Researchers

Opinion | The Last Crop Before the Desert

Breeders from ICARDA are using a crop’s wild cousins to develop barley varieties that can survive on the fringes of the desert.

A New Global Foresight Tool Hopes to Predict the Future of Agriculture

IFPRI has created a new tool that encourages policymakers to use foresight analysis to predict policy implications that ensure a sustainable food system.

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health

A new study reveals significant links between agroforestry and holistic health in sub-Saharan Africa. While the outcomes of agroforestry are determined by ecology, tree species and tree management, new findings present benefits for both human and planetary health.

Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body

How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.

Food News Is Changing And Inspiring Action

Lucy Biggers of NowThis News and Amelia Nierenberg of the New York Times join Dani to talk about the challenges of food news.

Opinion | There Are Many Gains to Be Had from Reducing Food Losses

“FAO’s close review of what we know about food loss offers a reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all solution,” says Máximo Torero.

Food Industry Is Aligning with SDGs—but Not Taking Action

The food industry is taking the steps to monitor and report their environmentally and socially supportive choices—but not taking action to move the needle.

Remembering Stuart Levy: Scientist Behind Animal Husbandry Advocacy

Food Tank remembers Stuart Levy, a pioneer researcher pushing for better animal husbandry—with only responsible use of antibiotics.

Scientific and Traditional Knowledge Is Helping Save the World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

This program brought an average increase of 29 percent per year in the Arapaima fish population in the region, and an average increase of 25 percent per yearin the income of communities.

Securing Better Land Rights for Women Farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso

When women farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso have equal representation in the decision-making process surrounding land governance, food security improves and soils are managed more sustainably.