Innovation and Technology

The Smart Gardener Takes the Guesswork Out of Gardening

The Smart Gardener uses technology to help gardeners plan, plant, and harvest their gardens.

Technology to the Rescue?

The right agricultural technologies can increase yields while protecting natural resources.

Innovation for Sustainability: Prized Worldwide- The Neem Tree Finds a Niche Around the World

Societies all over the world have found uses for the neem tree, especially as a natural pesticide and fertilizer in agro-ecological systems and as a medicine.

Innovation for Sustainability: Drying Racks Improve Fish Processing in Burundi

A system of raised drying racks introduced by the FAO has helped improve the livelihood of many in Burundi’s fishing industry.

Innovation for Sustainability: The Groasis Waterboxx fights desertification, one tree at a time.

The Groasis Waterboxx reclaims land lost to desertification by creating a microclimate for young trees.

Going Against the Grain to Use Less Water: Rice Farmers Experiment with Direct-Seeded Rice

In these water-scarce times, direct-seeded rice can help farmers reduce water and labor inputs while maintaining or even improving rice yields.

NEW REPORT: Food Tank By The Numbers: Family Farming

Food Tank highlights new research showing how family farms, can nourish the world while protecting the environment in a new report, Food Tank by the Numbers.

Feces Can Change the World: Using Human Excreta as Fertilizer

Waste management and soil scientists meet to discuss using human excretion to fertilize farms and gardens.

Three Free Tools That Will Make You a Better Farmer

These three tools make number crunching fast, easy, and fun!

Cyanobacterial Bio-fertilizer: Nature’s Own Solution for Improved Soil Fertility

Cyanobacterial bio-fertilizer can be an environmentally-friendly and affordable nitrogen-rich fertilizer which farmers can use to improve soil fertility.