Innovation in Family Farming

FAO 2014 the state of food and agriculture (1 MB)

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More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world’s agricultural land and produce most of the world’s food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to…

Inclusive Food Strategy – Rabobank

  The F&A sector is changing, with a number of external factors increasingly influencing its direction. Rabobank calls this the great crossover, and while this phenomenon has already been underway for a number of years, it has gone unnoticed by…

Private Sector Uptake of Ecosystem

  Thirty-five companies now mention ecosystem services in publicly available materials: It is clear that corporate engagement with the issues is on the rise. Business efforts to-date cover a wide spectrum. Some companies have crafted corporate policies of no net,…

Global Food & Agri Chains

For many years the F&A sector has operated in the knowledge that irrespective of what was happening in the world, people would always need to eat. While supply and demand were the sector’s primary drivers, economic, political, environmental and social…

Running out of Phosphate

Phosphorus is essential for worldwide food security. This irreplaceable natural resource is being used up increasingly fast. The demand for phosphorus is growing and virtually all phosphorus rock is mined in countries outside of Europe. Raw phosphorus is obtained from mining…

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012

This report provides world market trends for biofuels, cereals, oilseeds, sugar, meats, fish and dairy products over the 2012-2021 period and contains an evaluation of recent developments, key issues and uncertainties in those commodity markets. Click here to read the…