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Walmart Extends a Hand Up to Indian Farmers

By Amelia Ahl
Article

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.

A commitment to the supply chain from Walmart

World Wildlife Fund Joins the Walmart Foundation, Cargill, McDonald's to Launch Million-Acre Grazing Initiative to Help Restore Grasslands, Address Climate Change

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.
Press Release

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.

Black & Veatch 'Experts on Demand' Service to Offer Food & Beverage, Biotechnology and Bioenergy Expertise

Micro-consulting platform taps NextGen Ag experts to help clients drive sustainability across operations
Press Release

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.

New Consumer Goods Coalition to Accelerate Systemic Effort to Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation from Key Commodity Supply Chains

Summary: 
  • The Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition of Action includes members from 17 consumer goods companies with a collective market value of US$1.8 trillion.
  • The Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches at Climate Week 2020 on Tuesday 22nd September 10:00 EST
Press Release
  • The Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition of Action includes members from 17 consumer goods companies with a collective market value of US$1.8 trillion.
  • The Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches at Climate Week 2020 on Tuesday 22nd September 10:00 EST

AB InBev Featured on Fortune's Change the World 2020 Ranking

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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.

For more: https://fortune.com/company/anheuser-busch-inbev/change-the-world/

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RE100 Leadership Awards Shortlist: Companies Going Above and Beyond on Clean Energy

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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.

Read more about it here

General Mills Believes Farmers Have a Massive Role To Play in Solving Climate Change

By Laurie Bedord
Article

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. 

Barley Milk Might Just Be the Most Eco-Friendly Alt-Milk on the Market

By Emily Laurence
Article

Until now, there’s only been one beverage that barley has been used for: beer. Other than that, the only places you’re likely to see it pop up is in soups, stews, and grain bowls. But Sarah Pool, the CEO and co-founder of Take Two Foods, decided to try something that hadn’t been done with barley before: Milk it.

Bayer Stands by Kenya and Uganda in Fight Against Desert Locust Devastation

Insecticide donation enables treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields
Press Release

MONHEIM, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving help from Bayer thanks to a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide. 120,000 liters will be shipped to Kenya and 50,000 liters have already been shipped to Uganda. In both countries, the product will be donated to the local governments to fight the locust swarms. The donation from Bayer, which has a material value of approximately 750,000 Euros, will enable treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields.

Leading Colombian Coffee Exporter Expands Mandate to Strengthen Farming Communities

Press Release

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  – Colombian coffee exporter Lohas Beans has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to expand their suppliers by 60 percent, from 22 to 35 coffee grower associations and support them in acquiring organic certification by 2022. Lohas Beans will also invest in training to improve production quality and guarantee a minimum monthly income increase for small-scale farmers.  

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