Social Entrepreneurs

New Video Series Explores Local Food Initiatives Across North America

This 10-part documentary series highlights the work of the farmers, small-businesses, and food advocates that are building stronger and healthier food communities. Read about this filmmaker’s experience of traveling 4,800 kilometers from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, interviewing the heroes of North American local food.

A Seat at the Table of Austin’s New Inclusive Dinner Series

Austin-based Desert Me Not: Community Dinner series launched in June 2017 to inspire a collaborative effort between the organizations and individuals addressing food inequalities in Texas.

Young Farmers Conference Emphasizes Equality

The 10th Annual Young Farmers Conference is bringing together more than 300 farmers, chefs, and leaders in the food and agriculture movement to discuss an equitable and resilient way forward for agriculture.

How Breweries Are Using Food Waste to Make Beer

Advocates say there are many reasons turning citrus into saisons and sourdough into session IPAs could make a major contribution to both reducing and raising awareness of food waste.

Kimbal Musk: "Grow real food rather than commodity crops"

Nutrition requires education and access, which Kimbal Musk addresses through outdoor classrooms in underprivileged communities and a chain of restaurants serving local produce.

Two Farmer Cooperatives in Arkansas are Helping Fight Food Insecurity One Farmer at a Time

Two farmer cooperatives in Arkansas, New South Co-op and Grassroots Co-op, are helping fight food insecurity in a region where 20 percent of families go hungry

Carlotta Mast talks Esca Bona 2017: Collaborating for Food System Change

Carlotta Mast, Executive Director of Content and Insights at New Hope Network, discusses food access, food system change, and the importance of industry collaboration in preparation for Esca Bona 2017 in October.

Social Enterprise Accelerator Takes Aim at Hunger

The Good Kitchen provides funding, businesses support, and mentorship to social enterprises that are working to address “food poverty.” This businesses accelerator was launched in 2016, as an initiative of the KellyDeli Foundation, and is currently working with the first round of five startups to help their innovations reach the market.

Combating Drought in Jamaica with Farmer Field Schools

Since winning the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition’s YES! Competition last year, Shaneica Lester and Anne-Teresa Birthwright now run a knowledge transfer project for small-scale farmers in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Lester and Birthwright’s program, which focuses on irrigation conservation…

Australian Fair Food Forum: Coordinating Conversations Around Fair Food

Australia’s Fair Food Forum is an online ‘go to’ destination for organizations and individuals to easily connect, learn from and share knowledge with others in the fair food movement.