Agriculture

Science Forum 2013: Nutrition, Health and Agricultural Research

CGIAR’s third biennial Science Forum focuses on the links between nutrition, health and agriculture. The event will be held in Bonn, Germany in September 2013.

CommonWealth Urban Farms Gives Old Space New Life

An Oklahoma City organization, CommonWealth Urban Farms is striving to make its hometown a more sustainable place through its initiatives in urban agriculture.

California’s Full Belly Farm Proving That Organic Family Farms Can Also Be Profitable

Full Belly Farm is an innovative example of a small farming enterprise that has pioneered the use of organic agriculture and agricultural diversity.

Algal Blooms Continue to Threaten Lake Erie Ecosystem

The extreme algal blooms in Lake Erie have been growing increasingly since 2011. This is due to both climate change and farming practices.

Food Hero Series: Rose Karimi, Women Going Green

Rose Karimi developed Women Going Green, a project aimed at improving climate change adaptation and food security for smallholder women coffee farmers in Kenya.

BCFN YES! 2012 Finalist Profile: Wahyu Wijaya

BCFN YES! finalist, Wahyu Wijaya’s seeks a process to turn microalgae into a food ingredient high in nutrition and low on environmental impact.

BCFN YES! 2012 Finalist Profile: Katarzyna Dembska

BCFN YES! Finalist, Katarzyna Dembska’s project shows that consuming less animal protein in one’s diet is a boon for water resource conservation.

The World Rural Forum Played Major Role in Making 2014 Year of International Family Farming

The World Rural Forum (WRF) is the organization behind the United Nations’ decision to designate 2014 International Year of the Family Farmer.

BCFN YES! 2012 Finalist Profile: Marina Bassani

BCFN YES! 2012 finalist, Marina Bassani’s Make eat! app allows modern users to connect to their environment and their agricultural roots.

Third Generation Oyster Company at Risk of Being Shut Down

A family-owned and sustainable oyster company in California faces removal from their Point Reyes location.