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Family Farming and Food Security Go Hand-in-Hand

During the IYFF, food system leaders advocate for the right of all peoples to produce their own food.

Louisiana’s Boot Needs Repairing

National Estuaries Week brings together Louisiana communities to participate in restoration efforts.

Presenting the 60 Second Selfie Innovation Challenge!

Planet Forward is looking for your selfie videos about sustainable innovations in your community and your campus related to food, energy, and climate change.

A Day in the Life of Aussie Family Farmers

Food Tank chats with Jess and Matt Fealy, Australian family farmers who made the move from the city twelve months ago, about a day in the life of a family farm.

Harvesting the Best: Take Charge of your Trips to the Farmers’ Market with these Apps

Find local farmer’s markets that support sustainably-produced, organic food and make the best market shopping choices with these 10 apps.

Top 10+ Urban Gardens and Markets in Houston

Houston’s diverse urban agriculture projects reflect the city’s desire to grow and share healthy food with hungry Texans.

Earth Island Journal

Lettuce, From a Skyscraper Near You

Vertical farms are gaining traction from Illinois to Singapore, but questions remain about their role in urban agriculture.

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization

Support Young Farmers Around the Globe!

During the International Year of Family Farming, tell policy makers: support young farmers around the globe! Sign the petition today.

Scaling Up Agroecological Solutions, Farmer to Farmer

The benefits and use of agroecological farming will be investigated and shared at the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security.

Tribal Farmers Market Goes On The Road

Traditional, tribal food is touring the country thanks to Mobile Farmers Market.

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Help Shape the Future of Family Farming!

Food Tank and the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization are hosting discussions to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues.

Food Tank and the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization are hosting discussions to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues.

Join the Conversation on ICTs and Family Farming

GFAR is pleased to announce two major e-discussions on ICTs and Family Farming that are taking place during September and October 2014.

GFAR and others pledged to increase their joint efforts to boost the contribution of science, technology and innovation to enable family farmers to improve their livelihoods.

New SOFI Report Demonstrates that the War Against Hunger Can Be Won

According to the latest SOFI report, the fight against hunger can be won.

"The State of Food Insecurity in the World" was released September 16, 2014 by the FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The report showcases the progress that has been made to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe, but there is still work to be done.

Thimble Island Oyster Co. Takes Sustainable Gardening Underwater

Thimble Island Oyster Co. takes gardening below sea level, planting an innovative 3D underwater garden of aquatic flora and fauna.

Thimble Island Oyster Co. uses a system of vertical ocean farming in hope of transform the fishing industry into a sustainable food economy that can mitigate climate change, restore ocean habitats, and support community development. Cultivating natural ocean filters such as kelp and shellfish, the underwater garden creates a thriving and tasty habitat.

Food Tank Video Announced as “Best Public Service Announcement” Finalist

The seventh annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) recently announced the top three finalists in each of its film competition categories.

Food Tank’s video, “International Year of Family Farming” produced by Greener Media, is among the top three finalists in the Best PSA category at the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.

The Right Investments Can Help Lift Millions of Farmers from Poverty

The AFA is an alliance of national farmers’ organizations, currently operating in 12 countries throughout Asia.

“With the right policies and programs in place, solutions can be found,” said Esther Penunia, General Secretary of the Asian Farmers’ Association.

Food Tank

RECORDING: Food Tank’s Exclusive Webinar with Dr. Chuck Benbrook

In case you missed it: Food Tank hosted a live webinar with Dr. Chuck Benbrook on organic versus conventional foods. You can access the recording here.

Forum for the Future Shows Organizations that Sustainability Is a Great Investment

Forum for the Future builds partnerships through the value chain to drive a more sustainable food system.

Forum for the Future, a nonprofit founded in 1996, builds partnerships through the value chain to drive a more sustainable food system. By showing food industry titans like PepsiCo and Unilever that nutrition and sustainable choices are the right investment, they act as a critical catalyst for corporate sustainability.

How the Ebola Virus Impacts Food Security in West Africa

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea are experiencing negative effects on food security as containment procedures and trade restrictions are in full force to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with international stakeholders and government authorities are struggling to find solutions to food insecurity caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has restricted the movement of people and goods, caused labor shortages, and led to price spikes.

Saving Seeds Can Strengthen Food Security

Native Seeds addresses food security issues through the collection and storage of indigenous plant species in the Southwest.

Native Seeds addresses the loss of biocultural diversity in the Southwest region through seed harvesting, saving, and conserving. To prevent against threats to the region's food security, Native Seeds offers over 2,000 heirloom and desert-adapted plant varieties to native communities and backyard gardeners.

Jamaican Youth and Women Battle Against Climate Change

Jamaican women and youth lead the battle against climate change.

Ja REEACH, is improving resilience to climate change in Jamaica through a woman- and youth-led program. Ja REEACH uses an integrated program of risk assessments, farmer training, and infrastructural improvements to tackle the affects of climate change.

Good Food, Healthy Planet Pushes for Truth in Labeling

“When you eat less, you can afford better.”

The Good Food, Healthy Planet campaign from Friends of the Earth advocates for healthy and environmentally friendly plant-based diets as well as accurate food labeling.

New Trade Deals Threaten Local Food Systems

Recent trade negotiations could threaten local food systems by limiting sovereignty on food safety and removing protections on local products.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could take globalization to a new level, requiring things like harmonized food safety policy, new rights for corporations and restricted local purchasing preferences.

Policymakers Turn to Smallholder Farmers as Partners in Development

Partnered together, policymakers and smallholder farmers can build a more resilient food system.

Development organizations and other stakeholders at the IFPRI 2020 Conference emphasize that the local knowledge of smallholder farmers is key to developing resilient agricultural systems that will help unite and achieve humanitarian and development goals.

Calling All Food System Changemakers and Grassroots Organizations!

The Real Food Media Contest is open to everyone—farmers, community members, nonprofit organizations, students, and teachers—who wants to share their powerful story through film.

The Real Food Media Contest is seeking captivating short films about food, farming, and sustainability.

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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