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10 Easy Ways You Can Build a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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.

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...

U.N. Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded, Trend Must Reverse To Feed Population

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that...

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

Accused Human Rights Violator Skips Out On Delivering UN Keynote Speech

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

ROME — An African leader whose regime is accused of human rights abuses sent a substitute to Rome to deliver the keynote address Monday at a U.N...

WTO Panel Rules U.S. Tuna Labels Are Too Restrictive

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The popular "dolphin-safe" labels used to market tuna sold in the U.S. are illegal because they restrict too much trade, a World Trade Organ...

Big EU Subsidies Keep Unsustainable Fishing Industry Afloat, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

While scientists warn there are not plenty of fish in the sea, a new report finds the European Union is sending fishermen around the globe in unsustai...

Rainforest Destruction Drops 25 Percent: Report

Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

There's reason to breathe easier. Rainforest destruction in the word's largest rainforests plunged by 25 percent over the last decade, according to...