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BBC

Angela Saini

22 October 2017

Karnataka, India

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Farmers play a vital role in the health of people around the world, yet often are not financially compensated in a sustainable way to survive. Entrepreneurs in India are attempting to shift this reality by introducing...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Rachel Cramer

6 October 2017

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Appalachia, a region put on the map due to coal mining, is now facing a time of declining coal mining jobs. As this persists, however, there is slowly growing movement to turn to hemp farming as a way to bring both j...

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Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

High Country News

Krista Langlois

18 September 2017

Homer, Alaska, United States

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Historically, farming has been very difficult in Alaska, making certain food products very expensive, and leading to a lack of locally grown food. However, due to climate change and new technology, farming is increasi...

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

25 July 2017

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Drought in Madagascar grows worse each year as its minimal public infrastructure and extensive poverty slow efforts by the UN and various NGOs for food and water distribution. But in recognizing the severity of the cy...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

24 July 2017

Mongolia

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Mongolia’s nomadic, pastoral families are banding together to strengthen their resilience in the face of climate change. With their economic livelihoods dependent on livestock production, they feel the effects of warm...

Inc. Magazine

Kevin J. Ryan

14 June 2017

New Jersey, United States

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Farming uses 70 percent of all freshwater consumed and only allows the recycling of about half of that after use. With water scarcity on the rise, a company called AeroFarms has developed a new method of farming that ...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

Ndoni Khanyile

6 June 2017

South Africa

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As climate change continues to advance, its impact on farmlands has become more pronounced and increasingly devastating. Farmers and researchers in both South Africa and Nepal are working towards solutions to problems...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Julia Laurie

23 May 2017

Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

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Increasing salinization of water sources and droughts as a result of climate change have threatened traditional agricultural practices in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. But The International Union for the Conservation o...

Edie Newsroom

Matt Mace

19 May 2017

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is finding creative ways to simultaneously address renewable energy needs and waste disposal. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants are utilizing chicken manure from farms and coffee grounds to creat...

Christian Science Monitor

Tom A. Peter

16 April 2017

Samso, Denmark

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Samsø, a small island in Denmark, has done what no other city has reached; energy independence. People on the island use a combination of wind, solar, and biomass, energy. How is such a large feat accomplished? Local ...

Forbes

Nish Acharya

27 March 2017

Bengaluru, India

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Fresh Harvest farms is the first foray into social enterprise and agriculture by revolutionary consulting firm Innovation Alchemy. It reflects a positive and growing trend in the professional services community to dir...

Ensia

Laura Routh

20 February 2017

United States

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The cotton industry is turning to a wide variety of innovations such as remote sensing, water regulation, no-till methods etc. in order to combat the varied and complex impacts climate change is having on it.

News Deeply

Priyanka Borpujari

18 January 2017

Canton Las Limas, Chalatenango, El Salvador

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When Maria Lidia Guardado learned that a Canadian mining company was drilling on her land, she educated herself. Through her new found knowledge she learned her rights, and led her community in a nonviolent effort to ...

Ensia

Kristin Ohlson

5 December 2016

Kansas, United States

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Regenerative farming practices such as cover crops can be environmentally friendly and financially profitable. But federal crop insurance rules and certain characteristics of the agriculture industry have prevented fa...

KNME-PBS

Sarah Gustavus Lim

18 November 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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In this episode of New Mexico in Focus, we examine the economic impact of medical cannabis in rural communities in our latest report for Small Towns, Big Change. Producer Sarah Gustavus also looks at the potential imp...

High Country News

Brian Calvert

15 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A number of problems continue to challenge rural agriculture in the western United States. These include connecting people who grow the food with the people that need to eat the food, food waste worsening greenhouse g...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

5 September 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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Two brothers in rural Colorado use cover crops - crops grown to decompose into the soil in order to improve water retention - to cut back on excess water and synthetic fertilizer use on their potato farm. Despite high...

Citizen Matters

Kate Clark

1 September 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...

The Guardian

Cathy Watson

3 August 2016

Mekelle, Ethiopia

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Environmental refugees in Ethiopia flee their country because there are no jobs without healthy land. A group of former refugees have returned to Ethiopia with a business venture in Gergera to improve the land by regr...

IndiaSpend

Deepa Padmanaban

26 July 2016

Karnataka, India

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By calling a toll-free number, villagers in India can receive help for filing claims after human-animal conflicts like an elephant stomping on their crops or a tiger killing cattle. The service, known as Wild Seve, op...

NDTV (New Delhi TV)

Siddharth Ranjan Das

23 May 2016

Dedla, India

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Indian farmers frequently struggle with cheap ways to store their produce. A new kind of low-cost onion storage facility, built by 19-year-old farmer Rohit Patel, may eventually come to the rescue of onion farmers acr...

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

TakePart

Samantha Cowan

2 October 2015

Burkina Faso

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By supporting small-scale female farmers, Groundswell International, an NGO, is diversifying diets and combating food insecurity in countries in West Africa.

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

30 September 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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Immigrants from Laos farming in California are using traditional knowledge and small-scale farming to make farming economically viable. While Hmong farmers face cultural challenges, they are looking to sustain and exp...

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