food insecurity

Ithaca College
Local farms provide communities not only with nutritious food, but also a way towards environmental sustainability by working directly with their local community.
Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.
George Washington University
Alicia Powers, the managing director of the ​Hunger Solutions Institute​ at Auburn University, shares how groups are addressing the ​effects​ of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity, and how sustainability can be prioritized too.
Photo by Alexandr Podvalny

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, focus on community-based solutions to improving food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Bike the Barns event in September, 2019. (Samantha Beck/SUNY Plattsburgh) 

SUNY Plattsburgh
This creative project helps alleviate food insecurity in a remote area of New York. Plus, eight more ideas on how you can get involved in eliminating food deserts where you live.
SUNY Plattsburgh
Food Insecurity affects millions of American families. In this short pod, I begin to tell my story of food insecurity and growing up poor in America.

Mario Arvelo, Committee on World Food Security Chair, speaks at the introductory session to kick off day one of CFS 46. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
The cool thing about traveling with people you don’t know is the opportunity to figure out who you really are, or at least who you want to be. You can realign with your beliefs and opinions about whatever is going on in the world.

The First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval (third from left), and director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, Lauren Landis (second from the right), are panelists for the session "Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability" at CFS 46. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Technology has touched every sector and aspect of humankind and the food sector is no different. The digital invasion in the agricultural industry is underway. However, these “intruders” are bringing positive changes.

Planet Forward storytellers at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from left: Matilda Kreider, George Washington University; Marisa Umeh, University of California-Berkeley; Lindsay Eberhart, SUNY-ESF; and Rohan Agrawal, University of Mississippi. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward
Editor's note: This series is generously sponsored by the UN-FAO. All editorial content is created independently.  The 46th annual Committee on World Food Security (CFS) conference brought together leaders from around the world, working toward a... Read More
A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.

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