Innovation for Sustainability

Innovation for Sustainability—WISErg Harvests Nutrients from Food Waste

WISErg’s “zero waste nutrient recovery system” intercepts nutrients from discarded food before it becomes waste.

Five Recommendations for Sustaining Agricultural Innovation

Innovation on African smallholder farms is the subject of a new report available through the Global Forum on Agriculture Research.

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.

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.

Five ways System of Rice Intensification (SRI) practices and ideas can help “feed the world”

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) practices and ideas can help “feed the world,” support family farmers, and help protect the environment.