, many people find themselves in "food deserts", or places where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is extremely limited. Black residents are addressing these issues via the cr...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Ben Henry

27 July 2017

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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While farmers’ markets popularity has increased in the last decade, the higher prices mitigate equal access to such provisions -- and, by extension, the health benefits. As a result, non-profits and farmers' markets a...

Boulder Daily Camera

Carah Wertheimer

7 June 2017

Lafayette, Colorado, United States

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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...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Cissokho Lassana

5 June 2017

Passy Kaymor, Kaolack, Senegal

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As climate change has brought rising temperatures and more frequent droughts to much of Africa, some communities in Senegal are finding ways to survive by adapting their agricultural practices. Medicinal plants can be...

Yes! Magazine

Melissa Hellmann

2 January 2017

Iola, Kansas, United States

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The small town of Iola, KS, and Allen County's GROW Council offer a case study of how local communities across this prairie state have worked to solve the absence of grocery stores in many rural areas. Through local r...

Grist

Nathanael Johnson

15 December 2016

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Unlike other countries suffering with an impoverished population, Costa Rica has not destroyed the environment while modernizing its economy. Costa Rica has created a coffee alliance, a collective effort between the g...

Roads & Kingdoms

Alec Jacobson

7 December 2016

San Juan Del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico

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The production of mezcal keeps increasing, drawing the attention of big liquor brands who want to invest in the mezcal market. Entrepreneurs in Mexico, are teaming up with rural farmers, their collaboration could pote...

OR Magazine

Erin Hampton

1 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Female farmers are working to close Oregon's gender gap in the agriculture industry. Communities like the OSU farm networks provide a forum where these women can share experiences.

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil, middlemen buy produce from small farmers at negligible prices to sell to the public school system for higher profits. A law requiring cities to buy 30 percent of their school meal budget from family farmers...

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