Farmer-citizen movement. Trump and Le Pen supported Dutch farmers, now they have caused an electoral shock.

CNN: – In the Netherlands, a farmers’ protest party has caused a shock after winning state elections this week, just four years after it was founded. Could their rise have wider implications? The farmer-citizen movement, or BoerburgerBeweging (BBB), arose out of mass demonstrations against the Dutch government’s environmental policies, protests that saw farmers use their … Read more

These five young farmers from the Caribbean are redefining awesome

Globally, the need to engage youth in agriculture has become ubiquitous. From the United States, where the average age of a farmer is 57, to Japan, where the average age is 67, factors such as urbanization and high start-up costs have created an aging crisis, affecting food security. For some countries, attracting young blood to … Read more

FMC Corporation to support agricultural opportunities for Kenyan youth

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, today announced a three-year, US$1.5 million investment to support Generation Unlimited’s Engaging Kenyan Youth in Agriculture and Nutrition (EKYAN) program. The project will prepare youth for employment opportunities in agribusiness and improve the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers across the country. Generation Unlimited (GenU) is the world’s first global … Read more

The food system is terrible for the climate. It shouldn’t be

As people’s incomes rise, they tend to shift from “starchy staples” such as grains, potatoes and roots to meat and dairy. “You’d think there would be a lot of cultural variation in these patterns between human populations,” said Thomas Tomich, a food systems economist at the University of California, Davis, who was not involved in … Read more