Agriculture

14 Organizations Changing the Face of America’s Farmers

To celebrate this week’s World Day of Social Justice, Food Tank is highlighting the organizations doing more to support minority farmers and transform America’s farming narrative.

We Don’t Want to Be Bigger, We Want Farmers With Values—Niman Ranch’s Jeff Tripician

At Niman Ranch, keeping the family farming tradition alive takes anything but stagnation: General Manager Jeff Tripician describes the farming network’s evolution to better support farming families, young farmers, and rural communities.

Opinion | Digitization, Technology, and Farming—Who’s Got the Power?

Agriculture has always embraced technology, from ploughs to cell phones. Oliver Moore of Paris-based NGO, ARC 2020, discusses the digitization of agriculture and the power relations between corporates and agroecological farmers.

Celebrating Women in Science: Eight Women Breaking Ground in Agriculture

For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women working in Integrated Pest Management reflect on the important work they do for food security and the future of women in science.

It Takes a Village to Support a Young Farmer—Lindsey Lusher Shute

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about the risks young farmers navigate at every level of the food system—and how Congress can help.

Celebrate Hummus and Falafel on February 10th #LovePulses

World Pulses Day is February 10th! Read about why pulses matter for global health and the environment in 10 of our favorite Food Tank articles.

Technology May Change The Entire Food System For Good and Bad: Refresh

For agriculture and tech experts Ali Lange, Ankita Raturi, Don Bustos, and Tom Vilsack, technology is plotting new horizons for agriculture—as long as certain conditions are met.

Opinion | Investment in Agriculture and the Race to the Bottom

On-farm investment in agriculture has doubled over the past 20 years and as a result agricultural production has grown rapidly. But the bad news is that the key conditions that made these investments viable are deteriorating, and rapidly.

Sowing the Seeds of Change: Integrating Education and Agriculture in Rural Nepal

Join Food Tank in discussion with Surya Karki about his mission to bring quality education to Nepal, and why teaching agriculture and sustainability are key to alleviating poverty.

Sowing a Better Seed: How Crop Modeling Could Help Feed the World

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.