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Second Crisis Emerges as Ebola Threatens Western Africa’s Food Supply

Compounding the problem of Ebola transmission, another crisis is unfolding in Western Africa. Food security in the region is at risk as fear of infection keeps farmers from fields and consumers from markets.

Food Day Events Coming to a City Near You

Thousands of Food Day events are taking place around the US this week.

Cancer in Context: Ted Schettler’s Eco-Social Framework of Breast Cancer

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn about the ecology of breast cancer in this review of Ted Schettler’s most recent publication.

Celebrating Farmers at Terra Madre

From October 23-28, 2014 Slow Food International will bring together farmers, chefs, scientists, and advocates from all over the world.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Phase Out Neonicotinoid Use by 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will become the first federal agency to restrict the use of neonicotinoids in farming practices.

Advancing Organic Agriculture Through Online Platforms: An Interview with Kellee James

Mercaris provides an online trading platform for organic and non-GMO agricultural commodities.

Indian Community Grocery Moves Into Dupont

The food scene in D.C. is changing. Pansaari is the first all-in-one local, organic, no waste, Indian grocery store, chai bar, and commercial kitchen.

Austin City Limits: Setting the Standard for Sustainable Festivals

Austin City Limits sets an example in the movement for sustainable festivals.

Swimming Camels of Kachchh at Risk

Camel pastoralists of Kachchh ask for conservation of mangroves—the grazing place for a unique breed of camels.

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As the World’s Farmers Age, New Blood is Needed

This week in Des Moines, the World Food Prize has honored and highlighted youth in agriculture education programs.

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West African Farmer Innovations to be Showcased in Burkina Faso this November

Burkina Faso will be hosting this year’s West Africa Farmer Innovation Fair November 25-29, 2014.

Prolinnova, along with other international partners, have spearheaded an innovation workshop to take place in Burkina Faso this November. It aims to spread key messages about innovations from smallholder farmers by showcasing 50 West African farmer innovators.

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RECORDING: Food Tank’s Exclusive Webinar with Lisa Kitinoja

In case you missed it: ​Listen to the live Food Tank webinar with Lisa Kitinoja, founder of Postharvest Education Foundation.

The Last Hunger Season Film Series and the Importance of Family Farming

The Last Hunger Season Film Series profiles farmers in rural Kenya.

The Last Hunger Season Film Series profiles families in rural Kenya working to feed their families and their futures through improved farming techniques.

2014 Food Sovereignty Prize Awards Two Grassroots Organizations

The 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded on October 15 to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and Community to Community Development.

With a focus on the democratization of food systems, the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded on October 15 and will honor the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and Community to Community Development.

The Last Food Mile

Food waste occurs at all levels of the food supply chain; multiple causes require multiple solutions.

The Last Food Mile is a conference dedicated to reducing food wastage and losses along the United States' supply chain and to developing a more sustainable food system.

WEBINAR: Reducing Farm Losses from Farm to Market with Lisa Kitinoja

Lisa Kitnoja will share strategies to prevent postharvest losses during Food Tank’s exclusive webinar on October 15th.

On Wednesday, October 15, Food Tank will host an exclusive webinar featuring Lisa Kitinoja, founder of The Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF). The webinar, “Reducing Farm Losses from Farm to Market,” will take place at 12pm EST.

Scanning for Solutions: National Survey Asks Communities Nationwide to Share Food Projects

Web-Based Survey seeks answers in food system sustainability from Communities around the Nation.

Through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Wallace Center at Winrock International, Changing Tastes and Common Market are conducting a national web-based survey to identify comprehensive and sustainable plans to address issues within the nation’s food system.

UN Climate Summit Takes Steps to Ensure Food Security for 9 Billion People by 2050

The Global Alliance aims to enable 500 million farmers worldwide to practice climate-smart agriculture.

GFAR stakeholders have been at the forefront of actions to raise awareness of the potential of agricultural systems in adapting and mitigating to climate change.

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VIDEO: Cultivating a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg discusses her work at Food Tank as it spotlights sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty, while creating networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Berkeley and Oakland this October: Sparking the Movement to End Food Waste

October 16th is World Food Day and for many, the day is about focusing on healthier food systems and even more simply, healthier food.

The first Feeding the 5000 in the U.S. – a 100 percent free food waste awareness festival –will take place on October 18, in Oakland, CA. It will be a food event unlike anything ever staged in this country and was inspired by the Feeding the 5000 from the U.K.

IFAD Launches AgTalks Series to Present Human Face of Family Farming

The AgTalks series aims to bring forward the latest thinking, trends and research regarding policies and innovations in small-scale family farming.

As a contribution to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is launching the AgTalks series.

Healthy Diets, Healthy Planet

What's on our plate may not be sustainable, say global experts in nutrition and sustainability. Experts gathered to discuss the importance of linking the two disciplines at a recent CGIAR dialogue in New York City.

Experts discuss a need for more links between nutrition and sustainable agricultural development.

A Feast of Information: This Online Platform is Coordinating Food Advocates Across the Globe

The Global SCP Clearinghouse brings together stakeholders from across borders and sectors in order to rise to these challenges with a more coordinated, unified front.

The Global SCP Clearinghouse aims to be a one-stop hub, bringing together scattered information into a coherent space for an international community of sustainable consumption and production practitioners.

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Young Farmers Should Take Center Stage at World Food Day

The theme for this year's World Food Day (WFD) is "Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth." WFD is a day for action, community, and mobilization between all members of the food system; most importantly, WFD must highlight and engage youth in the food system.

Not Your Grandpa’s Farm: Upcoming Conference to Focus the Future of Technology in Agriculture

The 9th Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture will investigate the future use of technology for agriculture and rural development.

Emerging technologies have the potential to make food supply chains more productive, sustainable, and resilient, as well as reduce wastage, lower costs and improve the quality and safety of food.

Help Us Sign Up New Food Tank Sustainers!

Since our launch, you've seen the energy and momentum behind Food Tank, an independent voice seeking sustainable solutions for our broken food system. Now, we need your help. To keep Food Tank moving forward, we need to sign up new sustaining members!

Become a Food Tank Sustainer today.

Upcoming Events

October 22, Naples, Italy: International Media Forum on the Protection of Nature

Danielle will be a keynote speaker at this event.

October 23, Turin, Italy: Terra Madre

Danielle will be participating in this event.

October 24, Chicago, IL: Chicago Green Festival

Sarah Small will be speaking on a panel at this event.

October 24, Italy : Family Farming Against Hunger and Poverty

Danielle will be chairing this event.

Sign a Petition in Support of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming

Food Tank is joining the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and over 360 civil society and farmer's organizations in celebrating the International Year of Family Farming.

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