Sustainable Agriculture

Stop Sowing Those Seeds! Outdated Laws in Western Africa Restrict Farmer's Crop Choices

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

Opinion | A Journey from City Dwellers to Regenerative Farmers: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

“A promise we made to Todd, a rescue dog who died a few years ago, forced us out of the city and into our dream life as farmers. A rather curious story which is better explained in the film.”

SRI: More Crop Per Drop, Better Lives for Farmers with Lotus Foods

Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System of Rice Intensification.

Climate Resilient Crops May Be the Answer to Withstand Climate Change

Crop physiologists invest in research to develop climate resistant crops for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Sorghum and millet varieties that can withstand extreme climate conditions will reduce hunger and malnutrition.

Food Doing Good: Putting Sustainability on Plates in the U.K.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association challenges food businesses in the U.K. to take the lead on sustainability by cutting meat, food waste, and single-use plastic from their plates

Today’s Farmers are Challenging the System and Calling on Youth

Four food advocates discuss their views on the state of our food system. They explore the relationship between class, race, and food access, investing in local farm programs, and young people’s hopeful role in sustainable agriculture.

Drought in the Southwest Forces Food Education to Adapt

Experiential education curriculum developer, Erin Bohm, sets the new standard for food education in drought prone regions. Highlighting the importance of soil health, crop variety, and community, drought-resilient education seeks to build a new generation of farmers and citizens.

Opinion | 5 Agricultural Practices that can make #EarthDay4Insects

ILM is the process through which community stakeholders come together across sectors and interests to collaboratively plan and design their environment, agreeing on sustainable ways to use land.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

A New Global Agriculture: Using Big Data to Bring Farmers Together

For centuries, farmers have been isolated—geographically, economically, technologically. Big Data has the potential to transform agriculture in the 21st century and create a new global commons for agricultural knowledge that could allow farmers from Missouri to Myanmar to learn from one another.