Social Entrepreneurs

    David Nabarro Aims to Equip Leaders to Meet U.N. Sustainability Goals

    “If [4SD] can work on food systems, we believe it can work on many other areas of human endeavor,” says founder and World Food Prize laureate David Nabarro.

    Regenerative Agriculture with Dr. Bronner’s

    Dr. Bronner’s is working to reverse negative environmental and social impacts associated with global agribusinesses. Dr. Bronner’s soaps are known to have 18-in-One uses, one use is to promote constructive capitalist through fair trade, organic principles, regenerative agriculture, worker’s rights, and animal welfare. 

    Hello Tractor Is Bringing the Sharing Economy to Agriculture

    Food Tank talked with Priscilla Asonibare from Hello Tractor about Hello Tractor’s work in Africa, industry trends, and the potential of the sharing economy for agriculture.

    Scaling Up the Food Waste Fight in Your Local Retail Spaces

    YourLocal app-based marketplace makes ready-to-go foods affordable, accessible, and convenient while preventing food waste by keeping fresh, quality food surplus out of the landfill.

    The Bronner Mom Behind the Movement

    Lisa Bronner transformed the curious costumers contacting Dr. Bronner’s into a movement demanding healthier products that better support farmers.

    New Ways to Sell and Produce Food Arising at WeWork

    At WeWorks across the world, startups not only share space; they share a role in shaping the future of food and a drive for transparency, says Tessa Price.

    Restoring Native American Health with Indigenous Foods

    Since 2014, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Chef Sean Sherman has championed returning to indigenous foods favored by Native Americans before colonization. An award-winning cookbook, chef training, a food truck and public dinners help to spread this message.

    15 Inspiring Women Leading in the AgTech Sector

    AgTech is becoming one of the fastest-growing sectors in Silicon Valley, with investments totaling over US10 million in 2017. Although women face numerous barriers to entry in this sector, a new generation of leaders is emerging to challenge the status quo and reshape the food system using their innovative technologies.

    Castanea Fellows Rethink Justice in Food and Economy

    The new fellow cohort from the Castanea Fellowship will confront the transformations needed to reintegrate equity and justice into the food system, in urban, rural, and tribal communities.

    23 Restaurants Giving At-Risk Youth an Opportunity to Succeed

    One in five adolescents in New Orleans are neither working nor enrolled in school. Café Reconcile, and 23 similar restaurants worldwide, is creating opportunities in the kitchens through culinary and life skill training programs.