Protect Small Farms to Meet Growing Global Food Needs, Study Says

Author: Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it’s crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, said a study from Australian researchers published on Wednesday. More than half of the world’s food is produced […]

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Small-Scale Farmers Confront Climate Change

Author: Ryan Zinn The industrial food system is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Industrial agriculture practices like Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), overuse and abuse of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and fossil fuel-intensive transportation all generate significant amounts of GHGs and underpin an inequitable and unhealthy food system. Conversely, small-scale regenerative […]

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Grow Ahead: Crowdfunding Climate Resilience

Industrial agriculture and food production is a major contributor to climate change, and the small-scale farmers whose regenerative practices our future relies on are bearing the brunt of the impacts. In recent years, these farmers have experienced increasing pest pressure, decreasing yields and a quickly-changing landscape — all of which are threatening their livelihoods. Considering […]

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Small Scale Farmers Cool the Planet

Fair World Project produced this 17-minute documentary highlighting the role of industrial agriculture in climate change while expounding on how small farmers are combating the climate crisis through regenerative organic agriculture.

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Introducing Grow Ahead: Connecting People to Small Farmers for Farmer Resiliency

Despite the growing threats such as unfair trade agreements and volatile market prices, climate change, land grabs, and the rise of industrial agriculture, small farmers continue to feed the world on just a quarter of all farmland. They’re also our greatest allies in the climate crisis— small scale farmers could sequester more than 100% of […]

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