On the 22nd of April, the SIANI expert group on “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” arranged a workshop to discuss good examples and possible solutions to reduce food waste on a global scale with a whole value chain perspective in mind.
SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative) is currently looking to gather expertise for further development of knowledge and cooperation strategies in order to increase food security and resource efficiency through food waste reduction in global food chains, with a particular focus on collaboration between developing and developed countries.
Zero net deforestation is the new standard for doing business in production of soy, beef, palm oil, paper, and other agricultural commodities.
Melinda Fones Sundell, SIANI's Senior Advisor reflects on "Food Security: Mapping Risks, Building Resilience" conference held in Chatham House, London on the 1-2 December 2014.
“How can we change the food system in order for it to provide us with healthy food, save environment and make a business sense?” “Should we give up on our planet if the solutions don’t make business sense?” and “Does food production need stricter regulation and how does business get on board of the global race for sustainability?”
We have long known that what we eat affects our health, but we are only beginning to grasp how much our food affects the environment, close to home and around the world.
Carbon finance has become a hot topic in rural development, with many governments and civil-society groups looking to leverage the carbon capture potential of trees and soil to raise funds for agricultural and agroforestry projects.