Farmers

    16 Initiatives Redefining Food and Agriculture Across the Middle East

    Across the Middle East urbanization, climate change, and resource scarcity threaten food security, these 16 food and agriculture initiatives redefine how the region grows, eats, and disposes of its food.

    One Generation to the Next: Hamilton Brothers Farm and Family Ranching

    For this month’s Farmer Friday, we talk with Richard Hamilton from Hamilton Brothers Farm about multigenerational farming, sustainable ranching, and partnering with Niman Ranch.

    WRI Proposes New Sustainable Menu to Feed the World by 2050

    New WRI report sheds light on the current and future solutions we can apply to build food security to 10 billion people by 2050 without compromising ecosystems or the climate.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Five Ways You’re Responsible for Change in the Food System: Food Tank in L.A.

    For these leaders in L.A., the trigger for change in the food system is not startups, corporations, or policies—it is a newly conscious and passionate general public refusing to accept the status quo.