Katherine Walla
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Katherine Walla is Food Tank’s Newsdesk Coordinator and Intern Supervisor. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service studying food justice and global hunger. Katherine has worked with nonprofit institutions and student organizations related to international affairs and social justice, and is also a neighborhood bartender!

The Small Seed Changing West Africa

Groceries for a good cause? Fonio may be the answer. Food industry veteran Philip Teverow’s newest initiative, Yolélé Foods, makes it easy to try this new super-grain and make a difference in the lives of West African farmers.

Join the Young Champions of the Earth! Apply Now!

U.N. Environment Programme invites young adults with ideas for environmental sustainability to apply for 2018 Young Champions of the Earth award.

The Fair Trade Campaigns Upcoming Conference to Feature Sustainability, Diversity, and Impact in Fair Trade

The Fair Trade Campaigns Conference renews commitment of universities and communities to conducting operations with equity in trade in mind, opening up opportunities for marginalized producers.

International Food Policy Research Institute Releases 2018 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report recommends international cooperation, governance, and trade to eliminate rising global hunger, undernourishment, and poverty.

Vanessa Garcia Polanco: “Communities must be empowered to solve issues from within”

Vanessa Garcia Polanco grabbed a seat at the table—how other emerging leaders can claim one to make their visions of the food system into reality.

Jessie Bovay: “We need to teach young people food literacy”

Jessie Bovay, Director of Business Development at Mercaris: “The solutions to food insecurity and access will come from worldwide collaboration”

Jill Isenbarger on Inspiring Creative Thinking about the Food System’s Influence on the Environment

CEO of Stone Barns, Jill Isenbarger is connecting these leaders in the food system to strengthen communities and advocate for the environment.

Changing the Way We Treat Food: An interview with Grainne Kelliher

The Airfield Estate uses its century-old charitable heritage to inspire new change in the way visitors see food and the sources it comes from

Myeasha Taylor is bringing Local Farming to Urban Populations

According to urban farming specialist Myeasha Taylor, local urban farms can reduce he impact of the food system on the environment and produce more nutrient-dense crops, according to urban farming specialist Myeasha Taylor

The Store’s Sarah Sem on Bringing Food Security to College Campuses

“Fostering a dialogue about how to balance budgeting and finding nutritious dining options” may increase awareness of food insecurity on college campus, but young leaders need to do more, according to Sarah Sem.