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Food and Farming: Two Futures

What we eat, how we grow the food we eat and how we distribute it will determine whether humanity survives or pushes itself and other species to extinction.

Chickens Thrive in This Perennial Crop System

At Main Street Project chickens are the center of a regenerative agriculture system that can change how food is produced around the world. In this short video Justin Rhodes learns the basics of Mainstreet’s poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system. 

How the Food Industry Can Help Reverse Climate Change

As a significant CO2 emitter, the food industry is uniquely positioned to tackle the issue through innovation. Katy Askew looks at how food makers can help mitigate – and even reverse – global warming by using their supply chains to rejuvenate farmlands and forests.

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. Through managing on-farm biodiversity and soil cover and by enhancing soil organic matter, agroecological farmers minimise crop failure under extreme climatic events.

Countries With Coral Reefs Must Do More on Climate

Countries with responsibility over world heritage-listed coral reefs should adopt ambitious climate change targets, aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels that would keep global temperature increases to just 1.5C, the UN agency responsible for overseeing world heritage sites has said.

Agroecology Getting to the Root Causes of Climate Change

This issue of Farming Matters shows how the industrial food system is a main culprit when it comes to the climate crisis, and illustrates how agroecology and food sovereignty offer solutions by addressing the root causes of this crisis – political, social and environmental.