Agriculture

College Students Recycle Waste into Sustainable Fertilizer for Rural Farmers

Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.

Does Kenya Need GMO Cassava? Ask the World Food Prize-winner Who Saved Africa’s Cassava

Hans Herren, who won the 1995 World Food Prize for biological pest control, argues that Africa still does not need genetically modified cassava. Rather, natural solutions can treat pests and keep the soil and crops healthy.

Why Agroecology, not Agribusiness, Will Save Our Food System

The global food system needs transforming. Family farmers can get us there, through agroecology and the equitable use of resources.

Honoring Indigenous Food Systems With A-dae Romero-Briones

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with the Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems for First Nations Development Institute, A-dae Romero-Briones. They discuss the work First Nations, kincentric ecology and land stewardship, as well as…

The Seasonal Food Guide Helps Consumers Find In-Season Produce

A Seasonal Food Guide from FoodPrint is teaching the public about seasonal eating based on which produce is in season by location.

Niman Ranch Family Farmers Give Back to the Land and Their Community

In this month’s Niman Ranch Farmer Friday Feature, Food Tank talks with Chad and Tammy Ingels family about multi-generational farming, sustainable agriculture, and community engagement.

Study Says Wild Crops Can Bolster Food Access in Arid Climates

A recent study suggests reintroducing wild crops to bolster food security, restore local ecosystems, and improve community health in desert regions.

Agriculture Subsidies Can Fight Climate Change and Protect Food Security, According to World Bank

Agriculture subsidies have the potential to fund conservation efforts that mitigate climate change and increase food security, according to a new report.

Farm Workers Are Facing Two Crises as Wildfires Burn in the West

On the latest episode of the podcast, featuring conversations with Baldemar Velásquez of FLOC, Teresa Romero of the UFW, and Sonia Singh and Suzanne Adely of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, focuses on farm workers, climate change, and protections for essential workers.

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.