Innovation and Technology

Urban Farming Organization Visualizes a Franchise Model to Produce Fresh Fish and Vegetables

In Kansas City, Missouri, Nile Valley Aquaponics is producing 100,000 pounds of local, fresh food to support the community, unveiling expansions on their urban oasis later this year.

28 Inspirational People Working to Reduce Food Waste

With food waste a growing global concern, Food Tank has created a list of 28 individuals putting their skills to the task of reducing food waste.

16 Apps Preventing Food Waste

Organizations and individuals around the world develop smart mobile solutions to fight food waste. Food Tank has compiled a list of 15 food waste apps that change the way our food system works.

Could Changing the Way Chicken Is Sold Reduce Malnutrition in Kenya?

“These guys are feeding the poor but their financing is very poor,” says Bonnie McClafferty, GAIN’s food value chain director. “They are pretty much falling through the cracks because they’re too small for all of the big lending and they’re too big for microfinance.”

Betting the Farm: Big Data in Agriculture

At the intersection of climate change, agriculture, and economy, strategic foresight modeling looks ahead to inform better decisionmaking in agriculture.

Creating a Common Language to Solve Hidden Costs of Food System

Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.

Tracking Food Waste With LeanPath CEO Andrew Shakman

Food Tank interviews LeanPath’s CEO Andrew Shakman about the status of food waste in our world today and his company’s efforts to encourage food waste prevention.

Tech Startup Changing Food Aid in Liberia

Taylor Quinn is the Emerging Markets Director for the US food-tech startup, JUST. Initially, JUST sent him to Liberia to start an educational project. Quinn soon found an opportunity to approach food aid in a totally new way. Now they are selling JUST Power Gari.

Climate Smart Agriculture Techniques Spread Beyond Senegal with New Regional Center

CERAAS earned Regional Center of Excellence recognition for its research on adapting dry cereals to drought conditions and its plans to expand into the rest of West and Central Africa.

Building a Big Data Platform for Agriculture

The tools of Big Data hold a lot of promise for many industries including agriculture. But the expertise required to build a data management platform are still emerging. Dr. Medha Devare is an agronomist and data architect who is helping to lead the new CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.