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5Capitals-G: Gender-Responsive Methodology for Value Chain Development

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Over the past decade value chain development has been widely promoted as a catalyst for rural economic growth. As smallholder farmers become increasingly integrated into value chains, how can scholars and development practitioners ensure that the benefits of participation accrue equitably to both women and men?

Food Security and Sustainable Nutrition is Achievable, but We Cannot Do It Alone

By Helen Medina
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Global hunger is on the rise again affecting 11 percent of the population. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report, approximately 200 million children aged under five are stunted or suffer from wasting. This is a challenge that business can help solve but innovate partners are required.

New Health Case Study Report Released!

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Discover how the private sector is leveraging their talent, vision, and influence to help reverse challenging health trends and create a culture of health in America and around the globe. Access the latest case study report to learn more.

Intelligent IoT Powers Purdue’s Digital Agriculture Initiative for Food Security Worldwide

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  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet
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  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Spurring Nutrition for Children in India

by Claudine Galloway
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Malnutrition is India’s silent crisis.

About 20 percent of India’s population lives on less than US$1.90 a day, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

General Mills works to advance nutrition wellness in India through unique partnerships with global and local nonprofits, starting with the country’s school meal programs. For school children, a nourishing daily meal can make a remarkable difference.

North Market is More Than a Grocery Store

by Claudine Galloway
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Imagine bringing your groceries home in a wheeled suitcase. That’s what the self-proclaimed “luggage club,” a group of senior citizens in north Minneapolis, use to transport their groceries after their 20-minute bus rides to the nearest grocery store.

They’re buying food staples intended to last two weeks.

Why? Because it’s a lot easier to tow groceries in a suitcase than to lug multiple bags of groceries in paper or plastic.

A Vision for a Healthy India

A Q&A with Pawan Agarwal, CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
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What are some of the challenges facing India from a food safety perspective?

Achieving the UN’s Global Goals: How Nestlé Plays its Part

by Chavanne Hanson
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As a participant of the UN High Level Political Forum this week, I’m sharing some Nestlé initiatives aligned with the SDGs but also learning about what more can be done, how we can work with others and can continue to contribute with tangible business solutions.

Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing Nature Through Biotechnology to Impact Food, Water, and Health

by Brittany Lane
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Richcore India develops and delivers biotechnology solutions that conserve food, water, and energy, in addition to improving health. They create animal origin free (AOF) proteins for pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medicines like insulin and vaccines. In fact, their solutions are already present in one in three vaccines and one in four insulin shots globally. Their various solutions are also suitable for industries as diverse as cosmetics, textiles, and dairy.

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