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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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As Armed Conflict Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods in Chiapas, Men Join Women at the Loom

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureConflictCultureHuman RightsJobs

Armed conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has threatened the livelihood of farmers for decades. To support their families, some men in the region are now participating in an ancient tradition long held by women: weaving.

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Organic Gardening Program Promotes Practice over Theory to Increase Food Production in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Food insecurity caused by low domestic food production is a major problem in Haiti. Now, an organic farming program is teaching agronomy students to promote organic methods to help increase yields.

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As Sugarcane Farmland Shrinks, Haiti’s Craft Distillers Remain Hopeful

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

In a nation reliant on imports and international aid, craft distillers in Léogâne are rightfully proud that they are boosting the economy in that region. But they’re faced with challenges that include the lower costs of imported alcoholic beverages and a shrinking amount of land for sugarcane farming.

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Ancient Waterways Threatened by Mexico City’s Booming Population Growth

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

For hundreds of years, Xochimilco, south of central Mexico City, has been home to an elaborate network of canals and traditional floating crops. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is protected, and building atop the crops is illegal – but laws and designations have been no match for Mexico City’s unstoppable sprawl.

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Haitian Man Started Picking Coconuts at Age 12

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Haiti’s Rice Farmers, With Government Help, Hope They Can Feed Their Nation

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Haitian rice farmers have long suffered because of imported grain that can cost consumers less than half as much as domestic crops. But a government program that begun last year is attempting to establish these farmers as the chief providers for the nation, by reviving production and restoring irrigation systems.

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