Five Ways to Make Agriculture Innovation Better Serve the Needs of Women Farmers

The Gender in Agriculture Partnership aims to close the gender gap in agriculture to improve food security, livelihoods, and development.

10 Young People Changing the Food System

These 10 young people from around the world are changing the way we grow, prepare, and consume food.

Hemp Is Not Just For Smoking, It Can Help The Environment And Create Jobs

US industrial hemp production is on the rise and it might be good for the environment and our kitchen tables.

Crops of the Past—and the Future

Perennials are growing all around us—in fields, forests, and grasslands—creating more substantial yields and more resilient food systems.

New Think.Eat.Save Tool to Prevent Food Waste

Think.Eat.Save Guidance presents national and regional scale solutions to preventing food waste and loss.

Organized Crime No Longer Has a Place in the Mexican Lime Industry

Drug cartels are being squeezed out of the Mexican lime industry.

No More Mystery Meat: “Cafeteria Man” Champions School Nutrition Reform

Cafeteria Man Tony Geraci fights for fresh, local produce in every school lunch.

Grist

This Weed is Taking Over the Planet. On the Upside, it’s Delicious

Plants like amaranth are resilient to drought, high temperatures, and disease, so they might be the crops of the future.

Food Recovery: A New Standard in the Food Industry

Does food recovery hold the key to reducing hunger as our global population hits nine billion by 2015?

National Geographic

What’s the Next Quinoa? Farmers, Foodies Revive Heritage Grains

Ancient grains and "orphan crops" like fonio and amaranth have advantages for farmers and consumers.

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Food Tank

WEBINAR: Farms of the Future with Jerry Glover

Jerry Glover spoke about perennial agriculture and farms of the future during Food Tank's Exclusive Webinar Series, listen to the recording here.

Mapping the Circular Nature of Conflict and Food Insecurity in Arab Countries

A workshop on conflict and food insecurity in Arab countries welcomes the launch of Arab Spatial 2.0, a new development mapping tool.

A workshop exploring the circular nature of political conflict and food insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region welcomes the launch of Arab Spatial 2.0, an open access mapping tool that will help policymakers and development practitioners craft more effective anti-poverty and anti-hunger policies.

August in New Orleans: Second Annual Farm to Table International Symposium

The Farm to Table International Symposium (F2T) theme is “The Process,” which will examine the agricultural-culinary cycle at all levels.

The second annual Farm to Table International Symposium (F2T), an event featuring the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the farm-to-table movement, will occur this year from August 2-4 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fighting Poverty in Zanzibar by Feeding School Children

HGSF is fighting to bolster rural economies and alleviate by providing nutritious, locally grown meals to students.

Home Grown School Feeding is a recently launched program in Zanzibar that aims to alleviate poverty and bolster the local economy by providing nutritious, locally grown meals to school children.

Popeye’s Favorite Indigenous Crop: Malabar Spinach

It is believed that the consumption of malabar spinach has positive effects in populations at risk of vitamin A deficiency.

Malabar spinach, Malabar nightshade, or boroboro is an edible vine that is found in curries and vegetable dishes across the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia. This so-called spinach has a juicy and crisp crunch, flecked with tastes of citrus, pepper and full of nutrients.

Video: Edible Institute: The Future of Food Service

Panel with Danielle Nierenberg, Brad Nelson, Anne McBride, and Jeffrey Zurofsky on The Future of Food Service at the Edible Institute.

Food Hero: Sibella Kraus, Regional Food Leader Winner of the Growing Green Awards 2014

Sibella Kraus carried out various influential projects and initiatives that have been recognized by the jury of the Growing Green Awards.

Sibella Kraus is a strong and influential advocate for integrating agriculture with the urban fabric. Her various game-changing projects and initiatives have been recognized by the jury of the Growing Green Awards.

Become a Revolutionary—Grow Your Own Food!

Grow your own food. Change the system. Become a food revolutionary!

How do we change the food system as individuals? Isn't the system too big and too bad for just one person to fight against? Here at the Grow Your Own Food Summit, we say that you can make difference through the simple act of growing a single plant. Read on to discover how you can become a food revolutionary!

Hungry for Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Family farmers produce the majority of food for local consumption in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Across the region of Latin America and the Caribbean family farming accounts for 80 percent of all holdings. In honor of the IYFF, during the 33rd FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean governments focused much of the conversation on developing action plans to further invest in supporting family farmers and tackling issues of poverty and food insecurity.

VIDEO: The Stinkin’ Truth About Garlic

This video traces garlic's superfood status through history, from the construction sites of Ancient Egypt to the battlefields of World War II.

The newest How Does it Grow? episode takes viewers to Christopher Ranch, the largest garlic producer in the U.S., to tell the story of how garlic grows, from seed to harvest and on to processing.

Modeling Climate Futures Could Put African Farmers a Step Ahead of Climate Change

African farmers will have to learn new ways of food production in the face of a changing climate.

Researchers have created a comprehensive model of how climate change will affect African regions, and what those effects will mean for agriculture, resources, and regional food security. GFAR urges policy makers to act now so farmers have the tools and education to feed the future.

WEBINAR: Farms of the Future with Jerry Glover

Jerry Glover will join Food Tank to host an exclusive webinar on agroecological farming.

On Wednesday, July 23, Food Tank invites its sustainers to participate in an exclusive webinar with Jerry Glover, an agroecologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and senior sustainable agriculture advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The webinar, “Farms of the Future,” will be held at 12pm EST.

Local Food, Local Places Initiative Aids Rural Communities

Local Food, Local Places aims to promote economic development, preserve rural lands and increase locally grown food.

“Buying locally is one of the best things a community can do to grow its economy. Partnerships like Local Food, Local Places help rural leaders develop strategies for promoting farm products grown by people right in their own communities.” –USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

FAO Announces International Symposium on Agroecology

The International Symposium on Agroecology will bring together experts from around the world.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition to explore recent scientific research and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology.

Reaching Across Boundaries: Broad-Based Investment Strategies For Improved Land Use

The new report advocates collaboration across a range of landscape interests and investment options for improved ecosystems and security.

Integrated Landscape Management projects work to create healthier urban and agricultural landscapes across entire regions through collaboration. A new report suggests innovative financing strategies to support and expand these projects for improved ecosystems, livelihoods, food systems, and investment returns.

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.

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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