Emily Payne

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Emily is Food Tank’s Editor. She writes about the intersection of food, agriculture, health, and climate. Based in Denver, Colorado.

A Model for Bold Agricultural Transformation in Kenya

A coalition in West Pokot County, Kenya, hopes to serve as a model for community-led food systems transformation in other countries.

New Reports Make the Case for Food Systems as a Climate Solution

Leading researchers are helping prioritize food systems at the COP27 discussions in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with groundbreaking new reports.

A Market for Small-Scale Hog Farmers to Thrive

In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.

With a Guaranteed Market for their Hogs, Farmers Don’t Need to “Get Big or Get Out”

When fifth generation farmer Joe Mickelson transitioned to small-scale diversification, he discovered that raising pigs in the open air was a new—and much more enjoyable—experience. 

Agroecology Boosts Employment, Rural Economies, and Gender Relations in Africa

Interdisciplinary collaboration can help to expand agroecology, which has the potential to feed the growing population and sustainably nourish future generations.

Sustainable Hog Farming to Keep the Next Generation On the Land

On Alderland Farm in Iowa, this family of hog farmers is working to raise their livestock sustainably.

Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

Agroecology has the potential to provide the transformational change needed to solve the interconnected, global crises the world faces today.

Scaling Agroecology: “Why Is Something So Compelling Also So Contentious?”

A new compendium and corresponding regional dialogue series explore the potential of agroecology and the factors undermining its success.

Farming Must Be Economically Sustainable

For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.

Stepping Up to the Plate: The Private Sector’s Role in Fighting Food Waste

Organizations must consider actionable, easy to use solutions that they can introduce in their own kitchens to reduce food waste.

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