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#WorldHungerDay: A Celebration?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Saturday, May 28th was World Hunger Day. News stories, blogs, social media, and organizations were abuzz about global hunger. Everyone agrees that in ...

Pulses Set Racing at Victoria Falls

Robynne Anderson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Normally, Livingstone is home to 150,000 Zambians and international tourists seeking out the unique beauty of the Victoria Falls. This week, Living...

Fish Kills Reported in Fiji and Vanuatu

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

All across the Pacific, high temperatures have been recorded and residents reported the hottest months they have ever experienced. For some islands however, the impacts have gone beyond a daily nuisance to a serious marine threat.

To Doña Letizia: Coffee at the Royal Palace and poverty

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

I am writing to Letizia, the former journalist and granddaughter of a taxi driver who became a princess and is now Queen of Spain and FAO Ambassador f...

You Need to Know: How to Cook and Eat Bugs

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

Insects are easy to raise by individuals. Insect farms consist of a simple container with a lid, perhaps a bit of water and feed. They are cheap to maintain and take up little space. Think: immediate, healthy, low cost protein for families. Cricket topped mac n' cheese, anyone?

The Land Battle: 15 Organizations Defending Land Rights

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The increasing trend of international land grabbing--when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries ...

Business and the Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Back in the year 2000, the UN created a set of goals aiming to achieve them by 2015. Governments and corporations pledged to work to reduce poverty, address sanitation challenges, and several other serious challenges of our planet.

From Hunger to Climate Change: Transform Words into Action, Says Pope Francis

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The challenges the world faces today are sometimes so big and so many that they can scare us into inaction or nudge us into looking only at our immediate surroundings or our immediate needs. We need to resist the temptation to do both.

This Is How We Can Have Enough Water to Support a Future Population of 9 Billion People

Angela Morelli | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Angela Morelli

If we really want to have enough water to support a future global population of 9 billion people we should protect the world's farmers, because they play such a crucial role in managing 92 percent of the water we use, by producing the world's food.

Celebrating #WorldWaterDay

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22nd, World Water Day, is a day to celebrate one of the planet's most precious resources, fresh water. But that resource is being rapidly depleted.

New UN System Working To Protect Poor Farmers From Natural Disasters

www.theguardian.com | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

Nearly a quarter of the damages caused by natural disasters in the developing world affect the agricultural sector, exacting a heavy cost on poor farm...

Supporting Family Farmers in 2014 and Beyond

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.26.2014 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Throughout 2014, Food Tank has been honored to collaborate with numerous organizations around the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

Why Running Against Hunger

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Just imagine if we, speaking from the western world, go to bed hungry only for one or two nights. Would we be able to be as effective and as productive at work as always?

The Hunger Language

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.

10 Easy Ways You Can Build a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Are you ready to make daily decisions that help support a more sustainable food system, but done with the really easy stuff?

Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

What the World Food Programme, Hillary Clinton, Women and Nutrition Have in Common

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.

Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

One of the most overlooked ingredients in farming exists right beneath farmers' feet -- healthy, fertile soils.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Bigger Fish to Fry: How About Saving the Oceans?

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

What happens at sea significantly impacts the livelihoods of billions of people on land. As this realization sinks in, the world community is finally coming together to secure the needed financial resources and build the political will necessary for sustainable practices.

The Food System Is Broken: We Need to Involve All Stakeholder Groups in Finding Solutions

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

This food system will not self-correct. We need a new consensus involving all stakeholders on how to make the food systems more responsive to human needs, what this would look like, and how it will be managed.

Earth Day: Promoting Urban Revitalization and Green Cities

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

April 22nd is Earth Day -- an annual celebration of the planet's biodiversity and an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world...

Six Innovative Initiatives That Are Working to Strengthen Women's Empowerment in Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Food Tank is also excited to announce a new collaboration with the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). GFAR brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world.

World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Modern irrigation practices can help improve crop productivity and yields. Unfortunately, irrigation is also the source of excessive water depletion from aquifers, erosion and soil degradation.