The future of the palm oil industry—and the region's forests—depends on how millions of smallholders manage their land. Eco-Business interviewed farmers in Thailand and Malaysia to understand what sustainable agriculture means to them.
Research that could lead to cows producing more milk and chickens laying better-quality eggs received about US$174 million from Britain's Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Soumya Sarkar, Juhi Chaudhary and Sapna Gopal, thethirdpole.net –
Allocations for renewable energy and environment in India’s federal budget have left both the clean energy sector and conservationists unhappy.
Surbana Jurong principal architect Owen Wee presents a novel concept, the Food Tower, which can solve several urban challenges for Singapore at once: overcrowding, food security, and the ever-present need for community cohesion.
Todd Reubold, Ensia.com –
The heavenly aroma of freshly brewed coffee that perks up your morning comes in stark contrast with the toxic carbon dioxide its production is emitting to the environment. Here's how a coffee cooperative in Costa Rica hopes to change that.
In a bid to prevent another haze crisis, Indonesian agribusiness firms have developed innovative ways to work with communities to stop burning land. Here's how the fire free village programme is tackling the issue, one village at a time.
Vaidehi Shah –
There Will Be Water documents an engineer's efforts to use seawater and sunlight to grow crops in deserts. The story of cool innovations and hard struggles against systemic barriers is inspiring viewing for all sustainability advocates.
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...