Anna Short
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Anna was a Research and Communications Intern at Food Tank. She holds an M.S. in Food Systems and Society from Marylhurst University in Oregon, and a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware. She has enjoyed a lengthy tenure in the restaurant industry, but is eager to begin a new career in food systems research and activism. She currently resides in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Germinating Solutions: Crop Modeling Helps Smallholder Farmers

Crop modeling is just one form of agricultural research that may benefit from the unified approach of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

Getting Ahead of Malnutrition Through Big Data

“If Google can do driverless cars, and we can tell a coffeemaker to start brewing while we’re still asleep,” Dr. Mercy Lung’aho tells Food Tank, “we can do something about malnutrition.”

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: 19 Approaches to Permaculture Around the World

These 19 organizations apply the ethics of permaculture to educate communities about becoming more self-sustainable and food secure.

Creating a Data Democracy in Agricultural Research

Could making agricultural data open and accessible to everyone open the door to greater impact and better food system solutions?

Betting the Farm: Big Data in Agriculture

At the intersection of climate change, agriculture, and economy, strategic foresight modeling looks ahead to inform better decisionmaking in agriculture.

Oyster Farm to Table: Chefs Help Highlight Maine Aquaculture

The Damariscotta Oyster Celebration brings chefs, scientists, and oyster farmers together to highlight the region, the people, and the aquaculture innovations that make Damariscotta oysters the best in the world.

Previously Cleared: This New Tool is Curbing Deforestation

Agroideal, the online land use planning platform, expands to the Amazon and Cerrado regions of Brazil to prevent deforestation and encourage sustainable agricultural development.