119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

2018 was a great year for Food Tank, but 2019 will be even better! Check out the 119 organizations we’re excited to grow alongside in the coming year.

“Farming Is Who I Am”

Niman Ranch Farmer Tim Roseland is welcoming the next generation back to his farm, spreading his family’s tradition for sustainable and humane farming practices.

Groundbreaking Report Analyzes Agricultural Policies Across 117 Countries

Over 45 years, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) tracked indicators in 117 countries to understand which policies benefitted agriculture and development. Now, their groundbreaking report has found that successful agricultural transformation in a country depends on the quantity and quality of land available, existing demographic pressures, and implementation of a mix of appropriate policies.

Opinion | Getting Creative – How City Farmers Find Space to Do Their Jobs

Urban farmers are reclaiming empty lots, yards, abandoned parks, and even the patches of grass between sidewalks and roads in order to grow food — here’s why.

New Tool Equips Farmers with Financial Know-How

The price of land has more than doubled since 2004; NYFC and Fathom Information Design create new Land Affordability Calculator to empower land-seeking farmers to make informed choices in land purchases.

22 Great Reads to Stay Warm with this Winter

Spanning an array of topics, such as land and culinary justice, the rise of the organic food movement, and immigrant and transnational cuisine, Food Tank’s Winter Reading List will help fuel your passion for sustainable food.

When Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Are at Odds: Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens on AB 551

AB551, a bill designed to support urban agriculture across California, was passed with the hopes that it would also work towards food justice. Food First’s Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens think it might be doing otherwise.