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Posts tagged plantations

June 16, 2017

 

vanilla farmers

Our Love Of ‘All-Natural’ Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

There's a global shortage of vanilla beans. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.

March 7, 2017

 

Amba Estate, a 26-acre tea plantation in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka’s Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing

The island nation is one of the world's biggest exporters of tea. We visit one organic tea farm that shares revenues with its workers.

March 1, 2017

 

coffee

Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee, Then Drinks It

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes, but that's changing thanks to demand from a rising middle class.

December 19, 2016

 

Fermin Domingo

The Final Days Of Hawaiian Sugar

The sugar industry dominated Hawaii's economy for over a century, but it has shrunk in recent years. Hawaii's last sugar mills wrapped up its final harvest.

February 25, 2010

Permaculture 

Black bee on gandul

Building A Sustainable Future: Permaculture In El Salvador

The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador is re-building sustainable agriculture in a country devastated by years of violence and environmental degradation.

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