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Mongabay

Claire Baker-Munton

26 December 2019

Pursat, Cambodia

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In Cambodia, farming bats has provided a new way to fertilize crops and could potentially help decrease the presence of dengue fever-infested mosquitoes. Although definitive research is yet lacking about the impact of...

Comstock's Magazine

Sena Christian

17 December 2019

Guinda, California, United States

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Drastic solutions to climate change tend not to pan out (like trying to get everyone to stop eating meat), but careful adaptation is making real progress. In California, many smaller-scale farms are trying out new met...

Politico

Helena Bottemiller Evich

9 December 2019

United States

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As the agriculture industry faces crop and profit loss due to catastrophic weather events, many farmers and ranchers are being catalysts for conversations with politicians, scientists, and environmental groups about h...

The Guardian

Dan Collyns

29 November 2019

Cusco, Peru

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Climate change is impacting many crops and farmlands, but potato farmers in the Peruvian Andes are experimenting with genetic strains to diversify potatoes to help safeguard the vegetable for further climate changes. ...

Ensia

Jennifer Hattam

22 November 2019

Mardin, Turkey

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The Turkish organization, Living Soil, Local Seed, is working with Turkish women and Syrian refugees to help rebuild and diversify the local agricultural system that was once thriving. Using local knowledge and survey...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

7 November 2019

Bennett, Colorado, United States

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Emerald Garden farm in Colorado is a microgreens hydroponic farming operation that is using a comprehensive approach toward conducting business. From experimenting with new practices to reduce food waste to diversifyi...

99% Invisible

Rose Eveleth

5 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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The chili pepper industry is infamous in New Mexico; however many local farmers who rely on this crop for their livelihood are finding it difficult to find field workers. One possible solution is turning to technology...

Civil Eats

Nathan Beacom

15 October 2019

Ames, Iowa, United States

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Farmers in Iowa have been experimenting with native prairie crops – using native plant species as buffers on farmlands – in an effort to bring more pollination, soil health, water quality preservation, and carbon sequ...

NPR

Debbie Elliott

3 October 2019

Albany, Georgia, United States

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The New Communities Land Trust was created in the 1960s as a way to build power and equity for and among African Americans in Georgia. The Trust works with Black farmers on many different levels, including helping the...

Devex

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

2 October 2019

Arvaikheer, Mongolia

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Herders in Mongolia have resorted to cooperative shared funds to keep their pastures afloat, a sign of a slow tilt towards greater collaboration and trust in the area. The shared funds act as a way for herders to borr...

The Innovator

Randy Mueller

1 October 2019

Petersburg, New York, United States

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The online Reparations for Black-Indigenous Farmers map connects farmers across the United States in an effort to support those who have been historically oppressed. Those who participate voluntarily pay reparations t...

Things That Work Uganda

Christine Kabazira

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...

Bloomberg

Leila Hussain

Menglin Huang

29 July 2019

Holland, Netherlands

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As the world population increases and resources decrease, researchers across many countries are focusing on utilizing technology to make food production more efficient. From optimizing photosynthesis to enhancing plan...

Spore

Justus Wanzala

4 June 2019

Kenya

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Off-grid cold storage options reduce food waste. Farmers in eastern Kenya are benefitting from the use of solar-powered cold storage units offered by Solar Freeze, a Kenyan agri-tech company. Farmers can use an app to...

The New York Times

Sarah Maslin

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...

BBC

Daniel Gordon

20 May 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 4,000 farmers have received funding to transform th...

Iowa Public Radio

Kate Payne

20 May 2019

Jewell, Iowa, United States

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As a response to global climate change, many are turning to farming and agricultural practices as a response. Plants are able to bring carbon dioxide into soil, where some is stored, reducing the overall amount in the...

Harvest Public Media

Madelyn Beck

20 May 2019

Illinois, United States

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From small farms to the larger, agriculture industry, changes are being made to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas being emitted into the air. With methane emissions considered one of the top worst greenhouse gasses ...

KCET-TV

Raisa Scriabine

16 May 2019

Pixley, California, United States

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After California passed new regulations mandating that the dairy industry needs to mitigate the amount of methane emissions produced from cows, some farms like Airoso Dairy are adopting new technologies to do the job....

Berkeley Science Review

Casey Smith

11 May 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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The Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley has spent over a decade collecting data about native Californian bees who regularly interact with humans so that they can share their findings to help farmers improve production. The l...

NPR

Lauren Sommer

2 May 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 to the soil. Doing so not only cleans the air, but helps the soil and...

High Country News

Marcello Rossi

2 May 2019

California, United States

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California has been leading the way in what is becoming an increasingly popular response to climate change: carbon farming. The practice reabsorbs carbon that’s in the air, into the soil, and can be achieved through m...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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 ...

OZY

Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

Vietnam

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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. ...

Bitterroot

Kimberly Cauvel

19 April 2019

Eureka, Montana, United States

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The gray wolf was on the Endangered Species list when they were first reintroduced to the West in 1995, and although they have made an impressive comeback, there is now a debate between ranchers and environmentalists ...

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