Farm Radio International Gets Farmers Talking and Thriving

Farm Radio International uses radio and mobile phones to educate farmers and get them talking.

Manure Drives the Production of Sustainable Cheese

Manure leads the way for green sustainability on the U.K.’s largest cheese farm.

In Brazil, 17,000 Peasant Farmers Unite to Advocate for Sustainable Livelihoods

The Landless Workers Movement and other peasant-led movements are changing energy policies in Brazil.

10 Great Urban Agriculture Projects in San Antonio

Check out these ten inspiring urban agriculture projects happening in San Antonio, Texas.

Beyond the Dollar Menu: Quality Trumps Price For Fast Food Diners

Consumer Reports find that diners prefer restaurants with a focus on fresh food over cheap food.

Food for Tomorrow: The New York Times Gathers Food Experts to Discuss the Future of Food

Food for Tomorrow, organized by The New York Times, will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration on solutions to hunger, obesity, and poverty.

Camden Children’s Garden Brings Fresh Food to New Jersey’s Biggest Food Desert

Camden Children’s Garden is bringing fresh food and youth development to New Jersey's biggest food desert.

Bee’s Wrap: A New Reusable Food Wrap

Introducing Bee’s Wrap, a new reusable and sustainable food wrap made with beeswax.

Lessons in Sustainable Farming: An Interview with Hal Hamilton

Hal Hamilton, founder of Sustainable Food Lab, talks to Food Tank about how sustainability and industrial food production can go hand in hand.

Baker Creek Keeps History Alive Through Seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is home to more than 1,600 seed varieties and serves customers all over the world from its warehouse in Missouri.

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VIDEO: How Collaborative Technologies Are Improving Family Farming

Technology and cooperation between experts and family farmers can change the future of the food system.

Technology can be used to improve agricultural practices and productivity for family farmers around the world. Members of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the PROGRIS come together during the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to discuss how technologies can be used to improve the lives of family farmers around the world.

Rural Women Drive Post-conflict Recovery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Women in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina are thriving as entrepreneurs and community leaders thanks in part to an IFAD program.

An IFAD program has reengaged women in the workforce in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program has supported these women in their entrepreneurial goals so that they now play an essential in the recovery of the local economy.

Mapping the Genomes of Africa’s ‘Orphan’ Crops

The African Orphan Crops Consortium will allow farmers to select the most resilient and nutritious crops.

Partners from Africa, China, and the United States will provide African breeders open access to genome sequences of commonly used African crops through the African Orphan Crops Consortium. The program will provide training to farmers in genomics and marker-assisted selection for crop improvement.

Befriending that Pesky Purslane

Unaware of its virtues as a nutritious food, North American gardeners and homeowners know purslane as an annoying weed.

Compared to other greens, even spinach, purslane is a nutritional powerhouse.

Kellogg Commits To Tackle Climate Change

Breakfast cereal icon commits to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

After a campaign by Oxfam with over 200,000 supporters, Kellogg is committing to addressing climate change. Kellogg joins General Mills in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their agricultural production.

Know Where Your Food Comes From

The Greenest Colleges for Food!

Colleges at the top of the list are dedicated to greening, from energy usage to recycling to food sourcing to curriculum.

New Database is a Portal to the World of Agricultural Innovation

AgriVIVO will improve the pace and efficiency of agricultural innovation by connecting development organizations and experts to important research data.

AgriVIVO, a new search platform and database launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, and Cornell University, connects agricultural innovators to each other and invaluable research data.

Empowering Women and Mitigating Conflict in the Afghan Dairy Industry

Afghan dairy cooperatives are fostering collaboration among farmers and promoting women as leaders.

IFAD-supported dairy cooperatives in Afghanistan are training farmers, especially women, to effectively manage their operations and increase their incomes. These programs are also socially beneficial as they unify conflict-torn communities and empower women.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Food Tank Launches Food Tours in Chicago!

Food Tank launched Food Tank Tours, offering tours of urban agriculture projects and serving locally grown food prepared by chefs. The idea is to connect eaters to their food in a fun way.

Are You a Farmer? We Want to Hear From You!

World Food Day, held this year October 16, will highlight the challenges and achievements made in the fight to end global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty

This year, the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), World Food Day will focus on the important role family farmers, big and small, play in feeding the world and stewarding natural resources.

Family Farming Down Under

Family farms continue to account for 99 percent of farm businesses in Australia.

Family farms account for 99 percent of Australia’s farming business. Their unique and responsive management structures and long-term understanding of agricultural production allow ongoing productivity and success in the face of increasing industry corporatization. The NFF estimates that each Australian farmer produces the equivalent of enough food for 600 people, and Australian family farms continue to play a dynamic and vital role in ensuring domestic and regional food security.

Food Hero: Serena Milano, Protecting Biodiversity and the Livelihoods of Small-Scale Farmers

Serena Milano is working to protect traditional food cultures and biodiversity at the Slow Food Foundation.

Serena Milano is protecting traditional food cultures, production methods, and biodiversity with the Slow Food Foundation. Take a look at how she’s contributed to saving endangered food products worldwide.

Small Island Developing States Face Unique Development Challenges

Small Island Developing States are home to unique development opportunities and challenges.

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their development challenges and vulnerabilities are increasingly central to discussions of global food security and agricultural development. IFAD will be releasing a new report in September 2014, which coincides with the Third International Conference on SIDS.

Register Now for the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security!

Registration for The International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security will close in two weeks. Register now!

On September 18 and 19, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will host the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security. Registration will close August 25.

Voices of GFAR: Providing Better Extension Services for Family Farmers

Extension is key for promoting sustainable and socially responsible agricultural intensification.

A sound agricultural innovation system requires a combination of diverse extension service schemes that mobilize a variety of methods to educate smallholders.

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.

Announcing Food Tank Tours: Chicago

Launched in August 2014, Food Tank Tours showcases innovative urban agriculture projects, sustainable food systems, and tasty, local food made by experienced chefs and cooks. Please join us for a walking tour of Downtown Chicago featuring three urban gardens and four generous tastings!

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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