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

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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.

Thailand's Edible Insect Industry Is Sustainable, Nutritious And Profitable

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green

THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneousl...

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.

Family Farmers + You

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers are more than food producers. They are stewards of biodiversity, climate change fighters, and entrepreneurs, boosting local economies. To help them do their multiple jobs better, we need to invest more in family farmers, small and large.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

The Key To Ending Hunger

Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for innovative thinking to measure and cut global food loss and wa...

Food Prices: One Year After

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Just over a year ago, a sharp rise in maize prices, triggered by the worst drought in the last 50 years in the US Midwest, sent shock waves through the international food markets raising fears that food prices would spiral out of control as they had in 2007-8, 2010-11 and 2012.

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.

Who's Hungry Now? The Answers Might Surprise You...

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

"Though I've tracked the hunger problem for decades, I had no idea the agency's definition of hunger is so limited. To me, it seems certain to miss millions more who don't experience such long-term, extreme deprivation but who are still without the food they need."