Syed Sajjad Ali inspects tomatoes planted inside a Kheyti greenhouse.

This greenhouse innovation helps farmers in India cope with climate change

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The “greenhouse-in-a-box” is part of a solution designed to help smallholder farmers cope with the vagaries of a changing climate. The design, essentially a low-cost, scaled-down version of a standard greenhouse, is the brainchild of an Indian startup called Kheyti.

The hydroponic tomato plants at Ráječek Farm rely on manufactured fertilizer to grow.

War in Ukraine sparks fertilizer crisis that may impact the future of global food production

The walnut forests of southern Kyrgyzstan sprawl along the tops of steep hills. They are believed to be the largest natural walnut forest on earth.

Kyrgyzstan’s walnut forests dwindle with increased cattle farming, climate change

Forest firefighters work on a wildfire near the town of Jubrique, in Malaga province, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. 

‘Fire flocks’ of sheep and goats get deployed to help battle forest fires in Spain

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Poop from the rhinoceros beetle makes for cleaner fertilizer. 

This Colombian company is trying to convince farmers to use beetle poop fertilizer

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The book cover for "Eating to Extinction," by Dan Saladino.

‘Eating to Extinction’ author rallies for a more diverse global food system

Dan Saladino, author of “Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them,” talks with The World’s host Marco Werman about dwindling diversity within the global food system and how we can change it toward a more sustainable future.

An espresso machine with coffee beans from around the world featured in the background.

Drought, frost takes a massive toll on coffee crops in Brazil

You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.

soy field

Brazil’s soy boom takes a toll on traditional farming communities


Brazil outpaced the United States last year to become the largest soy-producing country in the world. Record exports are again expected this year. But, mass soy production is wreaking havoc on traditional farming methods.

A worker arranges yellow ginseng displays behind glass cases

American ginseng farmers battered by trade wars and pandemic

American ginseng demand has dried up amid the United States’ ongoing trade war with China, economic impacts from the pandemic and anti-Asian rhetoric.

Sikhs wave the Nishan Sahib, a Sikh religious flag, as they arrive at the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.  

Indian farmers’ widespread protests are about ‘income inequality,’ activists say

Sikh American artist and activist Vishavjit Singh has been following the protests closely from New York.