In just two weeks, from April 1, when Colombia’s rainy season began, to April 13, the country’s National Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk (UNGRD) recorded 57 severe weather events. Torrential rainstorms led to dozens of landslides and floods around the country. Many of these resulted in the loss of life and homes. As … Continue reading Agroforestry Solutions for Colombia’s Floods and Landslides
Posts by Joel Johnson
Each year, Fruit Logistica—the world’s leading trade show for the fruit and vegetable industry (a favorite Farmfolio event)—releases an annual report on industry trends. The 2019 Fruit Trends report provides in-depth analysis of not only what consumers are purchasing, but also why they make the decisions they do. While the motivations factoring into these decisions … Continue reading 2019 Fruit Trends: Convenience, Connection and Conscience
Fresh fruit is known for its flavor. Because of that, it really shouldn’t surprise us when fruit ends up in unexpected places—avocados with eggs and toast, prickly pear sodas, and coconut everything. But perhaps no fruit’s culinary function generates more excitement or hostility than the exotic, prickly pineapple. The acceptability of the Hawaiian pizza is … Continue reading Celebrate International Pineapple Day with a…Burrito?
Record flooding in the Central and Midwestern United States has led to unprecedented delays in spring planting. The incredibly wet conditions have forced some corn and soybean farmers to wait on putting seed in the ground longer than ever before recorded in Department of Agriculture data, reports Emily Moon of Pacific Standard. Likewise, the climatic … Continue reading Agro-Climatic Committees Bring Weather Science to Colombian Farmers
When the Impossible Burger stole the show at the CES Tech fest earlier this year we noted that meat alternatives have officially arrived. The fact that CES has never before showcased a food product and the Impossible Burger’s victories in categories like “Emerging Tech” and “Most Impactful Product” are clear signs that consumers see meat … Continue reading Holistic Management for Beef: A Climate Change Solution
Environmentally speaking, the timber industry bears an infamous reputation. As a whole, loggers and timber producers are often blamed for deforestation, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, and violations of the rights of indigenous communities—and in many cases these accusations are rightfully leveled. However, the single story of timber production as a social and environmental scourge … Continue reading Timber Demand High, Sustainable Management Restores Land