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The vertical farming industry is being put to the test as it attempts to resolve challenges of food production with climate change while coping with investor's return-on-investment expectations and market fluctuations.
Rapid urbanization towards the end of the 20th century drastically reduced agricultural land in Singapore resulting in a heavy reliance on imports for its food needs. Read about how the government and its people turn adversities into opportunities.
North Carolina based non-profit - Growing Change is working with youth and army veterans in two of America's least healthy counties by 'flipping' old, unused prisons to provide stable employment; bring access to locally grown food and reduce juvenile delinquency.
During World War 1 and 2, for food security, countries encouraged their neighborhoods and schools to keep vegetable gardens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, self-quarantining Indonesians move towards normalizing urban farming.
New York based organisation, Harlem Grown, has been transforming lives by incorporating urban farming practices while engaging entire communities and schools in order to create sustainable change. The movement was influenced by factors such as the crisis of food insecurity and institutional disparities among communities though the organisation continues to achieve so much more.
Whether due to job losses or as a way to escape the dull reality of quarantine measures, or both, many citizens of Montenegro have started cultivating gardens, parks and any other available land during the COVID pandemic. Since this spring, new urban farmers in Bar and other towns have either...
Residents of the US city of Detroit are now producing organic food locally, reducing the environmental footprint of their food by cutting down on carbon emissions from transport and on chemical inputs. They are also helping revive communities as new green spaces and farmer's markets crop up, providing neighbourhoods...