sustainable agriculture

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.

3p Weekend: The Best (Cause Marketing) Super Bowl Ads of All Time

before we turn on our TVs this Sunday, let's take a moment to recognize companies that used their million-dollar ad spots for something…

Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…

Deforestation Slows Economic Recovery in Haiti

Deforestation plays a big role in the recurring cycle of environmental degradation and poverty in Haiti. An innovative, five-year community agroforestry project on…

3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…

Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Kale Enthusiast

A three-year legal battle ended, with a Vermont folk artist being allowed to continue using the phrase, "Eat More Kale," despite objections from…

Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…

How to Tell Your Company’s Sustainability Story

Building a narrative around a social enterprise is tricky. You need to appeal to the bottom line, convey social/environmental impact, resonate with a…

Coconuts and Sustainable Development: Adding Value to a Wasted Resource

Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing…

Energy-Coffee Wastewater Project Delivers Multiple Benefits in Central America

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to tackle issues at the water-food-energy nexus, UTZ Certified is expanding its Energy from Coffee Wastewater Project from…

Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…

NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

Groundwater depletion accounts for more than 75 percent of total freshwater loss across the Colorado River Basin, a "shocking" finding that compounds threats…

Urban Organics: Sustainable Development in Post-Industrial America

Urban Organics brings sustainable development to a beleaguered inner-city neighborhood by growing organic produce and fish through commercial-scale aquaponics.

CSR Asia Highlights Inclusive Business Opportunities in Cocoa

Identifying and implementing inclusive business opportunities can assure sustainability and benefit consumers and participants across the cocoa value chain, according to a CSR…