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How Qualcomm Drone Technology is Improving Lives for Farmers in Brazil

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See how Wireless Reach™ uses Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Flight drone technology to improve agricultural yields, reduce environmental impact and improve the economy for farmers in Brazil. Chad Sweet, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm, weighs in on the benefits of this new category of IoT. 

A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing

Healing People and the Planet
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by David Miller, co-founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farms 

SOIL – Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Sophie Bernstein, Military Child of the Year, Honored for Commitment to Sustainable Food

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17-year old Sophie Bernstein (pictured, above), recipient of the 2017 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation, is passionate about sustainable food and social justice. Sophie’s commitment to improving the health of her community one garden at a time also led to her teaching lower-income children how to fish – metaphorically, that is – through gardening and science, technology, engineering and math practices (STEM).

National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Up to $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing agriculture-related studies
Summary: 
  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 
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  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 

Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture

Partex Agro joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to Integrate low-income farming communities into its agricultural value chain
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Agricultural-input company Partex Agro has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 5,000 low-income communities by integrating them into its agricultural value chain as growers, suppliers and distributors by 2020.

Bloomberg Businessweek Shuffles the Newsstand Deck

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Originally posted by Ad Week.

This really is a genius design concept from editor Ellen Pollock and creative director Rob Vargas. On the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek’s fourth annual “The Year Ahead” issue, out today in the U.S. and internationally Friday, is the familiar sight of a New York City newsstand.

From Cali to Cone: An American Strawberry Tale

Strawberries. Small, red, and a little spotty. They taste great and they’re a healthy treat, but they’re not really of any consequence. Or are they?
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A lot of us buy and eat food without ever thinking about the technology and people that have gone into putting it in our kitchen cupboards. If you’re a fan of Dreyer’s strawberry ice cream like I am, you may enjoy the flavor without realizing the work that’s gone into producing the ingredients.

Of course it hasn’t occurred to you — you’re distracted by holding a tub of ice cream! Your understandable concern is whether to drop a few scoops into a bowl or get fancy and opt for a cone.

So how does that perfect strawberry get into your dish?

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