Farmers

Bringing Youth Back to the Farm in Rural America

The Breakfast Club teaches youth how to raise hogs, making the knowledge accessible to those who don’t necessarily come from a farming family, and helping first-generation farmers pursue a career in agriculture.

Progress in The Food System Means Empowering Eaters—Today and for Generations to Come

Empowered eaters are at the center of conversations on land justice, healthier school foods, food is medicine, procurement, and more.

New and Young Farmers Increasing, According to Agriculture Census

The USDA Census of agriculture reveals a positive shift in American farmer demographics, but the industry still has a long way to go toward equity and sustainability.

Field to Plate: Walla Walla Community College’s Hands-On Approach

Uncover a hands-on culinary journey at Walla Walla CC, where students learn the art of sustainable cooking and agriculture in the heart of Washington’s renowned wine region.

Battle for Biodiversity: AfCFTA’s Intellectual Property Protocol Unveiled

The specific objectives will aim to promote coherent intellectual property rights policy and a harmonized system of intellectual property protection in Africa. But some civil society groups worry about the implications for smallholder farmers.

Revolutionizing Access to Local Food: How Local Foods Mohawk Valley is Pioneering Online Farmers Markets

Local Foods Mohawk Valley is supporting farmers and increasing access to local food with their year-round online farmers market.

Building Power in Food Systems through Social Cohesion: ‘You Have to Mobilize Together’

Million Belay believes in a model for food systems that is grounded in communities, promoting a goal of food sovereignty

The Future Is Here: How California’s Farmers Are Adapting to a Changing Climate

Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture explains where she sees the greatest opportunities to help farmers mitigate and adapt the effects of the climate crisis.

Dispatch from the U.N. Climate Change Conference: Saturday, Dec. 10

Food and agriculture systems are taking center stage at COP28 on Food, Agriculture, and Water Day.

Sowing Sustainability: The Power of Relationships in Food Systems Transformation

Farmers are central to food and agriculture systems transformation. But they need investment and support to succeed.

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