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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...

Students grow organic vegetables in school

Most city schools learn the bit of farming within the four walls of a classroom. Students of Marudhamalai Devasthanam Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli, went a step ahead...

New regulations for greenhouse growers to produce safe food

As the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act are finalized, greenhouse growers will be required to ensure the edible crops they produce are safe for human...

Toronto has become a leader in urban agriculture, but new projects struggle to take root

Urban agriculture as a whole is on the rise in Toronto - this year, the mayor's office recognized Toronto's first Urban Agriculture Day on Sept. 15, marking...

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...

Accra’s urban farmers need support

In Accra, urban farming is responsible for 90 percent of the city’s fresh vegetables and 46 percent of the capital’s households are involved in it, according to...

Africa’s urban farmers

A nurse, Wangari counts on income from farming to raise money to buy more land - for more farming. With prices for basic foodstuffs at their highest levels...

India’s Gaffarbhai Qureshi Traveled 19 States and Grew 5200 Varieties of Plants

Gafarbhai Qureshi has collected over 5200 types of plants in his nursery and gives free information and training to farmers and students about these plants, herbs and...

Facebook group cultivates interest in organic vegetables

Scare over widespread use of pesticides has prompted many to turn to organic food and cultivation. Residents of Thiruvananthapuram, India, looking to buy organic vegetables at affordable price...

City Dwellers: Produce Your Own Plant Food

Pot gardening is the growing of plants in pots or containers rather on the ground. It is generally applied for houseplants and is also useful in areas...