By Ceres' Beth Hooker and Nicole Tanner, World Wildlife Fund’s Water Stewardship Lead
Soil and water are intricately linked. From how they are protected to how they are managed to how they are valued across economic sectors, there is a clear connection. The decisions we make about one can have big impacts on the other.
And, few industries rely on a healthy balanced relationship between soil and water as much as the $5 trillion global food and agricultural sector.
In cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity due to encroachment into protected areas is a manifestation of a complex set of root causes: poverty, the absence of land titles, a lack of clarity on land tenure arrangements, no knowledge of sustainable farming practices and poor law enforcement.
New Holland Agriculture, a global agriculture brand of CNH Industrial, recently planted 15 acres of industrial hemp for education and testing at its site in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Jon Hundley, Marketing Manager, New Holland explained the importance of this project thus, “The testing field will allow us to learn more about the entire crop cycle from planting to harvesting while capturing important crop and soil data.
PORTERVILLE, Calif., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce its certification from Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) for its California grown, organic stone fruit – the first stone fruit operation ever to be EFI certified. This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization. EFI-labeled product will begin shipping to Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market June 1.
Grow smarter, not harder. That’s regenerative agriculture in a nutshell. It’s a back-to-nature approach to growing that not only aims to do no environmental harm but also progressively improve ecosystems.
For beverage companies, regenerative agriculture represents one of the greatest business and sustainability opportunities today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Welcome to the special 150th edition of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal
At GreenMoney, we have been focused on Sustainable Business and Impact Investing since 1992. The articles and videos in the January 2020 issue are a selection of readers’ favorites, as well as some of our own from past issues. But first, we begin with an update to one of our most widely-read articles from Frank Coleman with his unique perspective on Facebook as they face another Moral Dilemma .
October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ New Holland Agriculture has received a coveted gold medal at the SITEVI Innovation Awards 2019 for its multipurpose software solutions for use on the brand’s self-propelled grape harvesters and straddle tractors.
Last week, I shared the news that, due to drenching rains this spring, over 19 million acres in the US went unplanted this year, especially in 12 midwestern states –the highest acreage on record (see my post here). Making matters worse, the crops that did get put into the ground were not planted on time, and much of our remaining topsoil has become less produc