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18 February 2016
Over the last two years, six seedbanks have been established in five villages in Odisha, India, with 72 men and women conserving 50 varieties of fibre and food crops seeds. This is a much needed shot in the arm for th...
10 February 2016
Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.
31 May 2015
Chaina, Punjab, India
As India's government promotes organic exports, farmers in Punjab have non-economic reasons for avoiding pesticides: Their health.
24 April 2015
In India, many farmers, especially women farmers, have transitioned to organic farming. While it requires a serious set of skills and knowledge, organic farming increases yields and decreases costs by eliminating the ...
12 December 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...
16 June 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
The creation, support and development of farmers' markets around the United States lends itself to the economic empowerment of women and minority growers. From Seattle to Philadelphia, these small public markets make ...
16 February 2013
The System of Root Intensification (SRI) method resulted in dramatically high yields from one Indian village. The system centers on a "less is more" approach and results in higher yields—without the use of GMOs. The i...
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