sustainable agriculture

Independent Evaluation Group Assesses World Bank Group’s Climate Adaptation Activities

Investing in projects that enhance resiliency to climate change impacts continues to emerge as a central focal point in the World Bank Group's…

World Food Day: How Big Companies Support Smallholder Farmers

In honor of World Food Day, Denise Knight, Director of Sustainable Agriculture at The Coca-Cola Company, shares her thoughts on how big companies…

How Oracle CEO’s New Hawaiian Paradise Could Self-Sustain

Oracle CEO and co-founder Larry Ellison recently bought 98 percent of the island Lanai in Hawaii, with plans to turn the island into…

Defining Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

U.S. consumers want sustainable food, and demand is growing quickly. According to the Organic Trade Association, the market for organics alone has gone…

Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada's Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in…

Coping With Drought: How Crop Diversity Builds Resiliency

The best way to hedge against uncertainty in agriculture—just as in finance—is to diversify the portfolio. Whether the weather brings excessive heat or…

Financing and the Small Regional Farmer

Our food system has become increasingly complex, and created barriers that make it very difficult for small regional farmers to successfully bring their…

Sustainable America Series Part 3: Discovery of Pre-Columbian Maya Mountain Village in North America

By Richard Thornton – Architect, Planner and noted Historian The controversial recent discovery of the Track Rock Terrace complex on the tallest mountain…

Hershey’s Sweetens Stakeholder Engagement

Hershey’s is getting with the program, and its most recent CSR report is a step in the right direction on responsible sourcing and…

Why Fair Trade Means Protecting the Environment, Too

When people think of Fair Trade, they might think of fair prices for farmers, better labor standards, or maybe even safe working conditions…

Water from Desert Air: Wind Turbine System Can Produce 800 Liters/Day

A prototype wind-powered system from France's Eole Water has been producing as much as 800 l/d of clean water in desert conditions near…

Kraft Foods Reduces Packaging and Travel Miles

Kraft Foods recently announced they have cut 45 million pounds of weight from the packaging of their products since 2010. According to their report…

N2O Analyzer Gives Scientists New Insight into Agriculture, Ecosystems & Climate Change

Picarro's new N2O istopomer analyzer provides scientists with greater insight into the earth's nitrogen cycle, as well as helping them address problems spanning…

AeroFarms: A Greener Way to Grow Greens and Feed Our Future?

AeroFarms is state-of-the-art controlled growing environment that enables local communities and farmers to grow over 250 leafy greens without sun, or soil and…

For the Love of Chocolate: Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Cocoa Program

As a nod to Valentine’s and the associated obsession with chocolate, Rainforest Alliance hosted a webinar on February 13, 2012: “Greening the Cocoa…