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Keeping Up with Demand Benefits Farmers in Africa

Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
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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.   

How Cargill and Heifer International are Helping Poultry Farmers Thrive in China’s Sichuan Province

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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.

Alabama Tissue Site Uses Waste to Help Farmers Grow Crops

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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.

Developing the Dairy Value Chain

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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.

Efficiency Meets Sustainability: First-ever Fair Trade USA Certified Organic Palm Oil Now Available

Daabon Group, Hain Celestial and Fair Trade USA lead efforts to address social, environmental concerns regarding the world’s most-used vegetable oil crop
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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. 

FCA Foundation Selects 2016 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Winners

Scholarships cultivate a new era of black farmers
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, and the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) today announced recipients of the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship.

Sodexo Partners with Easterseals to Aid Farmers with Disabilities

Recycling electronics to help farmers eliminates 102 tons of e-waste
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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.

Panel: The Money - Business Practices and Sustainability

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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

 

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Raising Awareness of Melanoma in Farmworker Communities

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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.

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