Sustainable Agriculture

Bigger Is Not Always Better: Farming and Sustainability with Niman Ranch

A Niman Ranch farmer for 20 years, Dale Koestler explains what the network means to him and how it has allowed him to continue his sustainable practices even as the farming landscape changes around him.

Net-Zero Emissions Future in Latin America and the Caribbean Offers Jobs

A recent report finds that Latin America and the Caribbean can create 19 million net jobs in plant-based agriculture by 2030 with a decarbonized economy.

Reclaiming Mafia Assets for the Common Good

Libera Terra, born out of Italian anti-mafia legislation, works to reestablish confiscated Mafia assets and farmland to create socially just sustainable communities.

College Students Recycle Waste into Sustainable Fertilizer for Rural Farmers

Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.

Does Kenya Need GMO Cassava? Ask the World Food Prize-winner Who Saved Africa’s Cassava

Hans Herren, who won the 1995 World Food Prize for biological pest control, argues that Africa still does not need genetically modified cassava. Rather, natural solutions can treat pests and keep the soil and crops healthy.

The Seasonal Food Guide Helps Consumers Find In-Season Produce

A Seasonal Food Guide from FoodPrint is teaching the public about seasonal eating based on which produce is in season by location.

Study Says Wild Crops Can Bolster Food Access in Arid Climates

A recent study suggests reintroducing wild crops to bolster food security, restore local ecosystems, and improve community health in desert regions.

Agriculture Subsidies Can Fight Climate Change and Protect Food Security, According to World Bank

Agriculture subsidies have the potential to fund conservation efforts that mitigate climate change and increase food security, according to a new report.

Chicago Grant Program Funds Farmers of Color

The Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund is a new grant program that funds farmers of color seeking to support their communities with locally-grown food.

How a Land Trust in Iowa is Combatting Big Ag

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust secures affordable land for farmers so they can grow food sustainably for generations to come.