Daniel-Nierenberg-Foodtank.jpeg Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg returns to Green is Good to discuss the importance of cultivating the next generation of farmers. 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming, and Food Tank is helping to spread awareness. Five hundred million farmers around the world farm on 5 acres or less. These farmers are the tasked with feeding approximately 2 billion people across the world, yet they are often ignored. Since the 1980s, the number of family farms has dramatically decreased in the U.S. while average farmer age has spiked.