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Innovative ways to improve access to food resources


The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth

The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth offers lessons on using the competitive advantage of reciprocity to capitalize on partnerships and anticipate future disruptions.

By Bob Johansen & Karl Ronn | Sep. 24, 2014

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.


The Paradox of Fair Trade

In 2011, a rift opened within the fair trade movement. What are the tensions that drove otherwise like-minded activists to form rival camps.


A Fresh Approach to Food Stamps

In some places, users of the US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can supplement their diet via community supported agriculture.


Trading on Climate Change

Tanzania might benefit from unexpected trade opportunities resulting from climate change—but the country must enact policies to take advantage of them.


The Last Hunger Season

In The Last Hunger Season, Roger Thurow shares the experience of a year in Africa with four smallholder farmers.

By Roger Thurow | Sep. 14, 2012

A Win-Win for Haiti

Partners in Health and Abbott Laboratories are building a new plant in Corporant, Haiti to produce a therapeutic food called Nourimanba.


Retailing with Heart

At Panera Cares cafés, there’s a donation box where customers pay on the honor system.

By Suzie Boss | 10 | Spring 2011

Beyond the Purple Berry

Sambazon’s commitment to social entrepreneurship creates a fair market for farmers in the Amazon

By Ryan Black & Jeremy Black | Spring 2011

Disseminating Orphan Innovations

Disseminating innovations takes a distinct, sophisticated skill set, one that often requires customizing the program to new circumstances, not replicating.

By Susan H. Evans & Peter Clarke | 2 | Winter 2011