Small-Scale Farming

Edible Acres at Powell Gardens Feed and Educate Students to Chefs

‘Kansas City’s Botanical Garden,’ Powell Gardens is home to the nation’s largest public edible acreage – the Heartland Harvest Garden. Here students, chefs, CSA members and the general public learn about and enjoy fresh, delicious food.

How Native American Diets Benefit From Tucson’s Indigenous Seed Bank

In Tucson, Arizona, the nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a ‘library’ full of heritage seeds indigenous to the Southwestern US and Mexico. Several distribution programs return these seeds to Native Americans who historically incorporated the crops in their daily diets.

Uniting African Farmers Through Social Media

A small farmer in Eastern Kenya is unifying thousands of farmers throughout Kenya using social media to address their plight, and provide a platform to learn from one another.

“Farming Is Who I Am”

Niman Ranch Farmer Tim Roseland is welcoming the next generation back to his farm, spreading his family’s tradition for sustainable and humane farming practices.

Controlling Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The control over food often signifies power over others. While women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force worldwide, they retain little control over their lives. With more resources, female farmers have the potential to regain this control while bringing millions out of hunger.

Groundbreaking Report Analyzes Agricultural Policies Across 117 Countries

Over 45 years, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) tracked indicators in 117 countries to understand which policies benefitted agriculture and development. Now, their groundbreaking report has found that successful agricultural transformation in a country depends on the quantity and quality of land available, existing demographic pressures, and implementation of a mix of appropriate policies.

10 Craft Breweries Using Millets and Sorghum

Food Tank is highlighting 10 breweries around the world switching out barley and wheat for traditional grains that support celiacs and small farmers.

Aquaculture Program Integrates South African Disabled Farmers into Mainstream Economy

INMED has received a grant from USAID for expanding its Adaptive Agriculture program. INMED will improve the livelihoods of farmers with disabilities through updating and installing aquaponics systems in Free State, South Africa.

Farming the Cities: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The majority of the world’s population will live in urban areas in the next 30 years, making cities central to the future of food production. Urban farmers play a key role in the development of innovative agricultural methods.

IPM Empowers Farmers Not to Produce More, but Produce Better Mangoes

CORAF’s Project to Support the Regional Plan for the Control of Fruit Flies in West Africa developed a comprehensive integrated pest management package, empowering mango growers to grow fruit desired by the rest of the world.