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Small Scale Farming

Food Security: Transplanting Rural to Urban

Yen To | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Yen To

Food security is an eco-socio-economic issue that strikes at the fundamental human processes we have devised for our own longevity. These examples demonstrate alternative methods of addressing the global issue, locally.

Monoculture Soy and the Future of the Paraguayan Campesino

Mario Machado | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mario Machado

Paraguay, like many developing countries across the world, has a national wealth and cultural identity that is tied directly to the production from its land. But it is this very land-wealth that continues to be effected by strong forces beyond its borders, most notably globalization and neoliberal orthodoxy.

Fear The Turtle: FDA's One Sided Food Safety Regulations

Tanya Tolchin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Tanya Tolchin

We cannot grow healthy food in a landscape scrubbed of natural elements or sterilized by chemicals. Consumers are clamoring for natural, organic food that is free of chemical pollution. We need rules that encourage farming with nature.

Eight Mini-Stories Of Family Farmers Nourishing The World -- And More

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farmers aren't just farmers. They're business women and men, innovators and teachers, entrepreneurs and stewards of natural resources. With the support of research institutions, donor communities and eaters, family farmers have the power to nourish both people and the planet.

To Rebuild the Social Contract, Start by Ending Hunger

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

As political leaders gather at the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, we mark the fifth anniversary of the extraordinary events of 2008 and afte...

Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Jayaseelan Naidoo

On a recent visit to Japan, I was struck by the remarkable success of smallholder farming. I left the country convinced that subsistence farming can eradicate Africa's hunger crisis.

The Growing Need for Local-Living Communities

David Norman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
David Norman

By serving the local communities, creating wealth and facilitating education, we can tackle the problem at its heart and provide a simple solution to a growing global concern.

Good Food Awards: Authenticity, Soul and Integrity

Valerie Broussard | Posted 04.01.2013 | Food
Valerie Broussard

The Slow Food movement refers to consumers as "co-producers" and promotes the concept that food should be good, clean and fair. The Good Food Award winners supports this idea that we all have a role in how our food is produced.

Cast Your Vote For Local Food

Carolyna De Laurentiis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Food
Carolyna De Laurentiis

From a small family farm being unable to afford the price tag of organic certification, to farmers lacking access to city markets, there is a long list of reasons why thousands of small-scale farms have difficulty bringing affordable, environmentally responsible goods to market.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Food
Andrew Gunther

We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.

Small-Scale Irrigation On The Rise In Drought-Hit Countries

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

* S. Asia, Africa vulnerable to climate, food prices * Small-scale irrigation could boost crop yields 75-275 pct * Bette...

The Naandi Model: A Solution to Global Hunger?

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

We need people to have livelihoods that give them the human dignity of labor. I have seen the Naandi model produce proud farmers who are entrepreneurial and have the skills of any commercial farmer. We have to co-create that sense of ownership of our future again.

The Farming Life: A Lesson In Patience

Dr. Brent Ridge | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Dr. Brent Ridge

Working now to make our farm-based business a sustainable one, we're growing over 80 percent of the food we consume; and the garden has taught us life lessons.

Farm Stand Economics: From a First-Time, Micro-Grower's Point of View

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

I've had vegetable gardens in the past, but this is different. This year, I have a market garden, and I'm selling vegetables at a farm stand. It's supposed to be kind of a part-time gig, but that, as you can imagine, is a joke.