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.
Water is a basic human right and yet it is becoming increasingly scarce. The global water footprint, including water used for drinking, agriculture, and virtual water (water used to grow crops for international trade), is mismanaged and can lead to social conflict.
Wood Turner, of Agriculture Capital, discusses the potential solutions of regenerative agriculture.
Agricultural economist, William Burke, joins the Food Tank team as their newest board member
Nourished Planet offers a hopeful but practical global plan for feeding ourselves sustainably. Edited by leading food advocate and Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg, the book assembles a diverse group of internationally renowned experts to chart a bold path forward.
Robert Nathan Allen, the founder of Little Herds, uses insects to promote a nutritious lifestyle and healthy environment as an integral piece of the sustainable food system puzzle.
Niman Ranch farmers Paul and Andrea Brown find traditional, sustainable hog raising in the key to cultivating generations of family farming.