We’re a global community pushing for food system change.

In Tucson, Arizona, the nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a ‘library’ full of heritage seeds indigenous to the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Several distribution programs return these seeds to Native Americans who historically incorporated the crops in their daily diets.

How Native American Diets Benefit From Tucson’s Indigenous Seed Bank

Rural migration is part and parcel of our global food system, but better policies are needed to make it work for everyone.

Rural Migration and the Changing Face of Agriculture

On Food Talk, Dariush Mozaffarian talks about the food industry changes needed to end the global nutrition crisis.

Dariush Mozaffarian: Academic Institutions Need to Act for the Food System

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

Food Tank is highlighting 19 organizations using apps to make a difference in their communities, rerouting food from landfills to hungry neighbors.

19 Organizations Turning Food Waste Into Food Justice

The Native Seeds Project is providing local farmers and refugee communities with sustainable nutrition and increasing their resilience to climate change.

Greening Uganda: Restoring Native Forest Cover To Increase Local Resilience

A small farmer in Eastern Kenya unified thousands of farmers throughout Kenya using social media to address the plight of the farmer, and provide a platform to learn from one another.

Uniting African Farmers Through Social Media

Sustainable intensification means growing more food on less land. With the tools of Big Data and powerful new analytics for farming, this ideal scenario is becoming a reality.

Bigger Data, Smaller Farms: The Role of Big Data in Sustainable Intensification

On Food Talk, Samuel Fromartz of the Food and Environment Reporting Network talks about the evolution of food reporting, reaching a broader audience than ever before.

Samuel Fromartz: More Voices Are Exposing the Food System

Building Blocks is predicted to serve 500,000 refugees by March 2019 // WFP_Mohammad Batah

The World Food Program: Fighting Hunger With Blockchain

Rural Migration and the Changing Face of Agriculture

Rather than a crisis, the FAO views rural migration as critical for our food system and levelling out global inequalities. Better policies are needed, however, to maximize its benefits while minimizing its harmful effects.

Dariush Mozaffarian: Academic Institutions Need to Act for the Food System

The future of the food system requires training new experts to treat the industry differently, says Dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Dariush Mozaffarian.

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

On Food Talk, Food Recovery Network Executive Director Regina Northouse talks about the power of students in changing the ways their communities treat food waste.

19 Organizations Turning Food Waste Into Food Justice

When we waste food, we miss the opportunity to share food with neighbors in need. These apps are making it easier to recover food waste for food justice in every community.

Greening Uganda: Restoring Native Forest Cover To Increase Local Resilience

The Native Seeds Project is providing local farmers and refugee communities with sustainable nutrition and increasing their resilience to climate change.

Uniting African Farmers Through Social Media

A small farmer in Eastern Kenya is unifying thousands of farmers throughout Kenya using social media to address their plight, and provide a platform to learn from one another.

Bigger Data, Smaller Farms: The Role of Big Data in Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable intensification is one of the areas of agricultural research that is being transformed by Big Data. Through initiatives like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, researchers are helping farmers create complex accounting systems for their farms and increase productivity while decreasing the environmental impact of farming.

Samuel Fromartz: More Voices Are Exposing the Food System

On Food Talk, Samuel Fromartz of the Food and Environment Reporting Network talks about the evolution of food reporting, reaching a broader audience than ever before.

The World Food Program: Fighting Hunger With Blockchain

According to Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management at WFP, “The exciting part is that these innovations, often developed for more commercially attractive markets, have such potential to improve the lives of those who are furthest behind.”

119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

2018 was a great year for Food Tank, but 2019 will be even better! Check out the 119 organizations we’re excited to grow alongside in the coming year.