food security

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?
SUNY ESF
The evolution of a program designed to provide fresh food to those facing food insecurities.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 

The responses to the Freshest Cargo truck have been really positive, said Danielle Hamilton, Education Program Manager at Fresh Approach. One of their regular visitors explains that in their hometown of Antioch, California, finding fresh produce is difficult, as “the closest decent grocery stores are over 10 miles away.” Additionally, prices, sustainable farming, and CalFresh discounts make this truck a great addition to the community. (Photos courtesy of Fresh Approach)

UC Berkeley
A California nonprofit uses an innovative, sustainable approach to combat food insecurity in the Bay Area, finding solutions by understanding the challenges communities face.
Bees maintain harmony between elephants and farmers.

Crop-raiding by migrating African elephants is a pressing issue for many farmers who border protected land. Bees provide an simple, ecologically friendly way to maintain harmony between elephant migrations and the farmers' livelihoods. (Hailey Smalley/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Farmers in East Africa are using bees to deter crop raiding elephants and increase food security in the area.

Texas oil and agricultural fields taken by the Landsat 8 satellite. (Image courtesy U.S. Geological Survey)

Northwestern University
Researchers at the AAAS conference in Boston stress the need for accurate agricultural data and satellite imaging in the fight for food security around the world.

Guests attended Dinner 2040 to discuss food security and sustainability. (Anya Magnuson/ASU News Now)

Arizona State University
Dinner 2040 seeks to explore the “future of food,” integrating sustainable practices into food production and distribution all while respecting health, culture and ecological integrity.
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Explore the GW apiary with me and learn about how student researchers are providing a voice for some of our most valuable food suppliers. 

Source: CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons

The George Washington University
Pulses can help you and the environment stay alive, healthy and sustainable just like a heartbeat. In fact, you’ve probably eaten pulses in the past month.
Planet Forward
Here are the top 10 things we heard at the Feeding The Planet Summit.

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