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,...

The Tide Rises for Open Ocean Farming

Source: insideunmannedsystems.com Published: February 26, 2016 With population growth driving global demand for fish and an increasingly limited number of new coastal aquaculture sites available, the emerging industry of open ocean aquaculture, or mariculture, is...

Beyond Sustainability: GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farm

Source: impactalpha.com Published: January 13, 2016 NOTE: Requires an Impact Alpha membership to view Marina Leytes R. Buckminster Fuller was a founding father of systems thinking. You can look it up. And you can look up an index of ideas that honor such thinking in...

New Discovery May Benefit Farmers Worldwide

Source: sciencedaily.com Published: September 26, 2016 Finger millet field. Source: University of Guelph Summary: Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a...

How a Cambridge Tech Startup Is Trying to Change Farming

Source: boston.com Published: July 29, 2016 Making food more sustainable and helping farmers turn a profit are two of Indigo’s main goals. –Reuters Indigo is using microbes to make super healthy, hardy crops. By Justine Hofherr, Staff Writer Tyler McClendon,...