Advocating for Food Sovereignty at La Via Campesina

La Via Campensina, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements, is holding their seventh International Conference this July to advocate agroecology as the path towards Food Sovereignty.

Inspiring Change: 21 Lifelong Food Heroes

Food Tank is recognizing a lifetime of work by 21 food heroes. Whether it is developing more sustainable growing practices, feeding the hungry, or mentoring the next generation of advocates, these farmers, advocates, and innovators are working into their older years to building a better food system.

In Nairobi, Transformers Project Tackles School Feeding with Sustainability

In Nairobi, Kenya, the World Food Programme has piloted a project to include aesthetically rejected ugly vegetables in school meals, feeding 2,200 schoolchildren lunch made with fresh vegetables for 75 school days.

BCFN Alumni Series: Constanza Monterrubio Solis Discusses Culturally Diverse Food Traditions

BCFN Alumni Constanza Monterrubio Solis discusses how women and culturally diverse food traditions are key in strengthening food sovereignty.

FAO Places Sustainable Agriculture Center Stage in National Climate Change Plans

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has unveiled new guidelines to help countries place agriculture at the center of climate change adaptation plans.

Social Enterprise Accelerator Takes Aim at Hunger

The Good Kitchen provides funding, businesses support, and mentorship to social enterprises that are working to address “food poverty.” This businesses accelerator was launched in 2016, as an initiative of the KellyDeli Foundation, and is currently working with the first round of five startups to help their innovations reach the market.

Addressing Climate Change Through Permaculture Principles

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives will host the 13th International Permaculture Convergence in Hyderabad, discussing the progress and challenges of permaculture movement, and the significance of permaculture principles and practices in transforming the modern day agriculture under the context of climate change and its impacts.

Teaching Agroecology in the Himalayan Foothills

Navandya’s organic farm encourages a mix of ancestral and modern farming techniques through the practice of agroecology. At the heart of their work is the observation that the green revolution has destroyed traditional knowledge that previously guided Indian farming communities.

First United Nations Ocean Conference: “We Can Still Make a Difference, If Action Is Taken Now”

Bringing together thousands of government represents, scientists and non-governmental organizations, the first-ever U.N. Ocean Conference calls on everyone to help protect the world’s oceans.

In India, Farmers Are Taking a Novel Approach to Drought Adaptation

The Doba Livelihood Program is helping Indian farmers adapt to climate change by linking indigenous knowledge with academic research.