South African Inventor Profits From Exciting New Market

South African Claire Reid has most recently won the title of Agripreneur of the Year at the global competition, Future Agro Challenge. She is the inventor of a...

The Man Who Saved The Lives of 4 Million Farmers

"In our country people think farmers are from another planet; the way farmers are discussed, as if farmers are not like other human beings," says 65-year-old Subhas...

Urban Farming Takes Root in Brazil’s Favelas

Women in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of this city 40 km north of Rio de Janeiro no longer have to spend money on vegetables, because they...

The underground world of urban farming in London

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants...

Urban farming in Singapore has moved into a new, high-tech phase

Urban farms have always been popular with gardeners in Singapore, especially those who volunteer at neighbourhood community gardens. Urban farming has become more high-tech and, well, urban. Urban farmers...

A ₹20 (US$0.30) waste decomposer bottle to solve crop residue problem

Farmers in the Indian state of Punjab are trying to adopt alternatives to avoid the burning of crop stubble that causes heavy smog and health problems not...

Rich millennials are ditching golf communities for ‘agrihoods’

A new type of housing community known as "Agrihoods" are popping up around the US. Agrihoods are built around working farms and are replacing the once-popular golf...
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Using Soil and Soil Mixes

Well prepared garden soil is great for growing things in the ground but when it comes to growing things in containers the soil is different. Soils for containers...

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

Midway through spring, the nearly bare planting beds of Carolyn Leadley’s Rising Pheasant Farms, in the Poletown neighborhood of Detroit, barely foreshadow the cornucopian abundance to come....