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Asia

Plotting a Digital Farm Revolution in Nine Countries Across the Asia-Pacific

What might it take to digitize smallholder farms across the Asia-Pacific region? An international alliance of agricultural scientists is now busy trying to answer that …

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Local News

An interview with the founder of Grow Further: Part III

In this interview, the third of a 3-part series, our journalist interviews our founder about the programs of Grow Further. Grow Further: What are the …

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Farming

Stopping the Fall Armyworm Invasion

This pest’s name derives from how it attacks farmers’ fields: in a scorched-earth manner the way an army might. It attacks nearly any food plant …

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An interview with the founder of Grow Further: Part II

In this interview, the second of a 3-part series, our journalist interviews our founder about the mission of Grow Further. Leonardo da Vinci was among …

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An interview with the founder of Grow Further: Part I

In this interview, the first of a 3-part series, our journalist interviews our founder about the vision behind Grow Further. The single most influential individual …

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Africa

Machine Learning to Illuminate Smallholder Farmers’ Problems

As any social scientist who has worked in rural areas of developing countries, including our founder, can tell you, data that inform policy decisions affecting …

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Oil Palm Farming

Oil Palm Gives Smallholders an Economic Lift, but at What Cost?

A decade ago, this author had the pleasure of touring a region of smallholder oil palm farms in northeastern Colombia, the Catatumbo. This wasn’t your …

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There’s Something About Nettles…

The stinging nettle earned its name for a reason—this family of plants is known for distinctive spiked “hairs” on stems and leaves, an evolved defense …

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