In India, climate change is already forcing farmers to adapt to saltwater intrusion, flooding and droughts. International scientists are racing to breed a new batch of climate-resilient super seeds that can survive these changes. But many traditional farmers are instead relying on the seeds that sustained their ancestors. Credits Producer, Reporter and Camera: Sam Eaton […]
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for the 5 million residents of the crowded Southeast Asian island city-state. The new system is helping to increase Singapore’s food security, while also helping to reduce the […]
Agriculture represents one of the biggest threats to the planet’s biodiversity. But in Costa Rica, farmers are discovering that preserving nature on their land may be their best defense against a changing climate. Credits Producer, Reporter and Camera: Sam Eaton Co-Producer: Cassandra Herrman Editor: Linda Peckham Additional Editing: Adithya Sambamurthy Translation: Ambar Espinoza Transcription: Karishma […]
In Vietnam, large-scale fish farmers look to capture a piece of the fast-growing market for sustainable fish. As Sam Eaton reports, making it work isn’t easy. Scaling up Vietnamese fish farms search for eco-friendly formula SAM EATON/HOMELANDS PRODUCTIONS This farm near the Cambodian border belongs to Tran Van Tach. Small farms now account for just […]
As its farmers get too old to till the soil, Japan grapples with a question that many industrialized nations now face: Who will grow our food in the future? TRANSCRIPT Introduction: We turn now to Japan, where a rapidly aging population is forcing the country to reconsider the way it feeds itself. Our story is […]
The Philippines can no longer feed itself. That leaves two options: Increase supply or try to do something about demand.
This story also appeared on PBS NEWSHOUR. A related story can be found on American Public Media’s Marketplace. The Philippines’ swelling population is causing fishing villages to embrace birth control for the first time, and not just as a means to plan their families. They also see it as a path to long-term food security, […]