Opportunity to Grow and Connect Agroecological Farmers

MESA’s online certificate course in applied agroecology is an opportunity for learners to network with farmers and food advocates worldwide, and gain a holistic understanding of agroecology in seven lessons that encompass academic, scientific, socio-political, and traditional knowledge.

Nichole Cirillo: Food has the power to unite across differences and generations

Nichole Cirillo talks accountability in our food system, why reconnecting to our food supply might be the biggest advantage we can give our food system, and how one simple diet change can have far-reaching impacts.

WANDA: Crossing Geographies And Generations To Unveil Hidden Food Heroes

As part of Black History Month, Tambra Raye Stevenson, Founder and CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA), discusses how they are crossing continents to create a new generation of women and girl leaders from farm to fork.

Oliver Gottfried: “Do not forget the hands that feed us”

Oliver Gottfried works around the United States and the world, focusing on farm workers rights, elevating their voices so that they can pursue better lives. He urges consumers to get to know their food system so that we can all take action when injustices arise.

Monique Mikhail: “Food is an issue that is at the heart of so many other issues”

Monique Mikhail looks for food system solutions by trading in big agribusiness for support of small-scale, ecological farmers. She calls for investment sustainability that is spear-headed by the current generation and an education system that passes on that knowledge to future generations.

Partnering with Traditional Land Owners for Harvesting Salt

Mount Zero Olive Grove, and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council, representing traditional landowners, have collaborated to respectfully hand harvest salt each year from a significant Aboriginal site.

Under Contract: Documentary Exposes Hardships of Contract Farming

Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print gives a voice to farmers who are trapped in merciless production contracts. The documentary allows farmers and industry experts to describe how production contracts—the new face of modern agriculture—is reshaping rural America

Brad McNamara on Working to Connect the Next Generation of Farmers

Brad McNamara discusses the future of urban farming and technology, and why the key to creating positive agricultural changes is providing the opportunity and power to regular people from all walks of life to get involved in the food system.

17 Food Heroes to Inspire Us in 2017

Check out how these 11 people and organizations are alleviating hunger, forging new attitudes about food, and partaking in vital research to better our relationship with food.

Teaching Self-Sufficiency and Gender Development in East Africa

In countries of East Africa, Send a Cow’s training experts share new ideas about gender equality and organic agriculture in order to bring balance and self-sufficiency to communities.