“The most effective change comes out of bringing lots of perspectives together,” said Stephanie White, city-regional food systems lead and Frugal Innovation Practicum program director at Michigan State University’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.
LANSING – Many Michigan farmers are worried about a potential backlash as a result of higher federal tariffs and new international trade policies.
“The big concern in agriculture right now is that by leveling steel and aluminum import tariffs against some of our key trading partners, like China, it could levy a retaliatory tariff, and often retaliation targets agriculture,” said Chuck Lippstreu, a publicist for the Agricultural Leaders of Michigan.
That could to lead to unintended consequences and a retaliation against Michigan agriculture and U.S. agriculture that would hurt farmers, he said.
Women farmers and entrepreneurs in Malawi experience more limitations than their male counterparts, researchers say.
Students in the 2017 Frugal Innovation Practicum (FIP) interviewed vendors at Mitundu market to learn about issues they face that affect their businesses and ability to put food on the table. The practicum is hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi.