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UN: World Food Prices Hit Lowest In Nearly 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

(Adds comment and details) ROME, April 2 (Reuters) - Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies...

A Starting Point for 2015

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

A new consensus is emerging for the 21st Century: contrary to what we were led to believe -- that only growth makes distribution possible -- today more than ever distribution makes faster growth possible.

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

Advocates claim a new, innovative website could help salvage some of the alarming amount of global food waste. The Global Community of Practice on ...

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).

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

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.

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.

Alexandra Toledo: Food Sovereignty in Neoliberal Peru

Indiana University | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Indiana University

All of this activity was part of the civil society mobilization in favor of a controversial law for food sovereignty debated in Peru throughout 2013, the watershed year for food policy in that country.

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.

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.

Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste

Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food.

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.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Helping Working Animals

Cathy Kangas | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

These horses, donkeys, and mules were suffering because their owners didn't know how to care for them. Yet these animals were a vital part of the local economy and their loss would have a profound impact on those who relied on them to transport food, water and goods to market.

14 Initiatives Helping Women Deliver All Over the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women, particularly in developing countries, face numerous challenges, including sexual violence, limited access to health resources, barriers to education, and inadequate economic opportunities.

New Weapon In The Fight Against Hunger

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

ROME -- The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edibl...

Fighting for Family Farmers

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers have been and will always continue to be critical to national and global food security. Food Tank will be featuring posts focused on the issues and innovations critical to family farmers around the world, as well as actions everyone can take to support them.

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste.

World Food Prices Stay High, U.N. Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home

* Wheat production seen falling 5.5 pct to 661 mln T * World cereals production seen down 2.7 pct 2.284 bln T * World fo...

U.N.: World Hunger Stats Were Off

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

ROME (AP) — The United Nations said Tuesday its 2009 headline-grabbing announcement that 1 billion people in the world were hungry was off-target an...

U.N. Body Calls For G20 Response To Food Prices

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- The Group of 20 nations must agree on coordinated action to ease worries about food prices as they account for most of ...

Bill Gates: UN Needs To Be 'More Efficient' To Help Poor Farmers

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

BY FRANCES D'EMILIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers a...

Food Prices Pull Back From Record Highs

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

ROME -- A U.N. food agency says global food prices have eased marginally, with wheat prices dropping by 3 percent. The Rome-based Food and Agricultur...