Innovation and Technology

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.

Tree T Pee Creates Huge Water Savings For Farmers

John Georges invented the Tree T Pee to improve tree growth and conserve water.