Farming – Agriculture


Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation and Climate Change

Source: rainforest-alliance.org Published: September 8, 2015 Since agriculture is the greatest driver of deforestation, farmers are critical allies in the fight to save standing forests. In Sri Lanka, which exports some of the world’s finest tea, only 28 percent of...

How Midwestern Farmers Could Help Save the Gulf of Mexico

Source: motherjones.com Published: August 8, 2017 Pushart Tom Philpott If you pay state taxes in Maryland, you fund a program that gives farmers as much as $90 per acre—$22,500 annually for a typical corn operation—to plant a crop that’s not even intended for harvest....

Vertical Farming Startup Raises $200M

Source: bbc.com Published: July 19, 2017 Plenty’s first farms will grow lettuce and other greens. Getty Images Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank,...

20 Native North American Foods with Stories to Tell

Source: foodtank.com Published: July 14, 2016 Niyati Shah Indigenous and traditional crops are an important source of food and fiber for people around the globe. Often these crops are resilient to pests and disease or can tolerate high temperatures, drought, or...

The Farm That Grows Climate Solutions

Source: greenbiz.com Published: March 26, 2016 Shutterstock By Eric Toensmeier The following originally appeared on Ensia, and is adapted from “The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate...

7 Plants That Could Save The World

Source: inhabitat.com  Published: August 7, 2016 Plants feed us, clothe us, shelter us, heal us, and unendingly inspire us with their everyday miracles. But, in many ways, despite the technological advances of society, we are still at the tip of the iceberg in...