Researchers

The World Food Program Uses Innovation to Disrupt Hunger

The World Food Program’s high-tech, groundbreaking projects aim to identify and nurture radical solutions to hunger.

Celebrating Women in Science: Eight Women Breaking Ground in Agriculture

For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women working in Integrated Pest Management reflect on the important work they do for food security and the future of women in science.

Sowing a Better Seed: How Crop Modeling Could Help Feed the World

Crop modeling is just one form of agricultural research that may benefit from the unified approach of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

New Report Sets Clear Targets for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems

The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health released its scientific review, publishing the world’s first-ever scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.

Samuel Fromartz: More Voices Are Exposing the Food System

On Food Talk, Samuel Fromartz of the Food and Environment Reporting Network talks about the evolution of food reporting, reaching a broader audience than ever before.

Ways Forward to Step Up Soil Carbon and Meet Paris Pledges

One-third of carbon emissions are absorbed by the earth’s biosphere. After forests, agricultural lands and wetlands have the most potential to do this. A panel of experts convened at COP24 last week to discuss ways in which this potential can be realized.

Opinion | Indigenous Gardens Boost Food Sovereignty in Canada

Indigenous people in Canada face deep food insecurity; but the Ontario Indigenous Neighbours program from the Mennonite Central Committee is cultivating passions for gardening, and as a result, food sovereignty.

Alfalfa, Queen of Forages: Reconquering the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

Alfalfa, “queen of forages,” a high-yielding crop with high nutritional quality, could make a big difference in the lives of the rural folk that carve out a living in Inner Mongolia.

Getting Ahead of Malnutrition Through Big Data

“If Google can do driverless cars, and we can tell a coffeemaker to start brewing while we’re still asleep,” Dr. Mercy Lung’aho tells Food Tank, “we can do something about malnutrition.”

Creating a Data Democracy in Agricultural Research

Could making agricultural data open and accessible to everyone open the door to greater impact and better food system solutions?