Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
Nairobi, February 20, 2017/3BL Media/ - Social enterprise Olivado Group, a major supplier of avocado and other edible oils, has recently joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to purchase avocados and other produce from 2,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 while providing them with training and support. This initiative is expected to increase each farming family’s income by an average of US$200.
Helping neighbors In agricultural towns throughout the world, prospering farmers make for strong communities. Everywhere we operate, we strive to be much more than just a feed dealer. We seek to give farmers the best solutions to help grow their operations and livelihoods, and to make a positive impact through our operations, our business expertise, our employees’ time and skills, our partnerships, and our charitable giving.
How can a paper mill help farmers to maintain healthy soil? By making papermaking residuals available to improve the health of soil.
SCA in Barton, Alabama, has started to provide a soil improver made from its residual solids. Nearby farmers have begun using the substance to improve the soil quality for growing crops. It’s a win-win: farmers improve their crops and SCA sends less solids to landfill.
The Dairy Hub concept goes to the heart of food safety and dairy development, by helping strengthen the dairy value chain in developing countries. The goal of Dairy Hubs is to help our customers in developing countries access better-quality, locally produced milk. At the same time, it helps smallholder farmers become profitable dairy producers, raising income and improving nutrition in areas that need it most. Already active in Bangladesh and Nicaragua, our Food for Development team recently launched a new project with local partner Cargills in Jaffna district in northeast Sri Lanka.
Daabon Group, Hain Celestial and Fair Trade USA lead efforts to address social, environmental concerns regarding the world’s most-used vegetable oil crop
MIAMI, October 14, 2016/ 3BL Media/ - Socially and environmentally conscious cooks can now bake their cake and eat it, too. Today Daabon Group announced it has achieved the first-ever Fair Trade USA certification of a palm oil product.
Recycling electronics to help farmers eliminates 102 tons of e-waste
GAITHERSBURG, Md. July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – After being paralyzed from the waist down, Russell Boseck of Villisca, Iowa, wasn’t sure he’d be able to work as a farmer again. But, thanks to an electronic recycling partnership between Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, and Easterseals, Boseck received a grant that lets him continue making a living doing the farm work he loves so much.
Chaired by senior journalist Zeinab Badawi. Panelists: Azita Shariati CEO, Sodexo Nordic. Dr. Michael Grosse, Executive Vice President Development & Service Operations, Tetra Pak. Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia. Stefan Catsicas, Executive Vice President of Nestlé. EAT Stockholm Food Forum, June 2016. www.eatforum.org
The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May as National Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month to raise awareness about skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation supports innovative community-based programs that address inequities in cancer treatment, care and support for low income and medically underserved populations.