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Honoring the Earth With a Plant-Forward Journey: Q & A With Aramark's Chef David Leicht

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In partnership with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Aramark is conducting a series of plant-based culinary trainings for chefs like David Leicht, Certified Executive Chef (CEC), American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and Regional Culinary Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In this Q & A, David talks about his plant-forward journey.  

Tell us a little about your culinary background.

El Mundo: EE.UU. apoyará con asesoría a productores de cacao en El Salvador

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Publicado originalmente por El Mundo.

El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos abrió la convocatoria para que microempresas o pequeñas cooperativas dedicadas al cultivo de cacao puedan inscribirse en el concurso El Poder de Crecer, el cual premiará a los ganadores con acceso a asesoría por un capital de hasta $43,000 para promover una solución de negocios.

El Mundo: US to Support and Advise Cacao Producers in El Salvador

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The U.S. Department of State opened the registration to Power to Grow, an initiative where micro or small enterprises dedicated to cocoa farming may apply to win up to $43,000 to promote their business solution.

The initiative is fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto, with the support of the World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel Itée (Baastel) and RioSlum Studio.

Click here to read more on El Mundo.

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Cashew Trees Abuzz in the Diamond Mining Areas of Côte d’Ivoire

Using beekeeping to increase cashew farm yields and diversify their livelihoods in diamond mining communities
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Silviculture Can Improve Farmers’ Incomes

Two new studies reveal the importance of silviculture for increasing farmers’ incomes in Java and East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
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Planting timber in agricultural systems is a common practice in Indonesia. Farmers often cultivate timber together with other crops to diversify and increase their income. Timber acts as a savings bank: only harvested when large funds are needed. To ensure the best growth of timber, experts recommend that farmers practise silvicultural techniques, which, despite the numerous benefits, are still not widely adopted.

Empowering Farmers, Sustaining Changes

Farmers on Sumba Island struggle through a nine-month dry season on degraded land. But they are committed to learning how to restore their island to its once verdant and productive state.
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Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia is possibly the driest area in the country. Unlike the humid tropical conditions of the main islands, such as Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan, Sumba has a dry season that lasts for nine months. Most of the island consists of upland savannah riven by deep gullies. In East Sumba, the Ministry of Forestry estimates that 80 percent of the land is in critical condition owing to most of its forest being felled before the turn of the millennium.

Walmart | How Sustainable Business Practices Help the Bottom Line

Looking after the global commons can cut costs and foster growth
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Integrating sustainable practices into a company’s operations can improve business performance, spur technological innovation, inspire brand loyalty, and boost employee engagement.

That is our experience at Walmart, where investments in sustainability and efficiency in our own operations – and those made by our suppliers – have enabled us to save money, while striving to support jobs and help reduce impact on the environment.

Regreening Ethiopia!

To combat desertification and re-green arid and semi-arid areas in Ethiopia and seven other countries, a consortium of partners faces big challenges
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A ‘perfect storm’ of challenges is facing the Reversing Land Degradation in Africa by Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture project, or Regreening Africa, in Ethiopia and seven other countries in East and West Africa.

Explaining the Complex: Putting the Best Available Evidence Into the Hands of Decision Makers

Researchers are co-developing ways of ensuring scientific data and information is useable by the people who need it
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We all know the basic concept of supply and demand in economics, which makes sense in most settings: the more demand for something, the more supply is needed to meet it. Put the spotlight on scientific research and the relationship between supply and demand becomes a bit skewed. The suppliers (researchers and scientists) are often completely disconnected from the demand side, which can consist of anyone from policy makers to farmers.

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