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Ugandan Tech Company Fights Crop Loss with Innovative Packaging

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KAMPALA, Uganda, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At Hause Limited has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the goal to reduce agriculture loss by providing 300,000 low-income producers in rural Uganda with insect and rot-resistant packaging. By 2021, the company will create 30,000 indirect jobs for low-income retailers, wholesalers, traders and distributors of these bags. By 2023, the company also aims to provide 1 million low-income people working in Uganda’s agribusiness with increased access to markets in Africa, Dubai and the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

Northwestern Minnesota Farm Girl Finds Role at General Mills To Address Global Food and Agriculture Challenges

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

Rising to the Sustainability Challenge

Vertical indoor farms are helping farmers reach incredible heights in sustainability
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Picture a snow globe.
Inside its crystalline sphere, the conditions are always ideal for a winter wonderland — even in the hottest days of summer. So, what if farmers could take this idea and use it to create optimal, self-contained cultivation environments that allowed them to grow their crops during the dead of winter? 

Hershey: Crafting With Care

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Most of the ingredients we use to make our beloved brands come from the earth and are grown all over the world. Climate change, natural resource scarcity and extreme weather all pose risks to the snacks our consumers love, as well as the farmers and local communities we rely on. Hershey is committed to preserving ecosystems, reducing our impact on the climate and conserving natural resources. Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s also critical for the long-term sustainability of our business.

Enabling Landscape and Community-led Natural Resource Management

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Launched in January 2019, the Kakum Cocoa Agroforestry Landscape Program in Ghana is an exciting new partnership between Hershey, the Nature Conservation Research Centre, Ghana’s Forestry Commission, the Ghana Cocoa Board and our supplier, Ecom Agrotrade Ltd. The purpose of the program is to transform the cocoa-forest landscape into a more sustainable cocoa agroforestry system.

Cacao Bean Exporter and Chocolate Producer Boosting Livelihoods of Rural Farmers in Costa Rica

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UPALA, Costa Rica, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Costa Rican-based  Nahua Cacao has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) intending to improve the quality of life of at least 200 low-income cocoa farming families in rural Costa Rica by increasing their income and strengthening their knowledge through improved sustainable agricultural practices by 2021.

UPS Longitudes | Food Is the Best Antidote to Chaos

Barron Segar @ World Food Program USA
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During my organization’s more than 50-year history, we have witnessed countless disasters and responded to famines, cyclones, earthquakes and wars that devastated communities and left trails of hunger and poverty in their wake.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading hunger-relief organization, is no stranger to crises — but we have never seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic.

Designing the Needle: How Gene Editing Can Transform Our Health and Planet

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The building blocks of all life on earth are four simple letters.

A, T, C, and G—the bases of DNA—are our only truly universal language, and perhaps the key to unlocking our shared future. From designing disease and drought-resistant crops, to devising cures for hereditary disease, we learned what biotechnology can really accomplish from people working on the field’s frontier. 

Stream the episode here, or find The Tomorrow Farm wherever you get your podcasts.

Let's Talk About the Thing We're All Talking About: Sustainability

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At the core of sustainability is a simple question. How do we continue? And your answer to that question depends heavily on where you’re from. A rural soybean farmer may have a different definition of what it means to sustain than a city dweller. An environmental activist in Europe may have a different definition than a rice farmer in Malaysia. But can we find solutions that create progress for all? The experts we talk to in this episode are optimistic that we can. 

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