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2 October 2021
Some Nigerian farmers are combating the harmful effects of climate change by turning towards more sustainable farming like greenhouse farming, integrated agriculture, sack or bag farming, and hydroponic farming. Altho...
29 August 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated hunger and malnutrition of vulnerable children by crippling livelihoods and orphaning children. Two communities have responded by donating land solely devoted to growing crops to ...
25 June 2021
Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Tierra Fertil Coop in Henderson County, North Carolina is helping the Latino community in the area grow their own food. Residents are able to keep what they grow at no cost, tend to their gardens and build community. ...
Rwanda News Agency
11 June 2021
A comprehensive initiative to reduce stunting in children caused by malnutrition and poverty is seeing positive results in Rwanda. The government has provided food, frequent health assessments, and has also encouraged...
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In the U.S., a movement of Black farmers is trying to reclaim their legacy as agrarians. Only 1.7 percent of farms were run by Black farmers according to the U.S. Census of Agriculture. Black farmers are forming colle...
12 February 2021
Wales’ One Planet Development Policy allows people to live a more sustainable lifestyle by using only the resources on the land where they reside. For one family, they get their electricity from their own solar array,...
26 November 2020
Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
In the face of climate change, the nonprofit SABALA is working with nearly 2,000 women farmers in India to participate in millet farming, which can also strengthen community food security and empower women. Using trad...
24 November 2020
Denver, Colorado, United States
Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a viable livestock option for people who want to engage in urban farming. Cities across the United States — like Phoenix, Austin, Pittsburgh, and San Diego — are making it easier to keep go...
South Dakota News Watch
24 November 2020
South Dakota, United States
A band of farmers in South Dakota are reviving “heritage turkeys,” an ancient breed of turkeys that went nearly extinct in the 1990s. There can be a learning curve and upfront costs when working with heritage turkeys,...
19 November 2020
Hood River, Oregon, United States
The Raíces Cooperative Farm in Hood River, Oregon provides Spanish-speaking community members "a place to grow food," learn from one another about farming practices and develop leadership skills. “Through Raíces, I be...
16 October 2020
Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States
In a rural town in Wisconsin, a pilot project that hinges on micro-agriculture is bringing fresh produce to residents who do not have easy access to healthy, affordable food. The project, which has now partnered with ...
13 October 2020
Tamil Nadu, India
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A grassroots organization in Tamil Nadu, India has helped women farmers throughout the region to create "small informal farming groups" so that they can collectively lease land for their agriculture businesses. This c...
11 October 2020
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Thousands of small farmers moved onto homesteads in Los Angeles County in the 1940s and transformed the area into one of the most productive agricultural hubs in the United States. If the Hawaiian government could sha...
2 October 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
For several years, the Urban Growers Collective in Illinois has been helping to bring and distribute healthy food to underresourced communities throughout Chicago by operating eight urban farms, but efforts have incre...
25 September 2020
Lebanon is going through an economic crisis. According to the UN, more than half of the population is experiencing poverty. Some people are finding that the solution to their economic problems is farming. Multiple ini...
25 August 2020
Thottampatti, Tamil Nadu, India
The Women’s Collective is a nonprofit that works with more than 10,000 subsistence farmers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to promote food security using millets, a crop resilient to drought and climate change. For ...
21 July 2020
Michigan, United States
Food bartering helps families during times of food insecurity, which is often exacerbated by crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Families with lower incomes have bartered for food for a long time but the pandemic ha...
10 March 2020
The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States
Native American communities combat pervasive food insecurity with novel approaches to their Food Distribution Program which is a part of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The Spirit Lake Reservat...
25 February 2020
Old Harbor, Alaska, United States
Over 3000 Words
An initiative called the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research is the state’s first coordinated testing effort to ensure that harvesters are not selling shellfish that contain paralytic shellfish poisoning. The progr...
28 January 2020
Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...
8 January 2020
Adapting to climate change requires innovation in farming techniques. In Bangladesh, farmers are switching from cultivating crops to fishing. They are employing adaptive practices such as raising fish in cages, shrimp...
Indiana Environmental Reporter
4 December 2019
Orleans, Indiana, United States
Small farmers in Indiana are working together to "manage the spaces they share, and to use those resources to improve their community by growing healthy food, and distributing that food to the people around them." Alt...
13 November 2019
Kooskia, Idaho, United States
In Kooskia, a rural area in Idaho, local farmers are finding success in working with residents to make sure produce is being used to its fullest. From using the leftover apple chunks from cider-making to feed livestoc...
5 November 2019
New Mexico, United States
Over 15 Minutes
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...
26 October 2019
Cuetzalán, Puebla, Mexico
A collection of remote villages in Mexico have banded together to create "a union of cooperatives that is achieving food sovereignty through agroecology." Their efforts started in the 1990s, when corporations were loo...
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