Farmers

Island Farmers Become Energy Producers

In 2007, Samso became the first 100 percent renewable energy powered island. Now, residents are moving towards organic agriculture and away from fossil fuels.

Women Peasants Using Biodiverse Farming to Feed Families

Deccan women peasant farmers use biodiverse planting methods to produce solid agricultural yields.

NY FarmNet is Helping to Reduce the Epidemic of Farmer Suicide On Their Home Soil

Farming has the highest rate of suicide of any job. Food Tank speaks with NY FarmNet, a non-profit organization proactively working to support farmer families.

Food Hero: John Besh, Celebrity Chef and Small Farm Supporter

Through the John Besh Foundation, celebrity chef John Besh selects local farmers to aid with financial loans and business training.

Harvesting Better Access to Information

Farmers’ access to profit-building mobile tech suffers from two C’s: connectivity and content. Governments, NGOs, and private sector can help.

Pearls of Production: A New Tool to Improve Millet Yields

New grain tools allow farmers to thresh pearl millet efficiently, sustainably, and productively, increasing yields and the independence of small family farms.

Food: A Forum Highlights the Big Question Marks for Farming

National Geographic’s executive editor, Dennis R. Dimick, opens the Future of Food Forum, urging a global conversation on agriculture.

IYFF: New Brand in Peru Supports Local Women Organic Farmers

Peru’s AGROECO and ANPE-PERU are promoting a brand that will support the cultivation and sale of organic produce by smallholder women farmers.

New Partnership Advocates Closing the Gender Gap and Increasing Youth Participation in Agriculture

Food Tank and The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) announce they will be collaborating during the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

Farm Hack Connects Farmers with Low-Cost Tools

Farm Hack connects farmers with innovative, low-cost equipment designs.