Preserving Appalachian Biodiversity with Cider Apples

A good cider doesn’t use just one apple variety. “Of course, you need one for the sugar to get alcohol fermentation going, but then you need some acidity, tartness, aroma—it’s like a recipe, and each cider apple gives a little something to the final product.”

120 Organizations Creating a New Decade for Food

To leap forward into 2020, we’re highlighting 120 organizations with plans for a more sustainable food system in the next year.

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.

A Journey Through Harvests Connects Farmers Worldwide

Photographer, Luis Fabini, discusses his experiences documenting crops across Peru and his future plans for his project Harvest.

Opinion | New Report Profiles 21 Organizations Transforming Food Systems

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development points clearly to the nature- and people-based solutions available to us.

16 Initiatives Redefining Food and Agriculture Across the Middle East

Across the Middle East urbanization, climate change, and resource scarcity threaten food security, these 16 food and agriculture initiatives redefine how the region grows, eats, and disposes of its food.

15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.

New Index Helps Countries Boost Food Systems Sustainability

Countries have generally high agrobiodiversity but need to step up to foster sustainability in food and agriculture, a new index from Bioversity International shows.

Stop Sowing Those Seeds! Outdated Laws in Western Africa Restrict Farmer's Crop Choices

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

Opinion | A Farmer’s Transformation

A former tobacco farmer reflects on his transformation toward regenerative agriculture, influenced by a farmer-driven program that aims to feed the world while improving the health of the planet.