Uniting African Farmers Through Social Media

A small farmer in Eastern Kenya is unifying thousands of farmers throughout Kenya using social media to address their plight, and provide a platform to learn from one another.

Bigger Data, Smaller Farms: The Role of Big Data in Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable intensification is one of the areas of agricultural research that is being transformed by Big Data. Through initiatives like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, researchers are helping farmers create complex accounting systems for their farms and increase productivity while decreasing the environmental impact of farming.

Future Family Farmers Help Communities Grow

Niman Ranch farmers Chris and Joan Scheer of Lowden, IA are revamping generations of farming tradition: switching to sustainable practices for the sake of future generations.

Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals Nurtures Community and Healthy Lifestyles

Over 1.5 million more Kenyans cook at home with the help of Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals. Pamellah Oduor founded this Facebook page to bring joy, love and community through food.

A Conversation About Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Food Systems

Experts in agriculture, artificial intelligence, and technology sit down to discuss the current and future role of tech in agriculture. Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack opens the discussion.

2018 San Diego Food Tank Summit: Farming for A Better Food System Panel

Farmers talk labor, climate, change, and new agricultural ideas from young people in the 2018 San Diego Food Tank Summit “Farming for a Better Food System” panel.

The Growing Case for Returning to Cover Crops and Small Grains in the Midwest

While baby steps such as cover cropping are getting the Midwest closer to protecting their water and soil, more needs to be done to revive soil and water health.

From Soil to Supper—Technology and the Food System

According to a new report, the food system is on the verge of the new frontier, powered by machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other technologies.

Urban Farming Organization Visualizes a Franchise Model to Produce Fresh Fish and Vegetables

In Kansas City, Missouri, Nile Valley Aquaponics is producing 100,000 pounds of local, fresh food to support the community, unveiling expansions on their urban oasis later this year.

Agricultural Intelligence: What AI Can Do for Smallholder Farmers

Farmers have always been natural data scientists, conducting experiments and collecting data in their fields. Now, with the advent of Big Data, there are new opportunities to create information systems like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture that can make farming more efficient, profitable, and sustainable.