The State of Sustainable Agriculture

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When it comes to sustainable agriculture, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In this article, we’ll take a look at the state of sustainable agriculture around the world. What is Sustainable Agriculture? Sustainable agriculture is not a new concept.

Can regenerative agriculture deliver on its promise?


Agriculture Carbon Capture Foodstuff Regenerative Agriculture SoilSkeptics are sowing doubts about the carbon sequestration potential. The questions underscore the complexities of soil science.


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General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding


Agriculture Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative AgricultureFood giants cultivate new pilots, new financing programs.

Agriculture companies are key to achieving sustainable development goals


The World Benchmarking Alliance used its first Food and Agriculture Benchmark to measure impact of food and agriculture companies

Walmart digs into regenerative agriculture


The giant global retailer has a long supply chain that it needs to decarbonize

Should land be used for solar panels or agriculture?


Agriculture Energy & Climate Food & Agriculture SolarThe burgeoning Solar Sheep movement argues: Why not both?

Driving Down Methane: What Food & Agriculture Companies Should Do Now


Reducing agricultural methane emissions is critical to meeting global climate targets. This is especially true for many food and agriculture companies who sell meat and dairy, as over one-third of U.S.

3 missing ingredients for scaling regenerative agriculture


Better messagers for technical advice, better standards and more diversification will help farmers move into more regenerative practices

Regrow partnership with food giants aims to scale regenerative agriculture


Regrow Agriculture has partnered up with some of the biggest food companies in the industry to bring immense monitoring capabilities to sustainable farmers

Agricultural Modernization and Its Environmental Impacts

Green Living Guy

Agriculture modernization has made incredible strides in creating a more efficient ad sustainable agricultural landscape across the globe.

Microgrids, indoor agriculture go together like peas and carrots


Food Systems Microgrids Power Points Renewable Energy urban agricultureVertical farms can help produce food close to urban areas, but plant factories require a staggering amount of energy.

Sustainable Agriculture Programs Driving Carbon Markets


The results are in from over 540,000-acre North American sustainable agriculture pilot programs - and the experts on the ground, from Nutrien Ag Solutions, have a message to share. Global food security and climate change are interconnected challenges.

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation


From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.

Electric tractors, agribots and regenerative agriculture


Electric tractors, agribots and regenerative agriculture. Without the benefit of their favorite search engine, I’m certain many readers would be hard-pressed to name the largest, pure-play agricultural equipment company in the world. Food & Agriculture.

Inside Google’s regenerative agriculture play


Vice president of global workplace programs at Google, Michiel Bakker outlines how the Regen1 will help farmers move to sustainable practices on 1 million acres of farmland in Northern California

Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture


Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture. million toward helping Nebraska farmers cultivate regenerative agriculture practices over the next five years. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Food & Agriculture.

The promise of sustainable agriculture: A report from a townie


What will it take to support sustainable agriculture in the United States? Food & Agriculture GreenBiz 20 Supply Chain TechnologyA new generation, for starters.

On my 2022 wishlist: Verified regenerative agriculture outcomes


Regenerative agriculture has become a buzzword in the food sector, but two new verification schemes hope to turn buzz into results

The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture


The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture. Giants of the agricultural [industry], such as John Deere, are saying that electric power gives far better controllability and opportunities for automation and precision seeding and other things like that. Food & Agriculture.

Organic Agriculture Nightmare Tanks Sri Lanka’s Economy

Jim Conca

The latest example is organic farming, forced upon all farmers in Sri Lanka by a President wanting to lead an “agricultural revolution” for his own ego, but who shunned scientists and farmers alike. New solutions for the environment fail if not properly executed.

Reality check: How’s the transition to regenerative agriculture going?


Our food analyst got her hands dirty on a real farm in Minnesota to see what's actually happening with the farming transition

General Mills, Danone pilots provide proof for regenerative agriculture success


General Mills, Danone pilots provide proof for regenerative agriculture success. A few years into Danone’s and General Mills’ regenerative agriculture pilots, one thing has become clear: It’s about data collection. Regenerative agriculture isn’t a light switch.

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture


5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture. Many practices are associated with regenerative agriculture — anything from no-till practices to pesticide-free farming. These new tools are helping put numbers to the abstract concept of regenerative agriculture.

From sustainable to regenerative: bold business moves to transform the agriculture system


Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Regenerative AgricultureRegenerative practices could bring huge win-wins for farmers, food companies and the environment, implementing them will involve overcoming wide-ranging barrier.

After a rough 2019, farmers and congress discuss agriculture's role as a climate solution


The Midwest floods revealed another benefit of sustainable agriculture: fields that had been farmed with conservation practices recovered faster. Agriculture Carbon Capture farmers Food & Agriculture Policy & Politics Policy & Politics resilience

Visionary investments could advance climate and equity in agriculture


An agricultural bill in congress puts $5 billion into regenerative programs for farmers, $600 million into assessing soil benefits and many other investments

From the farm to the restaurant, how people are investing in regenerative agriculture


farmers Food & Agriculture Public-Private Partnerships Regenerative AgricultureFarming itself could regenerate the land — but it might take both public and private sectors to achieve success.

Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet?


Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Carbon Removal farmers Policy & Politics Regenerative AgricultureSome researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.

Technology Making Agriculture Green

U.S. Green Technology

The agricultural industry is critical to consumers and businesses around the world. However, agriculture can cause significant harm to the environment through toxins and emissions. The post Technology Making Agriculture Green appeared first on U.S.

Improving Sustainability in Agriculture Through Rendering Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Across the United States, a transformation in the agricultural industry is taking place. The agricultural industry has taken on that demand and is innovating technology and sustainable methods to be more.

Crop modeling can scale regenerative agriculture to address climate change


Crop models simulate conditions in the soil and plants on the computer to avoid errors in the real world and hedge farmers’ risks

What does never-ending drought mean for California agriculture?


As water levels dip to historic lows, Blue Diamond Growers and Driscolls hope their small changes and big reaches will have immense impact

Agriculture, Innovation, & Sustainability • 11/10/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Join WCS for a virtual event panel discussion on agriculture and ways to increase adoption of sustainable practices, from creating new technologies to educating local farmers and providing funding to those making big impacts. Join WCS for an event panel discussion on Sustainable Agriculture.

Farmers see value in agriculture loans that reward stewardship

EDF + Business

The Regenerative Agriculture Finance Operating Line program includes a 0.5% Over the first year of the program, we are sharing what we are learning with others in the agriculture sector. Joel: I want to emphasize that regenerative agricultural practices have been great for our land.

Black farmers are rebuilding agriculture in coal country


Jason Tartt saw opportunity in the terraced hillsides of his native West Virginia, both for restoring the land and for other Black farmers

6 questions on the future of indoor agriculture


Q & A with Plenty’s co-founder and chief science officer Nate Storey about the companies take on indoor ag profitability, industry collaboration and promising markets in Asia

Sustainable agriculture cleans up rivers in Cuba

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cuba's efforts in conservation agriculture has led to cleaner rivers and improved soil conditions

How climate change creates risks and opportunities for agricultural finance

EDF + Business

As climate change threatens agricultural production around the world, the agricultural finance institutions that work with farmers also face growing risk to their businesses — as well as untapped opportunities to help farmers prepare for climate impacts.

The history of cellular agriculture (and the future of food, too)


Animal Welfare Biomaterials Books Food & Agriculture GreenBiz ReadsCowless meat, chickenless eggs and ?shless shless seafood — oh my.

IoT in agriculture: IoT Smart Solution for real-time farm monitoring

U.S. Green Technology

And now, the craze of IoT has spread to the agricultural industry as well. The post IoT in agriculture: IoT Smart Solution for real-time farm monitoring appeared first on U.S. Green Stories IOT IoT in agriculture IoT Smart Solution

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How banks can move toward net zero agriculture portfolios

EDF + Business

By 2024, participating banks with substantial loan portfolios in agriculture will need to set net zero targets for the sector and rapidly embark on reducing emissions. For this to be possible, banks must accurately measure the emissions they finance in agriculture.

Automating Agriculture: Innovations in Farm Robots

CleanTech Group

Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Robotics electric tractorsRecent COVID experience has heightened concerns about food security and its supply chains. This is largely due to workforce-related issues, particularly worker availability.

U.S. Embrace of ‘Climate-Smart’ Agriculture at COP27 Faces Scrutiny


We can expect to hear a lot about how the Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate , or Aim4C, will be harnessing new technology – from big data to precision fertilizer – to slow ballooning emissions from agribusiness, and fight worsening global hunger.