Agriculture

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $105M to New Good Food Strategy

The Strategy marks the Foundation’s largest commitment to nutrition in its 109-year history.

For Malawi, Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Presents Both Challenges and Opportunities

The war in Ukraine is expected to drive fuel, food, and fertilizer costs to historic highs in Malawi.

New Report Shows That More Colleges Have Every Reason to Ditch Toxic Pesticides

Transitioning to organic practices can have economic, environmental, and health benefits, research shows.

For a Hog Farmer in Iowa, Staying Small Isn’t Easy

The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.

Food Tank’s Spring 2022 Book List

Food Tank is rounding up 20 titles that celebrate ancestral farming practices, document the importance of marine ecosystems, introduce readers to new recipes, and more.

Congress Should Pull the Plug on USAID’S Failing African Green Revolution

U.S. Congress should shift funding toward more promising ecological programs that will support farmers.

Know Thy Farmer

When the soil microbiome is healthy and in balance, it directly, positively, impacts the health of the plants that grow in it.

“Companies Have an Essential Role to Play, but Every Lever Has to Be Moving,” Julie Kunen Says

“The market moves things,” says Julie Kunen, and leveraging its potential has the power drive change in the food system. But the private sector can’t do it alone.

“We Have to Organize and There’s Really No Shortcut to That,” Says Jim Hightower

“Whatever talent you have, put that to work,” says Jim Hightower while discussing organizing for a better food system and combating corporate consolidation.

“Resilience Is Rebuilding These Local Communities and Relocalizing Food,” Says Jacob Pechenik

Jacob Pechenik discusses community resilience, finding optimism in gardening, and ensuring that all kids are exposed to growing their own food.