High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Global Envision   
June 24th, 2013

How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Brazil faces an environmental disaster with the Amazon quickly diminishing. Thanks to efforts from groups like Imazon, the deforestation has been drastically hindered.

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Zimbabwe’s Farmers Dig In To Capture A Deluge

AlertNet   
April 11th, 2013

Zimbabwe’s Farmers Dig In To Capture A Deluge

Heavy rains in Zimbabwe first presented a challenge to farmers, but innovation has allowed communities to thrive and grow crops more successfully.

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Bhutan Aims to be First 100% Organic Nation

Health Freedom Alliance   
November 3rd, 2012

Bhutan Aims to be First 100% Organic Nation

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic.

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Hopeful Harvest: Food and Agriculture as a Foundation for Peace in Northern Afghanistan

The Solutions Journal   
September 26th, 2012

Hopeful Harvest: Food and Agriculture as a Foundation for Peace in Northern Afghanistan

Though the country of Afghanistan as a whole meets many criteria as a “failed state,” local livelihoods, like those in the Northern Badakhshan region, are often vibrant and successful.

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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Co.EXIST   
April 20th, 2013

Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Azzam Alwash returned to Iraq determined to reverse the environmental degradation that occurred in the country’s marshes from years of neglect, violence, and conflict. The revival of these marshes will not only help the land, but also aid irrigation efforts and farm production.

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Pakistan’s Rural Poor On Path To Post-Carbon Prosperity

OurWorld 2.0   
December 23rd, 2012

Pakistan’s Rural Poor On Path To Post-Carbon Prosperity

An international security expert lays out a sustainable model of economic model of economic empowerment connected to local needs instead of on narrow corporate interests.

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Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice

YES! Magazine    Yobo Member
October 22nd, 2012

Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice

How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?

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Stop Screen Gazing and Go Visit a Farm

good.is   
September 21st, 2012

Stop Screen Gazing and Go Visit a Farm

Most of us are profoundly disconnected from food production—the lettuce, pickles, and ground beef we eat everyday arrive on conveyor belts of anonymity and abstraction.

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