Farmers

New Report Highlights Global Farmers Markets Creating Alternatives to Industrialized Food System

A recent report compares the tools farmers markets need to succeed and emphasizes the role independent, civil society-led farmers markets can play in improving the global food system.

Film Festival Highlights Small-Scale Farmers’ Collaboration Across Africa and South America

Farmers highlight several new techniques they developed to improve the health of their crops and communities.

Spore and Seed Wants to Do Farming Right

A woman-owned farm in Maryland is working to grow flowers and mushrooms in a way that honors the earth.

World Farmers Market Coalition Launches to Cultivate Lasting Food Security

At the U.N Food Systems Pre-Summit, the World Farmers Market Coalition launches to facilitate the establishment of global farmers markets.

22 Organizations Supporting Mental Health Along the Food Chain

A study finds that many workers along the food chain experience elevated rates of suicide compared to the general population.

For a Sustainable Hog Farmer, “There’s Not One Right Way of Farming”

This family farmer believes that all farms can work on implementing practices that support healthy environments.

Latin American Banana Production Faces Threats from Disease

The presence of TR4, the banana fruit’s deadliest disease, threatens banana production in Latin America.

Nipah Virus Reemerges in India

Farmers worry how the concerns over the virus might impact demand for their products.

How a Small California Farm and Tribal Nation are Working Together to Become Part of the Solution to Climate Change

The carbon farming practices sequester carbon, promote soil health, increase biodiversity, and build land resilience.

Zimbabwe’s Backyard Gardens Flourish During Pandemic

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, residents in Mutare, Zimbabwe turned to backyard vegetable gardening to sustain their families and boost their incomes.