The Central Valley and AgricultureOct 13th, 2010 | By pricks | Category: One Question, Student Work
Fresno County is one of the top agricultural counties in the United States producing billions of dollars in revenue for growing crops like fruits, nuts, livestock, vegetables and other field crops. As the Africa Reporting Project class digs deeper into African agriculture and the Green Revolution, they decided to also look into their backyard.
Similar to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Central Valley’s thriving market has had to deal with drought, pesticide use, polluted air, water scarcity, urbanization and the introduction of technology. Read and watch what the class learned.
A Glance into the Central Valley
Q&A and photo slideshow by Paige Ricks
Technology and its impact on technology
video by Jerome Hubbard
Interview with Eric Holt-Gimenez
video by Bryan Gibel and Elizabeth-Laure Njipwo
Central Valley agriculture and technology
video by Laurel Moorhead and Lily Mihalik
A holistic approach to reduce pesticide risk
Q&A by Bernice Agyekwena and Neelima Mahajan