Among other things, millennials are known for their drive, their adventurous spirit and their innovative ideas. They are also very aware of global issues, including the importance of advancing human development in a sustainable way. To celebrate International Youth Day (August 12th) we have made a list of 5 businesses founded by young environmental entrepreneurs, who have … [Read more...] about 5 Businesses by Millennials Looking for a More Sustainable World
Responsible Production and Consumption
We’ve all heard, on more than one occasion, that Latin America is the world’s pantry or the final frontier in agriculture, sayings that are under threat given climate change and variability projections. Twenty-two percent of the world’s cultivated land is expected to experienced negative impacts from climate change by the year 2050. Water scarcity caused by temporal and spatial … [Read more...] about Resilient Agriculture: A Vision Transcending the Farm
Precision agriculture: a likely answer to Climate Change and Food Security. Is it accessible for everyone? How can agriculture respond simultaneously to the three enormous challenges facing humanity—food security, depleting natural resources, and climate change? Precision agriculture is a promising approach. However, is it accessible to all types of farmers? Precision … [Read more...] about Precision agriculture: a likely answer to Climate Change and Food Security.
The world population is expected to increase to almost 10 billion people in 2050, and securing the supply of wood and timber from sustainable sources without competing for agricultural land and food production has already become a challenge in many parts of the world. In recent decades’ export-oriented industrial agriculture has become the main driver of South American land use … [Read more...] about Upscaling Silvopastoral Systems in South America
This year’s Earth Day tagline grabbed my attention: “Let’s get really big stuff done for our planet.” It got me thinking how much the movement has grown over the last decade and how every person and every institution, however small, can play its role in something so big as saving the world! Over the past decade we have witnessed a strong tendency in developed countries, and … [Read more...] about EARTH DAY REFLECTIONS: “GETTING BIG STUFF DONE” ON OUR CSR JOURNEY