Agriculture

    Report: Reaching Every Corner of the World with Sustainable Solutions

    Access and perception can keep many smallholder farmers in developing countries from swapping out pesticides for sustainable solutions.

    The Entrepreneurs Changing the Image of Coffee Production in Vietnam

    In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, a cooperative of coffee farmers is working to produce high-quality beans through sustainable production practices.

    Kenyan Produce Company Connects 13,000 Farmers to Vendors

    One Kenyan produce company, Twiga Foods, is working to improve the lives of small-scale farmers and vendors through innovative technology and education.

    The Bronner Mom Behind the Movement

    Lisa Bronner transformed the curious costumers contacting Dr. Bronner’s into a movement demanding healthier products that better support farmers.

    Opinion | Changing Agriculture from a GHG Emitter to Absorber

    Regenerative agriculture is catching the eye of policymakers and companies that see these farming practices as good for boosting soil health and farmer resilience as well as reducing GHG emissions.

    Half the World’s Pigs Are Facing the Largest Animal Disease Outbreak in History

    “Slaughter data suggest that up to 100 million hogs could be removed from China, potentially reducing production by 20 percent.”

    Making Drones Work for Small Farmers

    Drones for agriculture are increasingly popular, but technology needs tailoring to small farmers’ needs and diverse crops if UAVs are to take off across the developing world.

    15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.

    Opinion | Agroecology as Innovation

    While financial interests in the current input-intensive systems are responding to growing calls for agroecology with attacks on its efficacy, it is surprising that they are so ill-informed about the scientific innovations agroecology offers to small-scale farmers who are being so poorly served by “green revolution” approaches.

    Sweden’s Dietary Guidelines: “Eat greener, not too much, and be active.”

    Sweden’s simple and straightforward approach to dietary recommendations makes it easy for citizens to make informed choices about their impact on the environment and their health.