Gardens are emblems of resistance: Interview with Slow Food International Vice President

Mukiibi: “Local food traditions are very important in ensuring sustainable diets and creating resilience to climate change in many different communities.”

Scientists Use Primitive Wheat Varieties to Feed the Hungry in Senegal

A group of scientists won the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security for applying advanced breeding techniques to strains of primitive and modern wheat to develop a set of durum wheat varieties that can not only withstand constant 35 to 40 degree Celsius (95 to 104 degree Fahrenheit) heat, but also grow remarkably fast, in only 92 days.

U.S. Law Schools Launch Healthy Food Policy Project to Support Local Policies/Legislation

A team of leading food lawyers and legal scholars in the United States (U.S.) is launching the Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP), a collaborative initiative working to identify and elevate effective local food laws as examples for advocates in communities across the country. The website features a searchable database of local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food while contributing to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity.

25 Children’s Books to Nourish Curiosity

Food Tank has compiled a list of 25 children’s books to nourish inquisitive young minds and encourages children’s creativity and participation in building healthier food systems.

Webinar: The Human Face of Trade and Food Security

The report examines the evolution of agricultural markets, global trade, and value chains and how smallholder farmers interact with the food system. Webinar will include a panel discussion of the report.

Meet the Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Chasing Ghanaian Drinkers with Taste from Home

In a country that relies heavily on imports, Ghanaian entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own glasses, providing drinkers with tipples that help local farmers and national pride.

New Video Series Explores Local Food Initiatives Across North America

This 10-part documentary series highlights the work of the farmers, small-businesses, and food advocates that are building stronger and healthier food communities. Read about this filmmaker’s experience of traveling 4,800 kilometers from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, interviewing the heroes of North American local food.

India’s Public Stockholding: “Much more than a welfare program”

India’s food security and stockholding program uses precisely the same policies that the U.S. used in its early farm policy coming out of the Great Depression. Exactly the same: price supports, food reserves, administered markets, subsidies. The U.S. government used them because they work. India and other countries should be allowed to use them, too. Because they work.

WTO and Food Security: Biting the Hand that Feeds the Poor

India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA), is one of the most ambitious food security initiatives in the world, planning to buy food grains from small-scale farmers to distribute to some 840 million poor Indians, two-thirds of the country’s people.

Engaging Children in the Fight Against Food Waste

Author and illustrator Chris Newman is teaching children about food waste and positive body image in his colorful picture book The Perfectly Wonky Carrot.