Small-Scale Farming

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 | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

Organic Gardening Program in U.K. Prison Reduces Drug Use

The Mandatory Drug Test (MDT’s) failure rate at HMP Rye Hill in Northamptonshire, England went from 30 percent to nearly zero over the course of a year through its organic gardening program.

Revitalizing rural economies in South Korea

According to Kyoungsoo Lim, we should devise new ways of selling produce and make more side jobs available for a more liveable rural community in South Korea.

Cargill and Heifer International Want There to be a Chicken in Every Pot

The Hatching Hope Initiative is a new collaboration between Heifer International and Cargill. Food Tank spoke with the CEO of Heifer International to find out how convincing more women to raise chickens will sustainably reduce hunger and poverty for 100 million people by 2030.

With the Help of Ancient Grains, Gluten Free Beer is Saving the Environment and Local Farmers

New gluten-free beer is using millets and sorghum, setting a new trend in the beer industry while also supporting local farmers, the environment, and our bodies.

From Rescued Food to Artisan Bites

Small food business went from serving bread and marmalade to catering high brow events in London using food waste.

Dr. Bronner’s Helps Bring Better Opportunities to Farmers in India

A sustainable soap company is paving the way for using sustainable agricultural practices which can be used to build a better food system.