Innovation and Technology

Democratizing Innovation: Sharing Participatory Research – for Farmers by Farmers

Food Tank is excited to be collaborating with the McKnight Foundation during 2015 to crowd-source ideas, innovations, practices, and farmer-led solutions.

Empowering Farmers in Malawi through Entrepreneurship

Innovators in Malawi use technology to reduce food insecurity and increase income for rural smallholder farmers.

Better Together: How Collaboration and Market Access Improves Rural Communities

Collaboration and technology use will allow farmers’ to increase productivity, food security and to better understand their rights.

Democratizing Innovation

The Democratizing Innovation panel discussed the connection between industry and innovation, as well as the challenges of scaling up and scaling out innovative

Hacking Agriculture

Agriculture and software developers- an unlikely duo?

Waste Not Want Not in the Food System

Panelists at the Food Tank Summit discussed the issue of food loss and waste, as well as innovative solutions to curb food waste.

The New Yuppies: How to Build a New Generation of Tech-Savvy Farmers

If the highest calibre of young people become farmers it will improve food security and help solve the unemployment crisis. Can tech make farming cool?

International Partnership Creating Biodiversity Database

Genetic information from global gene banks will finally be made public and searchable thanks to new international initiative.

11 Apps for Your Next Trip to the Farmers Market

Find local farmer’ markets that support in-season organic food and make the best market shopping choices using your smartphone.

Five Ways Cell Phones are Changing Agriculture in Africa

Africa innovatively harnesses the power of mobile technology to improve agricultural practices.