The Common Market is sourcing produce from farms that were able to harvest crops just before the winter storms hit.
Breeders from ICARDA are using a crop’s wild cousins to develop barley varieties that can survive on the fringes of the desert.
Wild perennial crops, or wild plants that grow all year round, are very resilient to drought in Niger’s Zinder region. Rewild Earth has leveraged that resilience to improve food security for people that otherwise don’t have many food options.
These advances in AI and Big Data are making it easier and less laborious for farmers to understand small occurrences and larger trends on their farms.
From solar-powered cold storage to garden waste powered food dehydrators, we highlight eight examples of how innovators are ending food loss in the developing world.
“We are working with more than 20 farmers around Morocco in a range of agro-ecological zones and will also expand some of our outputs to Senegal, Ethiopia, and Lebanon to achieve the best possible solutions for the barley, lentil, and durum wheat systems,” Filippo says.
Investigating outbreaks of Candida auris in different parts of the world stirs talks about the abuse of fungicides in crops and increased resistance to drugs in humans and fungi.
Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.
In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing.