Brewing Sustainability: The Complex World of Coffee and Cacao Cultivation

Sustainability - coffee and cacao

Coffee and cacao, those cherished beans that fill our cups and plates, are not just commodities; they’re the lifeblood of over 140 million people worldwide, including 30 million smallholder farmers who depend on them for their livelihoods. These crops also serve as essential exports for many developing nations, contributing billions of dollars in revenue each […]

Unearthing the Potential of Agriculture in Carbon Sequestration

carbon sequestration in agriculture

In the pursuit of a greener future, industries across the globe are reevaluating their practices to curb carbon emissions. Among them, food & beverage companies hold a unique position to make a significant impact by embracing carbon sequestration in agriculture. This blog post delves into the realm of crop-centric carbon sequestration, outlining the ways in […]

Embracing a whole system approach: from scope 3 to driving change throughout the food’s value chain

Sustainable Agricultural Practices

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of agricultural practices, the industry is moving beyond the conventional Scope 3 framework and embracing a comprehensive approach that that goes beyond a single value chain. This shift recognizes the significance of influencing behaviors beyond direct emissions, leading to more sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. In this blog […]

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 […]

The Importance of the U.S. Farm Bill for Food and Beverage Companies

U.S. Farm Bill

The U.S. farm bill is a significant piece of legislation that plays a crucial role in shaping agricultural policy, supporting farmers, and impacting the food and beverage industry. Passed by the U.S. Congress every five years, the next reauthorization should be approved September 2023; the process has already started. The farm bill encompasses a wide […]

Sustainable Intensification: The IPCC magic bullet

Sustainable intensification

Produce more, spend less, save the planet. It’s not too late to change course. The last installment of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment cycle was released earlier this month. Once again stressing the need for immediate action to mitigate climate change in order to avoid dire consequences. While all sectors are […]

Beyond Greenwashing: Building Trust and Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry

How is the European Union combating greenwashing in the food and beverage industry and why is it important for companies to embrace these developments? As consumers become more environmentally conscious, many food and beverage companies are eager to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. In a joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examining product sales growth […]

Potato Cultivation: Key Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Farming

Resilient potato cultivation

How to Achieve Efficient and Sustainable Potato Growth? Potato cultivation is of great importance globally, with potatoes being the third most important crop in the world and consumed regularly by 1.3 billion people worldwide. Due to their high nutritional density, yielding capacity, and adaptability to different conditions and needs, potatoes play a crucial role in […]

Coffee, cacao and climate risk mitigation

coffee and cacao climate risk

What do management books have to say about regenerative agriculture? F&B companies are increasingly encouraging the adoption of sustainable and regenerative agriculture among their growers and suppliers. In part, the shift is driven by changes in consumer demands, but the main drive is long-term operational stability and climate risk mitigation, especially in the coffee and […]