Innovation and Technology

Preventing Food Loss with Packaging

There is an ongoing revolution in food packaging technologies. Can small-scale farmers take advantage of these advances to reduce post-harvest food loss?

Hello Tractor Is Bringing the Sharing Economy to Agriculture

Food Tank talked with Priscilla Asonibare from Hello Tractor about Hello Tractor’s work in Africa, industry trends, and the potential of the sharing economy for agriculture.

Scaling Up the Food Waste Fight in Your Local Retail Spaces

YourLocal app-based marketplace makes ready-to-go foods affordable, accessible, and convenient while preventing food waste by keeping fresh, quality food surplus out of the landfill.

Making Fish Farming Cool for Rural Youth

Nigeria has recently focused on drawing teenagers to aquaculture, a challenge that CORAF has accepted through its WAAPP initiative.

Kenyan Produce Company Connects 13,000 Farmers to Vendors

One Kenyan produce company, Twiga Foods, is working to improve the lives of small-scale farmers and vendors through innovative technology and education.

Financial Aid in Nigeria Creating a New Interest in Rural Fish Farming

Aquaculture in Nigeria has greatly benefited organizations like CORAF, which utilizes its WAAPP initiative to train people in rural fish farming.

Making Drones Work for Small Farmers

Drones for agriculture are increasingly popular, but technology needs tailoring to small farmers’ needs and diverse crops if UAVs are to take off across the developing world.

Using Aquaculture Development to Encourage Women’s Employment in West Africa

Through CORAF and its WAAPP initiative, rural Nigerian women have the opportunity to work through aquaculture.

Chobani Food Tech Residency Using Yogurt for Better Tech

Chobani’s manufacturing facilities are cultivating more than bacteria for yogurt—they’re also working to support early-stage food tech startups.

16 Companies Rethinking Packaging

Food packaging provides a variety of conveniences, from extending the shelf life of products to on-the-go meals. But the waste from this packaging is polluting the environment and posing hazards human and animal life. Food Tank highlights 16 food and beverage companies tackling this problem through innovations in their packaging.