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Family Farming and Food Security Go Hand-in-Hand

Food security hinges on the ability of individuals to produce a substantial portion of their own food. This 'right to food' can be achieved by promoting family farmers and ensuring that food is locally and abundantly accessible to all.

Louisiana’s Boot Needs Repairing

While Louisiana’s boot shape has eroded over decades, communities across the state observe National Estuaries Week and plan the long process of repairing the damaged coastline, a habitat for oysters and other marine life.

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.

Join the Conversation on ICTs and Family Farming

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.

Presenting the 60 Second Selfie Innovation Challenge!

These days “it’s all about the selfie,” according to Planet Forward, who is looking for your selfie videos about sustainable innovations in your community and your campus related to food, energy, water, and climate change.

A Day in the Life of Aussie Family Farmers

The Fealys have been family farmers at Blue Sky Produce for the past twelve months, after a chance opportunity arose while they were on an around-Australia roadtrip. To celebrate the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank recently sat down with Jess and Matt Fealy to talk about what it’s like to jump into the management of a farm after living in the city, what’s next on the agenda for their farm – and what a day in the life of Aussie family farmers is really like!

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

A variety of mobile phone apps point the way to shopping better at farmer’s markets. a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable food system by supporting locally-grown meat and produce, cut down on food waste, and make the best market choices.

New SOFI Report Demonstrates that the War 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.

Top 10+ Urban Gardens and Markets in Houston

From sustainable seafood to rooftop gardens, Houston’s urban agriculture offers residents a number of opportunities to grow healthy food and eat local ingredients.

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 hosted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on September 18 and 19.

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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