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Puerto Rico | 8 November 2017
Puerto Rico’s farms were wiped out, here’s how they’re bouncing back

“You could hear chainsaws everywhere,” says Owen Ingley, director of Plenitud Teaching Center, an educational farm in Las Marias Puerto Rico. It was the second day following the most devastating hurri...


Puerto Rico | 28 September 2017
Hurricane Maria wiped away around 80% of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industry

Hurricane Maria left the agricultural industry on Puerto Rico in shambles after dragging across the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm last week, according to The New York Times. About 80 percent...


Puerto Rico | 26 September 2017
'No more agriculture in Puerto Rico,' a farmer laments

José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, stood in the middle of his flattened plantain farm on Sunday and tried to tally how much Hurricane Maria had cost him. “How do you ca...


Puerto Rico | 25 September 2017
Puerto Rico's agriculture and farmers decimated by Maria

José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, stood in the middle of his flattened plantain farm on Sunday and tried to tally how much Hurricane Maria had cost him. “How do you ca...


Puerto Rico | 15 September 2017
Puerto Rico agriculture hard-hit by Hurricane Irma

The agriculture sector of Puerto Rico faces lost crops and property damage from Hurricane Irma. Farmers are assessing damages and making recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Irma slamme...


Puerto Rico | 29 September 2016
Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Puerto Ricans are buying rice, vegetables and traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples, that are produced on the island. As new farms spring across ...


Puerto Rico | 28 September 2016
Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture

Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such ...


Puerto Rico | 6 September 2016
Puerto Rico agriculture sector to receive $4M federal boost

One of Puerto Rico's largest universities is receiving $4 million from the National Science Foundation to help boost the U.S. territory's agriculture sector. The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagu...


Puerto Rico | 10 June 2016
Young Puerto Rican works to increase island's agricultural entrepreneurs

Carlos Cobián is a self-described "serial entrepreneur" who is on a mission: to revive Puerto Rico's moribund agricultural industry and offer it up as a solution to the island's stagnant economy. Puer...