Saturday, January 3, 2015

FOOD TANK- It's About More Than Just Food

We generally associate food with consumption, restaurants, recipes and such consumerist   words. We rarely associate the thought of food poverty, hunger and food waste. In our world have’s are the ultra-rich and we mostly forget that have not’s not us but those dowsing their hunger with water or anything else other than food. Buzzing Tale found it humbling to come across Food Tank that deals with those aspects of food that we generally don’t spare a though for.

Food Tank has the honor of highlighting organizations across the globe that are working to fight food waste, combat the dual paradoxes of hunger and obesity, recognize the multiple roles of family farmers, increase nutrient density, protect agricultural diversity, and adapt to a changing climate. 

Food Tank hopes to amplify their work by showing eaters, farmers, policy makers, scientists, youth, and the funding and donor communities what is possible--and what is needed--to create a food system is safe, just, and economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. 

To celebrate 2015, 
FOOD TANK is highlighting 101 incredible organizations who are playing a vital part in creating a better food system. Food Tank is excited to highlight their stories of success, hope, and innovation in the coming year. Check them out HERE.

 A Few Are Listed Below:

1% for Women - 1% for Women is a sustainable way for all business owners to get involved in creating global change. Through partnerships with organizations, women farmers, and ranchers, women work to heal communities and the land, ensure their children receive a good education and are well-nourished, and create a more sustainable future for the planet. 

ActionAid - ActionAid is a global movement of people to defend human rights and fight poverty in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. ActionAid’s work provides disaster relief, empowers women, fights hunger, and increases access to education. 

Action Against Hunger - Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending hunger and building a more sustainable future. In dozens of countries across the world, Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children, and provide access to safe water. 

Africa Center for Holistic Management - The Africa Center for Holistic Management, located in Zimbabwe, serves the southern region of Africa. At the Center’s demonstration ranch, they provide education on holistic management methods of livestock raising, helping restore degraded watersheds and croplands. 

African Biodiversity Network (ABN) - Founded in 1996 in Kenya, the African Biodiversity Network is a regional network of individuals and organizations in 12 African countries: Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. ABN focuses on indigenous knowledge, protecting biodiversity, and improving agricultural policies and legislation. 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) - The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is a network comprised of farming organizations, including Friends of the Earth-Africa, La Via Campesina Africa, Eastern and Southern African Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF), and others. AFSA promotes food sovereignty by advocating for a change in policies and encouraging local farm production. 

Ashoka - Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries. Since 1980, Ashoka has helped entrepreneurs put their ideas into practice on a global scale by providing start-up financing, professional support, and connections to global networks. 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - WWF is a conservation organization, working in 100 countries and supported by 1.1 million members in the U.S. and almost five million globally. WWF is based on a foundation of science, and provides actionable steps for members on local to global scales. They support innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and the planet, from refining production and distribution, to combating waste and environmental impacts of food production. 

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) - YPARD is an international movement by young professionals for young professionals for agricultural development. YPARD's mission is to serve as a global collective platform through which young professionals can realize their full potential and contribute proactively toward innovative agricultural development.

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