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Perspectives: Agroecological Approaches to Enhance Resilience Among Small Farmers

Many studies reveal that small farmers who follow agroecological practices cope with, and even prepare for, climate change.

Are Industrial Agriculture and Genetic Modification the Answer to Feeding Humanity?

Over the past half century, the world has moved increasingly to industrial agriculture—attempting to maximize efficiency through running massive, often inhumane livestock operations; turning huge swaths of land over to monocrops requiring liberal use of fertilizers, pesticides, and genetic modification; and relying on machinery that consumes fossil fuel and underpaid migrant workers.

Africa’s No-Till Revolution

Sustainable, integrated cropping systems are boosting yields and building food security for smallholder African farmers.

Great Grazing Beats Most Droughts

Building the forage and soil with great grazing before drought strikes will change the outcome.

Fighting Drought and Flood With Soil Health

The study looked at no-till techniques, cover crops, alternative grazing systems, crop systems integrating livestock grazing, and perennial crops, and provided estimates for what would have happened had those techniques been used during recent floods and droughts in Iowa.

How Midwestern Farmers Could Help Save the Gulf of Mexico

This cool technique can rescue sea creatures and soil—so why aren’t more farmers using it?

4 per 1000 Initiative Up for Prestigious Award

This year, the World Food Council joined with the United Nations Convention in its fight against desertification in order to give out its prestigious Future Policy Award 2017. The 4 per 1000 Initiative, aimed at increasing the storage of carbon in agricultural soils, is one of the seven policies being considered for the award this year.

OCA and the True Potential of Organic Cotton

A prosperous organic cotton sector benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer. To realize the sector’s potential, we need to bring about the conditions that will allow the crop that safeguards the environment and enhances farmer livelihoods to flourish.

Tomkat Ranch: Measuring the Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture With Precision Ag Tech

TomKat Ranch, a proponent of regenerative ranching, is betting that the rise of precision agriculture and big data technologies could help prove the financial viability of regenerative ranching, as well as the environmental benefits.

How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

One way to restore degraded soil is to plant trees—lots of them. Jurriaan Ruys’s invention, which can be buried underground, contains a sapling, water, and beneficial fungi.