Toban Dyck: On small farms, the ‘sharing economy’ can be a matter of survival | Financial Post

By Toban Dyck Scott Barbour/Getty Images (Left) In April, I will walk to my backyard, past the now vacant house my ancestors built in the early 1900s, past the row of bins that sit empty, and past the mobile home my wife and I moved to the farmyard in 2012. On the northwest side of a

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What can small farms learn from ‘the Toyota Way?’ | GreenBiz

By Jesse Frost Shutterstock structuresxx Organic farms take a leaf from the customer-centric, lean production model of the Japanese automotive manufacturer. Modeling our farms after factories hasn’t exactly resulted in the most sustainable farming practices over the years. The shift toward feedlots, concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFOs), and monocultures can be directly attributed to factory thinking — and

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When it comes to climate change and the Paris Agreement, small farms are just as important as big agriculture — Quartz

By Duda Cardosa Just four days before the US elections, the Paris Agreement officially became international law after receiving formal sign-off from 55 countries that contribute 55% of global greenhouse-gas emissions. This landmark deal marked a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change, particularly given its ratification by a majority of the world’s largest emitters

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Vale Bill Mollison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Mollison   Want To Double World Food Production? Return The Land To Small Farmers? | Eco Snippets http://www.ecosnippets.com/environmental/double-world-food-production-small-farmers?utm_content=buffer34e7c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer   Small farms http://www.worldorganicnews.com/49270/small-farms/   Organic agriculture combats the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria ? A New Green World http://www.worldorganicnews.com/49251/organic-agriculture-combats-the-rise-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-a-new-green-world/ New podcast episode out now!

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