Op-Ed

The Food Sustainability Index: Fostering the Global Shift Towards a More Sustainable Food System

The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) assesses how different areas of the food system and its stakeholders are moving towards a more sustainable direction.

Kiss the Ground Releases The Compost Story With a Celebrity Cast

On May 7, 2017, Kiss the Ground released The Compost Story, a short film about how composting can transform the planet by reducing landfills and improving the health of soils everywhere.

The Impact of a Sociable School Meal

A social meal could be just what elementary and secondary schools need in order to promote learning opportunities during lunch, says Gurpinder Singh Lalli.

F2F Training Enables Myanmar Farmers to Increase Production and Access New Markets

The F2F Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and leverages the expertise of skilled U.S. volunteers to increase agriculture sector productivity and profitability, and strengthen agricultural sector institutions.

Grilling a Greener Burger at your Summer BBQ

Launch your grilling season with a better burger that’s healthier, more environmentally friendly, and supports your local farmers and ranchers.

Land and the Right to Food in Zambia: U.N. Envoy Urges Shifts Away from Large-Scale Projects

With nearly four-fifths of rural Zambians living in poverty and 40 percent of children—more than one million—suffering stunted growth from malnutrition, Zambia has become one of Africa’s most impoverished countries.

The System of Rice Intensification’s Role in Hunger, Climate Change, and Communities

Norman Uphoff is the Senior Advisor for the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice), a program at Cornell University engaged with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), which is a climate-smart, yield-increasing agriculture methodology that is being utilized by…

Why a Public Sector Indian Agronomist Embraced Agroecology

Daniel Moss is the Executive Director of the AgroEcology Fund. He writes on food, water, and human rights topics for National Geographic, Huffington Post, and other media outlets. Dr. Carl Rangad was something of a lone wolf among agronomists and…

When Climate Change Was Part of the Farm Bill

Last month, Congress held initial hearings to inform the 2018 Farm Bill. Agriculture Committee members heard about the struggling farm economy, crop insurance, and rural development. One issue that wasn’t discussed, despite its profound impact on farmers, is climate change. Both Republican…

Building Resilient Rural Livelihoods is Key to Helping Yemen

More than 17 million people around Yemen’s rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the ongoing conflict continues to erode the ability to grow, import, distribute, and pay for food.