In the Last 15 days there's been 22 influencers like AgFunder and CivilEats, discussing topics such as #LovePulses, #organicand #pesticides.



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A forest garden with 500 edible plants could lead to a sustainable future

On Feb 23, 2019
@bioneers shared
Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. https://t.co/YV052GnbZQ
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Michael Crawford's forest garden is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems.

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On Feb 23, 2019
@bioneers shared
Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. https://t.co/YV052GnbZQ
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A forest garden with 500 edible plants could lead to a sustainable future

Michael Crawford's forest garden is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems.


On Feb 19, 2019
@FarmAid shared
RT @NFUDC: [email protected] is the first woman to serve as Colorado ag commissioner. "Women have always played in critical role in agriculture, yet they are infrequently recognized. I hope that women will see people like me & will see themselves as leaders in ag." https://t.co/BIrUbLmKef https://t.co/sboHI18OGn
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Meet Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s New Commissioner of Agriculture

Kate Greenberg is the first woman to be appointed to the position, and she brings a fresh focus to the office.

On Feb 20, 2019
@foodtechconnect shared
Will biodiversity become the new organic, asks @NSFoodsMemo? https://t.co/S1L4jWXfyt #biodiversefood https://t.co/Ve7d5TPUgU
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Will biodiversity become the new organic?

There are signs more actors in the food system are focusing more on biodiversity to try to make their businesses more sustainable. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino explores.

On Feb 8, 2019
@DaniNierenberg shared
“We all need young farmers desperately in this country,” says @YoungFarmers's @LLShute on my "Food Talk" podcast. “When we have young people take interest, we all have to be right there with them. Let’s help them do this and succeed." Listen. https://t.co/aebez7BjPt
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It Takes a Village to Support a Young Farmer—Lindsey Lusher Shute

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, calls Congress to do more for young farmers.

On Feb 22, 2019
@foodtank shared
RT @DaniNierenberg: 14 Organizations Changing the Face of America’s Farmers: https://t.co/Kl4QEoAl8y https://t.co/4v9xh8kKSN
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14 Organizations Changing the Face of America’s Farmers

After the World Day of Social Justice, Food Tank is highlighting organizations that lend support to underserved farmers, changing the face of farming.

On Feb 10, 2019
@DaniNierenberg shared
Food Tank has compiled a list of some of our favorite articles written about pulses. This February 10th, plan to cook your own meal with pulses and share what you made with the world using the hashtag #LovePulses. https://t.co/SkKOjrBrKW
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Celebrate Hummus and Falafel on February 10th #LovePulses

Food Tank celebrates World Pulses Day with 10 of our favorite articles about these important crops.

On Feb 13, 2019
@foodprintorg shared
Big Food companies like Danone, Kashi & Land O'Lakes are investing in programs to help farmers transition to #organic. Is it green-washing or is real change a possibility? https://t.co/eXPvOR5CyP via @GreenBiz
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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming

More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.

On Feb 8, 2019
@FERNnews shared
RT @chuckabbott1: For agriculture, the Green New Deal would mean “working collaboratively...to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible" while supporting family farming and soil health. https://t.co/wvaVK2bMaN @FERNnews
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In Democrats’ Green New Deal, a nod to sustainable agriculture

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey on Thursday introduced a Green New Deal, offering a sweeping framework for eliminating U.S. carbon emissions to combat global warming and ...

On Feb 15, 2019
@FarmAid shared
Our Advocacy & Farmer Services Director @AliciaHarvie recently appeared on @ABNiederhelman's "Sourcing Matters" podcast. She provided insight into what needs to be done to save the American farm and to promote healthy economies for our farmers. https://t.co/z5VXt3sKoV
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Ep.43: Alicia Harvie of Farm Aid – Food’s Social Justice

43: Alicia Harvie, Advocacy & Farmer Services Director at Farm Aid -ft. co-host: Jennifer Hashley of the New Entry Farming project || On episode 43 we welcome Alicia Harvie, Advocacy & ...

On Feb 18, 2019
@Greenpeace shared
RT @Greenpeaceafric: Across most of Africa, agriculture remains the main economic activity for most of the population. So why not take advantage of generations of knowledge to improve yield rather than destroy livelihoods with expensive imports ? >> https://t.co/FSpfPLdxnE #Agriculture
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Cameroon encouraged to revive traditional farming after losing billions to imports

The Government of Cameroon has been urged to revive and encourage traditional and ecological farming methods after the country recently lost over 9.000 billion from the importation of basic ...

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On Feb 21, 2019
@AgFunder shared
EXCLUSIVE: Founder of Agtech’s First Unicorn David Friedberg Reveals Investment Portfolio of The Production Board https://t.co/meysJt69Qs https://t.co/5jfJJEm0Vz
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EXCLUSIVE: Founder of Agtech’s First Unicorn David Friedberg Reveals Investment Portfolio of The Production Board

You may have seen The Production Board crop up on a few agrifood tech investments, but there's little publicly-available information, until now.

On Feb 11, 2019
@nature_org shared
It is still possible to achieve a sustainable future for people and nature–if we make rapid and substantial changes to our current path. https://t.co/RrYBrViAHX
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The Way Forward: 7 Milestones to Build On in 2019

The last year saw a number of grim environmental assessments—but it also saw milestones of progress toward a more sustainable future.

On Feb 13, 2019
@SoilAssociation shared
#Soil degradation & mass insect decline are in focus this week at both @IPPR's #ThisIsACrisis conference and in the UK press. Our Policy & Strategy Director @JoLewisSA calls for a dramatic refocus. https://t.co/ccw0oY9gOU https://t.co/1n7FW2mQF4
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This IS a crisis

Next week, the Soil Association will launch the English translation of an important study from French think tank IDDRI, Ten Years to Agroecology in Europe, which models how we can achieve ...

On Feb 15, 2019
@farmingfirst shared
At Farming First, we believe that #agriculture is the common thread which holds the 17 #SDGs together. Read more about how #agriculture is key to achievement of #GlobalGoals in @CTAflash @ShenggenFan @IFPRI @selfhelpafrica @rayjordanafrica @WorldResources https://t.co/RNU1GnQXvC https://t.co/vqpchWVrtc
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Agriculture – a keystone for sustainable development

In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, small-scale farmers in developing countries must be involved in the transformation of agri-food systems.

On Feb 20, 2019
@michaelpollan shared
RT @cadwego: 1️⃣Still current, How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions of Lives: https://t.co/cx722pSd6s 2️⃣Making the Case for a National Food Strategy In the US: https://t.co/DZuRw5oIrS 3️⃣Canada’s Food Policy: https://t.co/3p1DXmqBjR 4️⃣EU Common Food Policy: https://t.co/ljUim2pYzF https://t.co/SeFeRPOALw
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Making the Case for a National Food Strategy in the United States

Other countries, facing similar food system challenges, have developed national food strategies to address these challenges in a holistic and integrated manner. These strategies represent ...

On Feb 17, 2019
@Cornucopia_Inst shared
U.S. Not Among Top 10 Most Sustainable Countries https://t.co/cIMYhUrWyt
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U.S. Not Among Top 10 Most Sustainable Countries

Cornucopia’s Take: A case study developed by The Economist ranked countries according to nutritional challenges, food loss and waste, and sustainable agriculture. Overall, the U.S. ranked ...

On Feb 19, 2019
@EcoAgPartners shared
Assessing the social impact of a teaching farm in Uganda #monitoringandevaulation #socimpact #metrics https://t.co/i4CQWUJkgB https://t.co/GZ0KUfNjah
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Assessing the social impact of a teaching farm in Uganda

Development initiatives and projects are as good as the social impact they can demonstrate. NGOs and entrepreneurs continue to burst at the seams with innovative ways to promote social ...

On Feb 18, 2019
@SoilAssociation shared
@Switcheverythi1 @FFC_Commission @FoodPolicyCity The report understandably attracted some mixed responses – the problem is complex and one report can’t possibly have all the answers. But we think it makes an important contribution to the conversation. Check out our blog for further thoughts https://t.co/VBE52JIv00
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EAT-Lancet - Five Things You Need To Know About The 'Healthy Reference Diet'

The report tries to re-set the narrative around ‘sustainable intensification’ The EAT-Lancet report calls for “strategies to refocus agriculture from producing high volumes of crops to ...

On Feb 22, 2019
@SoilAssociation shared
@HughFW @michaelgove @SoilsAlliance Recognising the issue is great @HughFW but now we need to have something in writing. #Agroecological farming systems focus on reduced #pesticides & promote soil health/biodiversity. Agroecology must be placed at the heart of the #AgBill. In writing. 💚🚜https://t.co/Nh06N4axAZ
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Take Action on the Agriculture Bill

It would mean more farm animals produced under the highest standard of welfare, and it would mean fewer pesticides being used on crops - one of the reasons that wildlife is 50% more ...

On Feb 11, 2019
@SusFoodTrust shared
Peter Lundgren is an arable #farmer in Lincolnshire and a campaigner for an environmentally sustainable and financially viable future for UK farming. We asked him what #Brexit will mean for him https://t.co/xg1PRlsdyB
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Arable farmer Peter Lundgren reflects on Brexit

Arable farmer Peter Lundgren reflects on Brexit

On Feb 19, 2019
@AgFunder shared
Calling all investors, corporates and media! See 15 food & agriculture game-changers pitch at the 15th edition of @FoodBytes on March 28 in San Francisco. Save 15% on tickets now: https://t.co/6eLJRP9r3o https://t.co/7Sy8zJz0fw
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FoodBytes! San Francisco 2019

Next-generation food and ag pitch competition FoodBytes! by Rabobank is coming back to San Francisco on Thursday, March 28. This pitch competition-meets-networking platform brings together ...