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Moving Away From Win-Wins and Towards Sustainable Solutions in Palm Oil

Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners It seems that a week doesn’t pass these days without a new editorial on palm oil. Sometimes they highlight the bad, other times they highlight the good. When speaking of solutions, the dialogue on both sides inexorably … Continue reading

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Why Commitments Are Not Enough – The Case of Sustainable Cocoa

By Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners The 25th World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting, and the 6th Indonesian International Cocoa Conference wrap up today in Bali, Indonesia. These meetings marked an important moment for the cocoa industry. Unlike other major commodity sectors, … Continue reading

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Transforming Commodity Markets for Conservation at the Landscape-Level

By: Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners The environmental impacts of commodities have been a hot topic lately, from haze in Indonesia, carbon emissions from Brazil, and environmental degradation and poverty in Cote d’Ivoire. What do these stories have in common? They … Continue reading

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Free Fruit & Vegetables: The Incredible Edible Food Movement of Todmorden

By Dr. John Paull, School of Land & Food, University of Tasmania, Australia Todmorden may be a small, drab, post-industrial English village but it has one big, bold and bright idea. This Yorkshire village decided to “do something, take action” … Continue reading

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Oxfam Highlights Critical Lessons Learned in IPCC Report

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change – the leading body for the assessment of global climate change – has gained a lot of attention for its strong language and concern about the future of food security … Continue reading

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Time is Now to Demand an Integrated Sustainable Development Agenda

The Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals’ tenth session opens today to deliberate and negotiate the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. It is not hyperbole to say that their recommendations to the UN General Assembly, set to be delivered … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Climate-Smart Agriculture?

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) acknowledges the fact that climate change is a crosscutting issue with the need for an integrated approach to food security, environmental quality, human welfare and other development goals. Agriculture is uniquely situated between climate change adaptation and … Continue reading

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Social and Environmental Factors in Finance: Looking at the Bottom Line

Today author Jesse Last of Root Capital, a social investment fund that provides credit and financial training to agricultural enterprises in Africa and Latin America, discusses how Root Capital integrates social and environmental factors into credit decisions. The organization supports businesses that are … Continue reading

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A Bundle of Ecosystem Services: Principles for Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes

By Megan Meacham, Stockholm Resilience Center and Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm Yesterday, researchers at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference in Bali presented on ecosystem services provision to enhance resilience in agricultural landscapes. Interestingly enough, the means by which … Continue reading

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Fairer by Far: Multi-functional Mosaics for Public Goods

By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, International Institute for Environment and Development, Edinburgh, UK Wrapping up another week looking at what resilience means in the context of a landscape, today’s guest author shares some insight on the management of … Continue reading

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