Agriculture

    Five Ways You’re Responsible for Change in the Food System: Food Tank in L.A.

    For these leaders in L.A., the trigger for change in the food system is not startups, corporations, or policies—it is a newly conscious and passionate general public refusing to accept the status quo.

    Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

    Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

    Promoting Integrated Fisheries in West Africa

    CORAF has partnered with a number of West African universities in order to further develop integrated fisheries and aquaculture educational programs.

    Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security

    Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.

    15 Inspiring Women Leading in the AgTech Sector

    AgTech is becoming one of the fastest-growing sectors in Silicon Valley, with investments totaling over US10 million in 2017. Although women face numerous barriers to entry in this sector, a new generation of leaders is emerging to challenge the status quo and reshape the food system using their innovative technologies.

    Under Climate Change: the Policy Catalyzing Transformation

    According to the panel of experts, food policy addressing GHG emissions, waste, and dietary patterns need this to transform food under climate change.

    Selecting the Language and Stories to Transform Food

    Food Tank’s San Francisco Food For Thought challenged the Bay Area to think more critically about the language and stories we choose to call for change in the food system. The results? More diversity, specificity, and empowerment.

    Harmonizing Seed Rules in West and Central Africa

    CORAF and partners have coordinated uniform seed rules, which spurs seed import and export among neighboring African states.

    Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

    Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

    FoodShot Prize Invests in the Future of Food and Soil

    The FoodShot Prize gives support to the most innovative ideas for feeding 10 billion people by 2050 healthfully, sustainably, and equitably; this years’ winners focus on enhancing agronomy.