All Aboard the World’s First Floating Dairy Farm

A sleek side view of the farm, with the shrubby cow garden on top. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF BELADON     THE WATERS OF THE NIEUWE Maas snake through the city of Rotterdam, giving way to sandy beaches, bustling harbors, and, soon, a small herd of floating cows....

Waste Not, Want Not

Biochar is highly porous and rich in carbon, helping the soil to retain nutrients and water. Photo by UN Environment / Lisa Murray     How farmers are cutting down on chemicals with a natural solution to soil degradation At age 56, Vietnamese farmer Luan is...

When They Said They Wanted to Rethink Agriculture, They Meant It

Figuring out how the world is going to feed 7 billion people (and counting) in a time of changing climate, richer diets, and already over-burdened land and water resources is going to require wholesale rethinking of global agricultural practices. Clearly, solving such...