Crops and Commodities

From Farms to Incubators: Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics Inc.

A new generation of women-led startups including Trace Genomics is providing novel solutions to agriculture’s problems with tech innovation.

21 Projects Democratizing Data for Farmers

These advances in AI and Big Data are making it easier and less laborious for farmers to understand small occurrences and larger trends on their farms.

New Report Finds That More Food Is Lost in Fields Than Previously Believed

A new report from Santa Clara University finds that more food is lost in the field than previously determined.

Creating a Resilient Local Food Economy in New Orleans

Large institutions in New Orleans are not harnessing the value of local, farms in the region; a new analysis says procurement from these farms contributes to an equitable, resilient local food economy.

Eight Innovations Ending Food Loss in the Global South

From solar-powered cold storage to garden waste powered food dehydrators, we highlight eight examples of how innovators are ending food loss in the developing world.

Selection by Stone

“We are working with more than 20 farmers around Morocco in a range of agro-ecological zones and will also expand some of our outputs to Senegal, Ethiopia, and Lebanon to achieve the best possible solutions for the barley, lentil, and durum wheat systems,” Filippo says.

The Terraton Initiative: Working to Remove a Trillion Tons of Carbon

The Terraton Initiative is working with scientific research partners and industry leaders in order to reduce carbon emissions while promoting innovation.

Securing Better Land Rights for Women Farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso

When women farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso have equal representation in the decision-making process surrounding land governance, food security improves and soils are managed more sustainably.

Report: Soil Carbon Sequestration Key to Solving Climate Crisis

U.N. Environment Programme report shows that land-use practices that store carbon could be key in the fight against climate change.

Opinion | New Study Shows Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids Build Up in Environment

According to Henderson, neonicotinoids are a downstream, destructive solution to pest problems—to protect healthier crops, farmers should look upstream.