Surrounded by rows of kale and collard greens, Bill Shick ticks off statistics about yields and the man-hours it takes to harvest the leafy green vegetables.
Women Find a Green Midas Touch. On a hot and humid day in northwestern Bangladesh, Anisa Begum sits with a group of 25 homemakers, explaining how to use natural fertilisers […]
Sustainable Technologies Safeguard the Soil in Cuba. The furrows are hard to make out in fields of the Finca de Semillas, a farm on Havana’s outskirts, because its administrators, Esmilda […]
Living amid the garbage-strewn sewage canals, residents of Haiti’s Cite Soleil endure a grim battle for survival every single day. The shantytown in the northern reaches of capital Port-au-Prince is […]
One third of all food fails to make it from farm to table, according to the United Nations. But one farm in California has turned to social media to try […]
Most agree that cutting herbicide use would be a good thing, and thanks to a nifty little weedkilling drone from Denmark, that might now be within our grasp. The drones […]
Researchers are now designing robots for the last frontier of agricultural mechanization — fruits and vegetables destined for the U.S. fresh market, which have resisted mechanization because they’re sensitive to […]
Bright Ideas Will Help Feed Africa’s Poor. Across Africa, smallholder farmers, who are some of the world’s most impoverished people, are slowly being introduced to innovative approaches, such as entrepreneurial […]
Organic Cooperative Proves that Agriculture Can Prosper in Cuba. “The people are the only thing that matters,” says agronomist Miguel Ángel Salcines, who then goes on to list a series […]
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a virus spread by midges has been approved by government vets.