We’re thrilled that the One Billion Hungry campaign of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization has been featuring the “Food for 9 Billion” project on its website. The latest installment is Ethiopia: A battle for land and water, produced by Cassandra Herrman and Beth Hoffman of the Center for Investigative Reporting for PBS NewsHour.

In the spirit of paying it forward, here are some other media projects worth checking out. All deal with food and farming in the United States.

Farmer of the Future: Radio and video stories about “food, fuel and field” reported mainly from the Midwest (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska). From Harvest Public Media. Also a blog, podcast, print articles and links to resources.

The Perennial Plate: An online weekly documentary series “dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating,” featuring videos from around the U.S., along with a blog, recipes and other goodies. Produced by chef Daniel Klein and videographer Mirra Fine.

Five Farms: Radio stories about “making connections between the food on our tables and families in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, and on the West Coast who produce it.” Produced by Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Hidden Kitchens: Radio stories exploring “the world of unexpected, below the radar cooking, legendary meals and eating traditions – how communities come together through food.” From the Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Also a book (with recipes!).

 
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Jon Miller

Jonathan Miller is executive director of Homelands Productions, a journalism cooperative specializing in public radio features and documentaries. As a freelance journalist, he has reported from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. for NPR, BBC, CBC, American Public Media's Marketplace, Monitor Radio, VOA, Radio Netherlands and Radio Deutsche Welle. He also has written for The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Parents, American Way, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. For 13 years, he lived and worked in the Philippines and Peru. 

Jon is currently serving as executive producer of "Food for 9 Billion," a collaborative project of Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, American Public Media's Marketplace, PRI's The World, and PBS NewsHour. He was executive producer of Homelands' award-winning "WORKING" project profiling workers in the global economy (2007-09) and the "Worlds of Difference" series about the responses of traditional societies to rapid cultural change (2002-05).