Sustainable Agriculture

Food Hero: The FARM Institute Teaches the Next Generation to Care About Food

This week’s Food Hero, The FARM Institute, is building consciousness about food in the next generation.

International Year of Family Farming: Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Challenging Gender Roles

Bukonzo Joint is a member-owned coffee cooperative in Uganda that works to fight gender inequity and poverty in environmentally sustainable ways.

Mphatheleni Makualule Honored for her Work Reviving Indigenous Seeds in South Africa

Mphatheleni Makualule receives Global Leadership Award from the International Indigenous Women’s Forum for work with women in local South African communities

118 Twitter Feeds Every Food Activist Needs to Follow

Food Tank has chosen 118 Twitter accounts for those involved in the food movement, or anyone who just wants to know more about the food system.

Food & Water Watch Report Links Genetically Engineered Crops to Increased Pesticide Use

A new Food & Water Watch report links increased cultivation of genetically engineered crops to greater use of pesticides in combating “superweeds.”

Food Hero: The Sylvia Center: Childhood Education from Farm to Fork

This week’s Food Hero, The Sylvia Center, engages youth in food education from farm to fork.

International Year of Family Farming: Five Initiatives Supporting Indigenous Farmers

Indigenous smallholder farmers have a significant impact on biodiversity and natural resource conservation.

Danielle Reports Back

While climate change poses a serious threat to farming all over the world, I’m mostly feeling hopeful about—and invigorated by—the future of agriculture.

USDA Updates National Farmers Market Directory for National Farmers Market Week

The USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory now lists 8,144 markets, up from 5,000 in 2008.

Family Farming is the Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Food Tank and FAO are highlighting effective ways to provide family farmers with the tools they need to really nourish the world.