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To make agriculture more climate-friendly, carbon farming needs clear rules
To make agriculture more climate-friendly, carbon farming needs clear rules

Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules...

By Laura van der Pol, Dale Manning, Francesca Cotrufo and Megan Machmuller 2 Jul 2021

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Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

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Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems
Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

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Deforestation is driven by global markets
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

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

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

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Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
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

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

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

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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

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Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
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

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International food prices continue to rise in April
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

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Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis
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

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Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
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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Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems
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

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

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Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
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

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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

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Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
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

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



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