Can Sweden’s ‘vertical farms’ solve global food shortages?

The coronavirus crisis has disrupted global food supply chains, leading to shortages in some countries. The World Bank warns 130 million people could be at risk of starvation. But an increasingly popular urban farming system could provide a solution. Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Sweden’s capital Stockholm. Al Jazeera YouTube Channel

Live: Villagers benefit from profit-sharing in SW China’s Ahou village 阿吼村今天又一次分红啦

Ahou village, located in Southwest China’s Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, arranges its second profit-sharing event for the villagers. To eradicate poverty, the village cooperative started growing herbs and sheep farming, generating 325,800 yuan (about 46,000 U.S. dollars) in income in 2019. Each household gets at least 1,000 yuan, and households with incomes under the 2,300 … Read more Live: Villagers benefit from profit-sharing in SW China’s Ahou village 阿吼村今天又一次分红啦

Every Job Homer Simpson’s Ever Had | WIRED

While most of us know Homer J. Simpson as a Nuclear Safety Inspector that works for Mr. Burns, Homer’s career path on ‘The Simpsons’ is far more expansive than that. From Homer’s early days working as a technician at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to his forays into Tomacco farming and space travel, watch as … Read more Every Job Homer Simpson’s Ever Had | WIRED

Three Hong Kong youngsters’ farming life in Guangdong

Victor Lo, Fung Leung and Mandy Tam are three college students who graduated from universities in Hong Kong, and they used to be middle school classmates. During the social practices in college, they developed a common interest and dream – the “agricultural dream”. So they started to set up a fish and vegetable co-production system. … Read more Three Hong Kong youngsters’ farming life in Guangdong

Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and depends on crude for about half of government revenue and 90% of export earnings. However, thousands of spills over decades have destroyed the livelihoods of fishing and farming communities in the southeast of the country, including more than 40,000 people from the Bille and Ogale communities who are … Read more Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Farm on a Paris rooftop: Urban farm aims to be Europe’s largest

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The first phase of a vast urban farming project in Paris is now underway following a two-month delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Set on a Paris rooftop, the farm is set to grow over the next … Read more Farm on a Paris rooftop: Urban farm aims to be Europe’s largest

More than 90 percent of Mexico’s Lacandon jungle deforested

The future is not looking good for the last remaining tropical rainforest in southern Mexico. More than 90 percent of the Lacandon jungle has been cut down to make way for farming. As Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Chiapas state, more forest is being lost every year, despite conservation efforts. – Subscribe to our … Read more More than 90 percent of Mexico’s Lacandon jungle deforested

Many Navajo turn to traditional farming to address lack of healthy food during coronavirus pandemic

The USDA considers the Navajo Nation a “food desert” with scant access to healthy food on the reservation. So many Navajo have returned to growing their own. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on … Read more Many Navajo turn to traditional farming to address lack of healthy food during coronavirus pandemic

Safaricom makes a foray into farming

Safaricom, east Africa’s biggest telecoms company, has moved into the agri-tech sector with an app to provide small-scale farmers with credit and direct access to seeds and fertilizer. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more Safaricom makes a foray into farming

Top Chef Pitches Plan to Save Farm-to-Table Dining

The farm-to-table concept is one of the most foundational in contemporary American restaurants, and one of its most prominent champions fears it could become extinct. Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of critically acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, is trying to enlist cooks from some of the world’s top kitchens … Read more Top Chef Pitches Plan to Save Farm-to-Table Dining

Chinese farming couple goes viral for dancing away depression

A Chinese farming couple has gone viral on video sharing platform Tik Tok for posting videos of themselves shuffle dancing in a field. The couple from a village in Rui’an, a county-level city in east China’s Zhejiang Province, said that dancing had helped them overcome depression together. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Chinese farming couple goes viral for dancing away depression

UN chief on World Environment Day 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Environment Day 2020 Nature is sending us a clear message. We are harming the natural world – to our own detriment. Habitat degradation and biodiversity loss are accelerating. Climate disruption is getting worse. Fires, floods, droughts and superstorms are more frequent and damaging. Oceans are heating and acidifying, destroying … Read more UN chief on World Environment Day 2020

Zimbabwe tobacco: Biggest foreign currency earner hit by COVID-19

Tobacco is crucial for Zimbabwe’s economy. It brings in foreign currency – which helps with cash and fuel shortages. But the coronavirus pandemic is making that more difficult. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from the farming village of Beatrice. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Zimbabwe tobacco: Biggest foreign currency earner hit by COVID-19

Farming the sea

With unsustainable fishing affecting about 30 percent of the ocean’s wild fish population and most of the rest already fished to the limit, sea farming is playing an even bigger role in putting fish on the dinner table. This week, over three billion fish fries were released into the Bohai Baysea during an environmental protection … Read more Farming the sea

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on challenges in farming during pandemic (FULL STREAM 5/27)

Land O’Lakes president and CEO Beth Ford joined Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart on May 27 to discuss the challenges in farming, food production and distribution during the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Post Live is the newsroom’s live journalism platform, featuring interviews with top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices on the most … Read more Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on challenges in farming during pandemic (FULL STREAM 5/27)