agriculture

Planet Forward storytellers at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from left: Matilda Kreider, George Washington University; Marisa Umeh, University of California-Berkeley; Lindsay Eberhart, SUNY-ESF; and Rohan Agrawal, University of Mississippi. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

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Editor's note: This series is generously sponsored by the UN-FAO. All editorial content is created independently.  The 46th annual Committee on World Food Security (CFS) conference brought together leaders from around the world, working toward a... Read More
The Little Guys- Lydia Cort
The Little Guys- Lydia Cort
SUNY Environmental science and forestry
My story looks at the life of small rural farmers, and how they will be affected by climate change.
SUNY ESF
As the world becomes increasingly industrialized, globalized, and warmer, small family farmers in the United States have been left behind, struggling to maintain their businesses.
SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry
So much of the pollution of our water and public health risks can be traced back to pollution from excess fertilizer application by the agriculture industry.

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.

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

Planet Forward Correspondent | 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?

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.
George Washington University
Farmers markets provide a healthier, more environmentally friendly alternative to commercially farmed food.
George Washington University
There's an extremely small amount of real estate distributed among African Americans today, and black farmers can use our support to help them thrive.
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.

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