Colombian family restaurant business lifts living standards for smallholder’s farmers while protecting the environment
BOGOTA, Columbia, May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Colombian restaurant chain Crepes & Waffles has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to sustainably improve the income of 100 smallholder farmers in the Montes de Maria region of Colombia by 2020. Additionally, Crepes & Waffles will regenerate large areas of the country’s dry forest by creating better conditions for water conservation, contributing to farm resilience and food security.
Beverage company Postobón joins Business Call to Action by committing to support Colombia’s farmers through its inclusive supply chain
Postobón SA, Colombia’s leading producer of non-alcoholic beverages, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide stable livelihoods for 3,000 smallholder farmers through is integrated supply chain by 2020, impacting 15,000 people in all (including farm workers and farmers’ families. To achieve this, the company aims to increase the percentage fruits supplied through its inclusive programme called Hit Social Postobón, to 40 percent by that same year.
Collaboration will strengthen operations with more than 480 smallholder farmers
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill, in collaboration with the international nonprofit Solidaridad and the Colombian-based international trading company, C.I. Biocosta S.A., announced today a new palm oil smallholder sustainability program in Colombia aimed at improving agricultural practices and farmer livelihoods. The two-year effort will strengthen operations in cooperation with more than 480 palm farmers through training and technical assistance.
New York / Bucaramanga, Colombia, October 25, 2016 – Colombia-based financial services provider Crezcamos S.A. has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide appropriate and responsible financial services to 240,000 Colombian micro-entrepreneurs by the end of 2020 – at least 65 percent of them in rural areas.
If you asked me ten years ago whether I would be studying the sugary fuzz that covers the outside of cells, I would have laughed. I was interested in psychiatric diseases and the brain. But when I saw a picture of this fuzz — what we call the glycocalyx — during my first year of medical school as an MD/PhD student, I realized that these sugars connect cells with their environment and could be the key to understanding disease.
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), located in the capital city of Columbia, is highly regarded as the state’s number one builder of green buildings. It seems only natural that a higher education institution, one preparing the best and the brightest for their futures, would be on the forefront of innovative practices in its operations. According to the university’s annual sustainability report, the campus features multiple LEED building certifications, ranging from silver to gold to platinum. Just take a walk around campus and you’ll see firsthand the commitment to sustainability i