Agriculture

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.

How a Land Trust in Iowa is Combatting Big Ag

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust secures affordable land for farmers so they can grow food sustainably for generations to come.

Second Helping Pilot Program Tests Potential for Domestic App-Based Farm Labor

The Second Helping pilot program by the World Wildlife Fund looks to connect food banks to farm surplus with the help of a new gig-labor force.

Niman Ranch Event Highlights Resilience vs. Efficiency in the Food System

In the panel “Resilience vs. Efficiency,” moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, author Michael Pollan, Niman Ranch’s Paul Willis, and Tanka’s Bar Dawn Sherman discuss what resilience looks like in the food system today.

National Black Farmers’ Association Calls For Boycott Against John Deere

The National Black Farmers’ Association President John Boyd call for boycotts against John Deere for having “little respect for black farmers.”

New on the Podcast: Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh explain how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are exposing food workers’ rights abuses. They discuss the protections food workers urgently need.

An Online Platform is Enabling Farmers to Deliver Straight to Consumers

MilkRun, a Portland, Oregon-based company is supporting small, local farmers by enabling them to sell produce safely and directly to consumers’ homes. Founded by farmer and entrepreneur Julia Niiro, MilkRun is an online platform that lets farmers set their own…

Building Community and Sustainable Food Systems in Bayview, CA

A new urban farm in Bayview-Hunters Point is working with the community to address food security and climate change.

Women are Creating Solutions to the Hunger Crisis

Women are disproportionately impacted by natural disasters and public health crises. Despite this, food systems solutions often fail to address gender equity. On the podcast, Dani talks about the essential role women play in building a better food system.

15 Organizations and Initiatives Helping to Save the Bees

Contributing author: Leslie Brooks More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Through their pollination, bees not only promote biodiversity, but also secure our food supply.  But one in…