Crops and Commodities

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.

Numi Organic Teas Working to Put People and the Environment First

For Ahmed Rahim, co-founder of Numi Organic Teas, nothing is more important than the people and environment behind his products.

The Chef Keeping Appalachian Food for Appalachians

Chef Marion Ohlinger works with local farmers to incorporate native Appalachian crops into his dishes while paying homage to other cuisines.

Trees That Feed Foundation Expands Programs to 17 Countries

Trees that Feed is providing breadfruit trees in 17 countries to create entire supply chains that help communities combat food insecurity, generate new forms of income, and develop self-sufficiency.

From Farms to Incubators: Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics Inc.

A new generation of women-led startups including Trace Genomics is providing novel solutions to agriculture’s problems with tech innovation.

21 Projects Democratizing Data for Farmers

These advances in AI and Big Data are making it easier and less laborious for farmers to understand small occurrences and larger trends on their farms.

New Report Finds That More Food Is Lost in Fields Than Previously Believed

A new report from Santa Clara University finds that more food is lost in the field than previously determined.

Creating a Resilient Local Food Economy in New Orleans

Large institutions in New Orleans are not harnessing the value of local, farms in the region; a new analysis says procurement from these farms contributes to an equitable, resilient local food economy.

Eight Innovations Ending Food Loss in the Global South

From solar-powered cold storage to garden waste powered food dehydrators, we highlight eight examples of how innovators are ending food loss in the developing world.

Selection by Stone

“We are working with more than 20 farmers around Morocco in a range of agro-ecological zones and will also expand some of our outputs to Senegal, Ethiopia, and Lebanon to achieve the best possible solutions for the barley, lentil, and durum wheat systems,” Filippo says.