Sustainable Agriculture

Streaming Live: Building a Roadmap for a More Sustainable Food System

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition’s International Forum will be on livestream November 27-28 to broadcast progress toward sustainable development and agriculture.

“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.

Bridging the Information Gap in Cocoa Production

Dr. Christian Andres discusses how information delivery can be optimized for smallholder farmers.

Who Will Feed the Future?

These farmers, photographed by world-renowned photographers, upend the dominant story that industrial agriculture—dependent on synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, pesticides, and drug cocktails in animal operations—is key to feeding a growing world population.

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.

Agricultural Intelligence: What AI Can Do for Smallholder Farmers

Farmers have always been natural data scientists, conducting experiments and collecting data in their fields. Now, with the advent of Big Data, there are new opportunities to create information systems like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture that can make farming more efficient, profitable, and sustainable.

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.

Ditch the Discounts This Coffee Day

National Coffee Day in the United States is September 29. Choosing more sustainable options can support farmers and help drive demand for sustainable coffee. This year, Fairtrade America and Conservation International suggests celebrating coffee in a way that honors the people and the work that goes into it.

Re: Response to Fred Haberman on Making Organic Mainstream

“I was dismayed to read the article ‘Making Organic Mainstream.’ I am one of a group of old-time organic farmers who have been battling against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing hydroponic, aquaponic, etc. to be certified ‘organic.'”