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.

Bringing Youth Back to the Farm in Rural America

The Breakfast Club teaches youth how to raise hogs, making the knowledge accessible to those who don’t necessarily come from a farming family, and helping first-generation farmers pursue a career in agriculture.

Empowering Women Researchers in West and Central Africa

Women need better access to and control over resources like agricultural technologies, land, quality seeds, inputs, and more.

Building Resilience Through Localization in West and Central Africa

CORAF’s regional initiatives seek to build resilience by “embracing all at once” interconnected issues including market access, trade, women’s equity, and the empowerment of youth.

Young Farmers Bring Small-scale, Humane Hog Farming Back to Iowa

Neighbors love to drive by and see a young family raising hogs outdoors again—a rare sight in Erik and Mikala Boors’ part of Iowa.

Finding Balance as a Sixth-Generation Pig Farmer

Family farmer Aaron Williams is committed to raising hogs sustainably. Now, he’s traveling across the country to explain why.

Nurturing a Path to Success for Small, Sustainable Sheepherders

Family farmer Levi Wahl hopes to build a business that he can pass on for his children to enjoy as much as he does.

Hilton Reduces Food Waste by 61 Percent During Green Ramadan Campaign

In 2024, Hilton plans to roll out the Green Ramadan initiative across all its relevant Europe, Middle East, and Africa hotels.

A New Hog Farming Model for the Next Generation

Steven and Alaina Imhoff knew they wanted to expand their hog farming at Triple Creek Farms in southeast Iowa. And they were convinced that the industrial route wasn’t going to suit them. In 2019, they connected with Niman Ranch, which…

Local Grains Promote Food Sovereignty in West Africa: “This Is the Future of Baking”

There is a growing movement to incorporate local, traditional crops into breadmaking and reduce Senegal’s reliance on imports.

A Farmers’ Network Offers Sound Business Advice—and Community

After inheriting his family’s deep respect for the land and animals, Jake Beeler faced financial hardship and struggled to maintain his farm. But a network of family farmers has helped him develop a sustainable business.

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