Community Food Gardens Fighting Venezuela’s Food Crisis

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How Kenyan Women Are Turning Camel Milk Into Economic Prosperity

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Kenya’s increasingly severe dry spells are putting pressure on the country’s cow and goat farmers. But a project in Isiolo is helping women tap into a booming – and drought-resistant – source of income: camel milk.

A camel milk cooperative has been set up in Kenya to give female entrepreneurs a boost and encourage the community to shift to an income generator that isn’t so susceptible to the effects of climate change.

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Tackling Homelessness

Homelessness is a major battle that many citizens fight against everyday. People result to homelessness for different reasons, usually it is not a choice. According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress in 2015, there are approximately 600,000 homeless people living in the United States. On a global scale, there are over 100 million people living without homes (and these are only those who are “documented”).

To hear more from people struggling with homelessness today, click this link.

Florida Lawns Are Being Transformed Into Edible Farms

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A new volunteer-led organization, Fleet Farming, is transforming under-used yards into working farms, producing delicious fruits and vegetables. The bounty is then sold at local markets, and 100% of the sales go back into the organization.

‘It’s estimated that the average American meal travels about 1,500 miles to get from farm to plate, according to the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Globally, up to one-third of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the food and agriculture industry.

“One of the goals for the program is to help reduce these alarming numbers,” said Michele Bumbier, the organization’s program manager.’ Read more here.