Food Tank

Securing Better Land Rights for Women Farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso

When women farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso have equal representation in the decision-making process surrounding land governance, food security improves and soils are managed more sustainably.

Opinion | New Report Profiles 21 Organizations Transforming Food Systems

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development points clearly to the nature- and people-based solutions available to us.

Defining the Line: Good, Bad, and Neutral Food Tech

Food isn’t immune to technology’s influence as AI and Big Data create opportunities for innovation—as well as risks. At Food Tank’s second monthly conversation at NYU, experts evaluate the fork in the road for the future dividing good and bad food tech.

Food Systems Feeding the Next Superbug?

Investigating outbreaks of Candida auris in different parts of the world stirs talks about the abuse of fungicides in crops and increased resistance to drugs in humans and fungi.

Opinion | We Can Stop the Climate Crisis

As extreme weather events become more frequent, agricultural systems must become more resilient. Our research has found that organic crops have the potential to produce yields up to 40 percent higher in times of inclement weather—like flooding or drought—than conventional systems.

Hawaiian Fishpond Restoration Looks to the Past to Feed the Future

He’eia is the second largest of about 40 fishponds left in the Hawaiian Islands, and this non-profit has worked to rebuild and preserve the traditional structure since 2001, looking at ancient foodways that could, if permitted and desired, feed the entire island.

David Nabarro Aims to Equip Leaders to Meet U.N. Sustainability Goals

“If [4SD] can work on food systems, we believe it can work on many other areas of human endeavor,” says founder and World Food Prize laureate David Nabarro.

Partnerships to End Eating Disorders at Project HEAL

Project HEAL CEO Kristina Saffran talks about the key to fostering better relationships with food through closer relationships with peers. 

Brazil’s Uncertain Future: President Jair Bolsonaro on Indigenous Rights, Environmental Conservation, and NGOs

Facing policy reforms which encourage deforestation, the people and resources of the Amazon are at serious risk.

Using Greenhouses to Help Farmers Build Climate Resilience

Nonprofit Kheyti has designed an affordable greenhouse which allows farmers to grow seven times the amount of food using 90 percent less water, stabilize incomes, and build climate resilience.