Urban Agriculture

Farmers and Ranchers Participate in the Census of Agriculture 2017

The 2017 Census of Agriculture provides an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to influence the future of agriculture, including policies and budget priorities, by giving them a voice.

How Change Happens: Inspiring Examples from Urban Food Policy

Many of us in the world of food policy are excited by what is happening in cities. Hundreds of municipalities are developing and delivering policies to improve the food system. Fortunately, extensive efforts to document them means we know a…

Food Tank Interview With Square Roots

Square Roots is trying to mobilize a food revolution by bringing food closer to consumers and empowering entrepreneurs to change the food system.

The World’s Smallest Garden is Created in New York City

Nate Littlewood and Rob Elliott have created The World’s Smallest Garden, a device which turns an empty bottle into a hydroponic garden. After meeting at Columbia University in early 2016, the co-founders combined their skills in business and food growing…

20 Leaders Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future of Our Food System

Whether they are combatting food waste, training the next generation of young farmers, or using media to capture the impacts of food production, these 20 food heroes are under 40 and actively shaking up today’s global and local food systems.

Trials and Tips for Southwest Gardening

Gardening is difficult in the Southwest United States. Many areas have poor soil and water is limited. Community gardens can help you grow organic food while overcoming these obstacles.

Food Insecurity a Pressing Issue Amidst Urban Growth in Africa

As African cities continue to grow, a new study highlights the problem of food insecurity across the urban-rural continuum, and finds that food insecurity has a socio-spatial dimension.

Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released its 2017 Global Food Policy Report. This year, it particularly focuses on ensuring food security in a world where two-thirds of the population is projected to live in urban centers by 2050.

Food Tank’s Reading List: 17 Books for Spring 2017

Mussels, cheeses, and biofuels. Permaculture and mini farms. Presidential chefs and scientists. Food Tank’s Spring reading list is a feast for the mind and stomach.