sustainable agriculture

The Role of Sustainability Certifications in Mitigating Deforestation

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At COP26, more than 100 world leaders pledged up to $19bn USD to help tackle deforestation and forest degradation, which account for 8-10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many ears perked up at the prospect of deforestation hot spots, such as tropical forests in Indonesia and the Amazon, receiving much needed aid packages. The commitments are huge, the intentions noble, and the support for regions devastated by deforestation long overdue. But one has to wonder: Can GHG emissions from forest cover loss really be halted?

How Farms are Fighting Climate Change

Farmers aren’t just on the front lines battling the effects of climate change, they’re actively working to address its root causes.
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Humanity has a give-and-take relationship with the earth. What we use, we must try to replace. A simple idea, but it will take the best of human ingenuity to accomplish. Few people understand this more than those who grow our food. 
 

How Business Success and Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand in Agriculture

by Shannon Hauf
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Each day, I have the privilege and joy of partnering with farmers, whose hard work and crop yields feed the world – helping to develop and provide them with strategic and technical solutions in seed production. And as Bayer strives to provide farmers with the highest quality seeds, we’re also driving sustainable growth for our seeds business.

Betterment Harvest: Investing in Ag-Tech in Appalachia

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by Mark LaVerghetta, Co-Founder and Chief Governance Officer of Land Betterment

We are at the forefront of a transformational shift throughout the Appalachian region and parts of the Midwest. As the United States incrementally and increasingly migrates away from fossil fuels as an energy source, the region has been left with a tremendous void in terms of lost economic opportunity. That is where Land Betterment comes in with it's two main divisions, Environmental Solutions and Sustainable Development,

Biodiversity on the Farm: The Importance of Biodiversity and Supporting Ecosystems in Agriculture

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Farmers have sought to learn more about the importance of biodiversity on the farm, both to maximize the performance of their operation and to protect the environment.
 

Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity more than most—the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms within an ecosystem, both above and below the soil.
 

Benefiting Biodiversity & Soil Health

Sustainable Solutions to Nurture Nature
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Through close collaboration with growers and other partners, we are committed to balancing the need for crop production with nature conservation and reducing agriculture’s impact on biodiversity. 

Field to Market Awarded Walton Family Foundation Grant to Advance Supply Chain Sustainability Efforts in U.S. Agriculture

$760,000 grant will support development of greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance among other key priorities
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WASHINGTON, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Field to Market®: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced today that it was awarded a two-year grant totaling $760,000 by the Walton Family Foundation to advance supply chain sustainability efforts across U.S. commodity crop production.

Shaping the Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

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We’re committed to a world in which biodiversity thrives in harmony with humankind. Where hunger and climate change are terms relegated to history books. Where farms are more sustainable, consisting of plants that are more adaptive and resilient, to help increase economic prosperity for all families and their communities. In short, where agriculture is part of the solution to many of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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