Family Farming

Farmer Fridays: Scott Sibbel on Sustainable and Humane Farm Practices

Scott Sibbel, a Niman Ranch farmer, tells how sustainable, traditional, and humane farming techniques are transforming the U.S. food system.

Family Farms and Food System Transparency for Change

Roger Johnson tells the importance of supporting family farms and encouraging a more transparent food system to spark consumer engagement. He will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit in February.

Ndidi Nwuneli: Unlocking the Potential of Agriculture and Nutrition in West Africa

Focusing on the well-being and improved lives of West African farmers, Ndidi Nwuneli talks about passion and seeking change in her local state and throughout West Africa.

The U.N. Aims to Unite Efforts for the Decade of Family Farmers

The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution aiming to ignite international efforts to support family farmers and their roles in developing hunger and poverty solutions.

Urban Agriculture and Forced Displacement in Iraq: “This garden is my kingdom”

Being a refugee is rarely a brief, temporary situation. Urban agriculture and greening innovation can provide sovereignty, empowerment, and dignity in crisis. We spoke with the Lemon Tree Trust, a UKK nonprofit working in refugee camps across the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life Program Promises Farmers a Sweeter Deal

The world’s largest chocolate company sets the standard for corporate sustainability in food, targeting 100-percent sustainably-sourced cocoa.

The Struggle for ‘Toxin-Free’ Sri Lankan Farming

Once known as ‘the granary of the East’, Sri Lanka’s food production has suffered over recent decades, with civil war, natural disaster, and failed policy all contributing to a fall in domestic food production and a rise in imports. In 2016, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena published an ambitious three-year agricultural plan to build a ‘toxin-free nation.’ The plan reimagines the country’s agricultural future based on the principles of agroecology: an approach which prioritizes sustainable and people-centered practices over corporate profit.

18 Veterans Programs Feeding the Food Movement

This Veteran’s Day, Food Tank brings you 18 organizations and initiatives from around the U.S. that are working to help veterans transition to healthy, productive civilian lives through farming and agriculture.

Urban Homesteading for Healthier Lifestyle

How Sundari Kraft is changing the Denver food system and cleaning up food swamps through education, grassroots movement building, and policy change.

National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting Cutting-Edge Programs

To celebrate national Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank has compiled a list of 19 unique, innovative, and effective farm-to-school programs from around the globe.