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.

Traditional Crops in Western Africa Are at Risk from Outdated Seed Laws

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.

New Report Sets Clear Targets for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems

The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health released its scientific review, publishing the world’s first-ever scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.

On World Food Day, Take a Holistic Approach to Food Production

On World Food Day, the path to a sustainable food system includes a holistic framework to tackle decisions on public health, soil regeneration, and the environment.

Indigenous Peoples Are Vital for Food System Stability

With time-tested farming practices, agricultural knowledge, and traditional crops, indigenous peoples are improving global biodiversity and resilience to climate change with these special crops and more.

Helianti Hilman Brings an Entrepreneurial Vision to Traditional Indonesian Farming

Working with more than 50,000 farmers and 2,000 food artisans, Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia, shares how her social enterprise empowers farmers and promotes indigenous, biodiverse food.

The Role of Botanical Gardens in Food Security and Sovereignty

There are opportunities to reach out to and collaborate with botanical gardens as fellow travelers in the progressive agri-food movement on issues of plant biodiversity, pollination, and food security.

World Bee Day 2018: Protecting the Pollinators

For the first time, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is observing May 20 as World Bee Day. The day is a celebration of the role of bees as pollinators in food systems as well as a call to action for the serious threats that bee populations face.