Farmers

Opinion | A Farmer’s Transformation

A former tobacco farmer reflects on his transformation toward regenerative agriculture, influenced by a farmer-driven program that aims to feed the world while improving the health of the planet.

Confronting Gender Bias in Agriculture Takes Daily Work, Says Maiga of CORAF

Mariame Maiga of WECARD/CORAF talks about how confronting gender inequity in Africa is a daily obligation for anyone working in agricultural research and sustainable development.

Making Tropical Agriculture more Resilient and Sustainable

Small-scale farmers in the tropics face many challenges. However, Dr. Ruben Echeverría of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture remains hopeful.

To Save Future Food, Youth Deserve A Better System at SXSW

At South by Southwest, Food Tank’s panel featuring Haile Thomas, The HAPPY Org; Tony Hillery, Harlem Grown; and Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network discussed the key to a better future food system: leaders of the future.

Climate change exacerbates the challenge of plant pests

The FAO predicts that the severity of the pest problem is only going to increase with Climate Change—calling for farmers’ to enhance their knowledge and skills to best manage pests and diseases of crops.

Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest

In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing.

Start National Reading Month With 21 Food and Ag Reads

Food Tank is highlighting 21 books on food, agriculture, and environment to inspire readers of all ages to get in on the National Reading Month celebrations in 2019.

15 Must See Events at Natural Products #ExpoWest 2019

Food Tank is traveling to Anaheim, CA to participate in the Natural Products Expo West 2019—an event that hosts thousands of companies in the natural products industry.

At Clover Sonoma, Supporting Farmers Brings Urbanites to the Farm

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” CEO of Clover Sonoma Marcus Benedetti talks about maintaining a diary connected to a network of partnerships with family-owned fairy farms.

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Microplastics in the Food System

Move over pesticides—there is a new interloper jeopardizing the health of food systems across the globe, and you are likely wearing it, sitting on it, or drinking from it right now.