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NY FarmNet is Helping to Reduce the Epidemic of Farmer Suicide On Their Home Soil

NY FarmNet is Helping to Reduce the Epidemic of Farmer Suicide On Their Home Soil | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Farming has the highest rate of suicide of any job. Food Tank speaks with NY FarmNet, a non-profit organization proactively working to support farmer families.
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Farmer suicide is a serious and global matter and an indication that something is very wrong with our current system. How are we failing our farmers? What steps can we take to support them?


In our podcast episode on drought policy in Australia, Advocate for soil health General Michael Jeffery and Rhonda Daly of Ylad Living soils spoke with on the great challenges farmers face, including uncoordinated agricultural policy, land management, and the lack of support from banks, urban dwellers and the public sector, and what steps we can take to start supporting them better.


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GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity

GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
GFAR finds that Guatemalan farmers seek inclusion in local and national discussions about their rights and the future of seed preservation.
The Organic Stream's insight:

Protecting farmers and treating them fairly for the essential work that they do will benefit a whole community, not just the farmer. And the fight to preserve genetic diversity in plants is essential.


We learned a lot about the types of hardships farmers can face, and the kinds of actions we should take to support them better in last week's Organic Stream.

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