Inventing the agriculture of the future

Drones to monitor plots of land, peer-to-peer tractor rentals, sensors in fields, smart cows, and much, much more: entrepreneurs are vying to outdo each other with ingenious ideas for inventing new agricultural…

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When Citizens Finance their Agriculture

Miimosa, the first French crowdfunding platform dedicated to food and agriculture, supports small family farms and food-based microbusinesses around the country. An interview with founder Florian Breton.

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Demain: the Feel-Good Eco-Movie

The 41st edition of the French Oscars Cesar 2016 awarded Melanie Laurent and Cyril Dion for their environmental documentary Demain (“Tomorrow”). The documentary visits every corner of the earth to…

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Global Landscape Forum 2015: ensuring a sustainable land use of…

At the heart of global warming issues, the question of soil and agriculture implicitly refers to the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, without endangering the planet. How can we adapt our…

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Farmland, the Great Carbon Sink

In its fight against climate change, France launched the “4‰ Initiative” which aims to increase carbon reserves in agricultural land. A 0.04% growth in that storage could, in fact, stop the annual…

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A Better Way for California to Water Its Farms

California’s Cenytral Valley farmers have a problem. Agriculture accounts for about 80 percent of the state’s water consumption, and in the midst of a historic drought, it is the largest potential…

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Livelihoods 3F Honored at the Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum took place in London, on June 10, 2015, when Bernard Giraud, President of Livelihoods, was invited to present the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, the joint creation of…

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

America's heartland is graying. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 — and that number has been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years.

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When For-Profit is the Right Answer for a Social Enterprise

Nuru International's transformation toward profitability, without losing its social values

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Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss. It damages and destroys ecosystems, adversely impacts livelihoods and reduces carbon sequestration. To stem this phenomenon,…

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