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

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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."

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...

Let Them Eat... Insects?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

I must confess that I was little troubled by a UN report this week that suggested that eating more insects may be just what we need to feed the more than 9 billion people that are projected to inhabit the planet by mid-century.

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.

Planting a Tree to Plant Our Future

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Jose Graziano da Silva

Forests and trees have a paramount contribution to make as engines of future sustainable development. But forests are under threat.

On International Women's Day, Celebrate and Empower the Female Face of Farming

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Anette Engelund Friis

A significant share of rural households in all regions are headed by women and women are engaged in unpaid family work, meaning rural women on average work much longer hours than men.

Land Grabbing: What Has Changed?

Ian Scoones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ian Scoones

There is now a growing understanding of the international, wider context of large land deals. Researchers are also showing how the narratives of 'idle land', 'productive commercial agriculture' and 'backward smallholders' are being used by politicians and others.

What the World's Hungry Would Have Liked to Hear Last Night

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Global hunger and malnutrition is the most preventable health epidemic in our time. We have the resources and innovation necessary to tackle this challenge. What we need now is the political will.

World Powers Weigh Emergency Meeting On Food Prices

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Food

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Farmed Fish May Exceed Wild Fish In Consumption By 2018

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Food

* Farmed fish to exceed captured fish for human use by 2018 * World per-capita fish consumption to reach 19.6 kg in 2021 ...

Feeding the World, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Rio+20

Robert Lawrence | Posted 08.19.2012 | Food
Robert Lawrence

Most of the world's poor and hungry depend on agriculture for their survival -- and yet, they bear a disproportionate burden of the planet's degraded lands.