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Empowering a California Asparagus Farmer to Conserve Water Through IoT Connectivity

By Swathy Ramaswamy, Lead Product Marketing Manager, IoT for Good, AT&T
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Being an organic farmer can be challenging. Farmers are faced with constant pricing pressures from conventional competitors and, in places like California, water limitations and labor shortages also can be an obstacle. That’s why many organic farmers are looking for solutions to help them be more innovative and efficient in growing their crops.

Forget the City. These Millennials Are ‘Rethinking Rural’

Organizers in Washington are creating a national network of millennial leaders in rural areas, thanks to support from a nonprofit and Wells Fargo.
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When Madeline Moore was 22 and wanted to open her own bakery, she chose not to follow her friends who left her hometown of Long Beach, Washington, to launch their careers in larger, urban areas.

Instead, Moore moved to Chinook, Washington, a 1-square mile spot in Pacific County near her hometown. Chinook’s population is small — only about 450 people live there — but it’s also the only place Moore thought she could be successful.

City States Rising!

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Globalism’s associated and accelerating complexity of interconnected crises from migration to terrorism, from pandemics to climate change, define the new context of our 21st-century reality.  Unmanaged technological change and an outdated economic ideology compound the already unfair burden these crises impose on global citizens.  One need only consider the 18 percent approval rating of the United States Congress, the recent U.S.

The Right to Go to School

Why Volkswagen donates bicycles to South African schools
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"Every day it takes me two hours to go to school. I get very tired every day and when I return I'm still tired." – Funeka, South African student, grade 10.

GE Healthcare Breaks into Rural China

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According to new medical reforms, 850 billion yuan will be invested into the primary care market and over 750 million Chinese people will join the primary care system. Under such a policy, international medical giants such as GE Healthcare and Medtronic Inc, used to providing high-end medical devices in large cities, are planning to sink their brand channels into the second and third-tier cities, and rural areas in China with their huge populations.

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