A proposed irrigation project near the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru that would divert water away from small villages has sparked violent protests.
Sep 22, 2010 Guardian
Decommissioned farms and fields in California are being scouted as possible sited for renewable energy production.
Aug 12, 2010 The New York Times
Urban agriculture is not a new idea. <em>Grist</em>'s Tom Philpott says the renewed interest in the idea should look for good ideas from its past.
Aug 10, 2010 Grist
This piece from <em>Grist</em> looks at Prairie Crossing, a planned community in Illinois that integrates agriculture into its village-like setting.
Jul 23, 2010 Grist
10 years after a town in England declared itself a "fairtrade" town, the ethical trading movement has grown to 500 towns across the world.
Jul 14, 2010 Guardian
The relationship between agriculture and cities is becoming increasingly important. Daniel Nairn suggests building "garden blocks" within cities to meet community food needs.
Jul 9, 2010 Grist
A new study shows that agricultural output in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China will be three times as great as those in the developed world. Increasing urbanization is seen as one of the drivers of this growth
Jun 17, 2010 BBC
Development in rural America has long been a confounding problem. Increasing outmigration highlights the importance of finding new methods for economic development beyond agriculture.
May 31, 2010 The Daily Yonder
With fruit prices way down, some farmers in British Columbia are taking their fields out of production and renting them out as RV parks. The government in Kelowna, BC, is not happy.
May 28, 2010 The Globe and Mail
The local food movement is growing in popularity, but a lack of related agricultural and processing infrastructure is holding back its spread.
Mar 31, 2010 The New York Times