Sustainable Agriculture

    Four Food Advocates are Speaking Up Against an Unfair System that is Causing Hunger to Persist

    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.

    Farmworkers fearing toxic pesticide exposure fight for organic agriculture

    Pesticides such as chlorpyrifos are linked to increased neurodevelopmental problems yet little is being done to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure; which is hundreds of times greater levels of toxic pesticides than consumers’.

    Opinion | A Farmer’s Transformation

    A former tobacco farmer reflects on his transformation toward regenerative agriculture, influenced by a farmer-driven program that aims to feed the world while improving the health of the planet.

    Making Tropical Agriculture more Resilient and Sustainable

    Small-scale farmers in the tropics face many challenges. However, Dr. Ruben Echeverría of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture remains hopeful.

    Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Development for Food Security

    Paul Newnham discusses his work at SDG2 Advocacy Hub, a platform for stakeholders to discuss and plan for the United Nation’s goal of zero hunger and more sustainable agriculture by 2030.

    Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

    Dani Nierenberg interviews Karen Karp about how her consulting company focuses on economics and works with diverse stakeholders to develop regional food systems, increase access to healthy foods, and expand sustainable agriculture.