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A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar. Sylvain Thomas/AFP

French tractor protests are the latest rebellion of EU farmers against unfair competition and red tape – will their strategy pay off?

Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
Circular irrigation for growing hay and alfalfa near Corcoran, Calif. − a water-intensive system that relies on groundwater pumping. George Rose/Getty Images

Humans are depleting groundwater worldwide, but there are ways to replenish it

Rapid and accelerating groundwater level declines are widespread in dry climates where groundwater is used for irrigation. But some communities have found ways to turn things around.
Recycling construction materials and water can make urban agriculture more sustainable. Lauren Moore/USDA

Urban agriculture isn’t as climate-friendly as it seems, but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms

A study of dozens of city gardens and urban farms across the US and Europe found several ways to boost their benefits, not just for their neighborhoods, but for the planet.
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, had front-row seats at COP28’s final session. Kiara Worth/UN Climate Change via Flickr,

Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024

The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.
In the last two decades alone, Canada has lost nearly 150,000 farmers with the current population standing at just 260,000. Barriers to farming need to be addressed to mitigate this loss. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s agricultural policies need to better serve local farmers and communities

The impact of agricultural issues extends far beyond the farming community. Current social crises, including biodiversity loss and food inaccessibility, affect everyone.

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