BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
Nearly 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, and cocoa is a critical and often sole source of cash for millions of smallholder farming families. Unfortunately, these communities face environmental and economic difficulties that present various challenges for West African cocoa farmers. Many typically have low incomes, often at or below the accepted poverty line. Basic infrastructure is minimal or non-existent and land-rights are often poorly defined.
On September 24th, Max Koeune, President & CEO of McCain Foods Limited participated in a virtual event organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN Biological Diversity Convention (CBD).
The Walmart Foundation recently announced it will award two grants totaling $4.5 million to the NGOs Tanager and Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in order to improve the livelihoods of Indian farmers. These grants are a part of a $25 million commitment the foundation made in September 2018 to support smallholder Indian farmers over the course of five years.
The initiative will scale up sustainable cattle grazing and connect ranchers across Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota to help preserve grasslands, improve soil health, support biodiversity and improve both producer and climate change resilience.
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Cross-industry collaboration is crucial to meeting the global demand for protein while also addressing the urgency of climate change and nature loss. Responding to this challenge, today the Walmart Foundation, Cargill and McDonald’s are investing over $6 million in an initiative led by World Wildlife Fund that aims to make lasting improvements to the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains.
Micro-consulting platform taps NextGen Ag experts to help clients drive sustainability across operations
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A growing global population and impacts from climate change are challenging the world’s food supply chain, making the future of food, beverage and agriculture sectors more exciting – or unknown.
We're proud to be featured on Fortune Magazine’s Change The World 2020 ranking as we deepen our strong partnerships and continue to innovate around the world to deliver economic and environmental impact.
We’re proud to be shortlisted for Best Green Catalyst for our Eclipse Platform in the RE100 Leadership Awards! Many of our suppliers are already using renewable energy, and we’re sharing our learnings to support others to do the same.
Healthy soil is critical in mitigating climate change. Yet, our soil is not healthy. Every year, the United States loses 10 billion tons of fertile soil, which is far faster than nature can replenish it. When you consider 95% of the food we eat is grown in soil, this fact is alarming.