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  • D&AD 2021 social media trends
    Judging the PR Category for the D&AD Awards was interesting considering that I have only been in the PR space for the past two years. However, it was great to see the consistent link between PR and social through all the work submitted. Here are some key social media trends I picked up on in the PR category... By Ashleigh Burton
  • 'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026
    Spending via 'buy now pay later' (BNPL) services, which are integrated within e-commerce checkout options, including fixed instalment plans and flexible credit accounts, will reach $995bn in 2026, from $266bn in 2021. This is according to a new study from Juniper Research titled Buy Now Pay Later: Vendor Strategies, Regulatory Frameworks & Market Forecasts 2021-2026.
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    GLOBAL

    Deforestation is driven by global markets

    The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

    By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

    GLOBAL

    Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration

    Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response...

    7 Jun 2021

    GLOBAL

    Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

    FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

    3 Jun 2021

    GLOBAL

    Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

    Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

    6 May 2021

    GLOBAL

    Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

    The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

    6 May 2021

    GLOBAL

    International food prices continue to rise in April

    FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

    6 May 2021

    GLOBAL

    Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems

    The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow...

    29 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemic

    According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

    13 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

    Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

    8 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    GLOBAL

    Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

    Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

    By Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

    GLOBAL

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    GLOBAL

    Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

    A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

    5 Mar 2021

    GLOBAL

    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

    GLOBAL

    The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

    Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

    By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

    GLOBAL

    Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests

    Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency...

    By Tristram Hales, Benoit Goossens and Mike Bruford 21 May 2021

    GLOBAL

    FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

    In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

    11 May 2021

    WEST AFRICA

    Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

    The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021



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