Agriculture CSR News

Let’s Bee Real

We need bees to survive. Here’s how to join the hive-minded
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By Alyssa Shelasky

Say the word “bees!” and many people around the world will think “ouch!,” or maybe they’ll hear an imaginary buzzing sound or smack their lips at the thought of sweet, sweet honey. What they probably won’t dwell on is the need to ensure the future of these very helpful insects.

Directions in Sustainability

Key takeaways from the inaugural Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit
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By Mary Ladd

Progressive ideas on sustainability came to the fore at the summit, presented in panel discussions by chefs, restaurant owners, nonprofit leaders, retail outlets, foodservice providers and globally recognized food brands.

Soil-to-Shelf Tech Platform Helping Build Sustainable Food Supply Chains Around the World

eKutir’s mobile app Blooom is giving smallholder farmers access to information, finance, sustainable inputs, services and markets, helping them increase productivity.
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NEW DEHLI, India – Indian social enterprise eKutir has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to improve the livelihoods of 1 million farmers in five countries by helping them access the tools they need to increase production – and thus profit – through its farmer-centric e-platform Blooom by 2022. It also aims to create 1,100 economic opportunities as Blooom Entrepreneurs for rural women and men.

Family Compensation Fund Improves the Lives of More Than 800 Colombian Farmers

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The Comfandi Family Compensation Fund is improving lives by providing affordable essential services to low-income people and creating employment opportunities throughout its company value chain.

Students Get a Glimpse of the Future With CNH Industrial

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The focus was firmly on the future of farming as CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) introduced young people at one of world’s largest student conventions to its cutting edge technologies and career opportunities in an exciting sector looking for the next generation of leaders.

Investing in Food Security in Mississauga

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Despite living in a place of abundance, visits to food banks are increasing for the residents in Mississauga, Ontario, where General Mills’ Canadian headquarters is located.

Using the learnings from our investment in a few of our other hometown communities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Buffalo, New York, we’re using an innovative model that aims to enable local know-how and leadership, with the partnership of United Way, to advance and sustain lasting solutions to hunger and lack of food access in Mississauga.

Bold and Broad Action Needed to Ensure Food Is Well Grown and Well Used

By Nicola Dixon | Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation
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The daunting facts – 820 million people today remain malnourished and hungry, while one-third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted or lost – can leave some with the belief that our global food system is irrevocably broken; imbalanced to such a tragic degree that significant improvement couldn’t possibly be attainable.

Yet that kind of resignation, if left unchecked, poses a dangerous threat to our collective ability to make real and lasting progress.

Fair Trade Certified Produce Sales Up 30 Percent

Fair Trade USA Highlights Produce Category Growth & Market Support at PMA Fresh Summit 2019
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. The growing fair trade produce program will be showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Conference & Expo (booth #2511), October 17–19, 2019.

New Products

Bayer Committed to Shaping a More Sustainable Food System

Summary: 
  • Agriculture is part of the solution for climate change
  • Investing more than 25 billion euros in Crop Science R&D over the next 10 years
  • Leading Digital Farming platform FieldView on 90 million paid acres this year
Press Release
  • Agriculture is part of the solution for climate change
  • Investing more than 25 billion euros in Crop Science R&D over the next 10 years
  • Leading Digital Farming platform FieldView on 90 million paid acres this year

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