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Sustainability Certification: A Tool for Taking Climate Smart from Farm to Landscape

By Martin Noponen & Jeffrey Hayward, Climate Program, Rainforest Alliance Our guest authors today highlight work that marries climate change and sustainable supply chains. Rainforest Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Network standard, along with its climate module, are operating at the farm … Continue reading

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Testing the Waters: Experimentation and Innovation in Markets for Integrated Landscapes

A paradigm of agricultural landscape management, in which stakeholders work towards common objectives and the environmental and economic bottom lines are not at odds with one another, doesn’t seem too far out of the question. Yet, as our contributors over … Continue reading

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Designing Standards for Impacts at Scale

By Bambi Semroc, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), Conservation International Several posts in this Landscapes Roundtable have said sustainability standards may play an important role in shifting the way in which agricultural landscapes are managed. While great strides have … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Certification: Towards a Sustainable Livestock Sector in Brazil

By Peter Newton, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan Last week’s guest authors honed in on issues of partnership, support, and reducing risk within supply chains. Major commodities such as soy and palm oil formed the basis of … Continue reading

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Producer Support Structures for Sustainable Landscapes: Solidaridad’s Perspective

By Katie Minderhoud and Andreanne Grimard, Solidaridad Network To open our fourth installment of the Landscapes Roundtable, representatives from the Solidaridad Network discuss the role of sustainable agricultural production as an entry point to an integrated landscape approach. Coming from … Continue reading

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Landscape of the Week: Climate Change and Kericho-Mau

Striving for Climate-Smart in the Heart of Kenya’s Tea Landscape In the cool, fertile highlands of the Rift Valley Province in western Kenya, the landscape is dominated by tea. Kenya is the world’s third largest producer and the leading exporter … Continue reading

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Beyond the Farm: What’s Next for Certification?

As the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil convenes its tenth meeting this week in Singapore, this is a key time to consider questions about sustainability certifications and standards. Andre Brosser, founder of Beagle Sustainable Solutions, provides some thoughts on the … Continue reading

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A Tenth Anniversary for Sustainable Palm Oil

The annual meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil begins next Monday. Hosted in Singapore, the meeting will celebrate RSPO’s tenth anniversary of working towards sustainable business models. It will provide a platform for the various stakeholders in the industry … Continue reading

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Fixing the Broken Food System: Power of Consumers

As the Blog moves through aspects of the agricultural supply chain, one important stakeholder group (and a good place to conclude the week) are those at the end of the chain, the consumers. Considering the global nature of the food … Continue reading

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Certifying Responsible Soy

Soy production has grown substantially in recent years, as both a vital protein source and feed for livestock. As one of the major producers of soy, with nearly 25% of the world’s cultivated land in the crop, Brazil is a … Continue reading

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