Mali Makes the Case for Sustainable Agriculture with SRI

An article about the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Mali describes how this methodology helps farmers deal with climate change.

Seattle is Leading the Way in Growing Local Food Policy

More than 35 food and environment experts will convene this Saturday (March 17, 9-5PST) for the 1st Annual Seattle Food Tank Summit on “Growing Local Food Policy” in partnership with Seattle University, the Environmental Working Group, Food Action, Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Opinion | Global Agriculture Fund that is Reducing Hunger, Threatened by Trump

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program has a proven track record for reducing poverty in Nepal and other countries where food security is a critical issue. Now, the future of this program is in danger as the Trump administration reconsiders the commitment of the United States to multilateral policies.

Farming Land Sustainably Is Our “Obligation to Preserve it for Future Generations

Niman Ranch farmers Paul and Andrea Brown find traditional, sustainable hog raising in the key to cultivating generations of family farming.

Opinion | To Fight Climate Change, Policymakers Should Turn to Food

This piece is part of Food Tank’s work to promote a forthcoming report by the U.N. Environment Initiative on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food (TEEBAgriFood).

Can Organic Soil Help Mitigate Climate Change?

A new study comparing the carbon sequestering potential of organic soil vs. soil from conventional farming reveals that organic soil is able to store significantly larger amounts of carbon for longer. Can organic farming help combat climate change?

Reality TV Encourages Farmers to be Innovative

Access Agriculture empowers farmers across the Global South with translated farmer-to-farmer training videos in integrated pest management, business skills, sustainable land management, and more.

Fresh Perspectives on Wasted Food in Milan

Apeel Sciences and Food Tank hosted young food leaders for sustainable food, drink, and discussion in Milan, featuring fresh perspectives on wasted food.

World Bee Day 2018: Protecting the Pollinators

For the first time, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is observing May 20 as World Bee Day. The day is a celebration of the role of bees as pollinators in food systems as well as a call to action for the serious threats that bee populations face.

New Documentary Explores the Impacts of Factory Farming

“Eating Animals,” a new documentary directed by Christopher Quinn, explores the economic, environmental, and health impacts of factory farming and its far-reaching effects on consumers, small farmers, and animals.