Hello Tractor Is Bringing the Sharing Economy to Agriculture

    Food Tank talked with Priscilla Asonibare from Hello Tractor about Hello Tractor’s work in Africa, industry trends, and the potential of the sharing economy for agriculture.

    Kenyan Produce Company Connects 13,000 Farmers to Vendors

    One Kenyan produce company, Twiga Foods, is working to improve the lives of small-scale farmers and vendors through innovative technology and education.

    Making Drones Work for Small Farmers

    Drones for agriculture are increasingly popular, but technology needs tailoring to small farmers’ needs and diverse crops if UAVs are to take off across the developing world.

    Prison Organic Gardening Program Reduces Drug and Alcohol Use

    The Mandatory Drug Test (MDT’s) failure rate at HMP Rye Hill in Northamptonshire, England went from 30 percent to nearly zero over the course of a year through its organic gardening program.

    Organic Millet Farmer Talks About Ancient Grain’s U.S. Rise in Popularity

    One certified organic millet farmer explains millet’s U.S. rise in popularity.

    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.

    The tide is turning, as farmworkers 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.

    FAO’s global strategy to alleviate the plant pest problem

    The FAO predicts that the severity of the pest problem is only going to increase with Climate Change—calling for farmers’ to enhance their knowledge and skills to best manage pests and diseases of crops.

    Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest

    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.