International Year of Family Farming: Building Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture in Africa

Mainstreaming organic management for family farmers could help feed people, eradicate poverty, and mitigate the effects of climate change in Africa.

USDA Report Notes the Growing Role of Women in U.S. Farming

The USDA released a report characterizing the average woman farmer in the U.S., finding that most women farmers are small farmers.

IYFF Video Release: Making the Case for Family Farming

Food Tank is thrilled to be collaborating with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) all next year to promote the IYFF, starting with this video!

Active Youths’ take home messages – how to involve our peers in landscapes approaches

“We now have the largest youth generation in human history. What do we do with this restless generation?” Reflections from Global Landscapes Forum in Poland.

The Kokopelli Seed Foundation, Improving Biodiversity and Curbing Hunger

The Kokopelli Seed Foundation: fighting hunger and improving biodiversity through organic seed cultivation

This Little Piggy Went to Market: Paul Willis & Niman Ranch Help Small Family Farms Get to Market

Paul Willis and Niman Ranch are fighting back against the “big pig” pork industry, finding a place in the market for the small family farmer.

Indigenous Crop: Macadamia: Australia’s national nut

Macadamia nuts boast a range of health and nutrition benefits. Originally enjoyed by Australian Aborigines, macadamia products are now popular worldwide.

Pulling down the barrier between research and development – the role of scientists

With growing attention and efforts on impact assessments of investments in agricultural research, now is the time to focus efforts on “how” to achieve impact.

SEED-ing the Future of Sustainable Agriculture

SEED: The Untold Story, a feature-length documentary film, tells the harrowing and heartening story of humans’ 12,000-year relationship with seeds.

Food Tank Book of the Week: The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan explains how plants have appealed to human desires but are losing their diversity as human control takes over.