Rebuilding Agricultural Subsidies from the Ground Up

Greater use of improved seed and fertilizer will not be enough for sustainable farming systems in Africa, according to new article on fertilizer subsidy programs.

Op-ed: Can Grocery Stores Teach Farmers How to Be More Sustainable?

While U.S. retailers have struggled to create policies that drive sustainability on the farm, a recent Stanford study reports on the success of one South African retailer.

How Washington State is Helping to Grow the Next Generation of Farmers

Mia Gregerson, a State Representative for Washington State, discusses how youth will play a role in the next generation of farmers and policy makers.

Ernesto Fonseca: Affordability and Access for Low-Income Communities

Ernesto Fonseca, CEO of Hacienda CDC, highlights the plight of low-income communities in accessing and affording healthy, sustainable food options.

New Leadership May Solve Old Problems in Our Food System: Interview with Vanessa Garcia Polanco

Vanessa Garcia Polanco grabbed a seat at the table—how other emerging leaders can claim one to make their visions of the food system into reality.

Vicki Wilde on Empowering Women through Agriculture

Vicki Wilde, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, explains the importance of women’s role in the agriculture sector and the need to ensure that their voices are heard.

Mara Fleishman: School Food as “More Than Filling Bellies”

Mara Fleishman, CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation, tells Food Tank about her inspiration, her work helping schools adopt cook-from-scratch programming, and her vision for the future of school food in America.

More Investment in Small-Scale Agriculture Needed

A new report by international network More and Better provides an overview of global investments in agriculture, stating that more investment in sustainable small-scale agriculture in needed.

Future-Focused Policies Target Desertification

This year’s Future Policy Award, a joint initiative between the World Future Council and U.N. Convention on Combating Desertification, is honoring the world’s best policy solutions combating desertification and land degradation.

“Thousands of young people ready to build new farms”

The number of American farmers is decreasing and their average age is increasing. This report examines obstacles young farmers face and suggests policies to ensure the future of American agriculture.