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Innovative ways to improve access to food resources


More Than a Meal

Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.


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Blog Posts

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  • Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each…

    By Neera Nundy & Ann Paisley Chandler | 14
  • As the momentum of impact investing builds, the lack of proper taxonomy poses a significant risk to the movement, especially given recent growth.

    By Paula Goldman & Lauren Booker | 2
  • A “whole health” approach to improving access to food and food education.

    By Philip Sambol | 1
  • Rufo_Quintavalle_Agro-Ecological_Investment_Management_SSIR_headshot There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs and no evidence that their commercialization has been beneficial to society as a…

    By Rufo Quintavalle | 10
  • We need to move beyond donor funding and mobilize private capital to finance performance-based conservation.

    By Steve Schmida | 2
  • New technology-enabled solutions are trying to match the scale of food recovery to the scale of industrial food distribution.

    By William D. Eggers & Christopher Benz | 9
  • Rufo_Quintavalle_Agro-Ecological_Investment_Management_SSIR_headshot A focus on innovation can be an impediment to genuine progress in the food system.

    By Rufo Quintavalle | 18
  • How one African country is changing how we feed the world.

    By Khalid Bomba & Dan Glickman | 1
  • Investors and philanthropists must work together to generate more ecologically responsible and locally grown food for more people.

    By Don Shaffer | 2
  • Poverty is growing in US suburbs, but for service providers, does it matter where the poor live?

    By Robert Searle, Nidhi Sahni, & Erin Sweeney | 2


All Food Podcasts
  • Pamela Ronald, of the University of California, Davis, talks about how her laboratory, in collaboration with other scientists, developed a variety of rice with sufficient submergence tolerance to survive severe flooding.

    Featuring Pamela Ronald
  • John Kehoe discusses how the chocolate maker TCHO has encouraged social entrepreneurship in developing countries through innovative supply chain practices.

    Featuring John Kehoe
  • TCHO company executive John Kehoe talks about the firm's goals in producing high-end products and helping farmers in developing countries.

    Featuring John Kehoe
  • Leslie_John_headshot Harvard business professor Leslie John reports on studies providing financial and social incentives to get people to lose weight.

    Featuring Leslie John
  • Ann_Bartuska_headshot In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares her insight on the necessary steps to sustainably feed the nine billion people that will be living on our planet by 2050.

    Featuring Ann Bartuska | 1
  • COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal on the social environment in Chiapas and his nonprofit COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal talks about the social environment in Chiapas that led to the founding of the organization, and how the co-op works.

    Featuring Alberto Irezabal
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chairman of the House Committee on Education George Miller, address the NewSchools Summit 2010.

    Featuring Arne Duncan and George Miller