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The Bitter Reality: Understanding the Soaring Cocoa Prices

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Cocoa, cherished for its rich flavor and linked with comfort, is a key component in chocolate, a beloved treat worldwide. Its versatility and potential health benefits have cemented its role in global cuisine. Despite its widespread use, recent market shifts, notably soaring prices, have raised industry concerns, highlighting underlying challenges. Based on the global cocoa […]

Rethinking the EU’s Climate Plan: The Food & Beverage Industry’s Role

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The European Commission’s recent unveiling of its climate plan, advocating for a 90% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, has ignited a dialogue centered around the pivotal role of agriculture. This plan, outlined in response to the EU’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050, has drawn both praise and criticism, particularly concerning […]

Variability in Agricultural Raw Material Yields Amid Climate Change

Agricultural Supply Chain Resilience in Climate Change

Drought frequency and intensity have increased by 29% since 2000 and heatwaves have tripled in frequency since the 1960s. Researchers suggest that the most damaging U.S. hurricanes are three times more frequent than 100 years ago, and that the proportion of major hurricanes (Category 3 or above) in the Atlantic Ocean has doubled since 1980. […]

Flood Resilience in Agriculture: Safeguarding the Food Supply Chain Amidst Climate Change

Flood Resilience in Agriculture Safeguarding the Food Supply Chain Amidst Climate Change blog

Flood Resilience in Agriculture: Safeguarding the Food Supply Chain Amidst Climate Change In 2022, devastating, historical floods have hit Pakistan’s Sindh Province – a crucial region for rice, cotton, and sugarcane production. Over 18% of the total area was directly inundated, and the estimated loss of rice production was approximately 1.8 million tons, representing an […]

How Do Wildfires Impact Crop Cultivation?

How Do Wildfires Impact Crop Cultivation blog

Wildfires and Crop Cultivation: Impacts on Food Supply Chain and Adaptive Agricultural Practices Wildfires have become an increasingly prevalent and concerning phenomenon in North America. Over the past decade, the number of acres burned in wildfires in North America is steadily rising, with an average 9 million acres of land burned each year. This year, […]

The EU Soil Monitoring Directive – What food supply chain players need to know?

The EU Soil Monitoring Directive – What food supply chain players need to know blog

Understanding the Impact of the EU Soil Monitoring Directive 60% of European soils are unhealthy – meaning they have sustained damage to their structure, microbial composition and overall nutrients. That in turn makes them more susceptible to erosion (being carried away by rain or wind) and their cultivation more input-intensive. This degradation is estimated to […]

Adapting to Climate Change in Agriculture – Are Droughts Reshaping the Agriculture Industry?

Adapting to Climate Change in Agriculture Are Droughts Reshaping the Agriculture Industry blog

Adapting to Climate Change: Droughts Effects Climate change is undeniably impacting the world’s weather patterns, leading to a rise in extreme weather events that affect agriculture on a global scale. Droughts, once considered infrequent anomalies, have become more frequent and intense, with a staggering 29% increase in their occurrence since 2000. This prolonged lack of […]

How will the EU’s deforestation regulation (EUDR) transform the agri-food supply chain

How will the EU’s deforestation regulation (EUDR) transform the agri-food supply chain

On April 19, 2023, the European Parliament adopted the Deforestation-Free Products Regulation (EUDR); the EU Council is expected to approve the EUDR the following month, ushering it into force. The new deforestation regulation is aimed at curbing the import of illegally harvested timber and agricultural products that contribute to deforestation. The new law has set strict […]