Chef Dan Barber and Kathleen Merrigan talk about how policy and the culinary industry can transform agriculture through taste.
A venture-backed technology startup, FoodMaven, is tackling the US$161 billion per year industrial food waste problem with innovative solutions that allow food producers and suppliers to earn a profit from once landfilled- destined food.
The U.N. FAO is endorsing India’s proposal to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets. Millet is becoming a favorite globally among those affected by climate change because of its ability to thrive in harsh and arid environments.
Small-scale farmers in the tropics face many challenges. However, Dr. Ruben Echeverría of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture remains hopeful.
The FAO predicts that the severity of the pest problem is only going to increase with Climate Change—calling for farmers’ to enhance their knowledge and skills to best manage pests and diseases of crops.
Food Tank’s Farmer Friday series has been telling the stories of farmers and ranchers focusing on sustainable farming practices, including crop rotation, grassy waterways, preserving reconstructed wetlands, and farming on the contour.
Food Tank is traveling to Anaheim, CA to participate in the Natural Products Expo West 2019—an event that hosts thousands of companies in the natural products industry.
A year has passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying homes, roads, and vehicles in its path—and taking thousands of lives. Using agroecology has allowed Puerto Rican farmers to envisage an agriculture system not reliant on external inputs.
Natural resources are under increasingly more stress in South Asia due to agricultural intensification, urbanization, population growth, increasing climate change risks, and difficulties related to land degradation. Techniques like zero tillage, double cropping, and tools developed by CIMMYT can help mitigate these challenges.