Small-Scale Farming

A Model for Bold Agricultural Transformation in Kenya

A coalition in West Pokot County, Kenya, hopes to serve as a model for community-led food systems transformation in other countries.

With a Guaranteed Market for their Hogs, Farmers Don’t Need to “Get Big or Get Out”

When fifth generation farmer Joe Mickelson transitioned to small-scale diversification, he discovered that raising pigs in the open air was a new—and much more enjoyable—experience. 

New App Combats Deforestation and Boosts Profits in Brazilian Amazon

A new app and project in Brazil uses silvopastoralism to restore biodiversity, combat deforestation, and improve profitability in the Amazon.

Vital Farms: “We’re aligned around something much bigger than selling eggs”

At the Future of Food @ SXSW, Jennifer Gregg says companies need to ask what crew members need and rally behind it, rather than telling them what they need.

Food 4 Farmers Helps Coffee-Farming Families Overcome Seasonal Food Insecurity

Food 4 Farmers collaborates with coffee-growing communities in Latin America to build thriving local food hubs, diversify family income, promote sustainable agricultural practices, and cultivate local leadership.

USDA Invests US$1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture

USDA announces a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects to support practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.

Project Boosts Biodiversity and Profits in Spanish Olive Groves

A project in Spain uses regenerative agriculture to restore biodiversity and improve profitability in olive groves.

Costa Rican Agricultural Cooperative Resists Expansion of Large-Scale Pineapple Plantations

For four decades, the Costa Rican village and agricultural cooperative of Longo Maï has worked to resist the expansion of multinational pineapple plantations while defending the land, water, and labor rights of the local community.

Near Country Provisions Brings Sustainable Meats to DMV Doorsteps

Near Country Provisions sources its products from local farmer and fisher partners who are committed to high standards of clean, humane, and regenerative production.

New Film Documents the Life of Artist and Farm-to-Table Pioneer Jim Denevan

“Man In The Field” follows the artist, chef, and farm-to-table pioneer as he travels the world, connecting with local farmers and food artisans through his elaborate, pop-up feasts.

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