Agriculture

    Agriculture- and Nutrition-Based Initiatives that Empower Rural Adolescent Girls

    Highlighting several initiatives in agriculture and nutrition to empower young women in rural economies

    Aquaculture: The New Source of Seafood in 2013

    Aquaculture has the potential to increase incomes, reduce malnutrition, and protect wild fish populations in developing regions.

    Are Earth Markets the New Farmers’ Markets?

    Producers who sell their goods in Earth Markets are smallholder and artisan farmers who are committed to charging reasonable prices for their products and engaging in fair labor treatment practices.

    Raising the Steaks: The High (and Rising) Costs of Meat

    The price of meat, particularly beef, will increase dramatically in the United States during 2013. These price spikes will likely affect not only what people eat at home, but also eventually how our meat is produced.

    Oregano: An Aromatic Antibiotic?

    Returning to more aromatic antibiotic alternatives, like oregano oil, might play a key part in quelling the growing resistance to drugs.

    Quinoa: Key to Global Food Security?

    Expanding cultivation of quinoa into more countries can help contribute to global food security for the planet’s nearly 1 billion hungry people.

    Ethiopian Land Reform Fostering Gender Equality and Economic Productivity

    The Ethiopian government has taken enormous steps in the past decade to protect a woman’s right to land ownership in the interest of bolstering national productivity

    Private Property: How Landowners Trespass on Migrant Workers’ Rights

    Making sure migrant workers have access to basic legal, health, and educational services is essential to creating a more balanced relationship between landowners and workers.

    Fracking Up Our Food System

    Farmland health is not currently a priority over the common practice of fracking as a new fuel source. This article explores what fracking is and what needs to be done to improve the health of our farmland.