Agriculture

Our Planet Forward storytelling team
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
On our latest storytelling expedition, four students traveled with Planet Forward and the FAO Liaison Office of North America to celebrate World Food Day at FAO headquarters in Rome and participate in CFS46.

On a traditional milpa farm, rows of agave are interspersed with other crops: pitaya-bearing cacti and ramón trees. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Milpa is a type of sustainable farming historically practiced by the Maya in the Yucatán and other parts of Mesoamerica. The milpas, planted with numerous crops for local consumption, are facing challenges from climate change.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
As we aim toward sustainable, more accessible agricultural practices, community supported agriculture (CSA) continues to grow. This fictional story offers insight to the beginning of the movement.

An open-air market in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, features mounds of fresh vegetables and fruits. (Matthew Laird Acred/Flickr)

University of Mississippi
Mississippi is a contradiction of limited local food access in a state with deep agricultural roots. How can we solve this uniquely American problem, and what can we learn from other countries?

(Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
The transition to plant-based diets has been gaining ground recently — for many reasons. These diets are more sustainable, and can be easy for those with means, but can be hard to come by for others.

Low-lying areas on Sapelo Island like Alligator Pond are susceptible to increased flooding during hurricanes and tidal surges. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Hidden ecological and agricultural treasures lie off the coast of Georgia in Sapelo Island, where a group of African descendants have lived for centuries.
SUNY ESF
Indoor mushroom farms offer a local alternative to meat and imported mushrooms with high greenhouse gas emissions.
Middlebury College
Students at Middlebury College run Middlebury Foods, a nonprofit grocery delivery service working to create a low-cost, sustainable and community-based food system in their county.
Conservation Meditation
Conservation Meditation
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
This meditative video presents the simplicity, power, and possibilities of conservation through the lens of the indigenous people of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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