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The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Up to $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing agriculture-related studies
Summary: 
  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 
Press Release
  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 

Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture

Partex Agro joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to Integrate low-income farming communities into its agricultural value chain
Press Release

DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Agricultural-input company Partex Agro has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 5,000 low-income communities by integrating them into its agricultural value chain as growers, suppliers and distributors by 2020.

Active Viewpoint: Stranded Assets

David Sheasby, Head of Governance and Sustainability at Martin Currie Shares His Perspective
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"Imagine the scenario. A large multinational with a secure market position, steady cash flows and a healthy balance sheet suddenly and unexpectedly gets news of a regulatory change that will have a significantly negative impact on its business. Almost overnight the company is forced to write off millions in the value of its assets, projected cash flows are obliterated and the equity valuation is demolished.

Monsanto Company Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
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ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.

Preserving and Replenishing Brazil’s New Breadbasket

By Rodrigo Medeiros, Vice President, Conservation International Brazil, and Rodrigo Santos, President, Monsanto Brazil
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By turning itself from a food importer into one of the world’s leading food exporters, Brazil has made itself into one of the great agricultural success stories of the last 40 years. But if you think that’s because Brazil has plowed up the Amazon rainforest, you need to read on.

Monsanto Named One of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies

Company Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ground-Breaking Technology Leaders.
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ST. LOUIS, February 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list puts a spotlight on those companies which over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game.

Monsanto and Novozymes Team Up to Provide Sustainable Bioagricultural Solutions

The companies establish The BioAg Alliance to discover, develop and sell microbial solutions that enable farmers worldwide to increase crop yields with less input
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EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biodiversity as a Solution for Sustainable Agriculture

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By Fred Pearce |  13 September  2013

Conservationists must find common ground with farmers, if they are to achieve their goals of stemming biodiversity loss, says Braulio Dias, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

“In the past we have given most of our attention to the traditional conservation strategy of protected areas.  But that won’t work on its own.  More and more, we at the Convention are highlighting biodiversity as part of the solution to agricultural problems, rather than an impediment to economic development.”

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