sustainable agriculture

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications…

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa Soon Won’t Be Able to Feed Itself

Sub-Saharan Africa is already heavily reliant on grain imports. And this will only increase if populations grow as expected, researchers warn in a…

This Israeli Firm Wants to Help Feed 9 Billion With Drip Irrigation

Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the…

USDA Offers $25 Million in Conservation Technology Grants

The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently…

Regenerative Agriculture: More Important Now Than Ever

“Agriculture is the greatest force for good – or detriment – on the planet,” Ariel Greenwood of Holistic Ag said at SOCAP16.

3p Weekend: 6 Lesser-Known Uses for (Sustainable) Cotton

While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped…

7 Tips for Compelling Communications About Sustainable Agriculture

Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive…

Running Without Shoes: Plight of the Smallholder Farmer

Imagine you had to run a 10 km race without running shoes. Certainly you would make do with what you had, but you…

3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven't already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris -- and the…

Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21: Catalyzing Sustainable Agriculture

Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal:…

Intensifying Rice: More Crop Per Drop, So Why Stop?

Around 5 million farmers now use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a change that has lifted thousands out of poverty and food…

Cotton Production and Consumption: A Cry For Sustainability

There is no other commodity grown on the farms of our planet that is more polluting than cotton. Major apparel and textile brands…

The Land Institute Ahead of Schedule in its Quest to Revolutionize Agriculture

The Land Institute estimated it would take 100 years to fulfill its vision of a synergistic perennial polyculture. Forty years in, “we now…

Smallholder Farmers: The New Global Food Frontier

A new global food scare is under way. While the last one led to the proliferation of industrialized agriculture in developing countries, this…

Agriculture Drones Help Farmers Reduce Resource Use

With better information, farmers working with Agribotix in Boulder, Colorado have reduced fertilizer use by 40 percent -- promising technology.