In the four decades since the UN General Assembly’s Brundtland commission defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” sustainability has become a key buzzword across industries. For some, sustainability goes no deeper than products free of chemical dyes … Continue reading ESG Investing: The Business Case for Sustainability
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Shifts in agricultural management represent some of the best opportunities to capture carbon and store it for the long term. “Land use change and forestry is responsible for about 25% of all greenhouse emissions” and according to the Carbon Cycle Institute, “Land management is the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions on planet earth.” … Continue reading Carbon Farming, Coconuts, Carpentry—An Agricultural Primer
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
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